Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Critical Review of the ABIM Knowledge Check-In Program

This video is a first attempt at something new. I look forward to your thoughts. (Yes, as always, the comments are open).



As a professional physician who has devoted his whole life to helping others, the introduction of the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) latest iteration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC), called "Knowledge Check-in," is maddening. Knowledge Check-in continues the humiliating and embarrassing pre-test body search (now in the comfort of our own home or office), higher fees, and (as I review in the video above) places physicians at a very high risk of identity theft. Having doctors acquiesce to this nonsense every two years just so they can keep doing their job shows how low the independent non-profit ABIM (and all other American Board of Medical Specialty member boards that subscribe to this approach) will go to keep their cash flow going. They're not "listening" to physicians as they promised, they're using a classic strongman approach to market physicians as "cheaters" before caregivers, just as before.

If you feel as upset as I do that this is no way to perform physician education, please join our effort to end this costly and unproven re-certification program nationwide for all subspecialties by contributing to our GoFundMe page.

-Wes

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