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Certification Co-Design

Co-Design is an approach to changing board certification that treats diplomates as partners in shaping the program of the future. The American Board of Ophthalmology's Certification Co-Design Initiative will:

  1. EMPOWER practitioners, patients, and other certification stakeholders to engage in direction-setting activities.
     

  2. EXPLORE ideas for improvement by mining physician experiences and stakeholder insights. As part of the process, the Board will host live Diplomate Experience Groups, administer surveys, and offer webinars on a variety of certification topics. 
     

  3. DEFINE evidence-based, community-driven standards for professional achievement in ophthalmology. Your feedback will determine what it means to be a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
     

  4. DEVELOP goal-oriented learning, assessment, and improvement programs that are relevant, rewarding, and respectful of physician time and expertise. 
     

  5. TRANSFORM ideas into action by co-building a certification program valued by diplomates and embraced by the public.