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MOC Frequently Asked Questions
Professional Standing (Component I)
CME Credits (Component II)
Self-Assessments (Component II)
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Self-Assessments
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Self-Assessments
Examination (Component III)
Practice Performance (Component IV)
ABPMR Practice Improvement Project (Clinical Care PIP)
AAPM&R Practice Improvement Project (PIP)
What is the difference between recertification and Maintenance of Certification? Back to top
Recertification implies periodic certification and is being replaced by the concept of Maintenance of Certification (MOC), a process of continuous professional development.
What is the purpose of Maintenance of Certification? Back to top
The primary purpose of the MOC process is to:
Who is affected by MOC? Back to top
Although participation in MOC is currently open to all Board-certified physicians on a voluntary basis, physicians who were Board-certified in 1993 and thereafter (time-limited certificate holders) are required to participate in this process if they wish to maintain their certification.
What does Maintenance of Certification involve? Back to top
Maintenance of Certification includes four components:
Who is responsible for creating and/or changing the ABPMR MOC requirements? Back to top
The ABPMR MOC requirements are developed, in response to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) directives, by lifetime and time-limited certificate holders participating in the ABPMR MOC program.
Why do the MOC requirements change? Back to top
The ABPMR MOC requirements may change in response to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) mandates. Changes to the MOC requirements are made by
lifetime and time-limited certificate holders participating in the ABPMR MOC program. The ABPMR MOC program aims to address public concerns regarding
quality of care while also attempting to minimize the burden to diplomates; therefore, attempts are made to implement any necessary changes with the start
of a new certification (initial or recertified) cycle and, if possible, avoid any mid-cycle modifications.
What is the difference between a lifetime certificate and a time-limited certificate? Back to top
Lifetime certificates were issued prior to 1993 and are valid provided the diplomate maintains a current, valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine. Diplomates who hold a lifetime certificate are strongly encouraged, but not required, to participate in the MOC process in order to maintain their knowledge and meet credentialing requirements. The ABPMR believes that it will become increasingly necessary for lifetime certificate holders to participate in MOC as MOC becomes the standard for defining competence by the public, payers, hospitals, credentialing agencies and more.
Time-limited certificates have been issued since 1993. They are valid for a period of 10 years. Diplomates are required to satisfactorily participate in the MOC process in order to extend the validity of their certificates.
Why is the MOC process voluntary for "grandfathered" diplomates (those certified prior to 1993)? Back to top
Prior to 1993, certificates issued by the ABPMR did not contain an expiration date; therefore, such certificates are known as "lifetime"
certificates because they are valid provided the diplomate maintains a current, valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine. Diplomates who
hold a lifetime certificate are strongly encouraged, but not required, to participate in the MOC process in order to maintain their knowledge and meet
credentialing requirements. The ABPMR believes that it will become increasingly necessary for lifetime certificate holders to participate in MOC as MOC
becomes the standard for defining competence by the public, payers, hospitals, credentialing agencies and more.
Where can I find my primary PM&R certificate number? Back to top
The certificate number is printed on the certificate; however, you can also obtain your certificate number by following either process listed below:
How can I get another copy of my Board certificate? Back to top
If you have misplaced or damaged your Board certificate, a replacement certificate can be printed. Please fill out the Replacement Certificate Order Form and submit, along with a check for $100 to cover printing costs.
What is the ABPMR-approved definition of clinically active? Back to top
Clinically Active is defined as having provided any amount of direct and/or consultative patient care in the past 24 months.
What is the difference between the AAPM&R and the ABPMR? Back to top
How do I pay my MOC annual fees? Back to top
Log on to www.abpmr.org with your username and password, and go to your ‘My MOC Status’ page. By clicking on the ‘Annual Fee’ tab or column header, you can check your current MOC annual fees balance. To pay, you can choose to pay online by credit card, or mail a check to our office. We cannot accept payment by credit card over the telephone.
Where can I get a receipt for the MOC annual fees that I have paid? Back to top
Log on to www.abpmr.org with your username and password, and go to your ‘My MOC Status’ page. Click on the ‘Annual Fee’ tab or column header to go to your Annual Fee page. Select the ‘View Receipt’ button at the bottom of the screen.
