American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. 

The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

The ABOS requires ACCME or AMA PRA Category 1 CME that is specifically related to orthopaedics or orthopaedic subspecialties to meet the MOC requirements. That is, the activity must be related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The title on the certificate must indicate that it is an orthopaedic-related activity.

The following are examples of activities that are acceptable and non-acceptable. This is not an exhaustive list. While many on the non-acceptable list may be valuable to you and may be required by your institution, licensing board, or other parties, and you may earn Category 1 CME, they will not meet the ABOS MOC requirements.


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