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Board Certification

James C Blankenship, Wayne A Powell, Dawn R Gray, Peter L Duffy
Interventional cardiology has finally completed, after 26 years of advocacy, a professional hat trick: independent board certification, membership as a unique specialty in the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD), and recognition by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as a separate medical specialty. This article points out how these distinctions for interventional cardiology and its professional society, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), have led to clear and definite benefits for interventional cardiologists and their patients...
October 19, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Jon Hedgecock, P Christopher Cook, John Harrast, Judith F Baumhauer, Brian D Giordano
Hip preservation surgery encompasses various surgical procedures that have the goal of decreasing the progression of osteoarthritis, preserving normal hip function, and delaying the need for arthroplasty. These procedures can encompass arthroscopic, open, and combined techniques. This study investigated the trends and complications associated with open hip preservation surgery performed by candidates undergoing Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery examination. The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II surgeon case database was queried from the years 2003 to 2013 for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes related to open hip preservation surgery in patients 10 years and older...
October 18, 2016: Orthopedics
Steven L Clark, Emily Hamilton, Thomas J Garite, Audra Timmins, Philip A Warrick, Samuel Smith
BACKGROUND: Despite intensive efforts directed at initial training in fetal heart rate interpretation, continuing medical education, board certification/recertification, team training and the development of specific protocols for the management of abnormal fetal heart rate patterns, the goals of consistently preventing hypoxia-induced fetal metabolic acidemia and neurologic injury remain elusive. OBJECTIVE: To validate a recently published algorithm for the management of category II fetal heart rate tracings , examine reasons for the birth of infants with significant metabolic acidemia despite the use of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring and critically examine the limits of EFHRM in the prevention of neonatal metabolic acidemia...
October 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deepak Prakash Borde, Antony George, Shreedhar Joshi, Suresh Nair, Thomas Koshy, Uday Gandhe, Murali Chakravarthy
CONTEXT: Use of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has expanded in India. Despite attempts to standardize the practice of TEE in cardiac surgical procedures, variation in practice and application exists. This is the first online survey by Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia, research and academic wing of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA). AIMS: We hypothesized that variations in practice of intraoperative TEE exist among centers and this survey aimed at analyzing them...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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October 4, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
Shubhank Khare, Jolly Rohatgi, Manjeet Singh Bhatia, Upreet Dhaliwal
CONTEXT: Caregivers who assist persons with visual impairment often neglect their needs, resulting in burden and depression. Rehabilitation efforts, directed to the disabled, seldom target the caregiver. AIM: To assess burden and depression in persons caring for blind individuals. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in the outpatient department of a tertiary-level teaching hospital in New Delhi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Ethical Board approval was obtained and written informed consent too was obtained from the participants involved in this study...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Raymond C K Chan, Ya Wang, Yi Wang, Eric F C Cheung
OBJECTIVE: This is an invited paper for a special issue. The objective was to review history, educational and training pathways, licensure and board certification, practice and compensation, and unique aspects of, or challenges faced by, neuropsychology in mainland China. METHOD: Historical, scientific, and clinical literatures were reviewed and integrated. RESULTS: The history of neuropsychology in mainland China is traced back to the late 1930s...
November 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
J William Sparks, Mary Landrigan-Ossar, Amy Vinson, Jennifer Dearden, Andres T Navedo, David B Waisel, Robert S Holzman
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires medical training programs to monitor, track, and formally document a fellow's performance. If deficiencies are found, programs are expected to prepare and implement an effective plan of action for improvement and to ensure that graduates acquire the personal and professional attributes of an independent physician. We revised our evaluation policy and instituted a remediation protocol in 2008. Since that time, 130 pediatric anesthesia fellows have graduated...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Paul E Wallner, Anthony Gerdeman, Jennifer M Willis, Anthony L Zietman
Based on data obtained from clinical practice analysis (CPA) surveys performed in 2010 and 2013, and with input from its maintenance of certification (MOC) advisory committee, the American Board of Radiology (ABR) recognized that the changing nature of radiation oncology practice patterns warranted revisions of its MOC Part III cognitive examination. One significant revision was the introduction of a modular examination that allowed diplomates to select specific areas of clinical interest. The module-based items represented 30% (60 of 200) of total examination content...
