What is the ABO’s vision for board certification?
Dr. Bartley explains, “About one-third of our diplomates hold non-time-limited (so-called “lifetime”) certificates. All ABO directors participate in MOC, and we hope that our colleagues who hold non-time-limited certificates will join with their younger colleagues and enroll in the Quarterly Questions program. This would be an admirable demonstration to their patients that they support the idea of life-long learning and accountability.”
With the successful Quarterly Questions program in place, the future is bright for board certification standards and self-regulation in ophthalmology. The strong leadership in the ABO should be commended for their tireless effort to continue to provide the highest level of professional standards for ophthalmology and being the leading example for all certifying specialty boards in medicine.
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Special thanks to Dr. Bartley and Meghan McGowan from the ABO for their contributions to this article. —Dr. Mali