Cardiology & Tennessee CME Requirements

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • Complete at least 1 MOC Activity every 2 years (counts towards 5 and 10 years marks)
      • By the end of year 5

        • 100 MOC Points, 20 of which must be Medical Knowledge
      • By the end of year 10

        • Additional 100 MOC Points, 20 of which must be Medical Knowledge
        • Pass the MOC Exam

      The American Board of Internal Medicine requires 1 MOC activity every 2 years (which counts towards the MOC points for the current 5-year period), 100 MOC Points every 5 years, and passing of the MOC Exam within 10 years of last passing the exam.

      Source

  • Tennessee Department of Health

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA Category 1 Credits
      • 2 Controlled Substance Prescribing

      The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 AMA Category 1 hours.
      Of these, a minimum of 2 hours must be on the topic of controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board. This 2 hours requirement is not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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  • Tennessee Board of Ostepathic Examination

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 2 Substance Prescribing (DEA registrants only)
      • 2 Prescribing Practices (Non DEA registrants only)

      The Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination requires 40 CME hours.
      If you are a prescriber with a DEA registration, at least 2 of those hours must relate to controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction in the Department’s treatment guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board.
      If you do not have a DEA registration, at least 2 of the required hours must be in a course or courses designated specifically to address prescribing practices.
      These 2 hours requirements are not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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Resources

    Pain Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.

    BoardVitals Cardiology CME Activities - $599

    Complete your CME requirements with the BoardVitals Cardiology CME online self-assessment program. Stay current while earning up to 65 CME credits and 65 ABIM MOC points simultaneously.

    Echocardiography Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 30 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education hours while answering Echocardiography Specific Questions. Each question includes an answer and detailed explanation. This question bank is a completely online activity.

    Internal Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 40 Category 1 CME Hours and 40 Internal Medicine Specific MOC Points by completing the Internal Medicine Question Bank Activity. Learners can prepare for the maintenance of certification exam while completing CME and MOC requirements.

Continuing Education requirements change often. We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.