Assessed Through a Four-Part Framework

The framework for ABMS MOC embodies the core competencies. The four part process reflects evidence-based guidelines, national clinical and quality standards, and specialty best practices.

The ABMS boards and their related societies have evolved educational and self-assessment instruments that are linked to many components of the ABMS MOC program. These tools offer guidance for utilizing efficient practices, using data more effectively, integrating technology, and cultivating communication and professionalism skills.

The four-part MOC process includes:

Part I: Professionalism and Professional Standing

  • Behave in a professional manner
  • Act in the patients’ best interest
  • Hold a valid, unrestricted medical license

Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

  • Participate in high quality, unbiased educational and self-assessment activities determined by each Member Board

Part III: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills

  • Pass a written examination and other evaluations

Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice

  • Engage in ongoing assessment and improvement activities to improve patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate use of evidence and best practices compared to peers and national benchmarks