Component 3: Cognitive Assessment
The AOBR is piloting a new format for cognitive assessment. If your certificate expires in 2019 or after, you will not need to take the 10-year OCC examination.
Under the new cognitive assessment format, AOBR board-certified physicians must complete 15 Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) during each CME cycle. All 15 SAMs must be successfully completed and submitted by the end of each three-year CME cycle. Each SAM must include a self-administered examination and the diplomate must provide a certificate of attendance indicating the amount of credit earned, as provided by the organization offering the SAM.
SAMs (and CME) earned through an AOA-accredited provider like AOCR are submitted on your behalf. Diplomates must submit all SAMs they obtain through non-AOA-accredited providers to the AOA CME Department via email at email@example.com or through the self-reporting feature available to AOA members on the Physician Portal.
Organizations that offer SAMs include, but are not limited to:
- American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR)
- American College of Radiology (ACR)
- Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
- Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
- Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)
- Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)
- American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER)
- Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
- American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR)
- Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Please note that some of the organizations listed above refer to SAMs as “SA-CME.” Activities designated as “SA-CME” are considered equivalent to SAMs for the purpose of OCC Component 3.