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MOC Pilot Program Is Now Permanent - FAQs

1. When will the MOC Pilot Program officially become permanent?


The approved pilot program - now referred to as the Performance Pathway - becomes official in January 2019; however, eligible Diplomates who opt to participate in 2018 can still do so. The January 2019 date is just the formal marker of the program's status as an approved MOC program. See Eligibility Requirements for more details about eligibility. 


2. The MOC Pilot Program (now called Performance Pathway) has become permanent. What does this mean for me?


This program becoming permanent in 2019 will not have any effect on current overall MOC participation if you're eligible to participate. The program will continue as is through the end of 2018; as noted above, January 2019 is just the official marker of the program's approved (no longer a "pilot") status. See Eligibility Requirements to see if you're eligible. 



Diplomates in MOC Year 6 are not eligible to participate if they have:


  • A Part II Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment aggregate score (over MOC years 1-5) of less than 86%.
  • A Probationary certification status;
  • Any current state board disciplinary actions on their licenses, such as a revocation, suspension, probation, denial of renewal, or surrender; or
  • Any felony criminal charges, convictions, or pleadings.


If you don't qualify for the program in 2018, you must pass the basic MOC Part III examination by December 15, 2018.

3. I have a non-time-limited certification in basic Obstetrics and Gynecology. Am I required to participate in this program?


No, since you don't need to participate in the MOC process, you're not required to participate in the program. You do have the option of participating in the MOC process, which would then allow you to earn eligibility in this MOC program.


4. I do qualify to participate in the MOC Performance Pathway. Can I still take the MOC Exam in Year 6?


Yes, you still have the option of taking the MOC Exam in Year 6.


More questions? Just email moc@abog.org.