THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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  • All diplomates are required to complete a Component I Patient Safety Course (PSC) at least once during each 10-year MOC cycle. Component I PSCs have been approved by either ABMS or ABP for content and are the only PSCs acceptable to meet the MOC requirement.  Component II PSCs have not been approved by ABMS or ABP for content and do not meet the MOC requirement.  Component II PSCs may only be reported as Part II CME activities.
    • Diplomates enrolled in the MOC program 2006-2011 must complete the course by the 10th year of the cycle for the first 10-year cycle only.  For each subsequent cycle, the course must be completed within the first two reporting periods (or by the 4th year) of the cycle.
    • For all other diplomates, the course must be completed within the first two reporting periods (or by the 4th year) for each cycle.
  • The Component I PSCs designed specifically for pathologists are offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  There are general physician PSCs offered by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) that are also acceptable to meet this requirement.
  • ABP allows all Component I PSCs to be reported for both Part II SAM credit and Part IV PI/QA activity requirements.

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