To many diplomates, this appeared like a conflicted money grab rather than the necessary cost of providing the education. [JAMA Dermatology]
Well, I for one, love some of the freshness of US English. The article is about the various motives behind those who demand continuing accreditation of physicians (dermatologists, in this case) and those organisations who appear to benefit from changes in regulation.
Of course, this is not confined to the US, nor professional education. If, in Shaw’s words, professions are conspiracies against the laity, the laity are extracting financial revenge.