The American Gastroenterological Association has shared an alternative to recertification with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The AGA recommended this new pathway as an alternative to the maintenance of certification process currently in place.
"There is now a greater emphasis than ever before on disease pathways, clinical guidelines and quality improvement, making it important for physicians to remain current with newer recommendations and practice standards," said Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, president of the AGA Institute. "Maintaining certification should be a process of active learning, not high-stakes testing. AGA supports continuous education and professional development that enhances patient care. We want to work with ABIM and other partners to improve the recertification process."
The proposed alternative is called The Gastroenterologist: Accountable Professionalism in Practice.