Dermatology & Michigan CME Requirements

  • American Board of Dermatology

      • At a Glance

      • Annual MOC Fees
      • Annual 25 Category 1 CME Hours (half must be on subject of physician's practice)
      • By the end of year 3

        • 100 Self Assessment Credits
      • By the end of year 5

        • 1 Quality Improvement Activity
      • By the end of year 6

        • 100 Self Assessment Credits
      • By the end of year 10

        • 1 Performance Improvement Activity (during first MOC cycle, must be a foundational patient safety course)
        • 100 Self Assessment Credits
        • 1 Quality Improvement Activity
        • Pass the MOC Exam

      The American Board of Dermatology requires a minimum of 25 CME Category 1 credits every year.
      Of these credits, at least half must be on the subjects of the physician's practice (typically Dermatology, but other specialties are acceptable if directly related to the practice).
      The American Board of Medical Specialties strongly recommends that 1/3 of each year’s CME credits (e.g., > 8 credits per year) involve CME exercises that are also self-assessment activities.
      Once throughout each MOC cycle the physician must complete a Personal Improvement activity. For those in their first MOC cycle, a foundational Patient Safety course is required instead.
      100 self assessment credits are required by the ends of years 3, 6, and 10, for a total of 300 self assessment credits. CME self-assessment credits count towards this requirement.

      THE AMERICAN BOARD OF DERMATOLOGY IS CREATING A TWO-YEAR PILOT PERIOD, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2016, FOR DEVELOPMENT OF FOCUSED ACTIVITIES TARGETING PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT. Until 2018, no learner will risk losing certification for not completing practice improvement activities.

      The MOC exam requires the diplomate to take and pass a general dermatology module. Diplomates must also take a module from one of the following choices: dermatology, dermatopathology, surgical dermatology, and pediatric dermatology.

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  • Michigan Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 Category 1 CME.
      • 1 Medical Ethics CME.
      • 3 Pain and Symptom Management CME.

      The Michigan Board of Medicine requires 150 CME hours every three years, of which a minimum of 75 must be Category 1 CME. Additionally, a minimum of 1 hour of of CME must be earned in the area of Medical Ethics. Effective Dec. 6, 2017, a minimum of 3 hours of CME must be earned in the area of Pain and Symptom Management.

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  • Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1 CME.
      • 3 Pain and Symptom Management CME.

      The Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and  Surgery requires 150 CME hours every three years, of which 60 hours must be osteopathic related courses or programs designated as Category 1 or Category 3. Effective Dec. 20th, 2017, a minimum of 3 hours of CME will be required in the area of Pain and Symptom Management.

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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.