About the ABP’s Data, Workforce Efforts, and Methods

Certification and Workforce Data

Tracking the pediatric physician workforce is essential for understanding its makeup, numbers, distribution, and practice patterns, but it is not just about publishing numbers.

We believe these data provides valuable information to pediatricians, pediatric residency and subspecialty training program directors, hospital administrators, policymakers, researchers, and others interested in ensuring that we have the skilled workforce necessary to meet the health care needs of infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.

While these data are collected primarily to inform operational activities at the ABP and the pediatric community, a number of secondary analyses have been conducted using these data and have been published in the peer-reviewed literature.

For further information, please view our Workforce Methodology Summary (PDF) or contact us at workforce@abpeds.org. Copyright information and citation can be found on the second page of the book.