Vision Commission Submits Final Report to American Board of Medical Specialties Board of Directors

February 13, 2019

The Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission) submitted its final report to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Board of Directors. The Commission’s final set of recommendations marks the end of the Commission’s work.

Over the past 12 months, it has been our pleasure to work with the talented and dedicated members of the Commission. Their insights and perspectives helped create a report that supports and reinforces the important role that continuing certification plays in today’s health care system and offers recommendations to improve its value to all stakeholders.

On behalf of the Commission, we want to recognize the Vision Initiative Planning Committee for their leadership in establishing and informing the Commission’s framework and gathering invaluable background information. We also want to thank the representatives of stakeholders from within the medical profession, including practicing physicians, medical associations, and professional societies, as well as the representatives who use the credential, including hospitals and health systems, members of the credentialing community and the public, for their testimony and shared best practices. And, we especially want to acknowledge those who participated in the stakeholder survey, offered ideas and commentary, and who were engaged throughout the Vision Initiative process. Your combined contributions were of great value and had an enormous impact in forming the Commission’s final report.

While our work as a Commission is completed, the future of continuing certification moves forward through the work of ABMS and its Member Boards. We encourage you to stay engaged and sign up to receive updates from ABMS on the progress underway.

Again, on behalf of the Commission members, we thank you for your interest and support.


Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH and William Scanlon, PhD
Co-Chairs, Vision Initiative Commission

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