Letter to the editor: MOC process onerous, expensive

A reader objects to the time and expense of the certification process.

I feel the maintenance of certification (MOC) process has become too onerous and expensive. It started (American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) with the recertification examination every 10 years. Then they added CMEs Types I and II every year for a 10-year cumulative. Now there are practice improvement projects and other expensive, time-consuming requirements. Oh, and there is a yearly fee for participating.

I just took, and passed, my last recertification exam. I plan to be retired by the time it comes around again.

Dennis A. Ice, MD

 Amarillo, Texas