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.
2 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility.
24 AMA, AOA and/or AAFP Category 1 Credits.
The Texas Medical Board requires 48 Category 1 credits approved by the AMA, AOA, AAFP, Texas medical Association, or the board. Of these hours, at least 24 must be formal, Category 1 or 1A credits. Furthermore, at least 2 of these formal hours must involve the study of medical ethics/personal responsibility. The remaining 24 can be informal hours; self study, attendance at hospitals, grand rounds.
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