2) New Board Certification program shows innovation and great promise
Quarterly Questions is a pilot program being tested by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) as an alternative method for assessing the knowledge of practicing board certified ophthalmologists for MOC (Maintenance of Certification).
The program, currently optional for all diplomates, uses a longitudinal assessment model to analyze diplomate performance over time. If the pilot is successful, the new program may replace the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK) examination.1
As a board certified ophthalmologist and ABO diplomate, I am currently using the pilot program and find it to be fantastic. I encourage all board certified ophthalmologists to consider utilizing it in their maintenance of certification.