ABMS Commission to Rethink MOC

Late Monday the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) said it will be setting up a commission to recommend a way forward for continuing board certification — the much maligned MOC — that has been roiling the physician community for years. Initially,...

Ensuring Impartial Assessment in Recertification

At issue is whether work experience and continuing education/training ensure impartial assessment of continuing competence of certified persons, the emphasis being on impartial assessment.  ISO/IEC 17024 defines assessment as “process that evaluates a person’s...

ABIM IM-MOC examinations concordant with practice

A majority of questions from the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program were concordant with medical conditions seen in internal medicine practices, yet there were some discrepancies, indicating opportunities for improvement,...