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2021 5-year Congenital Milestone
Eligibility, Deadlines and Fees
Applications for the 2021 5-year Milestone of MOC in Congenital Cardiac Surgery is available online between September 9 and October 25, 2021. Eligible Diplomates must review the Congenital Cardiac Surgery MOC Booklet of Information prior to submission.
Late applications submitted between October 26 through November 1, 2021 will incur a $350 late fee. No applications will be accepted after November 1, 2021.
Case requirements for the 5-year Milestone have changed to the following:
"Diplomates must submit a log of all major cases performed during any twelve (12) consecutive months of the two year period immediately preceding the Congenital Cardiac Surgery MOC application (for example, in 2021 the case log could include cases from December 1, 2019
November 30, 2020), and must meet the following case requirements:
Case Requirements - Surgical Volume
In order to maintain active certification status, Diplomates are required to provide documentation of having performed or directly supervised at least fifty (50) major congenital cardiac surgeries in patients 18 years of age or younger, or re-operation of prior congenital cardiac surgery on patients of any age during the twelve (12) consecutive month reporting period. Up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) specified STAT Category 4 and 5 cases in which the applicant has materially participated in the critical portion of the case with another congenital cardiac surgeon may be counted toward the requirement."
Further information is available in the Congenital Cardiac Surgery MOC Booklet of Information.