PAMED Hosts Maintenance of Certification Discussion at AMA Annual Meeting

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018

MOC-Mtg-AMA-2018The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) once again hosted a gathering at the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago to discuss the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.

Scott Shapiro, MD, Chair of the Pennsylvania Delegation and PAMED Past President, facilitated the meeting which was held on June 11, 2018.

Nearly 100 people were present to hear from Frank McDonald Jr., MD, president of the Medical Association of Georgia, regarding his organization’s ongoing efforts to deal with the MOC process and their legislative successes.

Westby Fisher, MD, then outlined the results of a recent study which surveyed more than 7,000 physicians regarding the impact MOC has on them. Dr. Fischer also discussed possible next steps in dealing with the negative impacts of MOC. All speakers and participants emphasized the importance of and support for life-long learning.

Dr. Fisher is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Northshore University Health System, Evanston, IL and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago. He is also a co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America.

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  1. PAMED Staff | Jun 13, 2018
    Dr. Orehek, PAMED did not conduct the study and does not have the data. Please contact Dr. Wes Fisher, who's from Chicago and helped with the presentation. His blog is:
  2. Allen Orehek | Jun 13, 2018
    "results of a recent study which surveyed more than 7,000 physicians regarding the impact MOC has on them" - is the data available?

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