Medical Toxicology MOC Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS) Overview


The primary goal of LLS is to promote continuous learning by Medical Toxicology diplomates. There are two aspects to ABEM Medical Toxicology MOC LLS:

The Medical Toxicology Subboard facilitates this learning by identifying a set of LLSA readings every two years to guide diplomates in self-study of recent Medical Toxicology literature. An open-book, unproctored test based on the readings is offered to help physicians reinforce what they learn from the readings.

ABEM Medical Toxicology diplomates are required to complete four ABEM LLSA tests in each five-year period of their ten-year certification.

Optional CME activities are available with each ABEM LLSA test published in and after 2011, including the Patient Safety, Medical Toxicology, and EMS LLSAs.

ABEM diplomates are required to report an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits per year; and an average of eight of the credits each year must be self-assessment. Diplomates will attest to completion of the required CME in the year in which their requirement is due.

All LLSA activities and CME reporting, including registration, requirements, status of requirements, and the activities themselves, are available to diplomates and most former diplomates by signing into their ABEM MOC Personal Page.

ABEM Medical Toxicology MOC Requirements by Certification Expiration Year