From Medscape Special Reports

Special Report: ABIM and Maintenance of Certification

February 27, 2015

Physicians Are Outraged Despite ABIM Apology for MOC Mess
When the American Board of Internal Medicine had second thoughts about changing its maintenance of certification requirements, it ignited a firestorm of criticism. See what your colleagues had to say.

Three Thoughts on the ABIM Reversal--and a Message to the ACC
Dr John Mandrola reflects on the power of social media and the internet to effect real change and how this should prompt other organizations to deeply review their business-as-usual ways.

An Interview With Maintenance of Certification Dissenter: Paul Teirstein
Bob Harrington interviews Paul Teirstein about his petition against MOC and his proposed solution for lifelong physician learning.

ABIM Budges on Maintenance of Certification Program
Striking a humbler tone in the face of physician blowback, the American Board of Internal Medicine said it would ease up on several financial and course work requirements for MOC.

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Editor's Note

In one of the most vehement and emotional reactions recently, physicians spoke up against the expanded Maintenance of Certification requirements put forth by the ABIM. Physicians expressed their feelings about it, and many took action. Read "Physicians Are Outraged Despite ABIM Apology for MOC Mess."
- Leslie Kane, Director, Medscape Business of Medicine