ABOUT THE CMQ EXAMINATION
2017 Examinations: Certification in Medical Quality (CMQ)
The American Board of Medical Quality is pleased to offer physicians and other eligible professional candidates a certification exam to test basic knowledge in medical quality management. To date more than 300 individual candidates have been granted their CMQ (Certified in Medical Quality) designation by ABMQ, based on their credentials and exam performance.
In addition to individual credentialing and assessment of medical quality knowledge, the 2016 certifying examination is offered to educational institutions and other organizations for use as an educational needs assessment tool. With health care reform initiatives, ACGME requirements, and competition increasingly focused on quality, knowing the knowledge level of your medical staff and institutions’ physicians in training is critical. Your review of the examination data can facilitate clinical quality improvement: Executive leadership of multi-hospital healthcare systems and health plans, can utilize ABMQ data to assess the level of quality management knowledge of their medical directors; Program directors and executive leadership of educational institutions with large residency and fellowship programs, can utilize ABMQ data to assess the strengths and gaps in quality management knowledge, modify teaching methods, create effective curriculum, and demonstrate resident and fellow competency in medical quality improvement. Request and arrangements for exam details and analysis of organizational/institutional candidates can be made through Bridget Brodie, Executive VP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For 2017, we offer the exam in three locations:
|1. SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Date and Time:||September 16, 2017 in the afternoon|
|Location:||Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Application Deadline:||August 31, 2017|
|Contact Information:||email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|2. Washington, D.C.|
|Date and Time:||April 14, 2018 @ 2:00pm EST (time subject to change)|
|Location:||In conjunction with the ACMQ Annual Conference,
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036
|Application Deadline:||Tuesday, March 24, 2018|
|Contact Information:||(301) 365–3162 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|3. Houston, TX|
|Date and Time:||TBA|
|Location:||MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030|
|Exam Format:||Candidates are given 2 hours to complete the exam, which is a proctored, multiple choice examination of 100 questions. The ABMQ recommends candidates study the ACMQ textbook, Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice, as well as other resources found in the Candidates’ Manual (see below for links).
$495 per candidate
$395 ACMQ member early application (before 11/30)
$350 recertification candidates
$250 ACMQ Quality Scholars ($125 with application, $125 when licensed)
$315 University of Texas Health System/MDACC candidates for the Houston exam
$315 candidates for the exam at SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Paid fees are non-refundable; however, in the event a candidate needs to cancel, funds may be applied to the exam for the subsequent year.
Discounts are available for educational, institutional or organizational sponsors with multiple candidates sitting for the exam; details here or email email@example.com for further details.
Successful candidates will gain the designation of Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ). Candidates will be contacted within 6 weeks of exam date regarding exam results. Candidate criteria for board eligibility can be found below.
Recertification is required five years after the initial exam date. Further recertification is required every ten years.
Download the Candidates’ Manual, complete the application form and return via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax or mail (details on application form). Potential candidates will be emailed regarding exam eligibility. Application forms are found in the manuals provided in the link.
ACMQ Quality Scholar Candidates:
ACMQ members only:
Multiple candidates (2 or more) from a single institution. (Available after July 15, 2017)
|ADA Compliance:||It is the policy of ABMQ to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) regulations governing both facilities and administration. ABMQ will take steps reasonably necessary to make its examination programs accessible to persons with disabilities. Appropriate and effective modifications and/or auxiliary aids will be provided to such persons with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue burden on the ABMQ program or fundamentally alter the measurement of skills or knowledge that the program is intended to test. An applicant may request a change in certification procedures or process due to a disability, handicap or other reason. Such notice and documentation must be provided with the application for examination at least 45 days in advance of the examination date. The applicant is responsible for demonstrating that the request should be granted.|