Maintenance of Certification deadline: Dec. 15, 2007

If your board certification expires in 2010 and you plan on taking the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC) written exam in 2009, you must have obtained and submitted documentation of 120 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ (including 20 credits from one or two scored and recorded self-assessment examinations) by Dec. 15, 2007. This date is also the deadline for submitting a three-month list of all your surgical cases, or a maximum of 75 consecutive cases.

Looking ahead, you’ll need to apply for the 2009 exam by May 1, 2008, which is also the deadline for submitting a completed application and the date that marks the beginning of the peer-review process.

Need CME credits?
If you are short of the 120-credit requirement listed above or the 20 credits in scored and recorded self-assessment examinations, consider taking advantage of Academy resources listed below that can help you obtain those credits in the next few weeks. Remember that the number of credits you claim should match the number of hours you actually spent participating in the CME activity. Credits earned from course attendance and scored and recorded self-assessment examinations are automatically posted to your CME transcript in the “Member Services” section of the AAOS Web site, www.aaos.org

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