Orthopedic Surgery & Washington 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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  • Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission

      • At a Glance

        200 total hours every 4 years

      • Maximum of 80 Category 2 Credits.
      • Maximum of 80 Category 3 Credits.
      • Maximum of 80 Category 4 Credits.

      The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission requires 200 Category 1 CME hours every 4 years. Of these, a maximum of 80 hours may be Category 2, a maximum of 80 may be earned for serving as an instructor of medical students (Category 3, and a maximum of 80 may be earned through papers, publications, books, or exhibits (Category 4). The commission will also accept certification or recertification by a specialty board as the equivalent of two hundred hours of continuing medical education.

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  • Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1-A CME

      The Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery requires 150 CME credits every 3 years, of which a minimum of 60 must be Category 1-A credits.

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Resources

    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)™.

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