We Listened: ABIM Shortens MOC Scavenger Hunt and Eliminates Fitness Requirement

PHILADELPHIA, PA – With a vocal¬†outcry from physicians steadily rising, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has grudgingly decided to roll back several aspects of its new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) plan. ¬†This new plan, created “to ensure that physicians were held to the highest standards in care,” has been the source of acrid…

Man Enough? New Milestones in Masculinity

BETHESDA, MD – After blistering debate at this year’s annual meeting, the International Institute of Endocrinology has at last agreed to the addition of Tanner Stage 6 to standard classifications in sexual maturation. Originally created by James Tanner, a British Pediatric Endocrinologist, as a means to judge progress in pubertal development, the Tanner Staging System…