Plastic Surgery & Iowa CME Requirements

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 3

        • 150 CME hours
        • 1 MOC-approved education activity
        • 1 Practice Assessment Module
      • By the end of year 6

        • 150 CME hours
        • 1 MOC-approved education activity
        • 1 Practice Assessment Module
      • By the end of year 9

        • 150 CME hours
        • 1 MOC-approved education activity
        • 1 Practice Assessment Module
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC-PS Exam (years 8-10 only)

      The American Board of Plastic Surgery requires 150 CME hours every 3 years.
      Of these hours, a minimum of 60 must be Category 1 credits, a minimum of 50 must be on the subject of Plastic Surgery, and a minimum of 20 credits on the subject of patient safety.

      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.

    Otolaryngology Question Bank CME - $599

    Complete up to 54 Category 1 CME Hours while reviewing questions, answers, and explanations specific to the field of ENT. Questions are targeted to the certification and re-certification examinations, enabling learners to review for their exams while completing annual requirements.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.