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Sports Medicine Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Pharmacology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular
  • Environmental
  • Hematologic
  • Endocrine
  • Pulmonary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Dermatologic
  • Epidemiology
  • Psychiatric
  • Anatomy
  • Ethics and Medical-legal
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Preparticipation Examination
  • Conditioning and Training Techniques
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Event Administration
  • Emergency Assessment and Care
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Procedures
  • HEENT
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow/Forearm
  • Hand/Wrist
  • Pelvis/Hip/Thigh
  • Knee
  • Lower Leg/Ankle/Foot
  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Neurologic
  • Genitourinary/Renal
  • GYN/OB
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Rheumatologic
  • Role of the Team Physician

Information About the Sports Medicine CAQ Exam:

The Sports Medicine Certification exam is proctored by ABFM to candidates that are preparing for certification or recertification in sports medicine. The exam is jointly developed by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR).

The Sports Medicine exam is a half-day examination offered in computer-based format, and is identical for both certification and recertification candidates. The first-time test taker pass rate for the 2017 Sports Medicine Recertification was 80.9%.

Candidates attempting recertification in Sports Medicine must be certified by one of the associated Boards and in good standing at the time of examination. Candidates must have valid, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada. In addition, all candidates must have been previously certified in Sports Medicine by examination with the American Board of Family Medicine.

We recommend reviewing the ABFM Candidate Information Booklet on Sports Medicine CAQ for more information about the exam.

What is covered on the ABFM Sports Medicine CAQ Examination?

The BoardVitals Sports Medicine MOC question bank follows the ABFM Sports Medicine CAQ Examination Outline as follows: as follows:

  1. Role of the Team Physician 1%
  2. Basic Science of Sports 16%
  3. Health Promotion/Preventive Aspects of Sports Medicine 20%
  4. Emergency Assessment and Care 8%
  5. Dx, Mx, Rx, of Sports-Related Injuries and Conditions 50%
  6. Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 3%
  7. Procedures 2%

Stated Learning Objectives of the Sports Medicine CME Activity

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Provide guideline and knowledge-based approaches to acute and chronic injuries in the athlete
  • Apply understanding of the pathophysiology of acute injuries in the athletic population
  • Investigate the underlying pathophysiology of degenerative disorders pertaining to athletes
  • Describe potential treatment options and common surgical and non-surgical procedures

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  • Ross Mathiasen, MD

How do I earn Sports Medicine CME Credits?

  1. Check your state requirements for CME where you practice.
  2. Purchase the Sports Medicine Question Bank with optional CME Certificate Add-on.
  3. Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
  4. Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
  5. Print your PDF certificate of completion.

  6. *Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours. Members of the ABIM must log into their website to submit the number of hours stated on the certificate.

    For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 30 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Sports Medicine CME info found here.