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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvfWdsFQysA 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 … Continue reading AMA HOD Resolution to Oppose MOC and MOL for the Red Pants Revolution?

Maintenance of Certification Blues: All About Respect

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0 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 … Continue reading Maintenance of Certification Blues: All About Respect

Change My Way of Living?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-vo90v5KNA 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 - … Continue reading Change My Way of Living?

Delirium and PTSD from the ICU Experience

Nightmares After the I.C.U. - NYTimes.com Diaries Aid Mental Recovery - NYTimes.com 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 … Continue reading Delirium and PTSD from the ICU Experience

I Know What You Don’t Want

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDR7pjOuIo4 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]. … Continue reading I Know What You Don’t Want

Pointing Fingers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbH465t6tcA My AMA MorningRounds had an interesting item about a survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in which most physicians point fingers at someone else about the cause of the high cost of medicine, JAMA Network | JAMA | Views of US Physicians About Controlling Health Care Costs. How about  a … Continue reading Pointing Fingers

“We Need a Journal of Practical Psychiatry”, He said…

The other day one of my residents remarked that "We need a Journal of Practical Psychiatry," or something like that in order to more effectively guide psychiatrists in the every day clinical world in which we practice, specifically consultation psychiatry. He doesn't have anything against theory or research psychiatry. I tend to agree with him. … Continue reading “We Need a Journal of Practical Psychiatry”, He said…