Surgery & New Mexico CME Requirements

  • American Board of Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Ongoing participation in Quality Assessment Programs.
      • By the end of year 3

        • 90 Category 1 CME hours (min. 60 self assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 6

        • 90 Category 1 CME hours (min. 60 self assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 9

        • 90 Category 1 CME hours (min. 60 self assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC Exam (years 8-10 only)

      The American Board of Surgery requires 90 Category 1 CME hours every 3 years.
      Of these hours, all must be on a subject relevant to the physician's practice and a minimum of 60 must be self-assessment activities, with a minimum score of 75%.
      Achieving certification or recertification wtih the ABS will automatically waive 60 credits of the self-assessment CME requirement.

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  • New Mexico Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        75 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 CME (Any).

      The New Mexico Medical Board requires 75 CME hours every three years. You can also fulfill this requirement by obtaining any of the following : the AMA Physician Recognition Award, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) certificate of continuing education, or certification or re-certification by an AMBS approved specialty board during the renewal period.

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  • New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

      • At a Glance

        75 total hours every 3 years

      • 75 Category 1 CME.

      The New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners requires 75 Category 1 CME hour every three years. This requirements can alternatively be fulfilled through active membership in the AOA, certification or re-certification of a specialty board, or passage of the SPEX (special purpose examination) with a minimum score of 75%.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.