Here are some fun facts from the latest issue of the Medical Board of California newsletter.
Other than the primary care fields (Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics), what are the top three specialties to hold active licenses to practice in California?
1. Psychiatry (8,556)
2. Anesthesiology (7,657)
3. Radiology (6,695)
Of the 128,071 physicians who are licensed to practice in California, what are the percentages of the top three specialties?
In the top three specialties, what percentage self report holding board certification?
So let me get this straight. Over a third of anesthesiologists in California are not board certified? What the hell am I doing spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars maintaining my board certification when thousands of anesthesiologists are practicing without one? You mean one can be a good anesthesiologist without a phony piece of paper from some pompous and self important organization? Screw you ABA!