LIFELONG LEARNING LEVEL 2 FPM-RS
All FPM-RS Subspecialty certificates issued by the American Board of Urology are valid for ten years and are subject to the Lifelong Learning Program. The expiration date of the Diplomate’s active general certificate will be extended to coincide with the expiration of the subspecialty certificate. The Diplomate will enter LLL upon successful attainment of the subspecialty certification.
The Diplomate who chooses to maintain certification in the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine- Reconstructive Surgery will be held to the same standard and rigor required for initial certification. The components required for Level 2 FPM-RS include submission of an online application, satisfactory peer review, completion and documentation of 30 FPM-RS urology-focused Category 1 CME credits in the three years prior to the deadline, completion of a PAP, completion of a Patient Safety Module (PSM), submission of a twelve month practice log and a knowledge assessment. The practice log must contain an adequate number of FPM-RS surgery cases within index case categories, as designated by the Board (please see the FPMRS Index Case List.) Additionally, each log will be reviewed by the FPM-RS Committee to ensure a demonstrated practice in FPM-RS of sufficient breadth and complexity as expected of a subspecialist in this field. Included is a list of the codes for index categories with applicable procedure numbers within each index category.
The Lifelong Learning FPM-RS Subspecialty knowledge assessment is a 125 multiple choice question assessment designed to assess knowledge of the field of FPM-RS urology. The Lifelong Learning FPM-RS Subspecialty knowledge assessment is a 125 multiple choice question examination composed of 45 core urology questions and 80 Female Pelvic Medicine questions. The four-hour test is designed to assess knowledge in the field of FPM-RS. The FPM-RS knowledge assessment will include all aspects of FPM-RS.
The topics that will be covered on the 2020 FPM-RS Level 2 knowledge assessment are
The 2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 FPM-RS Subspecialty knowledge assessment dates are October 16 and October 22.
2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 FPM-RS Application along with additional documents can be accessed via the ABU Diplomate Portal which can be found here: https://portal.abu.org