Thoracic Surgery & Wisconsin 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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  • State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

      • At a Glance

        30 total hours every 2 years

      • 30 AMA, AOA, and/or ACCME Category 1 Credits.

      The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requires 30 Category 1 hours every two years. These hours must be approved by the AMA, AOA, ACCME. Additionally, each physician must take two hours of approved continuing education on responsible opioid prescribing.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.