Orthopedic Surgery & Tennessee 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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  • Tennessee Department of Health

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Controlled Substance Prescribing.

      The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 AMA Category 1 hours. Of these, a minimum of 2 hours must be on the topic of controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board. This 2 hours requirement is not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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  • Tennessee Board of Ostepathic Examination

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 2 Substance Prescribing (DEA registrants only).
      • 2 Prescribing Practices (Non DEA registrants only).
      • 40 CME (Any).

      The Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination requires 40 CME hours.

      If you are a prescriber with a DEA registration, at least 2 of those hours must relate to controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction in the Department’s treatment guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board.

      If you do not have a DEA registration, at least 2 of the required hours must be in a course or courses designated specifically to address prescribing practices. These 2 hours requirements are not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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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)â„¢.

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