July 10, 2023
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) recently made changes to its continuing medical education (CME) processes, which impact the way diplomates interact with the Board, upload CME credits, and meet Continuous Certification requirements.
If you are an ABS diplomate, you can rest assured that you can continue to transfer your ACS-verified CME data to the ABS directly from your MyCME portal as you have always done.
The ability to directly transmit CME data from the ACS MyCME portal to the ABS has been a longtime ACS membership benefit. Many surgeons use our easy, two-step process to upload CME credits from their MyCME profile to the Board. To ensure your CME data for ACS activities are transferred appropriately, you should continue to use this same process, which will electronically transmit your ACS verified CME data to the ABS via the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
For more information, contact the ACS MyCME staff at MyCME@facs.org.
1. Access your 6-digit ABS ID. ABS diplomates will find their ABS ID (sometimes called candidate ID) inside their ABS portal when they log in. This is a 6-digit number that appears in parentheses immediately after their name. If you do not know how to access your ABS profile, email email@example.com for assistance.
2. Log in to the ACS MyCME portal, select the “Send CME Data” tab at the top, and send your data using the process with which you are familiar.