Psychiatry MOC Requirements and Courses
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What are the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) MOC Requirements?
The American Board of American Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has different recertification requirements depending on when you initially received your board certification.
Psychiatrists who received a limited certification before 2012 fall into the 10 Year MOC program. As part of this program, you have to earn 300 Category 1 CME Credits, 24 Self-Assessment (SA) CME credits, and one Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP) Unit during each 10 year recertification period. After completing these requirements, they must also pass the 10-year ABPN MOC recertification exam.
Psychiatrists who passed the initial certification or MOC exam after 2012 are part of the C-MOC program. Members of this program must meet specific requirements every 3 years to maintain their board certification. These requirements include 90 Category 1 CME credits, 24 Self-Assessment (SA) CME credits, one patient safety activity, and one Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP) Unit. Like the 10-year MOC program, psychiatrists in the C-MOC program must also pass the ABPN MOC exam every 10 years.
The Purpose of Psychiatry MOC
According to the ABPN, the purpose of the MOC program is to “ensure that diplomates adhere to the highest standards in medicine and pursue excellence in all areas of care and practice improvement”. The program intends for psychiatrists to improve on their weaknesses which will, in turn, lead to improved patient care. The self-assessment courses and CME activities that are needed to meet MOC requirements should address areas you need to strengthen and fill in any gaps of knowledge you may have around key psychiatry topics.
What is the Psychiatry MOC Exam Dates?
There are multiple dates psychiatrists can take the Psychiatry MOC exam. See exam dates and registration deadlines below.
How to Successfully Complete Psychiatry MOC Requirements
While there are many options for meeting Psychiatry MOC requirements such as live CME conferences, online CME gift card bundles are becoming an increasingly popular choice. These bundles are popular amongst psychiatrists because they usually offer enough CME credits to meet annual CME requirements and give them an opportunity to earn a free gift card, often to Amazon.com. In addition, these courses are valuable because the content is constantly updated and tends to closely match the content on the recertification exams.
Two of the most popular online Psychiatry CME gift card offers are the BoardVitals Psychiatry CME Pro Plus Bundle with $2,500 Amazon Gift Card or Visa Prepaid Card and Oakstone’s Psychiatry CMEinfo Insider with up to $2,000 Amazon gift card. These courses can be taken online and make earning CME credits easy and convenient. In addition, they offer the ability to earn 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and unlimited CME credits respectively.
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