Pain Medicine & New Mexico CME Requirements

  • American Board of Pain Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 10

        • 2 Recommendations written by peer physicians
        • 300 CME Hours. 150 CME Hours must be specific to pain medicine
        • 1 Recertification Exam

      Note: These requirements are specific to the ABPM. Certification is also available through the ABA, so please check your corresponding board for accurate information.

      Applicants must complete, on average, 30 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education per year. (For a total of 300 hours over a ten year period). At least 150 of these hours must be specific to pain medicine (algiatry).

      Clinician must be engaged in Pain Medicine on an ongoing basis (eg in active practice) and must be recommended by two different physicians.

      Candidates must also complete a re-certification exam.

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  • New Mexico Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        75 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 CME (Any).

      The New Mexico Medical Board requires 75 CME hours every three years. You can also fulfill this requirement by obtaining any of the following : the AMA Physician Recognition Award, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) certificate of continuing education, or certification or re-certification by an AMBS approved specialty board during the renewal period.

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  • New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

      • At a Glance

        75 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 Category 1 CME.

      The New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners requires 75 Category 1 CME hour every three years. This requirements can alternatively be fulfilled through active membership in the AOA, certification or re-certification of a specialty board, or passage of the SPEX (special purpose examination) with a minimum score of 75%.

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Resources

    Pain Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.