Thursday, March 13, 2014

ASA rejects open discussion of recertification at the annual meeting 3 years in a row!

Sent this to ASA leaders in response to the refusal to even discuss Recertification among the membership-no surprise there!
As you both have probably noticed, the open pro-con discussion on MOC proposed for this year and to which you wer agreed to participate, has now for the third year been disallowed by the ASA leadership. I am wondering very loudly WHY? If the AMA was openly discussing this matter in Chicago this past summer and formulating resolutions regarding this matter, discontent is mounting in the media and the NEJM's poll in 2010 already demonstrated strong opposition-just why should the ASA (which was forced down this road by the ABMS and ABIM) is so reluctant to talk in open session among the membership?
Thoughts?
Paul
Clinical decisions. American Board of Internal Medicine maintenance of certification program--polling results.
Kritek PA, Drazen JM.
N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 15;362(15):e54. doi: 10.1056/NEJMclde1003227. No abstract available.
PMID: 20393173 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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Clinical decisions. American Board of Internal Medicine maintenance of certification program.
Levinson W, King TE Jr, Goldman L, Goroll AH, Kessler B.
N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 11;362(10):948-52. doi: 10.1056/NEJMclde0911205. No abstract available.
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Thank you for your interest in the ASA Annual Meeting, October 11-15, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. The review process has been completed and we regret to inform you that your Point-Counterpoint entitled Does Board Recertification Do More Harm Than Good? was not accepted.
ASA received many high quality submissions, but given the limitations of time and space, regrettably not all can be accepted.
Thank you very much for submitting your Point-Counterpoint. We hope that you will consider the ASA Annual Meeting as an appropriate forum for future presentations.

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