About MOC

What is Maintenance of Certification (MOC)?

The 24 American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) boards, under guidance of the ABMS, have each implemented an MOC process to help ensure physicians keep current in their specialties. This four-part MOC process involves continuous assessment of six physician core competencies and the integration of evidence-based medicine, national standards, and best practices.

The MOC programs of all 24 specialty boards have the same four general requirements:

  • Part I: Professionalism and Professional Standing
    (to include holding a valid, unrestricted medical license)

  • Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
    (educational activities, including self-assessment of knowledge)

  • Part III: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills
    (primarily re-certification exam)

  • Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice
    (participate in assessing and improving health care)

For general information on the standards guiding the MOC process, visit the ABMS website: http://www.abms.org/Maintenance_of_Certification.

For information from your specific medical board, follow this link to find your board's website: http://www.abms.org/member-boards/contact-an-abms-member-board/.


Contact MOC representatives to:

  • have a question answered
  • request an application
  • discuss a specific QI project

Please contact your departmental MOC represenative. All other departments without an identified representative should contact Tiffany Petersen or Doug Zech.

Department of Pediatrics
Jordan Marmet, M.D.
MMRB Co-Chair

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Peter Harper, M.D.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
David Satin, M.D.

Department of Medicine
Tanya Melnik, M.D.

Department of Psychiatry
Lora Wichser, M.D.

All other departments, contact:
Tiffany Petersen
Quality Coordinator

Doug Zech
Performance Improvement staff representative

For general MOC project inquiries email: