We heard loud and clear from our diplomates: the old assessment method, the secure MOC Examination, must change. You’ve told us that it’s not relevant to your practice and doesn’t add value to your certification. Nevertheless, the ABPMR has a commitment to the public to offer a credential that includes a periodic assessment of skills and knowledge.
As the board explored options for increasing the value of post-certification assessment, longitudinal assessment rose to the top quickly: Not only is it backed by adult learning research, but it’s also convenient, customizable, and promotes learning over the long term. Our pilot bore out these conclusions and the ABPMR board has enthusiastically embraced longitudinal assessment as a valuable tool that will help diplomates improve.