American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
400 Silver Cedar Court
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 929-7103
Fax: (919) 942-8988www.abos.org
Maintenance of Certification Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Requirements
- Complete 240 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ relevant to Orthopaedic Surgery every 10 years.
- 40 of the 240 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ must be self-assessment examinations (SAE) or Self-Assessment Activities (SA). SAE are activities produced by organizations other than the ABOS, then approved for MOC credit by ABOS. SAE credit may be earned through:
- Scored and recorded examinations
- Portfolio Program
- Physician Scorecards
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The FACTS 1.9 million Americans meet the criteria for opioid use in 2015 (CDC) 44 people die every day from opioid misuse (CDC) Many states already require opioid education, and the FDA is considering a national education mandate. Extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids are essential to treat many patients’ chronic pain but must be prescribed safely. Refresh or update your knowledge of optimal opioid therapy with our new CME/CE/MOC program, Get SMART (Get a Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy). Six engaging modules provide key information with quick quizzes, videos, and more, for up to 3.0 CE credit hours/MOC points total: Assessing patients for treatment with ER/LA opioids Evaluating and initiating opioid therapy Managing opioid therapy Counseling patients and caregivers about safe opioid use Up-to-date drug information about ER/LA opioids.
The requirements and other information provided on this page are determined by each ABMS Member Board and may be subject to change. Please refer to the relevant Board’s website to confirm the applicable requirements.