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American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC Process:
The process of Maintaining Certification is more than the sum of its requirements: testing current knowledge, CME credits and QI work. Rather, this process allows physicians a way to practically apply the six core competencies into their daily practice, assess that practice, “…and then apply the best evidence or consensus recommendations to improve that care.” (ABMS, Value of ABMS MOC, 2013). In addition, the ABMS MOC process provides the public a means to ensure that their provider is meeting certain
standards of care. Learn more:

MOC Advisor and Liaison Committee:

The UW Health MOCAL Committee is a group of dedicated faculty, each of whom has a specific interest in quality improvement, who are serving the MOC Portfolio Program and UW Health physicians through their committee work. For more information, visit the “UW Dept MOCALs” page.

What is the Portfolio Program?

The Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program) offers a single process for healthcare organizations to support physician involvement in quality improvement and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) across multiple ABMS specialties. This pathway offers a streamlined approach for organizations that sponsor and support multiple well-designed quality improvement efforts involving physicians across multiple disciplines to work with ABMS Member Boards to grant MOC Part IV credit to physicians who are involved in those improvement efforts.


The official Portfolio Program website is: