ABMS Vision Initiative: Commission on the Future of Continuing Certification
Track: Credentialing Innovations
In 2018, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which represents 24 board certifying physicians to practice in a medical specialty, convened an independent commission of physician and non-physician stakeholders to review and make recommendations for the future of recertification programs for physician specialists. After a year of testimony and deliberations, the Commission delivered its report to the ABMS Board of Directors in February 2019. This session will describe the political crisis that led to the initiation of an independent review; the core findings of the Commission; and the recommendations that will transform the experience and impact of physician specialty recertification over the next five years.