Why do I have to pay an annual fee for the MOC Program? Back to top
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) mandates that all Member Boards participate in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. This program requires substantial time, money and effort to create the tools and instruments necessary to meet the requirements of the MOC. Meetings and consultations with outside experts have occurred and will continue to occur in an effort to make the MOC program effective for diplomates and interested parties.
When are my annual fees due? Back to top
Annual fees are due by December 31st each year; however, the due date is June 30th the year of certificate expiration.
What happens if I don’t pay my MOC annual fees? Back to top
When annual fees have not been paid for 5 or more years, your MOC status will be changed to ‘Non-Participant’. ‘Non-Participant’ status does not affect your Board Certification status; however, it does limit your access to ABPMR Online Services. If you choose to become an active participant in the future, you would need to pay the reinstatement fee and all outstanding MOC annual fees. You need to complete requirements in place at the time of reinstatement such as CMEs, self-assessments, and the practice performance project(s).
Professional Standing (Part I)
What is needed to fulfill the Professional Standing requirement? Back to top
In order to maintain ABPMR certification, diplomates must hold a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice medicine. This licensure requirement will be continuous, meaning that ABPMR certification may be withdrawn or suspended if a license is revoked, suspended, or surrendered.
Diplomates are required to report any change in their license status immediately to the ABPMR. To ensure that diplomates' licensure status meets ABPMR requirements, the ABPMR verifies all licenses once during the MOC cycle and conducts random verifications as necessary.
What will happen to my certification if I do not maintain a continuous medical license? Back to top
The licensure requirement will be continuous, meaning that ABPMR certification may be withdrawn or suspended if a license is revoked, suspended, or surrendered.
Do I need to send a copy of my medical license to the Board Office? Back to top
No. Diplomates attest to maintaining a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice medicine through the ABPMR Online Services.
CME Credits (Part II)
How many CME credits do I need? Back to top
The ABPMR MOC requirement is 300 Category 1 CME credits by the end of the 10-year MOC cycle.
If I earn more than the minimum number of credits required during an MOC cycle, can I carry credits forward to the next MOC cycle? Back to top
No. Credits must be applied to the MOC cycle in which they were earned.
Do I need to send copies of my Category 1 certificates? Back to top
No, do not send copies to the Board office with your MOC reporting form. Keep all of your CME certificates and records in a file for future reference.
How do I report my CME credits? Back to top
What happens if I don’t report any CME credits? Back to top
When CME credits have not been reported to the ABPMR for 3 or more years, your MOC status will be changed to ‘Non-Participant’. ‘Non-Participant’ status does not affect your Board Certification status; however, it does limit your access to ABPMR Online Services. If you choose to become an active participant in the future, you would need to pay the reinstatement fee and all outstanding MOC annual fees, as well as report your CME credits.
How do I access my CME credits from past MOC cycles? Back to top
Click on the ‘View CME History’ button at the bottom of the CME reporting window. This listing provides you with the entire history of CME credits that have been reported to the ABPMR under your name. Please note: During certain years, we only required the reporting of annual total credits earned; therefore, we do not have specific details on all credits.
What kind of CME credits count for the MOC program? Back to top
All CME credits must be accepted by one of the following:
Half of the credits must be within the physician's specialty area or practice (i.e., 50% in PM&R). Ethics, office management, and physician-patient development are appropriate subjects for CME, but are not considered specialty-specific education.
Does the American Academy of PM&R send copies of my Category 1 certificates to the ABPMR? Back to top
No, however the ABPMR receives CME data transfers from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). The CME data provided by the Academy will include any CME obtained through AAPM&R accredited activities such as credit received for completing self-assessments, attending AAPM&R sponsored conferences, etc.
I am a DO. How do AOA credits translate to Category 1 and 2 credits? Back to top
Category 1A and 2A AOA credits = Category 1 credits
AOA Category 1-A are credits granted to attendees for formal educational programs designed to enhance clinical competence and improve patient care. These programs must be sponsored by an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsor. Please see the AOA CME Guide for more details.
AOA Category 2-A are credits including formal educational programs that are ACCME-accredited, AAFP-approved, or sponsored by AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsors that do not meet the 1-A faculty/hours requirement for Category 1-A credit.
