Getting Your CME Credits from “Point A” to “Point B”

Common questions and answers about transferring credits from AAOS to ABOS

As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, you know the importance of submitting your continuing medical education (CME) credits—including credits from scored and recorded self-assessment exams (SAE)—to meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. You’re probably familiar with the Academy’s Learning Portfolio; you may even use it to track your CME credits. But how do those credits get from the AAOS to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), and why do you have to do some “double-entry bookkeeping”?

The following frequently asked questions can help explain the differences between the online tools provided by the AAOS and the ABOS, as well as the steps involved in tracking and transferring CME credits.

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