ABMS Maintenance of Certification

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ABIM CME + MOC

The ACCME and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) have collaborated to simplify the integration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and accredited CME. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Maintenance of Certification(MOC) points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) 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.

To claim MOC activity points, go to IHI’s central Certificate Center and select “ABIM US Physician CME/MOC.”

Other specialty boards have approved these courses for MOC Part 2 Activity Points. See below for a list of participating boards.

ABMS Maintenance of Certification

By completing select Open School courses (see below), diplomates of several of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Member Boards may now earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activity points in the following categories: Lifelong Learning (MOC Part 2 CME), Self-Assessment (MOC Part 2 SA), and Patient Safety.
 
Note that select Boards require completion of the full activity — i.e., the grouping of six or seven courses listed below — while other Boards provide credit for individual courses. For Boards not listed below, courses may count toward the ABMS general CME requirement (only). For your specific requirements, please refer to your Member Board or the ABMS MOC Directory. Eligible diplomates may also receive a 10% discount for an individual subscription, available with a coupon code at the ABMS listing page.
 
To claim MOC activity points, go to IHI’s central Certificate Center.

  •  To claim credits at an individual course level, select "US Physician CME," and submit the downloadable certificate to the Member Board.
  •  To claim credits at an activity level, select "MOC Part 2 CME" or "MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment," and submit the downloadable certificate to the Member Board.
Approved ​Activity Courses ​Lifelong Learning
(MOC Part 2 CME​)
​Self-Assessment
(MOC Part 2 SA)
Patient Safety: IHI Open School
As long as humans are practicing health care, mistakes will be part of our daily work. But how can you mitigate the mistakes you make? And why do we make errors in the first place? This suite of courses will introduce you to the fundamentals of patient safety, and explain why making errors is human. You’ll dive into content about teamwork and communication, explore root cause analyses and the aftermath of adverse events, and discover the critical components comprising a culture of safety.​
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)*
American Board of Allergy & Immunology (ABAI)
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (ABCRS)
American Board of Pathology (ABPath)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN)*
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)*
American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)
American Board of Urology (ABU)
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) (15pts)**
 
American Board of Pediatrics (ABPed) (20pts)**
American Board of Ophthalmology (ABOP)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)*
American Board of Radiology (ABR)​
​​​​ ​ ​ ​*Approved as a Foundational Patient Safety Activity
Quality Improvement:
IHI Open School
The goal of every health care provider and organization is to provide safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient, and patient-centered care. But how can that hopeful statement become a reality? Explore this suite of courses to learn how to apply the science of improvement — which includes aims, measures, and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles — to make positive changes within the systems in your local setting. You’ll also learn about the psychology of change, and why introducing new ideas and processes often takes time, patience, and creativity.

 
​ABA
ABAI
ABCRS
ABPath
ABPN
ABPS
ABNM
ABTS
ABU
​ABFM (15pts)**
ABPed (20pts)**
ABOP
ABOS
ABPM
ABR
Faculty Development:
IHI Open School
Medical residents are often the eyes and ears that witness the deficiencies in systems that provide care. Do they have the knowledge, skills, and time to improve those systems in your organization? This suite of one-lesson courses provides a step-by-step guide to embedding quality and safety into your residency training. With education about the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program, practical examples of successful programs, and an experiential learning opportunity, these courses will help you equip the next generation of physicians with skills to improve health care.
ABA
ABAI
ABCRS
ABPath
ABPN
ABPS
ABNM
ABTS
ABU
​ABFM (5pts)**
ABPed (10pts)**
ABOP
ABOS
ABPM
ABR
​​​**Note: ABPed and ABFM diplomates are required to complete all of the
selected courses within an activity to collect MOC activity points​ 
​ ​ ​
Through the ABMS and AAMC joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant MOC activities, these activities have met the requirements for a MOC Part 2 CME activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirment as noted for the AMBS Member Boards. ​​

 

More about Open School Courses:

The IHI Open School online courses cover a range of topics in improvement capability; patient safety; Triple Aim for populations; person- and family-centered care; leadership; and quality, cost, and value. Courses typically consist of three to five 15- to 30-minute lessons featuring videos, learning checks, and interactive elements. To complete a course, you must achieve a score of 75 percent on each post-lesson assessment.
 
Courses are free for students, medical residents, university faculty, and users from the Least Developed Countries. IHI charges health professionals an annual subscription fee to access more than 30 courses (including all of the courses listed below), which starts at $300 for individuals and $3,600 for organizations. (Note: diplomates are eligible for a 10 percent discount on individual subscriptions. To learn more, visit your board’s directory of approved MOC activities or visit the ABMS MOC directory.)
 
For questions about the offerings and to access the courses, please contact IHI’s customer service department.