Ophthalmology & Pennsylvania 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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  • Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        100 total hours every 2 years

      • 20 20 AMA PRA Category 1.
      • 12 Patient Safety and/or Risk Management.
      • 2 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting.

      The Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine requires 100 CME hours every 2 years. Of these hours, a minimum of 20 must be AMA PRA Category 1, a minimum of 12 must be on the subjects of patient safety and/or risk management, and a minimum of 2 must be on the subject of child abuse recognition and reporting. The remaining credits may be completed through any combination of Category 1 or Category 2 activities. Credits on the subjects of office management or practice building will not be accepted.

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  • Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

      • At a Glance

        100 total hours every 2 years

      • 20 AOA Category 1-A.
      • 12 Category 1 or Category 2 on Patient Safety and/or Risk Management.

      The Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine requires 100 CME hours every 2 years. Of these hours, a minimum of 20 must be AOA Category 1-A activities, a minimum of 12 hours must be Category 1 or Category 2 activities on the subject of patient safety and risk management. The remaining credits may be completed through any combination of Category 1 or Category 2 activities.

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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.