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Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Board of Medical Specialties to Transition MOC Directory

In 2015, as part of its commitment to improve access to relevant Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), developed an online repository of MOC activities - the ABMS MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL®.

In 2017, the AAMC will be transitioning to a new technical platform and updating its suite of online products and services. As a result, AAMC will no longer provide the Continuing Education and MOC Directories as a service offering, effective April 1, 2017.

ABMS will continue to support the MOC Directory, which has proved to be a valuable resource for its Member Boards’ diplomates and the continuing professional development (CPD) community. The AAMC and ABMS are working together during this transition and will provide additional information on the future of the MOC Directory in the coming months. However, during and after the transition, ABMS Member Board Diplomates and its partners in the CPD community can be assured that:

  • All MOC activities currently indexed in the ABMS MOC Directory will retain their MOC approval status and respective MOC statements.
  • All MOC activities will remain in place and are viable for diplomates to access.
  • ABMS will continue to invite and accept new MOC activity submissions to insure the MOC Directory remains a valuable resource for the Boards Community.

For more information regarding the MOC Directory transition, please contact John Nash, Operations Manager, MedEdPORTAL at jnash@aamc.org or Susie Flynn, ABMS Director, Academic Services at sflynn@abms.org.

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Dr. Morris Blachman on the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

Dr. Morris Blachman, an Associate Dean at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, explains how participating in the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program has helped to improve both physician performance and patient safety, saying "anything we can do to improve patient safety and bring about better alignment in the institution is for the good of everybody." Watch the Video

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Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA to Complete Term as ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced at its Board of Directors meeting today that President and Chief Executive Officer Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA will complete her term as the organization’s leader at the end of 2017. Find Out More

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University of Kansas School of Medicine Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine is now participating in the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program). Physicians affiliated with the KU School of Medicine and The University of Kansas Hospital and who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program may now receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for their engagement in quality improvement (QI) work at the institution. Learn More

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ABMS Selects 2016-2017 Visiting Scholars

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Foundation has selected three individuals to participate in its Visiting Scholars Program for 2016-17. Launched in 2014, the one-year, part-time program exposes participants to the fields of professional assessment and education, health policy, and quality improvement (QI). It also facilitates scholar research on areas relevant to physician certification focused on improving patient care. For the second consecutive year the class includes a Visiting Scholar sponsored by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). See More

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