Maintenance of Certification, (MOC)

The maintenance of certification (MOC) process, as initiated by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Radiology is designed to facilitate and document the professional development of each participating radiologist. Radiologists with time-limited certificates are automatically enrolled in the process. The ABR encourages those with lifetime certificates to participate as well.

MOC attempts to establish a relationship between practice, education, and outcome. The basic components of MOC are:

  • Professional standing;
  • Lifelong learning and self assessment demonstrated by the accumulation of 250 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits and 20 SAM credits over 10 years;
  • Successful completion of an examination that is partially comprised of questions gleaned from the individual’s self-directed learning program;
  • Participation in a practice quality improvement project that demonstrates adequate quality of care, physician professionalism and patient communication skills.

The ARRS offers a broad array of CME Programs and self-assessment modules (SAMs) and has PQI templates available to assist radiologists in meeting their MOC needs. Additional programs are added throughout the year.

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