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In the News: Retina Today Spotlights Success of ABO Quarterly Questions Assessment Program

June 26, 2018

In the latest edition of Retina Today, Andy Lauer, M.D., who chairs the American Board of Ophthalmology’s (ABO) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, writes about new directions for ophthalmology’s lifelong learning and assessment program. As diplomate George A. Williams, M.D., explains in his introduction to the piece, “American

Board of Ophthalmology certification, and likewise MOC, is voluntary, but each offers an opportunity to help you put your best foot forward.”

 

In the article, Dr. Lauer explores how thousands of ophthalmologists are doing just that via the new Quarterly Questions program. He writes: “The Quarterly Questions program takes a longitudinal view of assessment rather than a 1-day snapshot every ten years. It combines micro-learning experiences with the ongoing evaluation of everyday ‘walking-around knowledge’ in ophthalmology. Inherent in the design of the Quarterly Questions program is the need to keep the content contemporary and relevant for the practicing ophthalmologist. Because medical knowledge grows quickly and practice patterns change, subject matter experts develop new questions annually to stay in step with the evolution of medical practice.”

 

Click here to read the full article and learn more about Quarterly Questions.

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