Colon & Rectal Surgery & California CME Requirements

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Annual MOC Fee
      • By the end of year 3

        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours
        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice
      • By the end of year 6

        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice
        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours
      • By the end of year 10

        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • Pass the MOC Exam
        • Submit Online MOC Application
        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours

      The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery requiers 90 Category 1 CME hours every 3 years. Learners should complete 30 hours of Category 1 CME each year.
      Of these hours, a minimum of 50 must be self-assessment activities (with a score of 75% or higher).
      The MOC exam must be passed by year 10 of the cycle.
      The ABCRS requires ongoing participation in local, regional or national outcomes registry or quality assessment programs.

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  • Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 12 CME hours on Pain Management And Appropriate Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One-time requirement)
      • 10 hours of Geriatric Care are required for General Internists and physicians with 25% or more of patients over the age of 65.

      The Medical Board of California requires 50 CME hours every two years.
      Additionally, the Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatement of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 AOA 1-A or 1-B
      • 12 Pain Management And/Or Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One time requirement)

      The Osteopathic Medical Board of California requires 150 hours of DO CME every three years. During this time, a minimum of 60 credits must be AOA 1-A or AOA 1-B, and only a maximum of 90 credits may be category 2A or 3A.
      Additionally, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatement of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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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.

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.