On Sept. 27, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced that it and 24 Member Boards have launched an initiative to review the continuing board certification process – also known as maintenance of certification (MOC) – for physicians.
ABMS has shared these details about the initiative, which is expected to take approximately 12-15 months:
- Its planning committee will construct a 21-25 commission membership, which will include members from organizations like ABMS as well as public members.
- The first phase of the process will involve a comprehensive assessment of the current continuing board certification system. The commission will obtain feedback from stakeholders via various methods, including a national survey.
- The commission will hold hearings, share information with the public, and test and seek feedback on concepts and ideas during the process.
- Final recommendations will be submitted to ABMS and its Member Boards for consideration and implementation.
Read ABMS' press release here.
PAMED has taken a national leadership role to ensure a fairer Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process for all physicians. Learn more here.