Ophthalmology & Maryland CME Requirements

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

      • At a Glance

      • 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

        • 2 PORT Examinations
        • DOCK Examination (years 6-10 only)
        • 1 Quality Improvement Activity (years 6-10 only)

      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.

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  • Maryland Board of Physicians

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 50 Category 1 Credits.

      The Maryland Board of Physicians requires 50 Category 1 CME hours every two years. Effective October 1, 2018: New and Renewal Applicants must attest to the completion of 2 Hours of Continuing Education,
      related to the Prescribing or Dispensing of Controlled Substances, when applying for a CDS registration.

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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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.