BRAIN is a group designed to help you connect others who are on the same pathway to board certification. But you might ask yourself now, and perhaps several other steps along the way, why? Why should I go through this process? Is it necessary? Who needs it most? We don’t pretend to know all of the answers. And note that our very commitment to the process of board certification “shows our hand” for whether we think it is of value. There are studies and discussions about the relevant issues covered in other places. Here are some links that might be of interest.