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Maintenance of certification for radiation oncology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15890568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) recognizes that in addition to medical knowledge, several essential elements involved in delivering quality care must be developed and maintained throughout one's career. The MOC process is designed to facilitate and document professional development of American Board of Radiology (ABR) diplomates in the essential elements of quality care in Radiation Oncology and Radiologic Physics. ABR MOC has been developed in accord with guidelines of the American Board of Medical Specialties. All Radiation Oncology certificates issued since 1995 are 10-year, time-limited certificates; diplomates with time-limited certificates who wish to maintain specialty certification must complete specific requirements of the American Board of Radiology MOC program. Diplomates with lifelong certificates are not required to participate but are strongly encouraged to do so. Maintenance of Certification is based on documentation of participation in the four components of MOC: (1) professional standing, (2) lifelong learning and self-assessment, (3) cognitive expertise, and (4) performance in practice. Through these components, MOC addresses six competencies-medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice. Details of requirements for components 1, 2, and 3 of MOC are outlined along with aspects of the fourth component currently under development.
Authors:
Larry E Kun; Kian Ang; Beth Erickson; Jay Harris; Richard Hoppe; Steve Leibel; Larry Davis; Robert Hattery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0360-3016     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603616     Medline TA:  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
American Board of Radiology, Tucson, AZ 85711, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Certification / standards*
Clinical Competence / standards*
Education, Medical, Continuing / standards
Radiation Oncology / education,  standards*
Specialty Boards / standards
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