Surgery & Michigan 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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  • Michigan Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 Category 1 CME.
      • 1 Medical Ethics CME.
      • 3 Pain and Symptom Management CME.

      The Michigan Board of Medicine requires 150 CME hours every three years, of which a minimum of 75 must be Category 1 CME. Additionally, a minimum of 1 hour of of CME must be earned in the area of Medical Ethics. Effective Dec. 6, 2017, a minimum of 3 hours of CME must be earned in the area of Pain and Symptom Management.

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  • Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1 CME.
      • 3 Pain and Symptom Management CME.

      The Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and  Surgery requires 150 CME hours every three years, of which 60 hours must be osteopathic related courses or programs designated as Category 1 or Category 3. Effective Dec. 20th, 2017, a minimum of 3 hours of CME will be required in the area of Pain and Symptom Management.

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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.