Keep Your Eyes on The Pennsylvania Medical Society Debate on MOC


I ran across this post from the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and I thought I’d share it. Note the opportunity for readers to share opinions below the post. It’s a survey and I shared mine. At the time (which was this morning) there were only 3 responses. Click on the image to expand it to full […]

Treat Your Patients Right

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Earlier this week, I gave my usual lecture to the medical students about delirium and major neurocognitive disorder (the new name per DSM-5 for dementia). It’s similar to the one at this link. Only 4 students showed up. Oh well. I’ve taken to emphasizing my own experience with delirium many years ago, in the context of […]

MOC and the FOCUS Journal for Psychiatry: Yesterday and Today


So have you heard the latest about the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and their collaboration (or collusion depending on your perspective) regarding the newest wrinkle in the collection of CME activity transcripts for Maintenance of Certification (MOC)? This is a complicated story so bear with me. […]

Happy Anniversary to My Better Half!

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Hey it’s that time of year again, our wedding anniversary. This is when I take a break from harangues about my job to be mindful of the real treasure I have–my wife. Happy 37th!      

Attention, Medical Students! Article on Bedside Test for Delirium

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So this is really just an announcement to the medical students rotating through our psychiatry clerkship, although you’re all welcome to eavesdrop. I give the lecture on delirium and major neurocognitive disorder (the new DSM-5 term replacing “dementia”) and I recently learned of a new open-access article on a bedside screening test for delirium [1]. […]