Part II - Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Diplomates must complete 150 hours of AMA Category I CME over each 5-year period (an average of 30 hours per year). Half of the CME (75 hours) need to be in the broad category of cardiothoracic surgery. In addition, each Diplomate must complete the SESATS exercise during the fifth year of their MOC cycle. The Board reserves the right to randomly audit Diplomates and request copies of the CME certificates issued by a third party

For more information, please visit ABTS MOC Overview

The UPMC CCEHS offers ABTS MOC to a select number of activities meeting the board requirements. These activities will have the following statement, "Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABTS credit."

To have your completion of an ABTS approved activity transmitted to the board, please add your Date of Birth and Board/Board ID number to your UPMC CCEHS CME profile. Instructions can be found here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Credits cannot be awarded retroactively. For this reason, if you were not awarded CME credit or your CCE account,, did not identify you as an ABTS diplomate and include your Date of Birth (DOB) and Board ID, we are unable to transfer your credits.