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Michigan Osteopathic Association CME Information

Your MOA Education Committee continues to develop CME programs to meet the needs of our members. The ongoing changes in CME requirements by the AOA, specialty boards and various state mandates makes this very challenging. At the MOA 118th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, two new programs were piloted with a focus on Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine specialties. From this experience, MOA will strive to continue providing additional specialty-focused sessions during our conferences.

In addition to the ongoing 150 hours of CME required by the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the state of Michigan now requires two new educational requirements for osteopathic license renewals:

1. Recognition and Interventions for Human Trafficking
2. Pain & Symptom Management

In future conferences, the MOA will offer the necessary sessions to encompass the state’s specific standards for this education. While these additional educational requirements were not mandated as CME, the MOA will design these programs to also meet the standards to achieve CME credits.

The AOA has eliminated its three year, 120 hour CME requirement for AOA membership. However, the specialty boards have not reduced their explicit requirements for continued certification for board-certified members. This is one of the reasons why the Education Committee has pursued the development of specialty focused programing.

If you are interested in participating in development of specialty-focused programing at future MOA conferences, please contact:
Melissa Budd, MOA Educational Coordinator
Melissa Budd Email Contact Form
Phone: 517-347-1555 Ext. 112.

State of Michigan Osteopathic Physician Requirements

(per 3-year reporting cycle)

- 150 hours of CME required
- 60 hours must be Category 1
- 40 hours must be AOA approved
- Remaining 20 hours can be allopathic-approved CME
- Remaining 90 hours of 150 can be Category 1 or Category 2
- Pain & Symptom Management (effective Dec. 2017)
- Minimum 3 hours per 3-year period
- Training on Recognizing Victims of Human Trafficking: One-time requirement

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