LETTERS

Enough is enough

 

Fam Pract Manag. 2005 Mar;12(3):14-19.

To the Editor:

After 23 years of practice and fourboard exams, I feel despair about the new maintenance of certification process. Why do we want to further complicate our already stressed lives? Is it not enough to comply with the old recertification requirements, in addition to completing 150 hours of CME every three years? I say enough is enough!

We should concentrate on more pressing issues such as maintaining control in decision making in the context of intrusions by insurance and government organizations, addressing the malpractice crisis, and ensuring that our patients have access to affordable prescription drugs. The AAFP should be our voice. The American Board of Family Medicine should be our certifier, not our dictator.

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