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 project, participate in a multi‐specialty improvement project, or complete an online, diagnosis-based activity.

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, diagnosis-based activity.

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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