The usual response is that the new requirements are too "confusing." Here, Dr Knoll offers his suggestions and advice?
Q: I'm a psychiatrist in who got board-certified in 1998 and re-certified in 2008. I'm still very unclear about how to fulfill all the new MOC requirements (for re-certification in 2018). None of my colleagues have any idea. The usual response is that the new requirements are too "confusing." Can you offer suggestions or advice?
A: Having re-certified on 2 different boards, I can tell you this:
•Most, if not all of the information one needs can be found on: www.abpn.com.
•One may set up what is called an "ABPN physician folio" - which they describe as a single source for info pertinent to one's personalized MOC requirements. It includes an "MOC activities tracker" that gives one a view of requirements and timelines.
•Finally, if one re-certifies more recently, the ABPN has been sending out a personal MOC activities calendar. I just received one after recertifiying in forensics. It outlines what I am supposed to do, and gives timelines for completion.