Maintenance of Certification: What Everyone Needs to Know - American Board of Medical Specialties

This editorial gives a brief description of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and outlines an overall perspective on the importance of MOC to the practice of medicine. The article primarily focuses on MOC, Part  2 (Lifelong learning and self-assessment), by outlining the requirements and giving a detailed account of how a surgeon can complete the 3 year requirements and devise a plan for ongoing participation in self-assessment activities in order to overcome the barrier of the last minute rush to complete the credit cycle.

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