1) The ABMS is forcing an unwanted and monopolistic policy on all USA physicians. It is a world village. In the USA there are now multiple NON-ABMS Boards registered as non-profits as per this list from the 2011 990 registry THAT I HAVE FOUND. The ABPS is not event the largest and the ABMS boards all started small. Break the monopoly and form bonds with the other “independents” I know the AOA has “followed suit”with the ABMS, but if they were to go “independent” with a better program-this group alone could ultimately providxe the clinical “machine” to put the ABMS in the background-given the size and scope of THAT organization.
|gross reciepts||profits/revenue||Net assets|
|NON-ABMS AMERICAN BOARDS||(Millions)||(Millions)||(Millions)|
|D.O board||Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners||31.6||0.5||12|
|Podiatry board||PODIATRIC SURGERY||5.5||0.861||9.75|
|ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY||5.5||0.573||2.97|
|AAPS board||AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIAN SPECIALISTS||2.9||-0.224||2|
|COLON AND RECTAL||0.702||0.094||0.589|
|FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY||0.639||0.037||0.676|
|LOWER EXTREMITY SURGERY||0.236||-0.003||-0.026|
|HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY||0.184||0.022||0.06|
|PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY||0.03||0.002||0.094|
|totals non-ABMS/FSMB Boards||47.762||16.812||28.703|
2) Look at the attached document regarding the ENGLISH “board program” from the General Medical Council:How doctors should use the framework. You should use the framework to:reflect on your practice and your approach to medicine, reflect on the supporting information you have gathered and what that information demonstrates about your practice, identify areas of practice where you could make improvements or undertake further development, demonstrate that you are up to date and fit to practice.
3) Remember that the JCAHO ALSO ONCE had the exclusive mandate to regulate hospitals and now we have a Scandinavian corporation pushing into THIS US market and competing with “the Joint Commission”: http://confidenceconnected.com/connect/article/what_are_the_options_accreditation_alternatives_offer_more_options_for/