The American Board of Plastic Surgery requires all member surgeons certified after 1995 to participate in a Maintenance of Certification process. Older surgeons who were certified before 1995 are grandfathered in.
The maintenance program measures a surgeon’s dedication to continuing education. As a Board Certified surgeon who got his certificate in 1999, I participate in the MOC process. What this involves is scrutiny on the Boards part of my cases, patient satisfaction, professional standing with the hospitals and state licensure board. In addition, I have to take and pass a written exam every 10 years to keep my Boards. I took the test early in 2007 and am certified through 2019.
When you see a Louisville Plastic Surgeon ask if they participate in the MOC process.
Lee Corbett, MD