What counts for Category 1 CMEs? Back to top
For complete, up-to-date information, please see:
Can I get credit for passing my Board exam (primary and/or subspecialty) and/or completing the MOC program? Back to top
The AMA (http://www.ama-assn.org)recognizes the educational effort associated with successfully completing an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board certification process. You may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ directly from the AMA upon your successful completion of the entire MOC program. (For MOC programs completed prior to September 1, 2010, 25 credits will be awarded; for MOC programs completed on or after September 1, 2010, 60 credits will be awarded.) As documentation of program completion, the AMA will require either a copy of your MOC program completion letter from the ABPMR or a copy of your new ABPMR certificate.AMA Direct Credit Application
Note: The AMA will charge a fee for this service.
Why were changes made to the CME reporting method? Back to top
In an attempt to better serve diplomates, the ABPMR is accepting CME data transfers from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R); the CME data provided by the Academy will include any CME obtained through AAPM&R accredited activities and credits entered into the AAPM&R Academē CME tracking tool.
When did the changes in the CME reporting method take effect? Back to top
The changes in the CME reporting method became effective June 1, 2008.
What type of CME information does the AAPM&R report? Back to top
The AAPM&R reports information associated with CME, including date of the CME activity, Category, credits, CME provider, and activity title/description. In addition, the AAPM&R reports self-assessments completed through the PM&R journal, the Archives of PM&R (2007 and 2008 editions only), or other Academy sponsored activities which have been approved by the ABPMR as self-assessments.
Please note: The ABPMR only accepts 3rd party CME (those not obtained through Academy activities) data transfers from the AAPM&R dating back to January 1, 2008 - any 3rd party CME claims prior to that date must be reported through the ABPMR CME reporting screen accessible through the ABPMR website.
How do I modify and/or delete credits reported by the AAPM&R? Back to top
In order to modify any credit information received from the AAPM&R (highlighted yellow on the CME report), diplomates must contact the Academy directly. Any updates or modifications will be reflected on the diplomate CME report once the update is received from the AAPM&R.
In order to delete any credit information reported to the ABPMR by the AAPM&R, diplomates must contact both the ABPMR and the AAPM&R (Phone: 312-464-9700) directly.
How long does it take for data claimed through the AAPM&R to appear on the ABPMR CME reporting screen? Back to top
The AAPM&R transfers CME data to the ABPMR weekly. As such, it may take between 5-7 days for a CME claim reported through AAPM&R Academē to appear on the ABPMR CME record.
What type of CME information does the AAP report? Back to top
The AAP transfers CME data for their attendance at their Annual Meeting.
How do I modify the Category for credits I've already reported? Back to top
If the Category for any previously entered credits is incorrect and the data was not provided by the Academy, you must delete that entry and re-enter the CME information with the correct Category. If the number of credits or the date is wrong, you can simply modify that information by clicking on the 'Modify Existing Credits' button at the bottom of the CME reporting screen.
If the data was provided by the Academy (highlighted yellow on the CME report), diplomates must contact the Academy directly. Any updates or modifications will be reflected on the diplomate CME report once the update is received from the AAPM&R.
How do I add CME data for previous months/years? Back to top
Click on the 'Add New Credits' button at the bottom of the CME reporting window. In the 'CME Date' field, click on the calendar icon. In the calendar pop-up, click on the single arrow (<) to move back one month at a time or the double arrow (<<) to move back one year at a time. Please keep in mind that you cannot enter credits for CME activities you will be taking in the future, you can only enter CME from the start of your current MOC cycle to the current date.
Self-Assessments (Part II)
How do I complete the ABPMR Self-Assessment requirement? Back to top
Self-Assessment options are available through the following:
How many Self-Assessments do I need? Back to top
Beginning with certificates issued before 2012, four Self-Assessments are required during the 10-year MOC cycle. All four can be from the same provider, or they can be a combination from more than one provider. Diplomates with time-limited certificates issued in 2012 or later must complete an average of 8 CME credits per year (averaged over five years) involving SAs
If I complete more than the minimum number of Self-Assessments required during an MOC cycle, can I carry forward any additional self-assessments completed to the next cycle? Back to top
No. Self-Assessments must be applied to the MOC cycle in which they were completed.
