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Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement, and Skills

Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement, and Skills (Part III) builds upon and links to the continuous learning and self-assessment requirements of MOC Part II. These standards contribute to better patient care by incorporating an external objective assessment to provide assurance that there has been the necessary commitment to lifelong learning and to remain current in core content of obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties.

 

You must pass a secure, computer-based exam in Year 6 of each MOC cycle. If you have maintained a running average score of 86% or higher on your initial answers to your Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment articles over Years 1-5, and maintain that average in Year 6, you may have the option to opt out of taking the Year 6 exam. Learn more about Performance Pathway.

 

The 105-minute MOC exam is administered at Pearson VUE testing centers throughout the United States and is available most days except Sundays and holidays.

 

You can find a practice test on your ABOG portal in the Part 3 section. Note that the practice test questions are not meant to be interpreted as the actual questions that will be on the exam.

 

There is no single source that will serve as the basis for all questions on the exam. You're advised to be familiar with the material in the ACOG Compendium of Selected Publications and publications from the appropriate subspecialty societies. General textbooks in obstetrics and gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility are also good resources to study for examinations.

 

Learn more about exam accommodations.

 

  • The specialty MOC Part III examination is a secure, computer-based examination. It will be based on what the specialist chooses that best fits their practice. The examination will last 105 minutes and will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers throughout the United States.
  • The questions will be multiple-choice, one-best-answer type and will be based on common clinical problems.
  • A diplomate must answer a minimum of 75 of the 100 questions (75%) correctly to pass the MOC test.
  • In most cases, diplomates will receive their test result within 72 hours of completion of the test.
  • ABOG cannot provide a copy of the questions on the test that were answered incorrectly.
  • Each examination is graded independently of any prior examinations. Answers or scores on prior examinations cannot be applied to or graded as part of a repeat examination.



Test Selection


Each diplomate must choose one of the test form options at the time of application. The list of choices is shown below.


  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Office Practice and Women's Health
  • Obstetrics only
  • Gynecology only
  • Office Practice and Women's Health only


The specialty MOC Part III examination is a secure, computer-based examination. It will be based on what the specialist chooses that best fits their practice. The examination will last 105 minutes and will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers throughout the United States.


Each diplomate will have the exam form based on their subspecialty:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine - 50% MFM and 50% Obstetrics
  • Gynecologic Oncology - 50% Gyn Onc and 50% Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility - 50% REI and 50% Office Practice
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - 50% FPMRS and 50% Gynecology


The questions will be multiple-choice, one-best-answer type and will be based on common clinical problems.


A diplomate must answer a minimum of 75 of the 100 questions (75%) correctly to pass the MOC test.


In most cases, diplomates will receive their test result within 72 hours of completion of the test.


ABOG cannot provide a copy of the questions on the test that were answered incorrectly.


Each examination is graded independently of any prior examinations. Answers or scores on prior examinations cannot be applied to or graded as part of a repeat examination.