How three boards are changing MOC Part III
The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part III examination process is experiencing changes within the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) specialty boards. Though some board-certified physicians are satisfied with their current MOC process, several boards have responded to physician concerns by making meaningful changes to learning and assessment that are transforming the way physicians stay up on the constantly evolving medical landscape. The American Board of Anesthesiology has recently initiated apilot —the MOCA Minute™ program—that could ultimately change their MOC examination process. The pilot enables physicians to take the exam over a longer period, one question at a time. Here are three other boards that are also changing that process to best fit their specialists ’ needs.ABD exam prep and format gets a reboot In an effort to emphasize the learning experience, the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) selected a comprehensive item pool representing the expected breadth of knowledge of practicing dermatologists that is delivered as modules. All examinees take the general dermatology module, which consists of 100 clinical images designed primarily to assess diagnostic skills. Then, each examinee chooses from 50-item subspecialty modules in medical dermatology, dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology or dermatologic surgery. Six months before the exam, the ABD publishes a list of diagnoses that the general dermatology clinical images will be drawn fro...
Source: AMA Wire - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news
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