October 1, 2015

Maintenance of Certification help available

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a continuous professional development program for physicians that includes requirements for ongoing learning, assessment and improvement. All physicians, unless grandfathered in by their respective board(s), must meet MOC requirements to maintain board certification.

Individual boards have their own requirements for MOC that are grouped into the following categories:

Part I – Professionalism and Professional Standing
• 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

The VUMC MOC Office offers support to physicians seeking MOC credit, including the opportunity for physicians to earn Part IV credit for QI projects they are already participating in. If you have questions about MOC, you can contact your board, or the VUMC MOC program manager at mocportfolio@vanderbilt.edu.