Open Letter To The American Board of Medical Specialties On MOC

Today I had no secretarial support but soldiered on and finally mailed a letter in protest of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) to Dr. Lois Nora, MD, JD, MBA, President and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It’s a long enough read by itself so I don’t have much preamble except to say […]

Open Letter to ABPN Psychiatry Director: Hey, I’m Unhappy About The MOC

I learned yesterday of an article on Medscape titled “MOC: No Changes for Psychiatry, Neurology Anytime Soon.” MOC: No Changes for Psychiatry, Neurology Anytime Soon https://t.co/EYcBBRk8cX See upcoming letter to Dr. Lyness on my blog — James Amos (@jamostheelder) March 23, 2016 Registration is free to read the article, in which Jeffrey Lyness, MD, psychiatry director for […]

The MOC Controversy and the Seven Deadly Sins

I’ve noticed it’s getting harder to keep a sense of humor about the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) lately, especially since the publication of the 3rd Newsweek opinion piece by Kurt Eichenwald on the finances of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), “Medical Mystery: Making Sense of ABIM’s Financial Report.” You probably won’t get to read the […]

Lifelong Learning: Making Sure Ideas Live

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the results of Psych Practice Blogger’s survey on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and they’re finally in. Psych Practice: MOC Survey Results http://t.co/vZieg3yL76 What would you do? — James Amos (@jamostheelder) April 25, 2015 That survey is now closed and I decided to close […]

MOC Talk Movie and Updates

So I updated the MOC Talk Video and it’s now a movie, though admittedly it’s essentially the same show aired on April Fools’ Day. However, it has a little noncopyrighted music, the powerpoint slide set is embedded (though it’s added rather than coordinated with the rest of the presentation), and one of the debaters has […]