To the Editor:
After reading “Are You Ready for Maintenace of Certification?” [January 2005, page 42], I believe the American Board of Family Medicine is out of touch with practicing family physicians and the pressures we face today. The current certification and office record review requirements are more than adequate to assure the public of qualified family physicians. The new maintenance of certification program is unnecessary. The board has voted; the membership now needs to vote.
I will not participate in the maintenance of certification program, and I regret that after many years of membership, I have resigned from the American Board of Family Medicine.