Board certification in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiology.
30 CME hours in the 3 years preceding application (15 of which must be nuclear cardiology specific)
The Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology requires 30 CME hours in the 3 years preceding the application for recertification. Of these hours, a miminum of 15 must be on the subject of Nuclear Cardiology.
2 Category 1 Credits of Chronic Pain Management, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.
2 Category 1 Credits of End-Of-Life Care, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.
The Iowa Board of Medicine requires 40 Category 1 CME hours over a 2 year renewal period. If more than 40 hours are accumulated, up to 20 may be carried over. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent or administrative medicine license that was issued for fewer than two full years.
Physicians who provide primary care to patients are additionally required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 activities for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 activities for end-of-life care every five years.