How do I report my Self-Assessments to the ABPMR? Back to top
Self-Assessment providers notify the ABPMR of completed Self-Assessments. The ABPMR then updates the diplomates’ My MOC Status pages on www.abpmr.org.
How do I get CME credits for my Self-Assessments? Back to top
If applicable, CME credits are issued by the Self-Assessment providers.
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Self-AssessmentsSelf-Directed Physiatric Education Program Study Guide and Self-Assessment Examination for Practitioners (SAE-P)
AAPM&R membership includes a subscription to the PM&R Journal as well as a discount on CME processing fees, but you do not have to be a member of the AAPM&R. Study Guides may be purchased by contacting the AAPM&R.
Self-Assessments must be completed during your 10-year MOC cycle. The AAPM&R awards credit for Study Guides completed within 3 years of the publication date.Sports Medicine Self-Assessment Examination (SAE)
You do not have to be a member of the AAPM&R; however members receive a discount.
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Self-Assessments
How do I notify the Board when I complete the course? Back to top
HealthStream, Inc. will provide verification to the ABPMR when the module is complete. Once HealthStream documentation has processed, the required self-assessment box in My MOC Status will be updated.
Examination (Part III)
Can I take the MOC exam early? Back to top
Diplomates participating in the MOC program may apply for and take the MOC or PRM exam during years 7-10 of their MOC cycle.
Do I have to earn 300 CME credits before I take the exam? Back to top
No. The CME requirement must be complete prior to recertification; however, the ABPMR encourages diplomates to continually participate in medical education opportunities.
Do I need to have all of my MOC requirements complete prior to applying for the MOC exam? Back to top
No. Diplomates participating in the MOC program may apply for and take the MOC or PRM exam during years 7-10 of their MOC cycle. MOC requirements must be complete prior to recertification.
What does it mean to be declared a nonparticipant? Back to top
A diplomate may be declared a nonparticipant within the program if he/she has not reported CME for a period of three years, has not paid his/her annual fees for a period of three years, has requested non-participant status, or has failed to meet other milestones as applicable. Diplomates who are declared as non-participants within the MOC program must pay a reinstatement fee and any past due annual fees prior to applying for the exam.
When can I apply? Back to top
Applications for the MOC exam are available online beginning August 1. Eligible diplomates will be notified by e-mail when the application is available.
How can I apply? Back to top
Applications may be complete on the ABPMR website. Log in to your Physician Homepage using your user ID and password, then choose the MOC exam option from the left menu bar.
What happens after I am declared admissible to an examination? How do I schedule my examination? Back to top
Once you are declared admissible, you will receive an e-mail from the ABPMR containing specific instructions on how to schedule your examination with Pearson VUE. You may register online or you may call Pearson VUE customer service. You can find more information about Pearson VUE, including test center locations, on their website.
Where are the Pearson VUE test center locations? Do I have to travel to the ABPMR office? Back to top
The MOC exam is offered at Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the US, US territories, and Canada.
How are MOC exam questions developed? Back to top
MOC exam questions are developed and reviewed by consultants and board directors from across the country. All exam questions go through a multilevel review process prior to being selected for an exam. The exam questions are broad-based and provide an opportunity for judgment-making and problem-solving as well as identifying correct facts and principles.
How are statistics used to help identify the best questions and weed out any inadequate questions? Back to top
All exam questions undergo psychometric analysis following an examination and are systematically reviewed for their continued relevance.
How was the topic weighting for the MOC exam developed? Is there ever an adjustment to the weighting? Back to top
The current content outline and weight structure were formulated after considering the recommendations of several PM&R–related organizations (AAPM&R, AAP, etc.) and other individuals (including program directors). The examination outline and weights are frequently reviewed to ensure that new concepts and technology are included.
Why is the MOC exam only offered one time a year and not on weekends? Back to top
Based on the required resources and security of the exam content, the MOC exam is offered just one time per year. Since most of the Pearson VUE testing centers are located in professional office buildings and are not open during weekend hours, the exam cannot be offered on the weekend.
