This is just a short thank-you post for all those who’ve signed the petition to uphold the principle of lifelong learning and oppose Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/iowa-medical-society-house-of-delegates/. The list of names, to which the latest additions are Merry De Leon and Roslyn Seligman, is more than just signatures on a petition. It’s a roll call of paladins who stand by each other in defense of the right of doctors to preserve the pursuit of excellence, not just competence.
It isn’t so much about opposing MOL. It’s more about physicians taking back the honor and the labor to champion the cause of continuously honing our skills, knowledge, and reflecting on our pledge to patients. This is a charge no regulatory body has the right to usurp from doctors.
This list of paladins is short because there will always be only a few brave souls to stand on principle.
James P. Bodnia
Susan P. Nelsen
Rebecca M. Twersky-Kengmana
Merry De Leon