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National Board of Radiology
Serving society by certifying radiologists in a meaningful, relevant, transparent, and accountable manner that is trusted by patients and physicians alike.
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National Board of Radiology Jun 10
Sometimes startup innovators need to relentlessly claw their way into established markets. And sometimes they just need to patiently stand by, quietly readying to fill an important gap after monopolistic incumbents collapse under their own weight.
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National Board of Radiology Jun 6
If we do a good job with #2 and public sentiment continues to snowball, then #1 potentially becomes moot. Right now though we are both alive and dead at the same time.
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National Board of Radiology Jun 6
Think of us as Schroedinger's board. 1) If we start certifying, we risk an injunction that could prove financially fatal given finite resources. 2) If we continue stakeholder conversations and due diligence, then we're just engaging in First Amendment protected discourse.
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National Board of Radiology Jun 3
Cease no more. Desist no more. The radiology community desperately needs choices in the certification marketplace. After a long pause and some new found philanthropy, we are resuming our previously suspended due diligence.
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National Board of Radiology Jan 23
With deep sadness, we suspend all operations, effective immediately. Our finite volunteer and financial resources have been exhausted by legal challenges to our envisioned high-trust, representative, and transparent certification marketplace. Sincere thanks to our supporters.
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National Board of Radiology Dec 4
We were disappointed to receive a "cease and desist" communique. We believe the demands unwarranted and allegations without merit. Competition and free speech are both good. Out of an abundance of caution, we suspend all social media activity until counsel responds.
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a public hospital CMO: "Legislation here now prevents us from using MOC as a condition for privileging. I'm not aware of a single hospital in the state that has noticed any change in quality or outcomes since we had to drop this requirement."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a large health system CMO: "ABMS hasn't been able to make a compelling case why their boards should be the only ones we recognize. If you all, or the ACR or someone else, came in with a credible program, I'd love to see it."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a plaintiff attorney involved in a lawsuit against another board: "The fact that you are delinking initial and ongoing certification and strongly advocating for competition will prove highly protective..in court and in the marketplace."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a former DOJ anti-trust attorney: "The government does not, absolutely not, want to certify physicians. Read our Maryland opinion letter. We are strongly advocating for more marketplace competition."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
Did you know? We have now engaged over150 radiologists, non-radiologists, patients, administrators, attorneys, regulators, & legislators in our stakeholder discovery work. Certification. Done Better. Together.
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a later career academic radiologist: "I only participate in MOC because my chair requires it as part of our incentive plan. It's about as useful as my mandatory opioid or handwashing modules."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a recent diplomate: "I just don't understand why they charged me more when I was a poor resident than now when I'm making a decent living."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a radiology resident who failed his core exam this year: "It was downright injurious to release news of the highest ever pass rate before I even knew my own scores."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a former diagnostic radiology oral examiner: "We used to be able to test for critical thinking and communication skills in Louisville. Now all we test for is minutia recall."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 3
From a legislator that sponsored anti-MOC legislation in her state: "The high priced lobbyists for the boards were slick. But at the end of the day, they couldn't produce a shred of credible evidence that their expensive product helps patients."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 2
From a radiology resident who didn't pass her core exam this year: "I know of two other persons of color who failed and have concerns about test design implicit bias. Why are there no POC on the board?"
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National Board of Radiology Dec 2
Bob, 75, is a colon cancer survivor who needed a nephrostomy tube post operatively: "The radiologist was book smart, but did a terrible job communicating with me and my surgeon. This is what you get when certification means selecting A, B, C or D."
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National Board of Radiology Dec 2
Lyndsee and Matt are parents of a 2y/o and 5 y/o: "It's more important to us what our pediatrician thinks about a radiologist. You mean the radiology board doesn't involve doctors like her?"
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National Board of Radiology Dec 2
Mary, 67, is a 7 year breast cancer survivor: "I'm not a multiple choice question. I'm a patient. I want to know that my radiologist can effectively communicate with my oncologist and surgeon."
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