American Board of Ophthalmology (ABOP)

Ophthalmology American Board of Ophthalmology
111 Presidential Blvd, Suite 241
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 664-1175

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

  • Track 2 Diplomates are asked to acquire an average of 25 Category 1 CME credits per year, including 8 Self-Assessment Credits
  • Of the total 250 CME required by all diplomates, 80% must be in Ophthalmology
  • All diplomates must complete two PORTs (Periodic Ophthalmic Review Tests) during their 10-year MOC cycle (PORTs must be completed prior to the exam and reflect the exam content). If you would like more information about ABO PORTs, please click here.

ABO Patient Safety Module

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ABO Patient Safety Module is designed to help diplomates evaluate their quality improvement knowledge, learn valuable communication strategies, and discover new team-based approaches to patient care. The educational module covers topics such as the cause and incidence of medical errors, the Plan-Do-Study-Act improvement cycle, and the Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation Technique (SBAR). The ABO Patient Safety Module was created by a committee of subject matter experts in ophthalmology, patient safety, and quality improvement, and was developed according to standards established by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Please Note:

The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABOP) requires that diplomates engage in MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Activities to maintain their certification. This ABOP Board page has been developed to increase access to practice relevant MOC activities that meet the individual learning of ABOP diplomates. For more information regarding the ABOP MOC program requirements, please visit Additional MOC resources located on the right side aim to assist ABOP 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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