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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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2013 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2013 MOC and PQRS requirements. It consists of the MOC: PQRS Attestation Module, the PQRS Registry Module and the Patient Experience of Care Survey Module. As an added feature, the freestanding Patient Survey Module is available to diplomates of all Member Boards, whether or not the diplomates are participating in MOC:PQRS. The Website also includes an updated MOC:PQRS Facts & FAQs.
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Announcements!
Please visit this page to view grade letters and application materials that have been mailed for exam results. Other important notices will also be posted in this area.

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Admission Materials Sent

For Examination
Exam Dates or Location
Date Sent
Contact
If Not Received
by Date
Part II examination
May 18-20, 2012
March 9, 2012
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
March 19, 2012
Psychiatry MOC
February 6-10, 2012
November 21, 2011
svassmer@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
November 22, 2011


Grade Letters Mailed

For Examination
Exam Dates or Location
Date Mailed
Contact
If Not Received
by Date
Psychiatry Part II examination
March 28-30, 2014
April 15, 2014
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
April 29, 2014
CAP Part II examination
November 15-17, 2013
December 2, 2013
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
December 16, 2013
Part II examination
April 19-21, 2013
May 3, 2013
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
May 17, 2013
MOC Psychiatry
February 18-March 1, 2013
April 4, 2013
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
April 18, 2013
MOC Neurology/Child Neurology
February 18-March 1, 2013
March 29, 2013
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
April 12, 2013
Psychiatry Part II examination
January 18-20, 2013
February 1, 2013
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
February 15, 2013
Hospice and Palliative Medicine examination
October 4 & 5, 2012
December 20, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
January 3, 2013
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry examination
October 2-3, 2012
November 28, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
December 12, 2012
Neurology/Child Neurology examination
September 20-21, 2012
November 26, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
December 10, 2012
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part II examination
November 9-11, 2012
November 20, 2012
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
December 4, 2012
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part II examination
November 2-4, 2012
November 19, 2012
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
December 3, 2012
Psychiatry
September 13-14, 2012
November 16, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
November 30, 2012
MOC Pain Medicine
August 18-September 1, 2012
October 12, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
October 26, 2012
Pain Medicine
August 18, 2012
October 12, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
October 26, 2012
Addiction Psychiatry
August 27-31, 2012
October 9, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
October 23, 2012
Neuromuscular Medicine
August 13-17, 2012
September 10, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
September 24, 2012
Vascular Neurology
August 13-17, 2012
September 7, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
September 21, 2012
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
June 4-8, 2012
July 12, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
July 26, 2012
MOC Modular
May 14-18, 2012
June 28, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
July 12, 2012
Psychiatry Part I examination
May 7-11, 2012
June 26, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
July 10, 2012
MOC Clinical Neurophysiology
May 14-18, 2012
June 20, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
July 5, 2012
MOC Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
May 14-18, 2012
June 20, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
July 5, 2012
Part II examination
May 18-20, 2012
June 1, 2012
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
June 15, 2012
MOC Modular
April 23-27, 2012
May 17, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
May 31, 2012
MOC Addiction Psychiatry
April 2-6, 2012
April 27, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
May 11, 2012
MOC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
April 2-6, 2012
April 27, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
May 11, 2012
MOC Forensic Psychiatry
April 2-6, 2012
April 27, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
May 11, 2012
MOC Geriatric Psychiatry
April 2-6, 2012
April 27, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
May 11, 2012
Neurology/Child Neurology
February 27 - March 2, 2012
March 29, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
April 12, 2012
Part II examination
January 13-15, 2012
January 27, 2012
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
February 10, 2012
Sleep Medicine
October 27 and November 10, 2011
January 25, 2012
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
February 8, 2012
Pain Medicine
October 1, 2011
December 8, 2011
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
December 27, 2011
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part II
November 11-13, 2011
November 28, 2011
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
December 13, 2011
Neurology/Child Neurology
September 22-23, 2011
November 16, 2011
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
November 30, 2011
Psychiatry
September 15-16, 2011
November 11, 2011
abishop@abpn.com or 847.229.6543
November 28, 2011
Part II examination
September 9-11, 2011
September 27, 2011
pvondrak@abpn.com or 847.229.6547
October 11, 2011



Notices
The late fee for receipt of applications for the 2010 Maintenance of Certification in Psychiatry examination has been waived. The total fee of $1500 ($700 non-refundable application fee, $800 examination fee) must be received with the application and must be received in the Board office by November 1, 2009. Applications received after November 1, 2009 will not be accepted and will be returned. We encourage you to apply early. If there are any questions about this information, please contact the Credentials Department at 847-229-6510.

Canadian Reciprocity Program
Canadian Reciprocity program extended to 2012. Physicians entering residency training in psychiatry or neurology (PGY-2) on or after July 1, 2001, or child neurology (PGY-3) on or after July 1, 2002, may apply to the ABPN for examination ONLY if they:

  1. Complete their training in a Canadian program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
    AND
  2. Achieve certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
    AND
  3. Possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine in a Canadian province.

Credit Card Payments
The ABPN accepts payment by Visa, Discover, or MasterCard credit cards. Payments must be accompanied by the proper documentation. Click here for the ABPN Credit Card form.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding ABPN Computer-Based Testing
Download these FAQs to obtain valuable information on registration and admission information for ABPN examinations at Pearson VUE testing centers.

National Resident Matching Program
Click here for information concerning the resident lawsuit against the NRMP and others.

Do You Have Questions
Questions regarding credentials should be directed to the ABPN's Credentials Department at questions@abpn.com.

ABPN Psychiatry and Neurology Core Competencies Publications
A book that defines core competencies in psychiatry is available to order.

1) Core Competencies for Psychiatric Practice: What Clinicians Need to Know

A Report of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Inc.
Edited by: S. Scheiber, MD, T. Kramer, MD, S. Adamowski, EdD

"If you have heard the words 'core competencies' and aren't quite sure what they mean, help is on the way. This timely book describes the history, the present state and future directions of the core competency movement in medicine, with particular attention to psychiatry."

2003 ~ 192 pages ~ ISBN 1-58562-112-9 ~ quality paperback ~ $29.00 ~ Item #62112
American Psychiatric Publishers, Inc.

To order visit www.appi.org and enter the title in the search section.

Mail Orders:
APPI
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Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Telephone Orders:
(800) 368-5777 or (703) 907-7322
Fax Orders:
(703) 907-1091


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