MOC MP Part 2 Lifelong Learning
Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
At least 75 continuing education (CE) credits are required every three years. CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 credits (CAMPEP or ACCME) and credits for self-directed educational projects (SDEPs - see below).
Self-Assessment CE (SA-CE) Credits
At least 25 of the 75 CE credits must be self-assessment CE (SA-CE) credits. Other than ABR prequalified SAMs, the ABR will count credtis for SDEPs (see below). Credits for all AMA Category 1 CME activities in “enduring materials” (including web-based and print) and “journal-based CME” formats may also count toward the MOC SA-CE requirement. According to recently adopted AMA policy for CME, these activities include the following features that suit them for use as self-assessment tools:
- They provide an assessment of the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objective(s) of the activity with an established minimum performance level; examples include, but are not limited to, patient-management case studies, a post-test, and/or the application of new concepts in response to simulated problems.
- They communicate to the participants the minimum performance level that must be demonstrated in the assessment in order to successfully complete the activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- They provide a reference to appropriate bibliographic sources to allow for further study.
Credits from the AAPM Virtual Library are an example of SA-CE, but there are many others.
Self-Assessment Educational Projects (SDEPs)
Self-Assessment Educational Projects (SDEPs) are not required but may be counted for either CE or SA-CE credit. A maximum of one SDEP may be recorded yearly. Fifteen CE credits are given for each completed SDEP, and project samples can be found on the ABR website. For more information on SDEP projects, click here.
CE Credits for Certification Available through AMA
In March 2012 the AMA Council on Medical Education approved the issuance of certificates of participation to doctorate-level professionals completing either the ABR initial board certification process or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) criteria. The certificate is available for board certification awarded on or after April 1, 2012. For MOC, the certificate is available for every 10 years of participation.
The AMA assigns 60 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for completing board certification or Maintenance of Certification criteria.
Those who wish to receive an AMA certificate of participation should complete the application form, attach proof of board completion, and submit electronically with a $75 payment. Please allow three weeks for processing; certificates are sent via email as a PDF printable document.
Further information, including the application form, may be found on the AMA’s website at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/continuing-medical-education/physicians-recognition-award-credit-system/certificate-of-participation.page.
Any questions regarding CE or self-assessment CE requirements may be directed to the MOC Services Division at email@example.com or (520) 519-2152.