Explore the latest in CME/MOC, including advances in CME formats and technologies and specialty board MOC policies and practices.
In this narrative medicine essay, a 51-year-old physician explains her decision to quit her private practice to begin a 1-year specialty fellowship.
This surgical innovation article describes the use of simulation-based clinical rehearsals to help surgical teams carry out complex or high-risk surgical procedures with fewer complications.
This study uses American Board of Surgery data to assess the association between maintainence of certification in general surgery and loss-of-license actions after expiration of the initial 10-year certification among general surgeons.
This study investigates the video quality and creator qualification of YouTube videos about facial plastic surgery procedures.
This Viewpoint proposes a framework for thinking about outcomes of continuing medical education (CME) activities, including identification of professional practice gaps and improvement of clinical competence, clinician performance, and patient and community health outcomes.
This Viewpoint discusses efforts by the ACCME and AMA to develop new rules that allow physicians to collect continuing medical education credits using new technologies and in a streamlined way.
This essay relies on the metaphor of the erosion of shorelines to guide medical students, residents, and physicians to understand the reshaping through the erosive forces inherent with the professional formation of a medical career.
This Viewpoint discusses Texas’ 2017 Senate Bill 1148, which restricts the use of maintenance of board certification as a credential for hospital privileging, and implications of the legislation for physician self-regulation.
This study investigates fees charged to physicians for certification examinations and finances of the American Board of Medical Specialties member boards.
This study assesses an online activity for practice assessment and its ability to help dermatologists and dermatopathologists meet maintenance of certification requirements.
This study compares the frequency of of medical conditions covered by questions on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM’s) Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination with the frequency of conditions seen in general internal medicine practice.
This Viewpoint discusses origins of physician dissatisfaction with the maintenance of certification programs and how physicians, specialty boards, and others are working to evolve the programs toward processes of certification more relevant to contemporary practice.
This Viewpoint discusses conflicts of interest associated with continuing medical education and proposes strategies to address their influence on continuing medical education activities.
This JAMA Professionalism article uses the example of a 70-year-old physician who has concerns about his performance to discuss physician aging and its relationship to competency in clinical medical practice.
This Viewpoint discusses the evolution of the Maintenance of Certification Program and its focus on professionalism, lifelong learning and self-assessment, ongoing knowledge assessment, and improving professional practice.
This Viewpoint proposes changes at the national, state, organization, leader, and individual levels to address and prevent physician burnout.
This observational study describes an international competency-based training paradigm for hernia surgery in underserved countries.
This Viewpoint discusses the inadequacy of current physician performance assessment and suggests a framework to improve assessment.
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