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    The Easiest Pediatric CME and MOC This Year

    Updated on 11/6/23. 

    Key takeaways: 

    1. ABP-certified pediatricians need to earn 50 points from Part 2 activities every 5 years, and receive at least 50 points of Quality Improvement (Part 4) activities. 
    2. The ABP requires a total of 100 points every five-year cycle—50 points from Part 2 activities and 50 points from Part 4 activities. 
    3. The number of Continuing Medicine Education (CME) credits you're required to earn are determined by your state. 
    4. MedStudy has ACCME-accredited solutions for earning the CME credits and MOC points you need. We make it easy to submit and claim CME and MOC at the same time.  
    5. You can claim your Pediatric CME online and on the go from wherever you are through MedStudy. 

     

    If you’re looking for ways to earn your Pediatric CME credits and MOC points this year, you’re in the right place! MedStudy has ACCME-accredited solutions for earning the CME credits and MOC points you need. And we make it easy to submit and claim CME and MOC at the same time.  

    Everything you need to know about Pediatric CME 

    Continuing medical education (CME) is the educational activities that you do on a yearly basis to maintain your license with your state board. Your workplace might require you to do a certain number of CME credits as well.

    So, your first step should be to determine how many Pediatric CME credits that you need to earn this year. 

    Pediatric CME requirements

    The number of Continuing Medicine Education (CME) credits you're required to earn are determined by your state (see a full breakdown of credits by state).

    Note that some requirements are different depending on if you're an MD or a DO. Also, some states require that a certain amount of your hours be content-specific Pediatric CME. 

    Pediatric MOC requirements

    ABP-certified pediatricians need to earn 50 points from Part 2 activities every 5 years, and receive at least 50 points of Quality Improvement (Part 4) activities.

    The ABP requires a total of 100 points every five-year cycle—50 points from Part 2 activities and 50 points from Part 4 activities.

    Depending on which ABP exam you're taking, every few years you will need to pass a MOC assessment as well.

    How to earn Peds CME and MOC 

    Once you know how many credits you'll need this year, you can start your search for which learning tools you'll use to earn credits and points.

    All MedStudy learning tools count for both your CME requirements and your MOC requirements. So you can study easy knowing you're covered on both accounts!

    1. Take a review course

    First up on the list is a Pediatrics CME Course.

    During the MedStudy review course, you'll hear from different speakers for each specialty. You'll receive 12-months of access to the course footage on your account, a dedicated Question Review Video with every Audience Response question, and a printed syllabus—which is well-loved by our course attendees!

    You'll be able to easily claim 50+ Pediatric CME credits and MOC points after the course is over. 


    2. Earn quickly by answering Q&As 

    If you need of CME credits or MOC points, our Peds question bank offers one credit/point for every four questions answered correctly. It’s a great way to fit in review and earn CME/MOC. You can log into your account and start racking up points right away. Since there are 100+ CME credits/MOC points available in a 12-month period, you can earn a maximum of 100 points between now and this time next year. While you’re going through the qbank and earning CME, you will also be strengthening your knowledge recall of the information, so it’s top-of-mind the next time you’re seeing a patient. 

    Bonus! If you're taking MOCA-Peds, we have a new filter to show you only the questions that are pertaining to the MOCA-Peds learning objectives for this year. So, you can narrow down to exactly what you'll need to know to stay sharp for your MOCA-Peds questions. 

    3. Earn while using QuickREF for MOCA-Peds

    If you're taking the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics, MOCA-Peds, you'll need QuickREF! We gathered the high-yield pearls that you’re likely going to see on the assessment and then pulled those sections from the Pediatrics Core, so you'll have all the information you need to confidently answer your questions. Plus, you can claim 15 CME Credits and MOC points!

    2021 moca peds book and digital version on an ipadEarn Pediatric CME online while preparing for your MOCA-Peds quarterly questions

    How to claim pediatric CME online

    You can claim your Pediatric CME online and on the go from wherever you are. Just open up your myMedStudy account and click on the CME/MOC tab at the top of the page. From there you can claim your credits online. We try to make it as easy as possible to track all of your CME credits and MOC points all from your online account. 

     

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    Sometimes in the scramble to earn the credits you need on time, you just choose the activity that’s the easiest. We get that! BUT, it can be even less stressful—and maybe even more enjoyable—to work your MOC requirements into your goals.

    This ultimately makes a low-stress plan to earn next year’s CME credits and MOC points gradually, so you are prepared for next year’s deadlines.

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