Testing, testing: For doctors, it never ends
More physicians are finding that board recertification has evolved into a continuous certification process.
By Damon Adams, AMNews staff. Sept. 27, 2004.
Family physician Tony Golden, MD, has been through board recertification three times. He isn't sure he can stomach a fourth one.
"I've seriously questioned doing it again," said Dr. Golden, who practices in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Board-certified family physicians go through recertification every seven years, but Dr. Golden and other doctors are facing a new era in recertification. In 2000, medical specialty boards agreed to transition their recertification programs into maintenance-of-certification processes, which focus on continuous lifelong learning.
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