While ABMS guides the MOC process, ABMS 24 Member Boards set the criteria and curriculum for each specialty. The four-part MOC process includes:
Part I: Professional Standing
Valid, unrestricted medical license in at least one state or jurisdiction in the United States, its territories or Canada.
Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Evidence of participation in educational and self-assessment programs that meet specialty-specific standards set by their member board.
Part III: Cognitive Expertise
Pass Board-approved examination which verifies fundamental, practice-related and practice environment-related knowledge to provide quality care in their specialty.
Part IV: Practice Performance Assessment
Evaluation of clinical practice according to specialty-specific standards for patient care.