American Board of Surgery Now Requires Direct Submission of CMEs from CME Providing Organizations

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) has recently announced that beginning July 1, 2023, all CME will need to be automatically transferred to the ABS through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) PARS system, and diplomates will no longer be able to manually report that information on the ABS portal. (see original announcement here)


This announcement impacts our users who wish to use CME credits earned on Doximity toward ABS board certification. At the moment, UPMC or Doximity do not support the direct transfer of CME credits earned on Doximity to the ACCME or the ABS. Should this change in the future, we will make another announcement.


Why is the ABS Retiring the Self-Reporting Feature?

The ABS’s collaboration with the ACCME streamlines the process for ABS diplomates to report their Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to the ABS. CME credits earned through activities completed with accredited CME providers are automatically transferred to a diplomate’s ABS CME repository within 30 days of successful completion of the activity.


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