Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A new wave in the uprising against maintenance of certification (MOC)
R. Mack Harrell, MD, president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), told Medpage Today that MOC in its present form must change and the status quo will not be tolerated. He and other internal medicine leaders attended an internal medicine summit last month in which they outlined their objections to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). A leader of the ABIM who was present said he'd take it back to the board. According to Dr. Harrell multiple subspecialty leaders are aligned with this effort and if a satisfactory answer is not forthcoming from the board they will begin work to develop alternative means to recognize doctors' efforts in lifelong learning.