50 CME hours every 2 years, of which a minimum of 16 must be self-assessment.
By the end of year 3
1 Patient Safety Activity
By the end of year 5
1 Quality Improvement Activity
By the end of year 10
1 Quality Improvement Activity (years 6-10 only)
DOCK Examination (years 6-10 only)
2 PORT Examinations
The American Board of Ophthalmology requires 250 AMA PRA Category 1 credits every 10 years. For certificates expiring on or before 12/31/2020, 25 hours must be completed each year. For certificates expiring on 12/13/2021 or later, an average of 25 hours over the 10 year period is sufficient.
Of these hours, a minimum of 200 must be on the subject of Ophthalmology.
Some ABO MOC activities can award CME credits. See More Information.
10 Category 1 Credits in Primary Area of Practice.
3 hours in prescribing education (One time requirement - within the first 2 years of licensure)
The Arkansas State Medical Board requires 20 hours of CME annually. Of these, 10 must be Category 1 credits and in the physicians primary area of practice. There is a one-time requirement of 3 hours in prescribing education within the first 2 years of licensure. The renewal period ends on the last day of the licensee's birth month.
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