Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) MOC requirement is focused on maintaining knowledge of new and important advancements in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Healthcare.
and ACOG suggested that the new statement would not be binding but failed to identify any w=ritten policy for determining which statements are binding.
Under current ACOG standards and ABOG
rules our hypothetical obstetrician situation is one that could occur in the near future.
and ABU are currently preparing for both a written and oral exam for the new subspecialty, and the first exams are likely to take place in 2013, Dr.
I am concerned that the actions taken by ACOG and ABOG
could result in the denial or revocation of Board certification of a physician whobut for his or her refusal, for example, to refer a patient for an abortionwould be certified," Leavitt continued.
In September 2013, ABOG
mandated that, with only certain limited exceptions, physicians seeking to maintain certification with ABOG
were prohibited from the treatment of male patients.
But certification itself, whether it's from ABOG
or the ACGE, doesn't always speak to the quality of the physician as a laparoscopist, said Dr.
She is Board Certified by ABOG
and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).
About 18 months ago, the American Board of Urology and ABOG
agreeed to make pelvic floor medicine a joint subspecialty.
This course is designed to help prepare the obstetrician/gynecologist for participation in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification examination Part I and to prepare the re-certifying physician for the ABOG
Representatives of the RRC, AGOG, ABOG
, and the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society presented their initial propositions (see sidebar) to the nation's residency directors at a special session of the CREOG/APGO meeting.
The proposal won unanimous support at last November's retreat on residency structuring, attended by representatives of ACOG, ABOG
, the RRC, and the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society.