|April 2008 · Vol. 20, No. 04
COMMENT & CONTROVERSY
Readers speak out about Maintenance of Certification
“With these new MOC requirements, any ObGyn on the fence about quitting may be motivated to give it a try.”
“ABMS apparently does not trust professionals to uphold their self-pledged commitment to continuous self-improvement.”
“When will we physicians unite and fight all the decrees, regulations, etc., with which we are being bombarded?”
“Maintaining our cool with Maintenance of Certification,” by Robert L. Barbieri, MD
Dr. Barbieri’s February editorial triggered a robust response from readers outraged by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program established by the american board of medical specialties (ABMS). Not one writer articulated appreciation for the new requirements; the great majority aren’t maintaining their cool, and think that, taken as a whole, those requirements are a bad idea. Here are the letters we received about this issue.