Medicine changes at a rapid pace. Even over a span of a few years, new study findings can cause a major shift in how diseases and conditions should be managed. 

Clinicians have an obligation to keep up with advances in their field so they practice state-of-the-art medicine. They keep up by reading the peer-reviewed medical literature, participating in continuing medical education (CME) courses and activities, and attending medical conferences. They must earn a certain number of CME credits each year.

Board-certified urologists and nephrologists seeking to remain board certified must take a recertifying exam every 10 years.


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In light of how quickly medical knowledge advances, Renal & Urology News would like to ask its urologist and nephrologist readers the following question.

What do you think about the 10-year interval between recertifying examinations?
Leave a comment below to explain your choice.