Family Physician Participation in Maintenance of Certification - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study examines the characteristics of family physicians that are participating in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Researchers found that over 90% of physicians eligible to participate in MOC are in fact participating. However, those that work in poor, underserved areas, graduated from an international medical school, or who are solo practitioners are more likely to allow for a lapse in certification. Additionally, researchers found that women are more likely than men to not have a gap in certification. Overall, this research shows that physicians are participating in the program in substantial numbers.

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