Orthopedic Surgery & Iowa CME Requirements

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 3

        • 120 CME/SAE Credits
      • By the end of year 6

        • 120 CME/SAE Credits
      • By the end of year 10

        • Recertification Exam
        • 1 Evidence of Performance in Practice Activity

      The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery requires 120 ACCME Category 1 CME/SAE credits by year 3 of the MOC cycle, and an additional 120 CME/SAE credits by the second 3 year cycle. At least 20 Credits out of the 120 must be SAE (Self Assessment Examinations) or equivalent activities. All of these credits must be on the subject of Orthopaedics or Orthopaedic subspecialties. The evidence of cognitive expertise exam occurs at 10-year intervals. PIP (Evidence of Performance in Practice) requires submission of a case list.

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  • Iowa Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of Chronic Pain Management, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of End-Of-Life Care, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.

      The Iowa Board of Medicine requires 40 Category 1 CME hours over a 2 year renewal period. If more than 40 hours are accumulated, up to 20 may be carried over. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent or administrative medicine license that was issued for fewer than two full years.

      Physicians who provide primary care to patients are additionally required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 activities for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 activities for end-of-life care every five years.

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Resources

    Pain Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.

    Orthopedic Surgery CME - $599

    Stay up to date in Orthopedic Surgery with this online CME self-assessment activity from BoardVitals. Access thousands of relevant and up-to-date Orthopedic Surgery board review questions mapped to both the ABOS General Recertification Exam blueprint and the AOBOS OCC exam specifications. Test your knowledge on Orthopedic Surgery topics while earning up to 54 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Continuing Education requirements change often. We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.