Maintenance of Certification and the Aging Neurosurgeon - American Board of Medical Specialties

This survey study (oral presentation) showed that most neurosurgeons , including those currently participating in MOC, grandfathered, and retired, felt that neurosurgeons aged 65 and older should undergo additional cognitive assessment, although most also felt that there should not be any mandatory cut-off age for practice. 42 percent believed that MOC should be tailored to gaining neurosurgeons. This survey work contributes to the practice considerations and needs of aging physicians and how MOC could be used to support those needs, while keeping patient safety paramount.

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