OBGYN & West Virginia 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.

      Source

  • West Virginia Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 50 Category 1 Credits.
      • 3 Best Practices Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training.
      • 30 Hours in Area of Specialty.

      The West Virginia Board of Medicine requires 50 Category 1 CME hours every two years. Of these hours, a minimum of 30 must relate to the physician's specialty, and a minimum of 3 hours in board approved hours on the subject of best practices prescribing of controlled substances and drug diversion training.

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  • West Virginia Board of Osteopathy

      • At a Glance

        32 total hours every 2 years

      • 16 AOA Category 1-A or 1-B Credits (Osteopathic).
      • 3 Board Approved Courses (Licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances only).

      The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy requires 32 CME hours every two years. Of these hours, 16 must be either AOA-approved Category 1-A or 1-B. Additionally, licensees are required to complete drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training. For licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances, 3 of the 32 hours must be earned through a board-approved course.

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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.