Introduction

The ABMGG  Continuing Certification (MOC) program is designed to engage diplomates in continuous professional development, assuring lifelong learning and competency in their specialty(ies). ABMGG Diplomates participating in the Continuing Certification program are expected to complete specified activities within a four-part framework, which includes:

  • Professionalism and Professional Standing (Part I)
  • Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II)
  • Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills (Part III)
  • Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV)

Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II) Overview

Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II) consists of three components

A) Literature review modules – one required per three- year timeframe
B) Patient safety activity – one required per three- year timeframe
C) Continuing Education Credits (CMEs) – 75 CMEs required per three- year timeframe

Diplomates in more than one specialty may choose to complete the literature review module requirement in any of the specialties in which they are certified.

The ABMGG and ACMG have partnered to offer both the literature review modules and the ABMGG safety module through the ACMG learning lounge platform with the opportunity to obtain CME credits for $25 after completing the module. Diplomates who do not wish to receive CMEs may complete the activities at no cost.

For more information on completing the modules, see [Part II Process].

Once you have completed the activities, you must upload the certificate of completion into your ABMGG portal for credit. If you completed the module for CME credit, you must submit the documentation separately in the CME section of the ABMGG portal.

Literature Review Modules

The Literature Review modules are comprised of 5-8 current and relevant literature articles in each specialty.  The topics encompass new clinical applications or methodologies, diagnostic methods and approaches, management and treatment of genetic conditions, and relevant practice guidelines.

New modules will be posted every two years. Each module will be available for a four-year period of time, so that at least two modules within each specialty will be available at any given time.

Each literature review module consists of:

  • Optional pre-reading test - Diplomates can take a 25 question pre-test. The score of the pre-test is revealed to the test taker only and a passing score does not exempt the diplomate from taking the post-test.
  • Set of required reading -Full citations for five to eight specialty-specific articles will be listed.
  • Post-reading test - Consists of the same 25 multiple-choice questions as the pre-test. Responses are scored immediately. Diplomates who do not achieve a passing score of 80% may repeat the test until a passing score is attained.

Safety Module

The ABMGG Patient Safety Module consists of an informational slideshow concluded with a quiz. Diplomates who do not achieve a passing score of 80% may repeat the test until a passing score is attained.