Candidates for the CUC Pilot must demonstrate their involvement in continuing medical education by documenting 90 CME credits (30 urology focused Category 1 credits and 60 Category 1 or 2 credits) within the three-year period between March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2021. For those participating in the 2021 CUC Pilot, the CME requirement is reduced to 70 total CME credits and 10 of those must be Category 1 Credits. Documentation of the requisite CME hours must be sent to the American Board of Urology office by April 1, 2021.
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.