Pathology & Iowa CME Requirements

  • American Board of Pathology

      • At a Glance

      • Report Improvement in Medical Practice requirements every 2 years.
      • By the end of year 2

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 4

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 6

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 8

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC Examination (years 7-10 only)
        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit

      The American Board of Pathology requires 70 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits, of which 20 must be Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs), every 2 years.
      AOA Category 1-A credits and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Group Learning (Section 1) credits in General Pathology are accepted as equivalent to AMA Category 1 CME credits.
      RCPSC Assessment (Section 3) credits are accepted as equivalent to SAM credits.

      Source

  • Iowa Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of Chronic Pain Management, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of End-Of-Life Care, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.

      The Iowa Board of Medicine requires 40 Category 1 CME hours over a 2 year renewal period. If more than 40 hours are accumulated, up to 20 may be carried over. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent or administrative medicine license that was issued for fewer than two full years.

      Physicians who provide primary care to patients are additionally required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 activities for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 activities for end-of-life care every five years.

      Source

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.

    Pathology Question Bank CME - $599

    Complete 60 Category 1 CME Credits and 60 ABP Approved Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits while preparing for the ABP MOC exam. All questions, answers, and explanations are targeted to board/recertification preparation.

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.