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 50 specialty specific CME credits (Category 1 or 2) during the three-year CME cycle. Of these credits, 25 must be AOA Category 1-A. If you hold subspecialty certification in Pediatric Dermatology, Mohs Microscopic Microsurgery, or Dermatopathology, you must earn a minimum of 13 CME credits in each applicable subspecialty.