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.
3 Credits in Opioid Education and Pain Management if the physician prescribes controlled substances CME
10 Credits in Risk Management CME
3 Credits in Electronic Health Records CME
2 Credits Per Chapter for Reading the Board’s Regs, 243 CMR 1.00-3.00
50 hours of either Category I or Category II CME
3 hours of pain management CME credits
The Massachusetts Board of Medicine requires that physicians complete 50 CME credits every 2 years. Included in these 50 credits must be 2 Credits in End of Life Care Issues, 3 Credits in Opioid Education and Pain Management if the physician prescribes controlled substances, 10 Credits in Risk Management, 3 Credits in Electronic Health Records, 2 Credits Per Chapter for Reading the Board’s Regs, 243 CMR 1.00-3.00
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