This was a piece from 12/16/14 in the NYT Op Ed section titled Stop Wasting Doctors’ Time: Board-Certification Has Gone Too Far
After spending thousands of dollars taking certification exams and keeping up in the medical field (journals, courses, online, CMEs etc.)… sometimes it really does make you wonder about the utility of another exam. Standardized exams don’t happen in the real “clinical” world… It should be enough that we are earning CMEs to stay up-to-date. Enough already. Does the president take an exam every 4 years to test his/her knowledge? What about lawyers? Politicians?
Eager to know your thoughts….