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    MOC: 84% of urologists dissatisfied with current process


    What should be done

    What should happen to MOC? Given a list of three choices, 69% of urologists said it should be done away with. Another 10% said it should continue but the cost should be lowered, and 3% favored keeping the program the way it is.

    Primary concern about MOC

    About 18% of survey respondents elected to fill in an “other” response to this question. Among their suggestions: continue MOC, but as a replacement or alternative to the every-10-year recertification process; revise MOC to better assess physicians’ knowledge; rely exclusively on CME and attendance at accredited CME meetings; streamline the process; test physicians on more general information; re-evaluate costs and content; change it to be more reflective of practice; and omit written testing.


    How the survey was conducted

    The Urology Times survey on maintenance of certification was conducted via email in June and July of 2016. Survey recipients, who were subscribers to Urology Times with email addresses on file, were required to indicate that they were a urologist before proceeding with the survey. A total of 419 qualified responses were received.

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    Richard R. Kerr
    Kerr is group content director for Urology Times.


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