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ASH Contends MOC Revision Process Falls Short

Tony Hagen @oncobiz
Published: Monday, Nov 09, 2015

David A. Williams, MD

David A. Williams, MD

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) said it is deeply unsatisfied with the findings of a task force that convened to review Maintenance of Certification (MOC) standards for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Richard Baron, MD

Richard Baron, MD

He said that ABIM is very interested in what stakeholders like the hematology community have to say about how to improve certification standards. Those groups know best what type of knowledge and skill are required for success in their professions, Baron said. “We need to talk to people practicing the discipline to get those answers. I think it’s reasonable for a group of hematologists to say that if you’re going to call yourself [a hematologist] there’s a minimum of core knowledge you need to have.”

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