OBGYN & Tennessee 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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  • 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.

    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.