Most ophthalmologist are now required to maintain their certification by participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC), which promotes lifelong learning and quality improvement through a series of accredited educational courses, rigorous knowledge examinations, and hands-on activities that require practice performance measurement.
The MOC requirements are set by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), which is a separate entity from the Academy. The Academy offers a range of products and services designed to assist you with meeting specific MOC requirements.
If you have questions about your individual certification requirements please contact the ABO or review the ABO’s FAQs for MOC
For additional updates and information from the ABO, visit diplomatedigest.com
The Academy MOC Essentials®
resource offers comprehensive tools and information needed to help you meet the ABO's MOC requirements. Current Academy offerings include:Practicing Ophthalmologist Curriculum:
This clinically relevant knowledge base serves as the foundation for the Academy’s MOC related products and services. Text-only versions can be purchased as printed booklets or downloaded as free PDFs.MOC Exam Review CourseTM:
Live didactic sessions based on the POC and led by experts who have helped hundreds of ophthalmologists successfully prepare for MOC exams.MOC Exam Review Course on Demand
: Audio recordings and presentation slides from the July 2017 live course allow you to study with the experts on your schedule. (Available in September 2017)Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System
: A comprehensive lifelong learning program that provides a clinically relevant review of topics across all practice emphasis areas. It includes more than 4,000 self-assessment questions and opportunities for earning CME credits.CME Central:
An Academy tool for easy credit reporting and tracking throughout the MOC process.