MOC Application Form

Please select your desired MOC pathway from the two options listed below:

1. "Fast Track" MOC
(Re-Entry Process for Former Diplomates and for Non Time-Limited Certificate Holders who must recertify quickly)

Complete all of the MOC components listed below within the three-year application window:

  • Part 1: Professionalism & Professional Standing
    Hold a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine.
  • Part 2: Commitment to Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
    Attest to completion of 250 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ obtained within the past 10 years and complete two Periodic Ophthalmic Review Tests (PORTs).
  • Part 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment & Skills
    Complete the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK) examination. 
  • Part 4: Improvement in Medical Practice
    Complete an approved quality improvement activity. You may choose to design your own quality improvement program, participate in a multi‐specialty improvement program, or complete an online Practice Improvement Module. 

Select the "Fast Track" button at the bottom of this page to submit your MOC enrollment form to the ABO office. 


2. Annual MOC Enrollment for Non Time-Limited Certificate Holders

Non Time-Limited Certificate Holders who hold certificates issued prior to 1992 and wish to voluntarily enroll in the annual MOC Track 2 process and earn the public reporting status of Participating in MOC must complete the components listed below, over a 10-year process:

  • Part 1: Professionalism & Professional Standing
    Hold a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine at all times.
  • Part 2: Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
    Every two years, attest to the completion of at least 50 CME, including 16 credits of Self-Assessment CME.
    Attest to completion of one Patient Safety Activity prior to Year 3.
    Complete two PORT examinations.
  • Part 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment & Skills
    Complete the DOCK examination once between years 6 and 10.
  • Part 4: Improvement in Medical Practice
    Complete two approved quality improvement activities—one between Years 1-5, and a second between Years 6-10. You may choose to design your own quality improvement program, participate in a multi-specialty improvement program, or complete an online Practice Improvement Module (PIM).

Diplomates engaged in this process will be listed as "Participating in MOC" on the ABO's public Verify a Physician tool. Diplomates who successfully complete the 10-year process will earn voluntary recertification.

Select the "Annual MOC" option below to submit your MOC enrollment form to the ABO office. 


 

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