American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)

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Maintenance of Certification Part II Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment Requirements

  • CME – In each mini-cycle, the Diplomate must earn at least 150 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. A minimum of 60 credits must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ neurosurgical credits.
  • Safety Module – In each mini-cycle, the Diplomate must complete the Safety Module.
  • Self-Assessment – In each mini-cycle, the Diplomate must complete at least one approved self-assessment activity. The following four activities are approved by the ABNS for MOC self-assessment:

    • Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery (SANS)
    • The MOC Preparation and Neurosurgical Update: Interactive Case-Based Review
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons SANS MOC Board Review Course
    • Neurosurgery Knowledge Update (published by Theme)
  • There is no charge to fulfill this requirement if one uses SANS. If the Diplomate chooses SANS and also wishes to receive CME then the standard charges for CME will be assessed by the CNS. The ABNS has no financial interest and receives no revenue from any of these CME or Self-Assessment vehicles.

Please Note:

The American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) requires that diplomates engage in MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Activities to maintain their certification. This ABNS Board page has been developed to increase access to practice relevant MOC activities that meet the individual learning of ABNS diplomates. For more information regarding the ABNS MOC program requirements, please visit Additional MOC resources located on the right side aim to assist ABNS diplomates in fulfilling additional CME requirements for MOC. All links are associated with accredited CME providers.

Disclaimer – MOC Program requirements from the ABMS Member Boards is for general informational purposes only. The applicable MOC requirements are determined by each ABMS Member Board and may change from time to time. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct, it is ultimately the responsibility of the user to confirm the applicable MOC requirements with the relevant ABMS Member Board(s).

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