Colon & Rectal Surgery & Connecticut CME Requirements

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Annual CertLink Fee (Starting in year 2)
      • By the end of year 5

        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours
        • 20 CertLink Exams (Quarterly)
        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice
      • By the end of year 10

        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours
        • 20 CertLink Exams (Quarterly)
        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice

      The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery requires 90 Category 1 CME hours every 5 years. Of these hours, a minimum of 50 must be self-assessment activities (with a score of 75% or higher). Quarterly (four times a year), a CertLink exam must be passed. An annual CertLink fee is due beginning in year 2.
      The ABCRS requires ongoing participation in local, regional or national outcomes registry or quality assessment programs.

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  • State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 50 Hours in Area of Practice.
      • 1 Credit In Various Subjects (see full description) during first renewal and every 6 years (3rd renewal period) after.

      The Connecticut Medical Examining Board requires 50 CME hours every two years in the area of the physician's practice. Additionally, during a physician's first renewal period, and once within every six year period after, at least one credit is required in each of the following categories: cultural competency, domestic violence, infectious disease (which includes, but is not limited to, AIDS and HIV), risk management, including, but not limited to, for registration periods beginning on or after October 1, 2015, prescribing controlled substances and pain management, sexual assault, cultural competency, and behavioral health.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.