May 7, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
Doug Bodin, Alissa M Butts, Christopher L Grote
OBJECTIVE: The United States appears to be the only country which typically requires completion of a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for one to be considered competent to practice clinical neuropsychology. We review the history of how this came to be in the United States. Further, we describe obstacles that postdoctoral trainees face during this stage of training. METHOD: We first describe the most significant events leading to the requirement of a two-year fellowship in clinical neuropsychology...
November 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Agnes S Chan, Sophia L Sze, Mei-Chun Cheung, Yvonne M Y Han
OBJECTIVE: To review the development, application, and value of neuropsychology, and the standard education and training pathway for neuropsychologists or clinical neuropsychologists in Hong Kong. METHOD: The information provided here was gathered via a literature review of the status of neuropsychology and the validity of commonly adopted neuropsychological tests in Hong Kong. Additional details were acquired via the internet about local tertiary education curricula and the related requirements, the availability of professional associations for licensure or board certification, and relevant statistics/surveys conducted by the government...
November 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Austin S Lam, Sarah K Wise, Raj C Dedhia
OBJECTIVE: To assess the practice characteristics of adult sleep otolaryngologists within US otolaryngology residency training programs. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey. SETTING: Otolaryngology residency training programs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Program directors from 106 otolaryngology training programs in the United States were contacted. Program directors were instructed to forward a survey to otolaryngologists within the institution who provided Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Otolaryngology Milestone Project feedback in "sleep-disordered breathing...
September 27, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Paula M Termuhlen, Albert H O-Yurvati, Joseph J Stella
In early 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine agreed to a memorandum of understanding describing a single accreditation system for graduate medical education in the United States. Although there are many benefits, such as consistent quality of graduate medical education, alignment of competency standards, alignment with policymakers' expectations, unification of voices on graduate medical education access and funding issues, and visibility of osteopathic medicine, there are also many challenges in creating a uniform system of graduate medical education...
October 1, 2016: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Jacob D Gire, Michael J Gardner, Alex H S Harris, Julius A Bishop
PURPOSE: There has recently been an increase in the number of fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons, raising concerns that the surgical experience of early career surgeons may be diluted. We sought to evaluate the change in complex trauma case volume of orthopaedic trauma surgeons sitting for Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons certification examination. METHODS: The case log data from all surgeons taking Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons examination over a 13-year period (2003-2015) was evaluated...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Laura E Fischer, Mara Snyder, Sarah A Sullivan, Eugene F Foley, Jacob A Greenberg
BACKGROUND: To obtain board certification, the American Board of Surgery requires graduates of general surgery training programs to pass both the written qualifying examination (QE) and the oral certifying examination (CE). In 2015, the pass rates for the QE and CE were 80% and 77%, respectively. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the University of Wisconsin instituted a mandatory, faculty-led, monthly CE preparation educational program (CE prep) as a supplement to their existing annual mock oral examination...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
J J Halford, A Arain, G P Kalamangalam, S M LaRoche, L Bonilha, M Basha, N J Azar, E Kutluay, G U Martz, B J Wolf, C G Waters, B C Dean
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the project is to determine characteristics of academic neurophysiologist EEG interpreters (EEGers) which predict good inter-rater agreement and to determine the number of EEGers needed to develop an ideal standardized testing and training dataset for epileptiform transient (ET) detection algorithms. METHODS: A three phase scoring method was used. In phase one, 19 EEGers marked the location of ETs in 200 30-second segments of EEG from 200 different patients...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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September 2016: Orthopaedic Nursing
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September 2016: Orthopaedic Nursing
Richard L Frierson, Kaustubh G Joshi
The clinical case conference has been a hallmark of undergraduate and graduate medical education for decades and affords attendees the opportunity to hear about interesting and difficult cases and to learn from a discussion of the complexities of diagnosis and treatment. In forensic psychiatry, the complexities in a case conference also extend to the formation of a forensic opinion. The application of the clinical case conference to forensic psychiatry has not been described in the literature, although many fellowship programs engage in this activity...
September 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Giustino Varrassi, Antonella Paladini
Professor Giustino Varrassi and Antonella Paladini speak to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Professor Giustino Varrassi is Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the LUdeS University, Valletta, Malta. He graduated at the Medical School of the University 'La Sapienza' (Rome, Italy) in 1973, and became board certified in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in 1976 and in Pneumology in 1978, both in the same Medical School. He is currently President of the European League Against Pain and of the Paolo Procacci Foundation, and is a founding member of both of these...
September 19, 2016: Pain Management
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