MOC is a continuous process designed by the ABO and is completed in four main parts over the course of 10 years.
Part I. Professional Standing
Part II. Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Part III. Cognitive Expertise
Part IV. Practice Performance Assessment
Who is affected?
Although participation in MOC is currently open to all Board Certified ophthalmologists on a voluntary basis, ophthalmologists who were Board Certified after July 1, 1992 are required to participate in this process. If you were certified prior to 1992 and wish to enroll in MOC visit the ABO's Web site.
What are the dates, deadlines and timeline for the MOC process?
The specific requirements of each component and timelines are established by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and vary for individual ophthalmologists according to year most recently certified or recertified.
What are the exams based on?
The DOCK and PORT exam questions are based on the MOC Content Outline
developed by the ABO.
MOC Study Resources:
to help you meet MOC requirements, earn CME credits and prepare for the MOC examinations. Products are based on the Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum (POC), a knowledge base of information developed by teams of practicing ophthalmologists, who are members of the Academy. The POC comprises the most clinically relevant information that practicing ophthalmologists in each subspecialty need to know to remain clinically current. The POC is based on the MOC Content Outline
and organized by practice emphasis area (i.e., subspecialty).