Edward Lifshitz, MD
To the Editors: The American Board of Internal Medicine position paper (1) on mandatory recertification as a prerequisite for maintaining diplomate standing raised several interesting and valid points. As a recent graduate of medical school and an internal medicine residency, I certainly agree that a process must exist to ensure that physicians and internists maintain a high level of proficiency. The public has a right to know that the physicians they entrust with their medical problems are competent. Recertification as a prerequisite for maintaining diplomate status is a viable option.
My concern is with the physicians affected by the recertification
Lifshitz E. Time-Limited Certification. Ann Intern Med. ;114:432–433. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-5-432_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(5):432-433.
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