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Author's view of MOC unrealistic
I believe the article "Maintenance of certification [MOC] has value for physicians and their patients," (Viewpoint, October 25 issue) is out of touch with reality.
There are other ways to participate in a "peer-developed, externally validated system," such as the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program of the American College of Physicians or the Endocrine Self-Assessment Program of the Endocrine Society, which are both fractions of the cost of MOC.
Author Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, says the MOC process is unproven due to its "relative youth." However, voluntary recertification was started in …
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Publication information: Article title: Talk Back. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Medical Economics. Volume: 89. Issue: 24 Publication date: December 25, 2012. Page number: 12+. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 23, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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