Continuing average of 1 Participatory Quality Improvement Activity in previous 3 years. (years 4+)
Continual average of 75 CME credits over the 3 previous years (min 25 self-assessment credits) (years 4+)
By the end of year 10
A minimum of 75 AMA Category 1 CME credits is required every three years. At least 25 of these must be Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME). In addition to ABR-prequalified SAMs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in “enduring materials” (including web-based and print) and “journal-based CME” formats toward the SA-CME requirement. CME products without self-assessment instruments are eligible only for CME credit.
3 Credits in Opioid Education and Pain Management if the physician prescribes controlled substances CME
10 Credits in Risk Management CME
3 Credits in Electronic Health Records CME
2 Credits Per Chapter for Reading the Board’s Regs, 243 CMR 1.00-3.00
50 hours of either Category I or Category II CME
3 hours of pain management CME credits
The Massachusetts Board of Medicine requires that physicians complete 50 CME credits every 2 years. Included in these 50 credits must be 2 Credits in End of Life Care Issues, 3 Credits in Opioid Education and Pain Management if the physician prescribes controlled substances, 10 Credits in Risk Management, 3 Credits in Electronic Health Records, 2 Credits Per Chapter for Reading the Board’s Regs, 243 CMR 1.00-3.00
In this online self-assessment activity, you'll test your knowledge with more than 750 Pain Medicine case-style review questions and earn CME credits as you go. Review your responses with detailed, evidence-based rationales with references and earn up to 45 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to meet your career 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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.