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ABMS and AAMC Launch MOC Directory to Expand Diplomates’ MOC Activities


The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL’S CE Directory, is a new, online directory that will enable diplomates to easily access Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities and, ultimately, have a greater variety of activities from which to choose in order to fulfill their Parts II and IV MOC requirements.

Effective January 1, 2015, ABMS and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) entered into a partnership to develop an online catalog of competency-based MOC activities designed to meet requirements for MOC Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment and Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice. Through this partnership, the MOC Directory will serve as the centralized repository for ABMS-approved MOC activities. Developed as its own, self-contained directory within MedEdPORTAL’S CE Directory, the new MOC Directory was launched in October 2015.

ABMS and its participating Member Boards will facilitate the review and MOC approvals of new and relevant activities that integrate the ABMS/Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Core Competencies, and meet the needs of diplomates across the Boards Community. Click here  MEDEDPORTAL MOC DIRECTORY  to  access the ABMS MOC Directory  for additional resources to obtain CME credit that can be applied to Part II of ABCRS MOC.


American Medical AssociationCME Credits Awarded by the American Medical Association (AMA)


The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery does not give CME credits for successfully completing examinations, however, Certification and Maintenance of Certification Examinations are eligible for American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category I credits awarded directly by the AMA.  A copy of the board certificate or the specialty board notification letter must be submitted to the AMA as documentation.  The current assignment is sixty (60) AMA PRA Category I Credits. Questions may be directed to cme@ama-assn.org.  Resources are also available online at www.ama.assn.org/

Click here  AMA Direct Credit  for additional resources from the AMA to obtain CME credit that can be applied to Part II of ABCRS MOC.

Click here ASCRS Resources for CME . This link will take you to the Education portion on the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons website. Category I CME can be applied to Part II of ABCRS MOC.

 For Detailed instructions to document Part II inside of your ABCRS MOC Profile click here Part II

CERTIFICATION CREDIT  – The ABCRS will waive 60 hours of Category I CME with self-assessment for achieving ABCRS certification or recertification during a three year cycle. This includes the certification that enrolls you in the ABCRS MOC program, which may be used toward your first MOC cycle. Certification credit is only good for the cycle in which certification or recertification is awarded; it cannot be applied toward the next cycle.  If you are not in compliance with MOC, certification credit cannot be used toward re-entry.