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Physician Burnout and MOC: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms

This brilliant essay appeared in Practical Neurology Nov/Dec 2016 issue by Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS. Dr. Mathew is on staff in the Department of Neurology and is Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Jo...
by Dr. Wes on Dec 17, 2016

ABIM Needs to Prove MOC Useful

From Medical Economics: (Click to enlarge) - Wes P.S.: Here's my rebuttal to the same article that Medical Economics refused to print.
by Dr. Wes on Nov 7, 2016

It Just Takes One

A physician pushes for reform in Maryland to make ABMS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) voluntary:I have just got off the phone with Mary Beth Carozza, my State Delegate. Following in the wake of legal actions against MOC in OK, MI, Florida, and ot...
by Dr. Wes on Oct 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Physician Does Not Participate in MOC

In case anyone cares, Lisa R, Bardack, MD, reportedly Hillary Clinton's personal physician who issued a letter in 2015 concerning Ms. Clinton's fitness to run for President of the United States, does not participate in the American Board of Medical...
by Dr. Wes on Aug 23, 2016

MOC OD20483B Programming in C# – Exercises

MOC OD20483B: Programming in C# – Exercises English | Size: 292.07 MB (306,261,251 Bytes)Category: CBTs This activities are intended to use in a Remote Lab that is a Remote Machine with Windows 8 + Visual Studio 2013 + SQL Server 2012. In...
by Tutorials For Download on Aug 2, 2016

Too Little Too Late: The ABIM Foundation Sells Its Condo

It was a story that broke on this blog nearly two years ago when the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation was putting their luxury condominium, complete with a chauffeur-driven Mercedes S-Class town car that was purchased with physic...
by Dr. Wes on Jul 10, 2016

Pennsylvania Medical Society Spearheads Effort to End MOC Nationwide

Recently, the Pennsylvania Medical Society sent this letter to the executive vice presidents of all US state medical societies and many specialty societies regarding their vote of no confidence regarding the ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®...
by Dr. Wes on Jul 7, 2016

One Small Step

Here's the official final wording of the AMA House of Delegates' Resolution 309, Continuing Medical Education Pathway for Recertification adopted June 15, 2016: Resolution 309, Continuing Medical Education Pathway for Recertification, was adopted a...
by Dr. Wes on Jul 1, 2016

On Small Step

Here's the official final wording of the AMA House of Delegates' Resolution 309, Continuing Medical Education Pathway for Recertification adopted June 15, 2016: Resolution 309, Continuing Medical Education Pathway for Recertification, was adopted a...
by Dr. Wes on Jul 1, 2016

Heart Rhythm Society Waffles on MOC

On Thursday (yesterday), I received this notice from the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) concerning their stance on the American Board of Medical Specialty's (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) referendum at the recent AMA House of Delegates meeting...
by Dr. Wes on Jun 24, 2016

ABIM's Bedfellows

Right now, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a comment period that extends through 27 Jun 2016 regarding MACRA, the new payment scheme created by the health care industry, to pay physicians on the front line of health care. I en...
by Dr. Wes on Jun 22, 2016

Video: The Gory Details of ABIM Maintenance of Certification

The Pennsylvania Medical Society posted the presentations made at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on 13 Jun 2016 this morning (please see that link for all of the presentations made). I post just two of those presenta...
by Dr. Wes on Jun 18, 2016

Baron: "No Robust Evidence" for Maintenance of Certification

With the soft tinkling of gentle piano music playing in the background, Richard Baron, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the ABIM Foundation, published a video on 20 May 2016 attempting to justify the ABIM's...
by Dr. Wes on May 27, 2016

ABIM Remains Tonedeaf to Physician Concerns

Recently, Richard Baron MD, the President and CEO of the ABIM, circulated the following email request to a select group of physicians: (Click to enlarge) Like a resuscitation attempt that has continued for over an hour, the ABIM appears to want...
by Dr. Wes on Mar 23, 2016

Spotlight

I didn't watch the Academy Awards last night, but I had seen the movie "Spotlight." It's an inspirational movie that chronicles the efforts of the investigative journalism team by the same name at the Boston Globe that broke the worldwide Catholic...
by Dr. Wes on Mar 1, 2016

Skyrim – Marketplace in Riften (Photomontage)

My little Skyrim MOC, desaturated, in front of the “real” Riften marketplace. Skyrim © Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media Company Posted by Xenomurphy on 2015-03-21 10:03:12 Tagged: , lego , skyrim , riften , moc , bricks , elder , scrolls...
by web networkings on Feb 20, 2016

Furtgehn am Wochaend (19.02. – 21.02.2016)

Viel zu erleben gibt es am Wochenende – vor allem die Fans von Mundart-Musik und Trachten-Festln kommen dieses Mal ganz besonders auf ihre Kosten: die Starkbierzeit startet, und Ihr könnt z.B. zum Anstich im Museumsstüberl des Ok...
by Bayrische Quadratratschn on Feb 19, 2016

Furtgehn am Wochaend‘ (22. – 24.01.2016)

Faschingszeit ist Ball-Zeit – und auch an diesem Wochenende könnt Ihr wieder fleißig das Tanzbein schwingen! Wer lieber etwas "ruhiger" aktiv ist, kann sch auf der Yoga-Messe informieren und sogar gleich mitturnen. Und alle, d...
by Bayrische Quadratratschn on Jan 22, 2016

The ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Controversy a Year Later

It has been one year since the story of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely, and the $2.3 million Condominium appeared on this blog. It has been one year without answers to the many financial, conflicts of interest, and likely illegal tax dealings o...
by Dr. Wes on Dec 16, 2015

Edging Toward the Tipping Point

We've seen the "We got it wrong" messages." We've seen the "We're listening to our members" messages. We've seen the "changes" to board certification: from the change from permanent certification to time-limited in 1986, from dropping the requireme...
by Dr. Wes on Nov 29, 2015


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