The framework for ABMS MOC embodies the core competencies. The four-part process reflects evidence-based guidelines, national clinical and quality standards, and specialty best practices.
VIDEO: Dr. Jo Shapiro, Director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses the role Member Boards can play in promoting professionalism. She notes that “continuing certification is all about professionalism as in professional self-regulation.”
The ABMS boards and their related societies have evolved educational and self-assessment instruments that are linked to many components of the ABMS MOC program. These tools offer guidance for utilizing efficient practices, using data more effectively, integrating technology, and cultivating communication and professionalism skills.
The four-part MOC process includes:
Part I: Professionalism and Professional Standing
- Behave in a professional manner
- Act in the patient’s best interest
- Hold a valid, unrestricted medical license
- Participate in high-quality, unbiased educational and self-assessment activities determined by each Member Board
Part III: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills
- Pass a written examination and other evaluations
- Engage in ongoing assessment and improvement activities to improve patient outcomes
- Demonstrate use of evidence and best practices compared to peers and national benchmarks