I suspect that rating was made by a disgruntled ABPN applicant or candidate.
Second, this potential problem with patient-rating systems is exactly why the ABPN has argued against and has no intention of including those ratings as part of any public reporting on the status of diplomates' performance in its MOC program.
At the same time, ABPN
will ask the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to begin developing guidelines for residency training in epilepsy.
The fourth edition of this study guide for Part II of the ABPN
Examination is designed for psychiatry candidates who are either preparing for their boards or have already failed the exam and must retake it.
The ABPN is still working out the details of the self-assessment activities and performance-in-practice modules, including how to provide the tools for ABPN diplomates to fulfill these components.
She advised board diplomates to continue to visit the ABPN Web site at www.
Among other requirements, starting with the 2010 examination year (applications for which are due in 2009), diplomates of the ABPN will be required to have completed at least one major self-assessment activity over the 10-year cycle.
It consists of six tests containing questions, answers, and explanations, including two new tests with 150 questions each in this edition, as well as 20 vignettes with an additional 160 questions, to reflect the new format for the ABPN
Finally, he proclaimed: "The ABPN is continually looking for more ways to improve its relevance and flexibility and to reduce the burden it places on our busy diplomates.
The ABPN had told me that even though I recently had recertified in geriatric psychiatry, it would be invalidated if I did not recertify in general psychiatry in a year's time.
C Psychiatry and Neurology board exam review courses specifically designed for ABPN
Since 1935, when its first examination was delivered, the ABPN
has been serving the public interest and promoting excellence in the practices of psychiatry and neurology through its certification and maintenance of certification processes.