Relationship of Electronic Medical Knowledge Resource Use and Practice Characteristics with Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examination Scores.

Darcy A. Reed, MD, MPH, Colin P. West, MD, PhD, Eric S. Holmboe, MD, Andrew J. Halvorsen, MS, Rebecca S. Lipner, PhD, Carola Jacobs, BA, and Furman S. McDonald, MD, MPH. Relationship of Electronic Medical Knowledge Resource Use and Practice Characteristics with Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examination Scores. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Feb.

Maintenance of certification (MOC) examination performance is associated with quality of care. A study at the Mayo Clinic aimed to examine relationships between electronic medical knowledge resource use, practice characteristics and examination scores among physicians recertifying in internal medicine.

  • Use of UpToDate was associated with improved scores on Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examinations (IM-MOCE).