Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education


Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education.

To complete component 2 requirements in the primary specialty of dermatology, a physician must fulfill 120 CME credits during the three-year CME cycle prior to the OCC exam. Of these credits, 50 must be in the primary specialty and 25 of those must be AOA Category 1-A.

If you hold subspecialty certification in Pediatric Dermatology, Mohs Microscopic Microsurgery, or Dermatopathology, you must earn 120 CME credits per three-year CME cycle, of which 50 must be in Dermatology and 30 must be in your subspecialty area.