Thoracic Surgery & Colorado CME Requirements

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 5

        • 1 SESATS Excercise
        • 150 Category 1 CME hours
        • 1 Patient Safety Module
        • 1 Performance Quality Improvement
      • By the end of year 10

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours
        • MOC Exam (years 8-10)
        • 1 Patient Safety Module
        • 1 Performance Quality Improvement

      The American Board of Thoracic Surgery requires 150 hours of AMA Category 1 CME hours over a 5 year period.
      Of these hours, a minimum of 75 must be on the broad subject of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

      In addition, each Diplomate must complete the SESATS exercise during the fifth year of their MOC cycle.

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  • Colorado Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        0 total hours every 2 years

      • 25 Category 1 CME (PA only; within 12 months of renewal)
      • 100 CME (Any; PA only).

      Colorado Physicians are not required by the Colorado Medical Board to obtain continuing education. However, Physician Assistants are required one hundred hours of CME every two years, including 25 hours of Category 1 CME within the past twelve months. Renewal of licenses is required every two years.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.