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New Continuing Certification Directory Launched by ABMS

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) launched the new Continuing Certification Directory website on January 22.  The Directory is a central repository of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities that are approved by ABMS Boards, and which meet the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Continuing Certification requirements of one or more ABMS Member Boards.  Through the Directory, ABMS Board Certified diplomates can easily find meaningful, practice-relevant Continuing Certification activities that:

  • Incorporate one or more of the six core competencies developed by ABMS and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Help satisfy the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirements for ABMS Continuing Certification programs.
  • Address specialty board priorities for patient safety and quality improvement.

 

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

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PHYSICIANS RECOGNITION AWARD

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.