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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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2014 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2014 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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Application Materials for Pain Medicine
Candidates can download application materials for their on-line examination and view other important information.

Each year the ABPN provides print publications for each examination that will be offered in the following year. These Information for Applicants publications contain our rules and regulations, requirements for admissions to examinations, examination procedures, specific training requirements, and content descriptions for the examination.

Apply for an examination | ABPN Physician Folios site | Visit the Pearson VUE Website


Application Materials for Pain Medicine

Initial Certification in Pain Medicine
Maintenance of Certification in Pain Medicine

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Applicants with Disabilities
Information for Applicants with Disabilities and Qualifications for Testing Accommodations
http://www.abpn.com/downloads/forms/adaform.pdf

DSM Terminology
This examination is administered by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). For questions regarding the DSM terminology being used on the examination, contact the ABA at: www.theaba.org/Contact


Initial Certification in Pain Medicine -- Return to top
Applications Available
November 10, 2014
Please note:
A. ABPN Diplomates may apply online and submit an application through ABPN Physician Folios.
B. Diplomates from a board other than ABPN must apply through their respective boards.
Deadline February 12, 2015
Late Application Deadline March 12, 2015
Application Fee
Examination Fee
Late Application Fee
$700
$1200
$500
Admission Materials Emailed March 4, 2015* (tentative)
2015 IFA download
2015 Content Outline download (developed by the American Board of Anesthesiology)
2015 Format and Scoring n/a
Choice of Dates September 19, 2015
Next Choice of Dates 2016
Examination Schedules download
* The American Board of Anesthesiology will email candidates scheduling instructions approximately 3 months prior to the start of the examination. Candidates may schedule their examination upon receipt of the email.

Maintenance of Certification in Pain Medicine -- Return to top
Applications Available
November 10, 2014
Deadline February 12, 2015
Late Application Deadline March 12, 2015
Application Fee
Examination Fee
Late Application Fee
$700
$800
$500
Admission Materials Emailed March 4, 2015* (tentative)
2015 IFA download
2015 Content Outline download (developed by the American Board of Anesthesiology)
2015 Format and Scoring n/a
Choice of Dates September 19 - October 3, 2015
Next Choice of Dates 2016
Examination Schedules download
* The American Board of Anesthesiology will email candidates scheduling instructions approximately 3 months prior to the start of the examination. Candidates may schedule their examination upon receipt of the email.
 


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