Lifelong Learning and Question 31 on the Physician Survey for MOL

This is just a notice that the letters went out to all Iowa doctors from the Iowa Board of Medicine announcing the Physician Acceptability Survey for Maintenance of Licensure (MOL).  I just got mine. See my previous post about this.

The letter says in part:

“In the next few days you will receive an e-mail…with an Internet link to the online survey. Information collected in the survey will help the Board weigh the merits of a maintenance of licensure (MOL) system, which would more closely chart a physician’s participation in continuing medical education and professional development activities that are practice relevant and contribute to life-long learning…The survey will require aoubt 10 minutes to complete. Participants will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two 16 GB iPad mini with Retina display.”

How does that grab you? Dang; I already have an iPad with retina display.

My main incentive for completing the survey, as you well know, is to be sure to answer Question 31: “Please provide any additional comments you might have that are related to this survey or to your overall thoughts about MOL.”

I am all for life-long learning, as you also know. I have even gone so far as to wear red pants for the sake of life-long learning. Feast your eyes on this.Dr. Amos Red Pants Revolution

Remember to answer all the questions, especially Question 31. I think Iowa physicians can do without MOL 😉

Janeta-Tansey-2-14And now here’s some real lifelong learning from my one of my colleagues, Dr. Janeta Tansey, MD, Phd, psychiatrist and owner of Virtue Medicine who was part of an outstanding presentation on integrative medicine along with Lori Enloe, sponsored by the National Alliance on  Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson County. One thing Janeta mentions is that board certification might be on the horizon for integrative medicine as a medical specialty. I think it would be a shame if that ever gets dragged into the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) web.

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