OBGYN & Washington 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
Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery ⇱
At a Glance
150 total hours every 3 years
The Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery requires 150 CME credits every 3 years, of which a minimum of 60 must be Category 1-A credits.Source
Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission ⇱
At a Glance
200 total hours every 4 years
The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission requires 200 Category 1 CME hours every 4 years. Of these, a maximum of 80 hours may be Category 2, a maximum of 80 may be earned for serving as an instructor of medical students (Category 3, and a maximum of 80 may be earned through papers, publications, books, or exhibits (Category 4). The commission will also accept certification or recertification by a specialty board as the equivalent of two hundred hours of continuing medical education. Licensees must also complete a one-time requirement of 1 hour on opioid prescribing.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.