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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)


2022 MOC Important Dates

10-year MOC

MOC Results will be mailed in mid-December 2022.

5-Year MOC

SESATS Due: February 3, 2023

  5-year Milestone

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Patient Safety
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MOC Overview

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10-year Milestone

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Practice Quality  
Improvement Project

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MOC Policies

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News

2023 10-Year MOC
The 10-Year MOC process will open in March 2023. The Board will send letters to all eligible Diplomates whose certification expires in 2023, 2024 and 2025.

2022 10-Year MOC Exam
Results will be mailed to Diplomates in mid-December 2022. 

CME Credit for 10-year MOC
Diplomates who successfully complete the 10-year MOC Milestone can earn 60 AMA PRA Category I CME credits from the American Medical Association (AMA). Information on how to apply for the CME credit can be found on the AMA's website at www.ama-assn.org/go/directcredit.
ABTS Critical Care Policy

The American Board of Thoracic Surgery considers it inappropriate to exclude its Diplomates from credentialing for care of thoracic surgical patients in a critical care setting based on the Diplomate's training or board certification. Our Diplomates have been trained in critical care management of thoracic surgical patients and they have successfully completed both written and oral examinations, which cover the critical care aspects of the thoracic surgical patients.