Dermatology & New Mexico 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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  • New Mexico Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        75 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 CME (Any).

      The New Mexico Medical Board requires 75 CME hours every three years. You can also fulfill this requirement by obtaining any of the following : the AMA Physician Recognition Award, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) certificate of continuing education, or certification or re-certification by an AMBS approved specialty board during the renewal period.

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  • New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

      • At a Glance

        75 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 Category 1 CME.

      The New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners requires 75 Category 1 CME hour every three years. This requirements can alternatively be fulfilled through active membership in the AOA, certification or re-certification of a specialty board, or passage of the SPEX (special purpose examination) with a minimum score of 75%.

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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.