Maintenance of Certification: Beauty Is in the Eyes of the Beholder - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article is a commentary on Baron and Johnson’s history of and rationale for the creation of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and recent changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Authors relate that many internists find the MOC process frustrating and highlight the ever-growing demands to already overburdened physicians. However, the authors also acknowledge program benefits, as well as the complexities and challenges associated with a comprehensive professional assessment program.

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