Author Credentials

Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA


American Board of Medical Specialties, ABMS, MOC, Maintenance of Certification, innovation, continuing improvement, continuing certification


Adult and Continuing Education | Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Medical Specialties


For almost 100 years, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its 24 Member Boards have been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the process by which physicians become Board Certified and continue their certification across their careers. Continuing certification provides a framework that helps physicians keep up to date with the myriad of medical advances, to continually improve, and to objectively demonstrate their commitment to maintaining knowledge and skills to the patients, families, and communities who depend upon them. A robust and rigorous certification system is important to the profession, to individual physicians, and to patients and other members of the public who rely upon this credential for the quality it represents.