The West Virginia Board of Medicine Requirements

 

Updated CME Requirements for 2014
 
Successful completion of a minimum of 50 hours of continuing medical education satisfactory to the Board during the preceding two-year period is required for the biennial renewal of a medical license. Beginning July 1, 2008, at least thirty (30) hours of the hours must be related to the physician's area or areas of specialty. Continuing medical education satisfactory to the Board includes CME designated as Category I by the American Medical Association or the American Academy of Family Physicians.
 
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A. End-of-life care including pain management continuing medical education is no longer required.

B. Beginning May 1, 2014, three (3) hours of continuing medical education from a Board approved program in the area of Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training taken within the previous renewal period  is now required. 

CME requirements may be fulfilled as designated below.

  • Complete 50 hours of Category I CME acquired during the biennial renewal period, with at least thirty (30) hours of the required fifty (50) hours of continuing medical education being related to the physician's area or areas of specialty and which may include the mandated three (3) hours of CME from a Board approved program in the area of Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training 
  • OR sit for and pass a certification or recertification examination of one of the ABMS Boards 
  • OR document successful involvement in the maintenance of certification from an ABMS member board 
 
AND
 
Successfully completed three (3) hours of CME from a Board approved program in the area of Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training. 

 
For more information visit The West Virginia Board of Medicine