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ABMS Assembly Votes in Favor of Three-Year Initiative to Enhance Public Trust in the Board Certification Process
Date:5/19/2008

of proposed programs that aim to increase public trust, streamline and enhance value in ABMS Maintenance of Certification(TM)(MOC) and increase capacity through enhanced activities in national health policy, international program development and the expansion of research activities and performance evaluation.

"This is an exciting time for ABMS and its Member Boards as we have the opportunity to collaborate, with public input, to achieve our shared goals," Dr. Weiss said.

The resolution was approved May 16, 2008 by the ABMS Assembly authorizing the new initiative which was originally presented on March 18, 2008 by the ABMS Board of Directors. The Assembly voted to pass the resolution by more than the two-thirds majority required.

About ABMS

Now in its 75th year, American Board of Medical Specialties is the pre-eminent medical organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. It assists its 24 Member Boards in their efforts to develop and implement educational and professional standards for the evaluation and certification of physician specialists. ABMS Member Boards provide physician certification information to ABMS for its certification verification service programs. ABMS is recognized by the key healthcare credentialing accreditation entities as a primary equivalent source of board certification data for medical specialists. Patients can visit http://www.abms.org or call toll-free 1-866-ASK-ABMS to see if their physician is board certified by an ABMS Member Board. For more information about ABMS visit http://www.abms.org or call (847) 491-9091.

The 24 Member Boards that make up the ABMS Board Enterprise covers over 145 medical specialties and subspecialties include: American Board of Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Dermatology,
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