Date: January 2, 2018 at 11:56:38 AM PST
Subject: JUST APPLIED
A bit about me
I sat IM and Peds in 2008 – passed both,
so am up for both recerts 2018.
Meanwhile in 2010, I completed a year long Fellowship and passed Hospice & Palliative Care Boards.
End of 2016 I started work for a Federally Qualified Health Clinic.
so I get paid crap,
but at least it wasn’t performance driven.
Of 17 sites,
1/3 of a million patients, we serve ALL public schools of this Capital City.
I am 1 of 2 Pediatricians.
I round at the State/County Hospital in NewBorn Nursery.
I am the ONLY INTERNIST.
I got Certified in 2017 as a Medical Specialist in HIV since I head up that program,
and am the ONLY emplyed MD seeing HIV patients.
My CME Benefit account is $1500.
That won’t even scratch ONE Conference, never mind re-sitting boards and MOC and…
AAP won’t credit the New HIV Specialist toward MOC recert, since it’s “adult”
(as if anyone else is dealing with Maternal-Fetal transmission screening).
And they want me to prove I am doing Quality Improvement in Peds.
Seriously – what do they think I do all day?
So, I love seeing my patients, but I am already burning the candle at 5 ends and
I do not have time, energy or money to go around trying to get other over-worked, under-paid people to help me “prove” I am doing quality improvement!
Anonymous, RN MD