Survey Time!


OK, just a quick announcement; there’s a new Psych Practice blogger post with a fun one question survey about the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Finally, a respectable survey!: Psych Practice: Follow the Money: A One Question Survey Dig the new MOC survey! — James Amos (@jamostheelder) April […]

Three River Birch Trees


So I read Dr. George Dawson’s recent post  which got me thinking about the source of my own work ethic and what I’m going to retire to–instead of what I’m going to retire from.  Also, just so you know, my wife, Sena, told me enough is enough with the MOC posts for a while so […]

MOC A Job for Firefighters?

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Well, the recent debate about whether or not the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) plays a steering role in the SGR H 2 “Doc Fix Legislation” got me to thinking about what I’ve been telling medical students and residents lately about the realities they’ll face once they graduate and are out in practice, especially as it includes […]

Writing My Legislators About MOC

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I got a message from one of the medical students alerting me to the latest Newsweek MOC article. That’s right–I said “medical student,” which isn’t so surprising because he rotated through the psychiatry consultation service while I was on duty staffing it as faculty. He got an earful from me about MOC and how it […]

MOC Talk Movie and Updates

Nigella declared today Red Pants Revolution for Lifelong Learning Day.

So I updated the MOC Talk Video and it’s now a movie, though admittedly it’s essentially the same show aired on April Fools’ Day. However, it has a little noncopyrighted music, the powerpoint slide set is embedded (though it’s added rather than coordinated with the rest of the presentation), and one of the debaters has […]