Connecting purpose and performance: Rethinking the purpose of maintenance of certification

Ann E. Harman, David O. Warner, Daniel J. Cole

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Abstract

American Boards of Medical Specialties have emphasized single point in time testing for summative assessment of cognitive expertise necessary for board certification. In 2016, the American Board of Anesthesiology introduced Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA), a longitudinal assessment platform that provides diplomates formative feedback with continuous questions over time and adapts questions to areas of knowledge weaknesses over time. This paper describes the rationale, history, and early results of the American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S15-S20
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Anesthesiology
  • Certification
  • Formative Feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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