Surgery CME Courses & Board Review

Let us help you meet your Surgery CME requirements with these engaging CME courses, board reviews, and other activities by top-rated medical education providers. Whether you are specializing in general, plastics, neuro, or anything else we have a wide range of CME courses required for your specific field. These Surgery CME activities will help surgeons meet the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements of at least 150 CME Credits every 5 years. 50 of these credits must include a self-assessment. This requirement changes to at least 125 CME credits every 5 years with no mandatory self-assessment after diplomats pass their first new general surgery assessment.

How many CME credits do surgeons need to earn?

The number of CME credits surgeons must earn varies by which state medical board they are licensed by. View your state’s CME requirements guide to find out exactly how many credits you need to continue practicing surgery in your state.

How many CME credits does the American Board of Surgery (ABS) require surgeons to earn?

Surgeons who are board certified by the ABS are required to earn at least 150 CME credits every 5 years to maintain their board certification. 50 of the 150 credits must be self-assessment credits.

What other maintenance of certification requirements do surgeons need to meet?

In addition to earning 150 CME credits every year, surgeons certified by the ABS must also have ongoing participation in Quality Assessment Programs and pass the Continuous Certification Assessment every other year. For more information, please visit


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