How to avoid an ‘MOC meltdown’

By Jennie McKee

Tips for managing the Maintenance of Certification™ process

Consider this scenario: One day next fall, you have lunch with a colleague who, like you, plans to take the Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC) cognitive examination in 2011. Your colleague, whose board certification expires in 2011, as yours does, mentions that he’s glad he submitted proof of his continuing medical education (CME) credits—including credits from scored and recorded self-assessment examinations—to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) well in advance of the Dec. 15, 2009, deadline.

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