How long is the exam? Back to top
You will have five hours to take the examination. A self-paced computerized tutorial is available prior to the start of the exam to help you become familiar with the format and procedures for taking the exam. You are allowed up to 15 minutes for the tutorial. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the five-hour examination will begin.
How many questions are on the exam? Back to top
The MOC exam consists of 160 questions, weighted to follow the MOC Examination Outline.
How should I study for the MOC exam? Back to top
What can I expect from the Pearson VUE test center environment? Back to top
During your examination, you may experience some noise, movement, or other potential distractions. When the ABPMR office contracts for use of the testing facility, significant emphasis is placed on the need for quiet in the surrounding areas. Some things are beyond the control of the facility, such as traffic noises and people outside the testing area. Earplugs will be provided by site personnel on request.
When will I get results? Back to top
Pass/fail results will be available on your physician home page 6–8 weeks after the exam. Your official letter and score report will be mailed to your preferred mailing address via the US Postal Service.
Why does it take so long to get results from a computer-based exam? Back to top
Prior to the release of scores, the examination results go through extensive statistical analysis. This is followed by a quality assurance process to verify the integrity of the scores, the scoring procedures, and the results that are provided on your report. This rigorous process accounts for the time that candidates wait for their examination results.
When and why did the MOC exam change from an open book exam to a computer-based exam? Back to top
In 2006, in response to requirements set forth by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the ABPMR transitioned to a closed-book, computer-based exam administered through Pearson VUE testing centers nationwide. The pass rate for the closed-book exam, shown to be greater than 95%, is extremely similar to that of the open-book exam.
I have a very specialized practice. Why do I have to take a general PM&R exam years after my initial certification? Back to top
Certification in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation carries an expectation that diplomates will maintain a broad level of knowledge in the field.
Why does the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine subspecialty exam fulfill the MOC exam requirement? Back to top
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine examination encompasses the breadth of the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty with a focus on diseases, debilitating conditions, and rehabilitation for children.
What is the difference between self-assessment exams (SAEs) and the MOC exam? Why are the questions different? Back to top
The SAE and the MOC/subspecialty exams are developed and administered by different organizations with different purposes. While the self-assessment exams are valuable tools that help learners identify their knowledge gaps and provide learning, the MOC exam is designed to test clinical knowledge.
Where can I get a receipt for the exam payment? Back to top
Once your MOC exam application is complete, an e-mail will be sent to your primary e-mail address on file. This e-mail will contain a receipt for fees paid for the MOC exam.
Does the MOC exam qualify for any CME credit? Back to top
The MOC exam does not qualify for any CME credits; however, through the Physician Recognition Award, the AMA awards CME credits for successful completion of the entire MOC process. Applications for the award are available at www.ama-assn.org
Practice Performance (Part IV)
Does the Practice Performance requirement apply to me? Back to top
Diplomates whose time-limited certificate (including original certification and recertification) was issued before 2012 must complete one Practice Performance project. Diplomates with time-limited certificates issued in 2012 or later must complete two Practice Performance projects during their MOC cycle, one project in years 1-5 and one project in years 6-10.
I am not clinically active. Do I have to complete the Practice Performance requirement? Back to top
No. Clinically inactive diplomates participating in MOC will not be required to participate in Part IV of MOC (Practice Performance). All clinically inactive diplomates who wish to maintain their time-limited certification will be required to complete ABPMR requirements for MOC Part I (Professional Standing), Part II (Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment), and Part III (Assessment of Cognitive Expertise) at the same level as required for clinically active diplomates.
What are the available options for fulfilling the Practice Performance Requirement? Back to top
Diplomates may choose between the ABPMR Practice Improvement Project (Clinical Care PIP) and the ABMS Patient Safety Improvement Program® for completion of one MOC Practice Performance (Part IV) requirement.
ABPMR Practice Improvement Project (Clinical Care PIP)
Is there a cost associated with completion of the ABPMR Clinical Care PIP? Back to top
There is no cost associated with the completion of a Clinical Care PIP.
How many CME credits can I earn by completing a Clinical Care PIP? Back to top
Diplomates cannot earn any CME by completing a Clinical Care PIP.
