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Qualifications for Recertification: An Important but Evolving Set of Standards

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD, and Deborah J. Hales, MD

Published: November 30, 2008

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Any ethical and conscientious medical practitioner recognizesthat education cannot cease when one has successfully completeda training program. All physicians are obliged to theirpatients to continue lifelong learning throughout their careers.However, until 1994, certification by all American Board ofMedical Specialties (ABMS) member boards was a 1-time eventthat lasted the lifetime of one’s practice. ‘ ‹

Volume: 69

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