Physician champions of MOC OCC MOL don’t participate.

Dear Colleagues:

After reading the open access article clearly documenting the widespread failure of ABIM executive and board members to participate in MOC: Buscemi D., Wang H., Phy M., Nugent K. Maintenance of Certification in Internal Medicine: Participation Rates and Patient Outcomes. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2012, 2: 19753 (which is available online at: http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp/article/view/19753/html ), I took a little time today and researched the MOC background of several chief executives of the ABMS and FSMB. I found that the new (ABMS) American Board of Medical Specialties president and chief executive officer, Dr Lois Margaret Nora, who began serving in the roles on June 29, offers her personal perspective at: Continue reading