MOC, recertifications are ‘cancers’ doctors should rally against
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We are in the midst of a common sense revolution in the house of medicine.
On Sunday, March 6th, I will be presenting a resolution for a vote by the full membership of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to change the bylaws of the AAD to read that the organization is fully opposed to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and board recertification.
The old guard in the house of medicine put-in-place rules that do not apply to themselves by “grandfathering” in those older physicians who do not need to jump through the same extra hoops as themselves in order to remain board certified.
Having made themselves immune to the unfair and unjust systems of (MOC) and board recertification, the older leadership—which currently maintains a stranglehold on the power structure of medicine—will soon be replaced with a younger generation of physician tired of a system that has long ago sold out its young physicians for their own benefit.