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Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)

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Westby G.  Fisher, MD, FACC

Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.

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Dealing With the Ol' ABIM Soft-shoe
Resolution 607 from the AMA House of Delegates, passed in June 2016, stated: "Whereas, The ABIM Foundation uses the income of the $56 million for internal salaries, dubious research which consistently publishes data in support of MOC, and approxima...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Getting Behind the Iron Curtain
Thanks to all the physicians that have completed the MOC Survey so far. There has been an impressive outpouring of physician responses so far with many thousands of physicians responding to date. But we are not done. As most of us are aware, numerou...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Monday, February 12, 2018

Vetting the ABMS "Vision Initiative Commission"
"Society cedes to the medical profession the privilege of self-regulation based on 3 assumptions: the assumption of expertise, altruism, and self-scrutiny. Among other responsibilities, self-regulation requires the profession to establish the means o...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, February 8, 2018

ZDoggMD Interviews Paul Teirstein, MD on MOC®
Great fun! (With a purpose.) -Wes PS: A survey of Board-certified practicing physicians regarding MOC® is still being conducted. If you have not done so already, please complete the survey here....
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, February 3, 2018

How Family Medicine Physicians' MOC® Data Are Used Without Their Permission
James Puffer, MD, the President and CEO of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), gives an account of some of the ways the ABFM uses diplomate data collected from various sources, including their "continuous certification" program in the Wint...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, February 2, 2018

MOC® and the Gaslighting of America's Physicians
For the past several years as I (and others) have uncovered the corruption and the profit-driven nature of the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) program, I've had a growing sense of professional ennui ...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

MOC Survey Update
The MOC survey, sponsored by Practicing Physicians of America, continues to be completed by a wider and wider physician group across the United States and US territories. Every single state and US territory have physicians who have contributed so far...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Collecting Practicing Physician Perceptions of Board Certification
An important new survey was launched today to gather information needed to provide strong, data-backed, counter arguments to the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association that continue to advertise their lucrative...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Friday, January 12, 2018

In JAMA: MOC® Denounced
This week in JAMA, the ABIM and the entire ABMS member board structure received scathing repudiations in letters from Carlos J Cardenas, MD, President of the Texas Medial Association, and Bradley D. Freeman, MD from the Department of Surgery at Washi...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Saturday, January 6, 2018

ABMS/ABIM MOC Controversy: 2017 Year-in-Review
As we say goodbye to 2017, we say goodbye to a year of unprecedented exposure of the interconnected workings of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and its member organizations, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), t...
Dr. Wes (IM/Cardiology)
Sunday, December 31, 2017

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