Laboratory participation in inter-laboratory PI programs (2 yrs)
Individual participation at least 1 laboratory PI-QA program/yr. (2 yrs)
Part IV Performance in Practice
Programs may be society-sponsored or created by departments/institutions
All programs must be ABP-approved
AP/CP MOC Exam General module Specialty module + + + + 4 add. = 6 total + 3 add. = 6 total + 3 add. = 6 total AP CP Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
AP only MOC Exam CP only MOC Exam General module Specialty module AP CP 6 total 6 total or or or or or or or or or or 3 max + +
Modules Clinical Pathology General Modules Revised 11/08 General CP I, II, III, IV Hematology I, II Blood Bank I, II Immunopathology Blood Bank-Coagulation Microbiology I, II Coagulation Chemistry I, II
Common Modules* Anatomic and Clinical Pathology * May be used to fulfill AP or CP specialty modules Revised 11/08 General Hemepath I (Lymph node-Spleen) Flow Cytometry General Hemepath II (Bone Marrow) Molecular Pathology Molecular-Cytogenetics Lab Management / Informatics
General AP/CP MOC
Test Development and Advisory Committees (TDAC) to determine content and distribution of questions
Knowledge needed to practice and validate new information
Many questions will be suitable for primary or MOC exam
Modification of Modules
Some organ-specific areas may have >1 module designed for graded difficulty
General CP modules to reflect practice patterns: 3 different modules
CP on call (appropriate for AP practitioner with minimal CP responsibilities)
CP Director (heavy CP responsibilities)
Subspecialty MOC Exam
Subspecialty TDACs will:
Determine content and distribution of questions
Decide on modular vs. non modular exam
Write MOC questions
General CP module Example Practical 20 Written 5 TM/BB 2-7 Chemistry 2-5 Hematology 2-7 Microbiology 2-5 Adm/Man 3-7
Bone and Soft Tissue Grid Written 17 Practical 5 Virtual 3 Total 25 Bone 8-10 Neoplastic 5 Non-neoplastic 3 Soft Tissue 17-19 Neoplastic 12 Non-neoplastic 5 Administration 2-4
Failure to report for two cycles
Letter giving 60-90 days to comply
Announcement of revocations in journals
How will information flow? Candidate Board Society Exam results New and recertified diplomates Registration with ABP # Documentation of MOC activities CME CME/Part IV ABP #
Frequently Asked Questions
Are these the final modules?
Changes will reflect practice patterns
Example: academic pathologist with subspecialty practice only
May candidates synchronize their reporting and testing cycles ?
Yes, if they occur within two years of one another
2006 AP/CP could be synchronized with 2007 subspecialty board
Supporting documentation in 2008, 2010, etc.
MOC exam eligibility from 2014-2016
Second MOC period begins in 2016
Is there a definition for “credits related to practice” for CME/SAMs?
Use good judgment
When does the second MOC cycle start?
From the date of the examination
From January of the following year
What about diplomates practicing in foreign countries who are unable to maintain a US license?
Official license accepted if accompanied by an English translation
How will Board communicate changes to MOC?
Spring meeting of co-operating societies
Announcements in journals
How do we make MOC more relevant?
PQRI will incentivize MOC
Maintenance of licensure = MOC
Diplomates with time-unlimited certificates enroll in MOC