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Verify your ophthalmologist's Board Certification or search for Board Certified ophthalmologists in your area. 



Learn about the Board Certification process for ophthalmologists, including eligibility, requirements, the Written Qualifying Examination, and the Oral Examination.



Review the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, including required components, available activities, and timelines for lifelong learning and continuous quality improvement.


Join the Quarterly Questions Pilot

An exam alternative pilot program for MOC, Quarterly Questions is exactly what it sounds like--questions delivered via computer, tablet, or mobile device on a quarterly basis.

Now available to all diplomates, the optional pilot consists of 20 questions delivered in Q2, 20 questions in Q3, and 10 questions based on self-selected articles from ophthalmology's leading journals in Q4. All content is based on the things ophthalmologists see and do every day. Participants have one minute to answer each question and will receive immediate performance feedback along with links to related learning resources. In addition, diplomates can evaluate the relevance of each question and provide their feedback on the content.

Diplomates who successfully complete the 2017 pilot will be eligible to use this activity in place of the Core Module of their next DOCK exam. If the pilot is successful, Quarterly Questions may ultimately replace the DOCK. Learn more about how to pilot the Quarterly Questions activity.


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The purpose of Diplomate Digest is to engage in an ongoing discussion about topics that matter to the Board's community of 16,000 diplomates. Posts will cover topics of professional achievement, practice excellence, and ways you can contribute to the co-design of the certification program of the future. New content will be posted weekly. Once a month, we'll email you the Top 5 posts to keep you up to date on the latest news. You can also follow the ABO Linkedin page for news, updates, and community discussions on professional achievement in ophthalmology. If you haven't been receiving our emails, complete the form below to sign up.