Is there a list of Clinical Care PIP topics to choose from? Back to top
No. You will need to identify an area for clinical care improvement within your practice.
Where do I begin? Back to top
You will need:
How will I turn in my project? Back to top
You will submit it online. To see the seven questions you will need to answer when submitting a Clinical Care PIP, log in at www.abpmr.org and click on:
What’s the difference between a Clinical Care PIP and a CQI? Back to top
Practice Improvement Project (Clinical Care PIP) is the new name for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects.
I don’t want to spend a lot of time working on a Clinical Care PIP and then find out that it’s not acceptable. Can I get approval for my project ahead of time? Back to top
Clinical Care PIPs are not pre-approved. You may be able to get some feedback if you go to an ABPMR Clinical Care PIP workshop.
When are Clinical Care PIP workshops held? Back to top
The ABPMR plans to offer Clinical Care PIP workshops at future meetings of the:
Am I required to attend a Clinical Care PIP workshop? Back to top
No. You may submit a Practice Performance project without attending a workshop.
I am participating in a clinical care improvement project at work. Can I use it for my Clinical Care PIP? Back to top
Yes, if you were part of the team that developed the project. However, if you are participating in a group project that was devised by others, it will not be accepted.AAPM&R Practice Improvement Project (PIP)
Do I have to be a member of the AAPM&R in order to complete the AAPM&R PIPs? Back to top
All Academy PIPs are available through the AAPM&R online learning portal, acadeME (www.me.aapmr.org). Both Academy members and non-members will be able to access the PIP activity. If you are not an Academy member or if you don’t have a current Academy login, you will need to set up a login ID prior to accessing the activity.
Is there a cost associated with completion of the AAPM&R PIPs? Back to top
There is a fee associated with the AAPM&R PIPs. For up-to-date information, please visit the acadeME website (www.me.aapmr.org).
How many CME credits can I earn by completing an AAPM&R PIP? Back to top
Physicians completing an AAPM&R PIP may claim up to 20 Category 1 CME.
Is there a list of AAPM&R PIP topics to choose from? Back to top
The Academy’s Low Back Pain PIP will be available in November 2010. In 2011, additional clinical topics including stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and osteoporosis will be offered.
Where do I begin? Back to top
Academy PIPs are available through the AAPM&R online learning portal, acadeME (www.me.aapmr.org). If you are not an Academy member or if you don’t have a current Academy login, you will need to set up a login ID prior to accessing the activity.
How long does it take to complete a AAPM&R PIP? Back to top
The Academy strongly recommends setting aside a minimum of five weeks to complete this activity.
What’s the difference between the ABPMR Clinical PIP and the AAPM&R PIP? Back to top
For the ABPMR Clinical PIP, the diplomate leads a team to develop a specific project to improve an element of the practice. The area of performance improvement should impact the quality of patient care, either directly or indirectly. Baseline data collection is followed by implementation of a practice improvement intervention, followed by repeat testing to measure impact of the change. Completion of this project will demonstrate proficiency in practice-based learning/improvement and in systems-based practice. The outcomes of the project should demonstrate improvement in practice performance.
The AAPM&R's PIP provides a logical framework with a forced progression where the learner will be guided through the following process based on evidence-based medicine: self-evaluation of an issue through a series of questions; practice-based assessment of the issue by answering a series of questions; and self-selection of three areas of improvement from a predetermined list based on answers to the self-evaluation and practice-based assessment questions. A variety of tools and resources are provided to assist learners with compiling an improvement program specific to their practice. The learners will then be asked to input their customized improvement plan into the PIP activity and begin to implement it into practice.
How do I report the completion of the applicable course to the ABPMR? Back to top
The PIP data will be included in a weekly electronic data exchange with the ABPMR. Once the data is received, the My MOC Status table will reflect the completion of this requirement with a checkmark in the appropriate box.
How do I get support if I run into problems with the PIP? Back to top
Contact the Academy:
Where can I get more information? Back to top
*Certification is a voluntary process by which the ABPMR grants recognition
to a physician specialist who has met predetermined qualifications specified
by the ABPMR. Many qualities are necessary to be a competent physician, and
many of these qualities cannot be quantified or measured. Thus, certification
is not a guarantee of the competence of the physician specialist.