What makes a good doctor? The role of board certification

In order to practice medicine, doctors have to take and pass board certification exams to prove they are current in their field. Dr. Richard Baron, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation, reveals the importance of these exams beyond testing medical knowledge. He shares ideas about the future of primary care, quality measurement and what it truly means to be a good doctor.

“I’d love to see a world where all of us in clinical practice are asking ourselves questions about how effectively we are achieving the goals we go to work to achieve using the tools we have in practice to measure that, and thinking about ways we can make that better. I think that’s core to being a good doctor.”
— Dr. Richard Baron