Participation in Maintenance of Certification is a reality for the majority of board-certified physicians in the United States. It consists of 4 parts that focus the attention of participants on knowledge assessment, practice performance, communication skills, and patient safety. This continuing medical education article reviews the development and possible future of the program, data regarding Maintenance of Certification, what is currently not known about Maintenance of Certification, and how to navigate the requirements for dermatologists.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Key words : American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Medical Specialties, dermatology, Maintenance of Certification, Maintenance of Licensure
Abbreviations used : AAD, ABD, ABMS, ACGME, CME, CMS, FSMB, IOM, MOC, MOL, PQRS, SMB
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| Dr Stratman is the principal author of the patient safety module currently used in Maintenance of Certification, participates in program development for the Skin Disease Education Foundation Maintenance of Certification self-assessment program, and is a Director of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr Horn is the Executive Director of the American Board of Dermatology (a salaried position) and an officer with patent holdings in Type IV Technologies (Little Rock, AR), a company centered on immunotherapy for warts.