OBGYN & Iowa CME Requirements
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology ⇱
At a Glance
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.Source
Iowa Board of Medicine ⇱
At a Glance
40 total hours every 2 years
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.Source
In this online self-assessment activity, you'll test your knowledge with more than 1050 Surgery case-style review questions and earn CME credits as you go. Review your responses with detailed, evidence-based rationales with references and earn 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to meet your career requirements.
In this online self-assessment activity, you'll test your knowledge with more than 700 case-style review questions and earn CME credits as you go. Review your responses with detailed, evidence-based rationales with references and earn 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and up to 40 ABIM MOC points to meet your career requirements.