Surgery & Maine CME Requirements

  • American Board of Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Ongoing participation in Quality Assessment Programs.
      • Continuous Certification Assessment (required every other year)
      • By the end of year 5

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min. 50 self-assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 10

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min. 50 self-assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 15

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min. 50 self-assessment hours)

      The American Board of Surgery requires 150 Category 1 CME hours every 5 years.
      Of these hours, all must be on a subject relevant to the physician's practice and a minimum of 50 must be self-assessment activities, with a minimum score of 75%.
      This requirement will change to 125 CME credits with no self-assessment required when diplomates pass their first Continuous Certification Assessment (see below); the ABS will also waive 60 credits of CME with self-assessment for passing a secure exam, such as the Qualifying Examination in an ABS specialty. The Continuous Certification Assessment is required every other year; grace year may be granted.

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  • Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

      • At a Glance

        100 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 Credits.

      The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine requires 100 CME hours every two years, of which a minimum of 40 hours must be Category I; the remainder may be any combination of Category 1 and Category 2. No more than 60 credits may be in Category 2.

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  • Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure

      • At a Glance

        100 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Osteopathy-related Activity Credits.

      The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure requires 100 CME credits every two years, of which 40 must be approved as osteopathic medical education.

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Resources

    Surgery Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 60 CME credits and 60 Surgery Self Assessment MOC credits while preparing for the ABS MOC exam. All questions, answers, and explanations are targeted to general surgery.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.