To the Editor Cook et al1 reported on their focus group study of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)– and American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)–certified physicians related to the current Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. As a permanently ABIM-certified physician who has voluntarily completed (successfully) the MOC process and as an internal medicine residency program director of 15 years and counting, I can say that the results were predictable.
Everett GD. American Board of Internal Medicine and Maintenance of Certification Standards. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1424. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1106