What’s Up, MOC?

what's up doc

So I sent a message to the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) inquiring about the results of the Iowa Physician Acceptability Survey on Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). The IBM was supposed to have received the aggregate results in June. What’s up, Doc? I’ve been waiting for the results of the Iowa Physician Acceptability Survey on Maintenance […]

PRS 14-02 Opposing MOC Adopted by Iowa Medical Society Policy Forum

The Nigella Award

Well, I just found out the good news from the Deputy Executive Vice President, Administration of the Iowa Medical Society. My Iowa Medical Society Policy (IMS) Request Statement PRS 14-02 opposing MOC was accepted yesterday, September 25, 2014 by the Policy Forum with one amendment which was not material to the main issue and now reads: […]

Nigella Be With Us


Well, today is the Policy Forum for a variety of Policy Request Statements including my PRS 14-02: Support of Lifelong Learning and Opposition to Mandatory Maintenance of Certification (MOC). I’m on duty and unable to attend to give a verbal statement, but I’ve submitted my written statement. The meeting starts at 12:30 in room 5181 of […]

Quiz Time on Delirium in Critical Care!

Delirium in Critical Care

So this quiz is intended to elicit reader comments and questions because I have explanations for what I’ve set as the correct responses, which I’ll announce next week on Friday at which time the quiz will be closed. If you believe you understand why, then maybe all is well :) If you don’t agree, let […]

Professor Yahya Shehabi’s Talk: Missing Links in Diagnosing Delirium in ICU

Dr. Jim Amos, MD

This video about the missing links in diagnosing delirium is about two years old, but the difficult situation regarding research into this neuropsychiatric disaster that Dr. Shehabi describes in it continues today and some experts say that we’re at least a decade away from a true understanding of the pathophysiology of delirium. The talk could as […]