Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Oh, doctor, we have to run a test on you


Doctors certified in the 1990s must pass a test every six to 10 years to keep their licenses.

Some, in 147 specialties, for the first time since leaving med school, must retest.

Older doctors were “grandfathered in” (strangely appropriate). Now they are being urged to retest voluntarily.

Studies show what doctors think they know is not really what they know and does match what they do.

One cardiologist said he is doing things that came along way after he went to med school.

Some docs already say the tests are not good. Others may retire.

I think this is good—when my dad was practicing, they had continuing medical ed. Are those luxury weekends hosted by drug companies all that passes for that now?

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