“Must-read” articles from the peer-reviewed literature play a pivotal role in the American Board of Ophthalmology’s (ABO) Quarterly Questions assessment program. Launched in 2017, the program measures “walking around knowledge” based on the things ophthalmologists see and do every day before challenging participants to use recent journal articles to build new practice-related knowledge. Each year, participants answer 40 knowledge-based questions and 10 article-based questions
In American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomate Dr. Joshua Mali's latest blog entry for Ophthalmology Times, he explores the new Quarterly Questions longitudinal assessment program. The program was adopted after a successful pilot run in 2017 as a replacement for the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK) Examination. Dr. Mali writes: With the successful Quarterly Questions program in place, the future is bright for board certification standards and self-regulati
UPDATE: Couldn't join us for the discussion? Download the slide presentation. Join American Board of Ophthalmology Directors at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting in New Orleans for an informational session in the Learning Lounge. "Beyond MOC: The Future of ABO Certification" will be held Monday, November 13th from 3:30-4:30 PM in Learning Lounge 1, Hall G, Booth 3847. The discussion will be led by ABO Directors Jane Bailey, M.D., Andy Lauer, M.D.
In a new blog post published by Ophthalmology Times, Florida diplomate Joshua Mali, M.D., highlights the American Board of Ophthalmology's Quarterly Questions Pilot Program as one of ophthalmology's top stories of the year. He writes: "As a board certified ophthalmologist and ABO diplomate, I am currently using the pilot program and find it to be fantastic. I encourage all board certified ophthalmologists to consider utilizing it in their maintenance of certification." Click
The American Board of Ophthalmology is pleased to announce three changes to the upcoming article-based portion of the pilot, which begins October 1 in Q4. The article-based portion requires reading five articles from a list of 15 options and answering two questions per article (a total of 10 questions). The Q4 article-based questions focus on the application of knowledge and will be different from the 40 core questions already provided. What’s Different? More Time: You will h
“Busy busy.” That’s the usual answer I get from my 82-year-old mother when I ask her how she is doing. One often hears the same refrain from colleagues who have retired, as they inexplicably find their schedules more crowded than when they were working. And it is a universal theme amongst the diplomates who have participated in the multiple focus groups we have conducted during the past several months. We had that truism in mind when we drafted our fourth mission-supporting p
Have you tried the American Board of Ophthalmology’s newest pilots for improving practice performance and assessing ophthalmic knowledge? Two optional programs are designed to help diplomates develop customized improvement projects and another works to build and measure current ophthalmic knowledge. More than 1100 of your colleagues have enrolled in one or more of these programs. Data-driven options for customizing improvement Over the 10-year cycle, every diplomate completes
Thank you to the 972 early adopters who helped the American Board of Ophthalmology to pilot our new Quarterly Questions program. In the first three months of this initiative, participants answered 17,626 questions related to comprehensive ophthalmology and provided valuable feedback that the ABO will use to improve the Quarterly Questions pilot. New questions for the third quarter of 2017 are now available at https://questions.abop.org. (If you haven’t explored this optional