AMA HOD Resolution to Oppose MOC and MOL for the Red Pants Revolution?

This is just a quick post on what I might start calling the “Red Pants Revolution” regarding the commitment that doctors have for respect for patients and to the principle of lifelong learning though holding respectful opposition to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). I just sent the message below to the […]

Maintenance of Certification Blues: All About Respect

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is spreading further into academic medical centers where our psychiatry residency training program directors are now scratching their heads over how to implement the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Milestones project. The Milestones program is yet another pseudopodium of MOC. One of the Advisory Group members to the […]

Change My Way of Living?

I just read an article in the July 22, 2013 issue of American Medical News about the need for doctors to “brace” for the tide of job offers coming as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes hold of the American health care system, Physicians get many job overtures and should brace for more –  […]

Delirium and PTSD from the ICU Experience

Nightmares After the I.C.U. – Diaries Aid Mental Recovery – I just recently read the two New York Times articles above about delirium and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs). They are compelling stories of people who may suffer what can be the terror of being in […]

I Know What You Don’t Want

A friend sent me an article published in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology about Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure, written by Dr. E. Stratman and colleagues, entitled  “Maintenance of Certification in dermatology: What we know, what we don’t” in the July 2013 issue [1]. What […]