I re-boarded for General Peds twice but let it go the last round, 2 years ago.
The biggest "pro" is not having to continue the GP MOC and re-take boards. I suppose the "Con" being I no longer review some areas of pediatrics that I have in the past. At this point I don't think it hurts my practice but one could certainly argue that more knowledge is always better. I don't ever plan to practice GP in an office setting, but we all practice some in the ED every shift.
Kathleen Goetz, MD
Medical Director, Swedish Pediatric Emergency Services
Swedish FH ED
Seattle, WA 98122-4307
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Subject: Maintenance of General Peds certification for subspecialists
Interested in group's opinion, pros and cons, regarding pediatric sub-specialists maintaining or not their bc in general peds? Apologies if this has been discussed in previous threads.
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