Ophthalmologists are the third happiest group of physicians at work, according to a new Medscape report on physician burnout. A total of 39% of ophthalmologists who participated in the study said they were happy at their jobs. Only preventative medicine physicians (40%) and plastic surgeons (41%) ranked higher on the list. Among the lowest ranked specialties were internists (21%), emergency medicine physicians (21%), and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (19%).
A summary of the testimony shared at the two public meetings of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission) has been released and posted on the Vision Initiative website this month. The summaries capture the commentary shared by a range of stakeholders regarding their perspectives and experiences with continuing certification as well as exploration of opportunities for the program in the future.
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The American Board of Ophthalmology is now accepting sign-ups from up to 20 diplomates interested in piloting the development of a customized quality improvement project based on patient feedback for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) practice improvement credit. Here's how it works: Click here to register for the pilot. (Signing up now will not require you to complete the pilot. We just want to make sure we follow up with you to provide all the information and instructions y
The April Diplomate Survey is designed to collect diplomate insights and information that will allow the Board to better connect certification activities and actual practice. Once an ophthalmologist has achieved board certification, how can certification serve as a better resource and support tool for you as a practitioner? What are some ways you use your certification today? And how would you like to be able to use it in the future? #survey
Do you subspecialize or focus your practice on a particular area of ophthalmic practice? This month, the Board is interested in hearing your views about subspecialization. Whether you have completed a fellowship or are a comprehensive ophthalmologist, we would greatly appreciate learning your perspective. A quick 5-question survey on this topic can be accessed here. If you didn’t get a chance to complete the February survey about improving the ABO website, it remains availabl
This month, we’re asking diplomates to help us improve the ABO website—specifically, the features and functions of your Status Page on abop.org. Click the link below to take a brief survey about your experiences on the ABO website: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3333398/Website-Satisfaction-Survey Last month, we asked you about the professional achievement of board certification and heard from 275 diplomates. Though a majority (66%) of respondents viewed the ABO certificate as
Click the link below to participate in a short 5-question survey on professional achievement. The survey will take 1-2 minutes to complete and is completely confidential. Your responses will help improve board certification in ophthalmology. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3284757/Professional-Achievement-Survey #codesign #collaboration #feedback #survey
Thank you to the following diplomates (and to all those who did not enter their names) for completing the Job Analysis Survey. Please check your email (and possibly your junk mail folder) to retrieve your Starbucks e-card notification. The Job Analysis Survey is being conducted to update the knowledge standards used to assess board certified ophthalmologists. This survey is the first of many Co-Design activities in which diplomate input will be used to develop the certificati
The ABO invites you to complete the following surveys to update the knowledge standards used to assess board certified ophthalmologists. These surveys are the first of many planned Co-Design Activities in which your input will be used to construct the certification program of the future. From a best practices standpoint, conducting a Job Analysis Survey helps the Board to validate the importance, criticality, and relevance of core and subspecialty ophthalmic knowledge areas.