Above is my transcript at the American Board of Pediatrics. There are quality improvement actives and knowledge assessment/maintenance activities required to maintain one’s certification (MOC = Maintenance of Certification) with the Board (a job requirement for me!).
I finished the quality project a few months ago, but have had “finish some online questions to get credit for certification” on my list for what feels like a century.
So why did it take having another project I really didn’t feel like working on to bring out my desire to finish this one?
It was my equivalent of cleaning my office with a pending stressful deadline. But I’m actually pretty okay with this surprise burst of inspiration for this previously nagging task. Now I have until ~2026 before I have to do it again. That seems like quite a long time from now, though 2016 doesn’t seem that long ago, so I guess it isn’t.
IN OTHER NEWS, I have had a headache (mild to moderate, at its worst at 3 am when it woke me up from sleep) for 24 hours. (Not hormonal this time.) I hope it goes away soon. If it’s a brain tumor I guess my 2026 MOC will not be an issue.
Tomorrow: Some links and hopefully a more positive outlook!