Thoracic Surgery & Iowa 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.

      Source

  • Iowa Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of Chronic Pain Management, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of End-Of-Life Care, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.

      The Iowa Board of Medicine requires 40 Category 1 CME hours over a 2 year renewal period. If more than 40 hours are accumulated, up to 20 may be carried over. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent or administrative medicine license that was issued for fewer than two full years.

      Physicians who provide primary care to patients are additionally required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 activities for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 activities for end-of-life care every five years.

      Source

Resources

    Pain Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.