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AAOS Now

Published 12/1/2012

MOC Deadline Reminder

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has extended deadlines for AAOS fellows whose certification expires in 2014 and who plan to take the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination in 2014. The deadline for submitting 120 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™, previously due by Dec. 15, 2012, is now May 1, 2013.

Fellows taking the computer examination pathway must also submit a 3-month surgical case list, or a maximum of 75 consecutive cases, by May 1, 2013 (previously Dec. 15, 2012). Fellows taking the oral examination pathway have until May 1, 2013 (previously Nov. 30, 2013), to submit a 6-month list of surgical cases performed during 6 consecutive months (2012–2013).

AAOS fellows whose certificate expires in 2019 must submit 120 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits, including at least 20 credits from scored-and-recorded self-assessment examinations, by Dec. 15, 2012, in order to take the recertification exam in 2017.

For specific information about your status in the MOC process, visit the ABOS online at www.abos.org or call 919-929-7103.