A process of physician certification maintenance through one of the 24 approved medical specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the 18 approved medical specialty boards of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
The Maintenance of Certification program was designed to help physicians keep abreast of advances in their fields, develop better practice systems, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
The ABMS Program for MOC involves ongoing measurement of six core competencies defined by ABMS and ACGME:
These competencies, which are the same ones used in the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System, are measured in the ABMS Program for MOC within a four-part framework:
While NASS does not offer direct support to physicians engaged in the MOC process, we have contributed content to the MOC process through ABMS. This section will be updated with related efforts.