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REQ-010: Costs of Assessing Clinical Competence:

 
Costs of Assessing Clinical Competence: The Wisconsin Medical Society asks our AMA to support the concept that any method used to determine clinical competence be supported by evidence of effectiveness in determining clinical competence; and asks our AMA to work in the federation of medicine to promote that all specialties only use tests of clinical competence that have been proven effective or set up pilot projects to test for effectiveness. The Wisconsin Medical Society will work with our Medical Licensing Board and asks our AMA to work to have all state licensing boards agree to only use methods to test clinical competence that have been proven effective; and asks our AMA to observe methods used by specialties to determine clinical competence to be sure they are truly testing clinical competence and not tools being used in turf battles; and for our AMA to keep our legislators informed on the effect these Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) efforts might have on the medical workforce by aggravating the shortages of physicians in critical specialties through making it more difficult and expensive to continue to practice medicine. (HOD, 0412)