AAOS fellows whose certification expires in 2014 and who plan to take the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination in 2014 must submit 120 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ by Dec. 15, 2012, or they will not be able to take the recertifying examination in 2014, and their certification will expire on Dec. 31, 2014.
Fellows taking the computer examination pathway must also submit a 3-month surgical case list, or a maximum of 75 consecutive cases, by Dec. 15, 2012. Fellows taking the oral examination pathway have until 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.
If your certificate expires in 2015, 2016, 2017, or 2018, the Dec. 15, 2012, deadline may also be significant for you, depending on where you are in the MOC process.
For specific information about your status in the MOC process, visit the ABOS online at www.abos.org or call 919-929-7103.