Orthopedic Surgery & Vermont 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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  • Vermont Board of Medical Practice

      • At a Glance

        30 total hours every 2 years

      • 30 AMA PRA Category 1.
      • 1 Hospice, Palliative Care, or Pain Management.
      • 2 Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances (Only physicians that prescribe substances).

      Every two years, the Vermont Board of Medical Practice requires 30 AMA PRA Category 1 hours. Of these hours, 1 must be in hospice, palliative care, or pain management.

      Due to the passage of Act 173, beginning with license renewals due Nov. 2018, all physicians with a DEA number, pending application for a DEA number, or who dispense controlled substances will be required to show they have completed a total of at least 2 hours over the course of the previous 2-year licensing cycle - rather than the current one hour - of continuing education on the topic of prescribing controlled substances.

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  • Vermont Board of Osteopathic Physicians

      • At a Glance

        30 total hours every 2 years

      • 12 Osteopathic-Related Subjects.
      • 30 CME (Any).

      The Vermont Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons requires 30 CME hours every two years, with a minimum of 12 applied to osteopathic medical education.

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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.