Explore this issue:April 2013
New ABOto Website Offers More MOC Content
The American Board of Otolaryngology has launched a new website (aboto.org) that is easier to navigate and adds new functionality. Some of the exciting new features relate to the ABOto Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
The ABOto has moved its MOC modules to the CECity/Wiley platform, which means that diplomates can move seamlessly from their MOC dashboard to the modules without having to visit another website. In addition, all modules are covered in the annual MOC fee, so there are no extra charges for completing a module.
Two types of modules are now available. The Part II Self-Assessment Modules (SAM) have a new look and feel but retain the same content, including the patient management case, a panel discussion on the controversial aspects of the topic and a reading list. With the new platform, the ABOto introduces the Part IV Performance Improvement Modules (PIM), which are based on the classic quality improvement cycle:
- Develop an improvement plan;
- Implement the improvement plan; and
To see a video describing the new website and explaining how to access the SAMs, visit aboto.org/moc.html.