ABMS Endorses NPSF Call to Action
Announcements

ABMS Endorses NPSF Call to Action

As a reflection of ABMS’ commitment to advancing safe care and elevating patient and workforce safety as a core value, ABMS is among the early endorsers of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF’s) Call to Action: Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis and Patient Safety Requires a Coordinated Public Health Response issued during Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Building a Team-based Culture
Announcements

Building a Team-based Culture

While quality is a team sport and Board Certification is an individual pursuit, the two can align in a team-based culture, according to speakers at a session entitled Team-based Culture and Improvement in Continuing Certification at the 2016 Organizational QI Forum.

ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Adds Winthrop University Hospital
Press Releases

ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Adds Winthrop University Hospital

ABMS today announced that the Winthrop-University Hospital has joined the ABMS Multi- Specialty Portfolio Program. WUH physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program may now obtain ABMS Maintenance of Certification credit for participation in organizational quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. George Wendel on ABOG's MOC Pilot
MOC Updates, Videos

Dr. George Wendel on ABOG's MOC Pilot

Dr. George Wendel, Jr., Executive Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, talks about changes in its Maintenance of Certification program and how they benefit physician assessment.

ABMS Statement on the ACGME Revised Common Program Requirements
Position Statements

ABMS Statement on the ACGME Revised Common Program Requirements

ABMS recognizes and commends the ACGME for its work in creating and issuing the approved revisions to Section VI of its Common Program Requirements. ABMS endorses the new requirements as they go beyond a singular focus on clinical and educational work hours, and address other essential components necessary for training our country’s next generation of physicians.

Visiting Scholar Develops Objective Process to Measure Surgical Competence
Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholar Develops Objective Process to Measure Surgical Competence

Competence is difficult to define and even harder to measure. That is what Benjamin Wooster, MD, an orthopaedic surgery resident at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, learned when he undertook a study to determine if anatomic knowledge correlates with surgical competence as part of his ABMS Visiting Scholar research project.

ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Adds the American College of Cardiology
Press Releases

ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Adds the American College of Cardiology

ABMS has announced that the American College of Cardiology has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program. Under the program, ACC members who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program can now earn Maintenance of Certification Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for their involvement in selected ACC improvement activities.