Nuclear Medicine & Tennessee CME Requirements

  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • 1 IMP Activity
      • By the end of year 5

        • 125 AMA Category 1 Credits
        • Minimum 40 self-assessment credits
        • Minimum 87.5 hours on Nuclear Medicine
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC Exam
        • 125 AMA Category 1 Credits (years 6+)
        • Minimum 87.5 hours on Nuclear Medicine (years 6+)
        • Minimum 40 self-assessment credits (years 6+)

      The American Board of Nuclear Medicine requires 125 AMA Category 1 credits every 5 years, with a minimum average of 25 CME AMA Category 1 Credits per year.
      Of these credits, a minimum of 17.5 must be on the subject of Nuclear Medicine per year, and a minimum of 8 self-assessment credits per year.

      Correlative Imaging, and other subjects that are related to a physician's field of practice, may be counted towards the 17.5 Nuclear Medicine related-activity credits per year requirement.

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  • Tennessee Department of Health

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Controlled Substance Prescribing.

      The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 AMA Category 1 hours. Of these, a minimum of 2 hours must be on the topic of controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board. This 2 hours requirement is not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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  • Tennessee Board of Ostepathic Examination

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 2 Substance Prescribing (DEA registrants only).
      • 2 Prescribing Practices (Non DEA registrants only).
      • 40 CME (Any).

      The Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination requires 40 CME hours.

      If you are a prescriber with a DEA registration, at least 2 of those hours must relate to controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction in the Department’s treatment guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board.

      If you do not have a DEA registration, at least 2 of the required hours must be in a course or courses designated specifically to address prescribing practices. These 2 hours requirements are not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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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.