Letter to Dr Baron at ABIM on MOC status

From: Jonathan Weiss <mitiquin@me.com>
Date: May 28, 2014 at 8:50:28 PM EDT
To: request@abim.org
Subject: Re: Your ABIM MOC Status Report Exam Deadline Has Been Updated

Dear Dr. Baron,

On the one hand, little further clarification is needed, as the ABIM has seen fit to bombard me and all other diplomats with a tidal wave of informational emails (as well as similar info via the US mail). On the other hand, the current requirements of MOC are so convoluted that in all likelihood, no amount of informational messages could ever clarify what is inherently indecipherable.

No matter though. After being involved in MOC for over 20 years, all the while doubting it’s value, I had an epiphany after passing my most recent IM secure exam two summers ago that MOC is, in fact, worthless for front line clinicians such as myself and a money making scam for people like you. I have no intention of participating in MOC ever again.

You want feedback? MOC is BS, and as you are well aware from the enormous amount of ever increasing pushback the ABIM is receiving from doctors nationwide, the vast majority of docs in this country feel that way. There is nothing you could to do improve MOC’s value and relevance to me, short of scrapping it. It is inherently valueless and irrelevant, broken beyond repair.

Dr. Weiss

On May 28, 2014, at 8:26 PM, ABIM <request@abim.org> wrote:


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