You must not get around much. I am one of whom you speak. I am not an academic. I am not (nor ever have been) an officer of the AOA. Nor do I have a boss other than myself. So does that make me a turd or a tird?The only ODs I know, who are "ABO Certified" are either FT academics or current AOA reps, and most of them were "encouraged" by their superiors, to get the "credentials." I don't know a single non-academic, non-AOA OD, who took the cheese.
If my assumption is true, that very few of the bait-takers are outside of academics and the AOA, then the ABO is doomed to fail. Students will not be signing up out of school, and experienced ODs will pass as well, making the ABO a certain failure.
You can shape a tird into a gold bar, but at the end of the day, it's a tird, and it'll end up where it belongs. And so will go the ABO.
You get what you pay for. Are you getting BCd by NBEO just to stick it to the ABO or because you are cheap or lazy? Or maybe you are doing it just to be able to brag that you have a title? You are supposed to be doing it to improve your knowledge base and the care you deliver to living breathing patients. So if...nevermind...out of time.I just paid the $150 to be immediately (within 2-4 weeks) "board certified" by the NBEO. I have 6 years to take the exam since I graduated in 2009. A lot easier than the ABO requirements (and cost!) and I get the same title
No, it just makes you gullible. You just paid a lot of money to take an exam that has an artificially-high, nearly 98% pass rate, which tests information already tested by NBEO. You've been duped - horribly.You must not get around much. I am one of whom you speak. I am not an academic. I am not (nor ever have been) an officer of the AOA. Nor do I have a boss other than myself. So does that make me a turd or a tird?