Legislative action at the level of state medical societies to end requirements for participation in the unproven American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) /American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program is moving ahead swiftly nationwide. Draft proposals for language for resolutions to end MOC at both state and federal levels can be found here (state - Word file - Enter your state name/medical society name at asterisks as appropriate) and here (federal - pdf file draft copy). BOTH are important.
I would encourage all working physicians to adapt these proposals presented by Ellen McKnight, MD of the Florida Medical Association and present them to your state medical society/association so they may be adopted whole or in part.
Together, working physicians can end this unnecessary requirement imposed unilaterally by members of the ABMS, ABIM, and collaborators within the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Wes Fisher, MD