- Rubin, David, MD;
- Althoff, Robert, MD, PhD
For physicians, there are new maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements. This self-assessment module helps you meet these new standards.
As part of recertification requirements, physicians must now participate in Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) activities like this one to cultivate a focus on lifelong learning and competency throughout one's profession. This module helps you hone in on clinical and practice management skills that are central to quality patient care and improved outcomes for patients with Mood Disorders.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed the Mood Disorders MOC Self-Assessment (Online) Module and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of maintenance of certification. Physicians who participate in this project and meet ABPN completion requirements will receive credit for the Lifelong Learning Self-assessment component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
The purpose of the self-assessment is to help you identify and fill knowledge gaps. This module will help test your knowledge, provide feedback on your performance, and provide references to help you fill any knowledge gaps.
Please note: there is no video or presentation in this module, it is a self-assessment tool.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe areas in their practice relating to the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders that need improvement.
- List resources where they can find further education on areas needing improvement.
- Describe their personal plan of action for addressing areas in their practice that need improvement.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Adirondack Division of Psychiatry
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Executive Director, Massachusetts General
Hospital Psychiatry Academy
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
This program is intended for:
The cost of this MOC module is: $35.00
Refunds will be issued for requests received within 5 business days of purchase, but an administrative fee of $10.00 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made thereafter. Additionally, no refunds will be made for individuals who claim credit, regardless of when they request a refund.
We offer courses to help you with every stage of the Maintenance of Certification process.
Learn more about the MOC process and see the full list of courses.
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Expiration Date: March 19, 2021
Review Date: March 19, 2018 by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.00AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
David H. Rubin, MD
Robert Althoff, MD, PhD, reviewer
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ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
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Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Robert Althoff, MD, PhD, reviewer
Research funds: NIMH (investigator), NIGMS (investigator), Research Center for Children, Youth and Families (non-profit) (investigator)
Grant funds: Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (Medical Student Training Program Faculty Sponsor and PI)
Ownership equity: WISER Systems, LLC (partner)
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
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