Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
View details on medical licensure requirements
Many senior physicians are considering a return to medical practice, either for part-time or full-time work, partly because of the economic downturn. One of the hurdles in returning to practice is obtaining or renewing your medical license. For up-to-date information on every facet of medical licensure, be sure to obtain the 2013 edition of the AMA's State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics.
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AMA-SPG explores clinical competency assessment during meeting
The AMA Senior Physicians Group (SPG) hosted a panel discussion at its Nov. 10 Meeting of State Liaisons titled "Assessing Clinical Competency in Senior Physicians." AMA-SPG Governing Council member Paul H. Wick, MD, was the featured speaker, followed by a discussion by panelists Peter W. Carmel, MD, immediate past president of the AMA, and Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
The session covered such topics as the possibility that senior physicians may face increased requirements to maintain licensure and how the AMA-SPG can help drive an evidence-based system that does not discriminate based on age. The event drew more than 35 physicians, including AMA delegates.
Also that day during the state liaisons meeting, the AMA-SPG Governing Council discussed a report by the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development proposing that the AMA-SPG become the AMA Senior Physicians Section. The AMA House of Delegates subsequently approved the council's recommendation. The new AMA Senior Physicians Section will be represented in the House, and appropriate bylaws language will be developed to recognize it as a section.
For more information about the section and its initiatives, visit the AMA-SPG Web page or call Alice Reed of the AMA at (312) 464-5523.