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Observer Calls Oral Examination a "Model of Professionalism"


Ophthalmology Times recently published a guest editorial by James Lifton, MBA, a public member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Board of Trustees who observed the American Board of Ophthalmology's June Oral Examination.

In the editorial, which summarized his experience at the examination and his perceptions of the process, Lifton wrote that the Oral Examination, "offers a model of professionalism to ophthalmologists, most just beginning their careers...[p]hysician examiners look and act like the professionals they are, and that their younger colleagues can aspire to become."

Lifton is the founder and principal of Lifton Associates, LLC, an Illinois-based consulting firm that assists health care organizations in strategic and business planning, medical staff development, and governance. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, where he has been recertified, and is a frequent author and lecturer. Lifton received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and his Master of Science degree from Wayne State University.

Click here to read the editorial.

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