With pediatric otolaryngology continuing to evolve, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) is exploring subcertification in the field, saying it is specialized enough that it deserves recognition. The society has approached the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) about the possibility and is working on defining the knowledge base that would be required for a physician to become subcertified as a pediatric otolaryngologist.
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But previous subcertification processes have shown that it can be a sensitive topic, and the ABOto is emphasizing the importance of keeping the lines of communication open as the process goes forward.
ASPO President-Elect Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, who is chairing the effort for pediatric subcertification, said the purpose is to give proper recognition for advanced knowledge and isn’t meant to erode general otolaryngologists’ share of pediatric cases.| | | Next → | Single Page