Monday, April 30, 2007

Michigan podiatrists skipping out on CE?

Two Michigan Podiatric Medical Association employees blew the whistle on their own organization's practices, were fired, and now have filed a lawsuit against the association. From the Lansing State Journal:

The suit against the association and seven board members alleges some podiatrists would get credits at a major annual conference without attending the lectures. Continuing education credits are required for podiatrists to renew their medical licenses.

"People would sign in and either not attend the lectures or leave and go back to their offices and work and come back at the end of the day, sign in and get full credits," said former executive director Mark Dickens said. "There were instances where the lecture never occurred, and there was no one there."

Dickens and former marketing director Meghan Webber claim the association board of directors resisted their efforts to fix the system and fired them after they filed complaints with the state.

Last week, state community health officials got the go-ahead to launch a formal investigation.
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