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    Zack Oakey, MD
    Zack Oakey, MD, is an ophthalmology resident at the University of California, Irvine.

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    • Anonymous
      This makes total sense. The ABO has had this policy in place now for 23 years and those older ophthalmologists who were part of the old guard are now retired or dead. This leaves the rest of us with a two tiered system. It is high time that ALL diplomates receive the SAME treatment and also that the "MOC" be more reasonable to those of us in mid life with busy personal and professional lives. The ABO is simply an organization of our own colleagues adding to the administrative burden of all practicing ophthalmologists and they can demonstrate NO meaningful benefit to their recent changes to MOC to merit the current system. I have finished 3 cycles of recertification (being in the first year of the non-permanent lifetime certificants) and they can go to hell if they think I'll do it again. All the members of the ABO board should hear from its members and be more accountable for caring on this charade...and that's all it is
    • Anonymous
      This makes total sense. The ABO has had this policy in place now for 23 years and those older ophthalmologists who were part of the old guard are now retired or dead. This leaves the rest of us with a two tiered system. It is high time that ALL diplomates receive the SAME treatment and also that the "MOC" be more reasonable to those of us in mid life with busy personal and professional lives. The ABO is simply an organization of our own colleagues adding to the administrative burden of all practicing ophthalmologists and they can demonstrate NO meaningful benefit to their recent changes to MOC to merit the current system. I have finished 3 cycles of recertification (being in the first year of the non-permanent lifetime certificants) and they can go to hell if they think I'll do it again. All the members of the ABO board should hear from its members and be more accountable for caring on this charade...and that's all it is
    • Anonymous
      This makes total sense. The ABO has had this policy in place now for 23 years and those older ophthalmologists who were part of the old guard are now retired or dead. This leaves the rest of us with a two tiered system. It is high time that ALL diplomates receive the SAME treatment and also that the "MOC" be more reasonable to those of us in mid life with busy personal and professional lives. The ABO is simply an organization of our own colleagues adding to the administrative burden of all practicing ophthalmologists and they can demonstrate NO meaningful benefit to their recent changes to MOC to merit the current system. I have finished 3 cycles of recertification (being in the first year of the non-permanent lifetime certificants) and they can go to hell if they think I'll do it again. All the members of the ABO board should hear from its members and be more accountable for caring on this charade...and that's all it is
    • Anonymous
      Did you ever meet Rand Paul ? his history of unpleasant run ins have been well know through out his career . I think that he is self centered to the point of being unreasonable . His NBO was a failure because of not only the way he went about,but it has always been his way or the highway > i suggest you personally meet up with some people who did work with him including his fellow residents at Duke . > i think your tone might be different > He is very smart but that does not make him a great person and I would predict a very poor and unpredictable president . I think his past will haunt him if he gets into the nomination . Time will tell , but I am certainly one of those old farts that have not retired and am still practicing actively at the age of 65. Somewhere seniority does count and sometimes you can draw the line of when things become a classic and or need new tires-but not always is it right or easy !. I am glad i did not have to recertify but that is for another day !!. IF THIS COUNTRY FINDS RAND PAUL AS PRESIDENT IT WILL BE IN BIG TROUBLE !

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