The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System
is a comprehensive online lifelong learning program that provides a clinically relevant review of topics across all practice emphasis areas (PEAs) in ophthalmology.
- Efficiently navigate your chosen study topics with the easy-to-use outline structure
- Fortify your knowledge and bridge gaps with thousands of self-assessment questions
- Use the one-click MOC filter to focus your study and to simulate the Maintenance of Certification test-taking experience
- Get detailed feedback and links to supporting information
- Personalize your program with study tools including highlighting, note-taking and bookmarking
- Study anytime, anyplace with the convenient online format
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System is ideal for practicing ophthalmologists who are:
- Preparing for maintenance of certification (MOC) exams
- Interested in lifelong learning and self-assessment
- Focused on keeping their knowledge up to date
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System is organized by practice emphasis area (PEA) to help you study the material that is most pertinent to your area of practice and/or the PEAs you choose for your MOC exams.
- Core Ophthalmic Knowledge (a required DOCK exam module)
- Cataract/Anterior Segment
- Cornea/External Disease
- Ophthalmic Pathology/Oncology
- Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus
- Refractive Management/Intervention
New topics have been added to the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System
Recently, those topics not related to maintenance of certification (MOC) were reviewed for clinical currency. During this review, additional clinical material was identified that would make the product a more complete clinical knowledge base. In addition, other topics were revised to reflect up-to-date clinical practice. If you have already purchased the system, these new topics and revisions have been automatically added for you. None of the MOC topics were affected or changed.
MOC Exam Preparation
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum (POC) was updated for publication in February, 2011 with input from the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The POC serves as the basis for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examinations. The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System's "MOC Only" filters allow you to focus on POC topics and efficiently prepare for MOC examinations, including the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK). MOC may help you renew your medical license(s) as states allow the process to meet the requirements for the new Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). MOC content is valid for DOCK examinations taken in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Version 2 of the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System will be released in November 2013, with content valid for DOCK examinations taken in 2014, 2015 or 2016.
The POC is reviewed and revised every three years to ensure clinical currency. This version of the POC is applicable for DOCK examinations for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Although MOC content expires in 2013, the product will remain accessible to you through Feb. 15, 2016.
The Academy also offers the MOC Exam Review Course to help you prepare for MOC exams. This live two- or three-day course is taught by a distinguished faculty of instructors who helped create the POC. Click here for more details or to register.
This activity comprises 12 separate modules, 11 of which carry a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each. The Core module does not carry CME credit. For CME credit, be sure to complete this activity prior to February 15, 2014.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the Self-Assessment CME requirements defined by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Please be advised that the ABO is not an accrediting body for purposes of any CME program. ABO does not sponsor this or any outside activity, and ABO does not endorse any particular CME activity. Complete information regarding the ABO Self-Assessment CME Maintenance of Certification requirements are available at: http://abop.org/maintain-certification/part-2-lifelong-learning-self-assessment/cme/
View the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System demonstration.
Jeffrey A. Nerad, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretary for Knowledge Base Development
Stephen R. Russell, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Chair, Self Assessment Committee
Edward J. Rockwood, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology past Chair, Self-Assessment Committee