The American Board of Internal Medicine is one of the institutions by which our profession monitors the competence of its members and thus guarantees to the public a certain quality of medical care. Certification by the Board is also a gateway to professional eminence and its economic advantages. Clearly, the Board's conduct of its role is of great importance for the profession and for the public. As with any institution of high place and responsibility, the Board is at risk for criticism of its policies and actions.
Recent criticisms of the Board have centered on two issues. The first is
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