MOC does ask too much of us "workhorses".
"MAINTAINING OUR COOL WITH MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION" BY ROBERT L. BARBIERI, MD (EDITORIAL, FEBRUARY) LETTER IN REPLY BY DAVID SHOBIN, MD (JUNE)
I agree with Dr. Shobin that ObGyns are the workhorses of the medical profession, but I disagree with his positive opinion of Maintenance of Certification.
I have been taking the ABC exams for years to retain my board certification. Used to be, that was good enough. In addition, I read multiple journals monthly, view articles from drug company reps, and attend CME meetings and courses.
Now, suddenly, even that isn't sufficient--unless of course, you are old enough to be grandfathered and don't have to do anything to keep your board certification. I find it ironic that those older docs are, in some cases, the ones who should most be required to renew their certificate. (Disclosure: I am 50 years old.)
The new hoops we're supposed to jump through are ridiculous. I predict that many docs will give up their certification as a result of MOC.
Scott Peters, MD
Oak Ridge, Tenn
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|Title Annotation:||Comment & Controversy|
|Author:||Peters, Scott; Shobin, David|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2008|
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