Feedback to ABMS on MOC Now!

Nigella declared today Red Pants Revolution for Lifelong Learning Day.

By now most board-certified psychiatrists have received the ABPN Letter to Diplomates letter announcing its suggestion to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to make the controversial Part IV of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) optional. It’s a major step forward and it follows the American Psychiatric Association (APA) letter, ABPN-Letter (1) sent ABPN only days […]

If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now

Dr. Jim Amos, Medal of Irony

I left a comment on the March 17, 2015 Psychiatric Times article “ABIM Finally Gets It Right” by Sidney Weissman, MD, and it should make us all wonder what is the real worth of board certification, let alone Maintenance of Certification (MOC). You can get the same message from Dr. Wes in his post “Money for […]

Survey on The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons

NBPAS logo

By now a lot of physicians are aware of the newly launched alternative board, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS). I think doctors should check it out and talk it over with their hospital credentials committee and other administrative officers. You might be surprised at what you hear. You could find out that Maintenance […]

Delirium and Major Neurocognitive Disorder for Medical Students: Presentation Shortcode


Here’s an update on the delirium and dementia (oops, I meant major neurocognitive disorder as per DSM-5) lecture for medical students using WordPress Presentation Shortcode. It’s not the same as PowerPoint–but close. I didn’t use bullets because then you’d have to click the navigation arrows each and every time for each separate bulleted line. We […]

Kick SPOT And MOC Down the Road?


So I heard about The ACLU and the NYCLU taking the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to court recently to obtain documents about the controversial airport screening program called  Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT. It is widely criticized as promoting racial profiling and for having no evidence of effectiveness at identifying terrorists. It’s been controversial for a […]