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December 22/29, 2004

Physician Specialty Board Certification—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(24):2972-2974. doi:10.1001/jama.292.24.2974-a

In Reply: We agree with Dr Bailey that certification is a heterogeneous term and certifying bodies outside of ABMS do exist, some with and some without rigorous evaluation processes. The strength of the ABMS is that all member boards commit to a rigorous, unified approach that is open to public scrutiny, and the standards extend beyond tests of cognitive knowledge.1 These are key features of the profession meeting its public responsibility and accountability.

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