Unraveling Maintenance of Certification



Being certified by a specialty board is vital to most physician’s ability to practice.  Board certification is a requirement in the credentialing process for many hospital systems.  No matter what the medical specialty,  major change has come to the certification process.  Since 1990 most physicians have been subject to  recertification which included continuing medical education and periodic testing components.  January 2014 brought with it a new world.   A four part process is now the standard in all medical and surgical specialties.  Although the testing component remains relatively unchanged,  the education component has a different face and a practice performance part has been added. Completing recertification for many has become a  confusing and frustrating task.  The goal of this course is help physicians navigate recertification.  Knowing what to do and why you are doing it, changes the process from a nuisance into an opportunity for each physician to maintain and improve the care they give to their patients.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

Efficiently navigate the MOC process.

Use the Practice Improvement Modules (PIMS) to complete Part 4 of the MOC process.

Perform a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) improvement project to fulfill the Quality Improvement (QI) requirement of Part 4.

Determine how Practice Improvement through PDSA can enhance a culture of quality in your practice.

Use the MOC process as an opportunity to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Determine the type and number of CME credits needed for MOC.

The video tutorial is divided into  20 – 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (76:16)

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