OBGYN & Florida CME Requirements

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

      • At a Glance

      • Complete Phase 1 of an IMP module each year, years 1-5
      • By the end of year 1

        • 30 ABOG-approved Articles
      • By the end of year 2

        • 30 ABOG-approved Articles
      • By the end of year 3

        • 15 ABOG-approved Articles
        • Safety and Communication Course
      • By the end of year 4

        • 30 ABOG-approved Articles
      • By the end of year 5

        • 30 ABOG-approved Articles
      • By the end of year 6

        • MOC Exam
        • Full Completion of IMP activities

      The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology does not require any CME hours. However, there are some requirements as follows: Each Diplomate will receive the titles of a minimum of 45 papers from the current medical literature three times each year. A minimum of 30 of the articles that are most applicable must be read, and four questions about the content answered correctly. Each Diplomate must sit for and pass a secure, written examination in the 6th year of each MOC cycle. The examination is designed to assess the Diplomate’s level of current knowledge of the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Those who hold subspecialty certification are required to be examined in both basic OB-Gyn and their subspecialty.
      Additionally, completion of ABOG MOC activities may award CME credits that can be used towards other boards' requirements.

      NOTE: In 2016, the ABOG started a 2-year pilot program that will allow high performers on the self-assessment MOC requirements to earn an exemption from the recertification examination.

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  • Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MDs)

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 2 Medical Error (must include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.).
      • 40 AMA Approved Credits.
      • 2 Domestic Violence (Every 3rd Renewal Period).

      The Florida Board of Medicine requires 40 AMA CME credits every 2 years. Of these 40 hours, 2 hours must be on the topic of Medical Error (must include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.). In every third renewal cycle, 2 credits must be on the topic of Domestic Violence. Physicians renewing their license for the first time are exempt from the general Florida CME requirements and instead are required to complete 2 hours of Preventing Medical Errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

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  • Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (DOs)

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 20 AOA Category 1-A Credits.
      • 15 AOA or AMA Approved Hours.
      • 5 Live Hours (See License Description).
      • On every third renewal cycle, 2 hours on Domestic Violence.
      • First-time renewers must also complete (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.

      The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine requires 40 CME hours over a 2 year licensure period. 20 of these credits must be AOA Category 1-A credits. 15 of these credits can be either AOA or AMA credits (of which; only 8 of these may be home study). 5 of these credits must be live. These 5 live credits must consist of (2) Medical Errors, (1) Professional & Medical Ethics, (1) Florida Laws and Rules, and (1) Federal and State Laws re: Controlled Substances.

      Additionally, for every third renewal period, the licensee must complete an additional (2) hours of Domestic Violence.

      Lastly, first-time renewers must also complete (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.

      NOTE- Osteopathic Physicians licensed after July 1 of the second year of the biennium (odd year), are only required to complete the HIV/AIDS, Florida Laws and Rules, Professional & Medical Ethics, Federal & State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Prevention of Medical Errors courses.

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Resources

    OBGYN Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 45 CME Credits while answering questions targeted to the ABOG MOC exam.

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.