WHAT IS MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATE?
Developed by the ABMS and the Member Boards, including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Maintenance of Certification® requirement is a response to the rapid pace of research and technological changes in the medical field and the drive toward improving the overall care and safety of patients. Maintenance of Certification® in Plastic Surgery (MOC-PS®) involves continuous professional development to measure a physician’s continued competency in his or her certified specialty and/or subspecialty.
About Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal:
For more than 70 years Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® , the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is a benefit of Society membership, and is also available on a subscription basis.
The purpose of the Journal serves in cooperation with the overall mission of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,® which is to support its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality patient care and maintain professional and ethical standards through education, research and advocacy of socioeconomic and other professional activities.
Official Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.
Excerpt of Article:
Using the BodyTite (Invasix Ltd., Yokneam, Israel) device in an industry-sponsored in vivo study, linear contraction observed at 6-month follow-up was much more significant than reported with any other technology and varied from 12.7 percent up to 47 percent, depending on patient and treatment variables.