Opened on July 08, 2014
A PLEDGE OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ABIM’S MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):
- The American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program is onerous and provides little value
- There is no data that MOC improves patient outcomes
- The MOC modules are irrelevant busywork that reduce physician time for patient care.
- MOC is costly for physicians and has become a money-making enterprise for ABIM
- There is no public demand for MOC
- The existing Continuing Medical Education requirements are a preferred approach to life-long learning.
- To date, despite numerous calls for change, ABIM has not made meaningful changes to the MOC program
Therefore, I pledge not to participate in MOC unless significant changes are made to the program. If I have previously enrolled in MOC, I will boycott future enrollment unless significant changes are made to the program.
If you support this pledge, please send it to your colleagues and your hospital medical staff office for distribution.
Supported by Physicians for Certification Change
The Physicians for Certification Change (PCC) are board certified or board eligible physicians from all specialties who are concerned about the recent changes to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. Our goal is to influence certification organizations like the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to change their policy regarding MOC. We believe recent requirements are onerous, expensive and lack value. While we do not have complete agreement on every recommendation, most members of PCC believe MOC should be changed in the following manner: