MOC Radiation Oncology Landing
An MOC Pilot Program for Focused Practice Recognition in Brachytherapy is now available. For more information, click here.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is for ABR-certified diplomates.
Diplomates who hold TIME-LIMITED certificates, and those with CONTINUOUS CERTIFICATES issued in 2012 and thereafter (with no "valid-through" dates), are automatically enrolled in the MOC program when they attain initial certification and may start participating immediately.
Diplomates who hold NON-TIME-LIMITED (LIFETIME) CERTIFICATES must voluntarily enroll in the program to begin the MOC process. Click here for more information.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN MOC?
Our Maintenance of Certification process is designed to facilitate and document the professional development of each diplomate through its focus on the essential elements of quality care. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Radiology (ABR), as a Member Board, have initiated this process, which is conceptually similar for all ABMS member boards.
Although the MOC program in radiation oncology has been in place for more than 15 years, the program continues to evolve to serve all stakeholders and to meet the needs and requirements of a variety of external agencies and entities. In recognition of the potential disruption and confusion caused by frequent changes in the program, the ABMS Board of Directors has committed to limiting programmatic changes to a five-year cycle.
The ABR believes in the value of Maintenance of Certification. All current ABR trustees and radiation oncology category committee volunteers participate in MOC, as will all future trustees and volunteers.
We highly recommend that all diplomates participate in the MOC program. Those with time-limited certificates, or continuous certificates issued in 2012 and thereafter (with no "valid-through" dates) are automatically enrolled in the process. Those with non-time-limited (“lifetime”) certificates should consider MOC as an investment that will instill confidence, demonstrate their commitment to continuing education, and promote the best interests of the patient.
- MOC REQUIREMENTS: A summary of the six competencies and four parts of Maintenance of Certification can be found here.
A brochure on MOC for Radiation Oncology, which includes information about continuous certification, is available here.
Please also see the Continuous Certification Policy for detailed guidelines used to evaluate acceptable participation.
NOTE: All diplomates should keep the ABR apprised of any change in contact information or licensure.