Earn MOC Points in 2018 Through the ASCO MOC App Courses

Earn MOC Points in 2018 Through the ASCO MOC App Courses

Dr. Dean H. Gesme Jr.
Since 2015, ASCO’s MOC app-based courses have offered an easy and convenient way to earn American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC points. The ASCO MOC app allows easy access to self-assessment questions designed for your mobile device. The courses offer an engaging technique to help oncologists retain information with a pulsed-education approach. The app sends notifications every other day with a selection of course questions ready to complete. This technique assists with knowledge retention while easily fitting into an oncologist’s busy schedule. Multiple-choice questions from the ABIM MOC exam blueprint include a wide variety of general oncology topics; the app provides not only these questions, but patient case information, educational links, and answer rationales.

The courses are available through the subscription to ASCO University Essentials; otherwise, ASCO members receive a 20% discount, and course bundles are available for added savings. The 2017 bundle is currently available for $108 for ASCO members and $135 for non-members, with a third new 2017 course released in September. The 2018 bundle also will offer three new courses. Each course now provides learners with 40 multiple-choice questions for a total of 120 questions in each bundle. After successfully completing the questions, eligible ABIM diplomates may claim five MOC points per course. In addition, for each of the 2017 and 2018 courses, five AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are also available upon successful completion. 

Why Use the App?

Dr. Vikki A. Canfield
Those who have already used the app to earn MOC points speak to its helpful technique and convenience.

“This simple, bite-sized ASCO MOC app for my smartphone has helped satisfy my remaining MOC point requirements,” Dean H. Gesme Jr., MD, FASCO, FACPE, president of Minnesota Oncology, said. “It allowed me to download low-cost clinical teaching modules with multiple-choice questions each day that I could then answer with immediate feedback on my responses. I was able to accomplish this by simply spending 5 to 10 minutes a day on the app. What a better way to learn while maintaining a busy oncology practice.”

Vikki A. Canfield, MD, of Mercy Oncology, who has completed several modules using the MOC app, commented on its utility. “[The MOC app] is easy and fun to use. I like that I can do a few questions a day. I highly recommend this forum for obtaining MOC points and ongoing learning.”

The app is helpful for any oncology professional who is working to satisfy MOC requirements, prepare for the MOC exam, or simply to stay current in oncology.

The app is available to download from Google Play, the Apple App Store, and the ASCO University Bookstore. For more information, email us.

–Amy King