The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System is a comprehensive online lifelong learning program that provides a clinically relevant review of topics across all practice emphasis areas (PEAs) in ophthalmology including opportunities for self-assessment and for earning CME credits.
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System is ideal for practicing ophthalmologists who are:
- Preparing for maintenance of certification (MOC) exams
- Interested in lifelong learning and self-assessment
- Focused on keeping their knowledge up to date
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System is organized by practice emphasis area (PEA) to help you study the material that is most pertinent to your area of practice and/or the PEAs you choose for your MOC exams.
- Core Ophthalmic Knowledge (a required DOCK exam module)
- Cataract/Anterior Segment
- Cornea/External Disease
- Ophthalmic Pathology/Oncology
- Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus
- Refractive Management/Intervention
Each PEA provides:
- Study topics in an easy-to-read outline format
- Self-assessment questions (timed or self-paced) that provide feedback and links to supporting information
- Simulations of the MOC test-taking experience
- Content filters for showing only the topics needed for MOC exam preparation
- Up to five AMA PRA Category I ™ CME credits per PEA, with the exception of Core Ophthalmic Knowledge
- Personal study tools including highlighting, note-taking and bookmarking
MOC Exam Preparation:
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum (POC) was updated for publication in February 2011 with input from the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The POC serves as the basis for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examinations, and is reviewed and revised every 3 years to ensure clinical currency. This version of the POC is applicable for MOC examinations in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System's "MOC Only" filters allow you to focus on POC topics and efficiently prepare for MOC examinations, including the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK). MOC may help you renew your medical license(s) as states allow the process to meet the requirements for the new Maintenance of Licensure (MOL).
You may download the POC text free-of-charge; this does not include images, self-assessment questions or exams from the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System.
The Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System product is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection so it's at your fingertips whenever you need it. To purchase, visit the Academy Store . After purchase, visit www.aao.org/myonlineproducts and log in with your Academy username and password.
Note: The Practicing Ophthalmologist's Learning System is an Adobe Flex application and currently is not compatible with the Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod.
Release date February 15, 2011
For CME credit, be sure to complete this activity prior to February 15, 2014.
MOC content is valid for DOCK examinations: 2011-2013.
This activity comprises 12 separate modules, 11 of which carry a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each. The Core module does not carry CME credit.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement (for each of the 11 modules)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the Self-Assessment CME requirements defined by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Please be advised that the ABO is not an accrediting body for purposes of any CME program. ABO does not sponsor this or any outside activity, and ABO does not endorse any particular CME activity. Complete information regarding the ABO Self-Assessment CME Maintenance of Certification requirements are available on the ABO website.