ABMS Maintenance of Certification
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) represents the evolution of board recertification programs to emphasize continuous professional development, initiated by the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in 2000.
MOC has been evolving rapidly as each Board works to balance the importance of lifelong learning and competency with the need for MOC activities that are relevant and not burdensome for diplomates.
Can AAHPM products help me meet the ABMS MOC® requirements?
Yes - there are various products that can help meet MOC requirements.
- HPM PASS is approved for MOC points by Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, and Radiology
- Essentials Learning Modules are approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for MOC Part II points.
- HMD PREP is approved for MOC points by Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, and Radiology.
Search for other MOC activities on the ABMS MOC Directory or on the ABIM Directory hosted by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
All physicians must have a primary certification before they are eligible to subspecialize in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Some of the Boards require maintenance of the underlying specialty and some Boards do not. This is only general information. It is important to contact your applicable primary certification board for detailed requirements.
Do NOT require underlying certification to maintain certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine:
- Internal Medicine (starting in 2016)
- Physical Medicine and Rehab (starting in 2015)
DO require maintenance of underlying certification to maintain certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine:
- Family Medicine
- Psychiatry and Neurology