This Viewpoint discusses the changing roles of state medical boards from inception and their importance to physicians and society.
This Viewpoint discusses structuring practice environments with incentives and motivators of professionalism to help physicians accomplish the Triple Aim of better health, better health care, and lower cost.
This Viewpoint discusses the potential enhancements to medical professionalism made possible through effective work with accrediting and certifying organizations.
This Viewpoint discusses use of a shared governance model for undergraduate medical education as a framework for ongoing professional development of physicians.
This Viewpoint by Ezekiel J. Emanuel discusses how becoming better managers will make physicians better medical professionals.
In this Viewpoint, Nasca discusses the responsibility of the medical profession to ensure accountability in graduate medical education (GME).
This Viewpoint considers the need for medical education to refocus training from physician self-focus to shared responsibility in the delivery of care that may expand beyond the traditional parameters of oversight by specialty.
This Viewpoint describes the role of board certification in collective professional self-regulation, current challenges, and future directions.
This Viewpoint discusses recent controversy involving the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program and their plans for the future.
This Viewpoint discusses the maintenance of certification for physicians and the obligations involved, which are mainly unrelated to direct patient care, teaching, or research.
This Viewpoint describes how the continuous process improvement strategies of manufacturing industries can help physicians drive efforts to improve quality and enhance innovation.
This Viewpoint describes problems with the continuing medical education delivery system and outlines actions that can lead to critically needed reform.
This Viewpoint describes the current fragmentation of quality and value metrics and the importance of relating quality measurement to patient outcomes and the costs of delivering care.
This Viewpoint discusses the 4 key elements—clinical governance, management capabilities, clinical performance information transparency, and appropriateness of of financial incentives—of large group practice models to preserve successful physician self-regulation in the employment setting.
This Viewpoint proposes that expanding fiduciary duty to leaders of health-related businesses can help leaders meet the challenges of caring for not only the corporation and shareholders but also the patients and medical professionals.
This Viewpoint discusses challenges faced by US physicians as a result of major changes in medical practice.
This Viewpoint discusses challenges that the United Kingdom has faced regarding the regulation of physicians in the wake of serious failures in health care.
This Viewpoint discusses use of medical self-regulation in Canada as a means of ensuring physician competence and professionalism.
This Viewpoint discusses professional regulation of medicine through private sector organizations, laws, and the government and the call for personal commitment to self-regulate by physicians.
This systematic review reports evidence related to the diagnosis and management of achalasia, focusing on phenotypic classification pertinent to therapeutic outcomes.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the most recent US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults.
This Medical Letter review summarizes a new fixed-dose combination antiviral for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection.