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Majority of consumers interested in cosmetic proceduresAlmost seven in 10 consumers surveyed recently expressed interest in undergoing a cosmetic procedure, which is twice as many who considered such treatments in 2013, according to findings released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
New Board Certifications Show Increasing Complexity of PharmacyBPS has been adding more board certifications—but they're not done yet.
MOC: A view from the trenchesOne physician says the time to protest MOC mandates is now.
AACS seeks cosmetic facial fellowship directorsThe AACS is actively seeking out qualified fellowship directors. Candidates must be a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the AACS.
POLL: Primary care physicians say MOC does not make them more effectivePhysicians are highly unsatisfied with the maintenance of certification process and question its efficacy, according to an exclusive reader poll
Editor’s choice for the most important stories of 2014This past year brought us some very interesting stories. I couldn’t limit myself to only five choices, so I give you six of my favorite stories from 2014.
2014 Annual Issues & Attitudes Survey
2014 Annual Issues & Attitudes SurveyFor the second year, Contemporary Pediatrics has surveyed a subset of our readership of approximately 56,000 US pediatricians about the issues you are confronting on the front lines of providing healthcare to children.
Letters to the editor
Maintenance of Certification must go: One physician's viewpointA critic of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) explains why the costly program burdens physicians.
Opinion: The unintended consequences of optometric board certificationThe NBEO has made both an obvious and a very courageous decision to embrace its certification as board certification in general optometry. Obvious in that more than 10,000 ODs already represent themselves to be board certified by the NBEO to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) and subsequently to the health plans that rely on CAQH for credentialing. And it was courageous, as I’m certain the NBEO faced opposition to its action.