Today’s post originally appeared in Medscape on Nov. 27, 2017. The piece highlights a newly released study about whether or not neurosurgeons should have a mandatory retirement age. In the article, Maya Babu, MD, MBA, a neurosurgical fellow from Miami, Fla., and principal investigator, discusses the findings of the study which is the first to survey American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) neurosurgeons about their attitudes toward ending surgical practice. Most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute cutoff age and favored adapting the maintenance of certification (MOC), a regular assessment administered by the ABNS to review daily patterns of practice. To read the full post, click here.
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