Otolaryngology & Texas CME Requirements
- 25 CME hours annually, minimum 15 in otolaryngology.
By the end of year 10
- 1 Improvement in Medical Practice Activities (Varied)
- MOC Exam (years 7-10 only)
At a Glance
The American Board of Otolaryngology requires 25 AMA Category 1 CME credits every year.
Of these hours, a minimum of 60% must be on the subject of Otolaryngology. Learners must complete a computer based exam in the last three years of each 10-year recertification cycle. Learners must also complete Improvement in Medical Practice Activities including a patient survey, a peer survey, and participate in a registry that will be the basis for quality improvement activities.
- 2 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility.
- 24 AMA, AOA and/or AAFP Category 1 Credits.
- 24 Informal Hours.
At a Glance
48 total hours every 2 years
The Texas Medical Board requires 48 Category 1 credits approved by the AMA, AOA, AAFP, Texas medical Association, or the board. Of these hours, at least 24 must be formal, Category 1 or 1A credits. Furthermore, at least 2 of these formal hours must involve the study of medical ethics/personal responsibility. The remaining 24 can be informal hours; self study, attendance at hospitals, grand rounds.
Complete up to 54 Category 1 CME Hours while reviewing questions, answers, and explanations specific to the field of ENT. Questions are targeted to the certification and re-certification examinations, enabling learners to review for their exams while completing annual requirements.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.