“Fall” into MOC with these autumnal tips
Falling leaves are heralding the close of yet another year of learning. This is the perfect time to look back and reflect on your continuing professional development accomplishments. Start by checking your credit situation. Remember, there’s still time to take action to apply the necessary credits to your account before the January 31, 2019, reporting deadline.
Follow these five easy steps to reach MOC Program compliance before January:
□ Check your credit balances overall and in each MOC section.
Log in to MAINPORT ePortfolio and verify your credit situation on your dashboard. How many do you still need to achieve your 400 credits per cycle requirement?
Remember that you must also document at least 25 credits in each section — 1, 2 and 3 — of the MOC Program before your five-year cycle ends. Your MAINPORT dashboard shows a handy visual summary of this information.
□ Claim Section 1 credits waiting in your Holding Area.
If you went to any conferences over the summer or in September, you may have conference activities awaiting your action in your Holding Area in MAINPORT ePortfolio. Take the time to apply these Section 1 credits to your account.
□ Claim Section 1 and 3 credits from our list of accredited activities.
Check the Royal College’s website, where we list accredited group learning, self-assessment and simulation assessment activities by specialty, to see what’s available in your speciality and area this fall!
□ Claim Section 2 credits for renewing your advanced life support training.
Did you re-certify this year? You can document the learning you acquired following a traineeship (such as a PALS, NALS, ATLS, ACLS or BLS course) as two credits per hour in Section 2: Traineeship.
□ Claim Section 3 credits from your reappointment.
Fall is often the time for departmental or hospital reappointments, significant milestones in the professional development of specialists. Leverage your reappointment by reflecting on data and feedback you’ve received about your practice performance for Section 3 Assessment credits.
Fall can be a busy time of year but it’s also a great time to do an MOC check-up. You’ll beat the winter rush ahead of the January reporting deadline and feel more prepared to successfully close your MOC cycle when the time comes.