ABIM Response to the Petition Opposing MOC Changes

I can’t say I’m surprised by the response from ABIM to the petition opposing MOC changes. It now has more than 10,500 signatures and the number will probably continue to grow. And I can almost feel the pain of “Dr. M.W.”, the cardiologist who wrote the only comment  I could see at around 10:00 AM this morning. He will never forgive. I’m sure there’ll be others before the day is out.

At the risk of sounding defeatist, I’m not sure what response anyone expected from the ABIM to this very large groundswell of what I consider constructive and reasonable opposition to a process which elicits a species of fear and loathing impossible to ignore since the inception of this misguided attempt by the boards to regulate what physicians can best achieve by engaging in reflection from the inside out.

The response saddens me, but does not shock me. I’m disappointed but hardly wounded because that requires my acceptance of the authority of those who turned a deaf ear to my indignation.

I’m convinced most of us saw this coming. I’m disgusted but not beaten. I can hardly be appalled because I would have to be astonished to suffer that.

This might lead some to wonder what I’ll do with my own petition opposing MOL in Iowa.

churchill never give upIt stays right where it is, for anyone to sign. And I will take it to the Iowa Board of Medicine when I have my paltry 100 signatures, if I ever get them. And I will present it to my state legislators who asked me what Iowans want–and what they don’t want.

I will never give up. I will never forgive.









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