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About Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

About Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

4-Part MOC ProcessThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recognizes that certified pediatricians are knowledgeable and motivated by a desire to provide the best possible care. However, research has uncovered gaps in the quality of health care delivered to children and adults. Pediatricians who participate in MOC learn how to measure quality of care and effectively fill the gaps in their own practice. In addition, pediatricians who participate in MOC demonstrate advanced knowledge and a commitment to lifelong learning. In this way, the four-part MOC process assures the public that pediatricians involved in MOC are continually demonstrating clinical competence.

The ABP and the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), collaborated to create MOC. The four-part structure is aligned with the ABMS model of MOC.

Read more from our colleague, James Puffer MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Family Medicine.

The ABMS Myths and Facts Guide™ provides quick information that is based on research findings from the ABMS Evidence Library.

The ABMS Online Evidence Library is a searchable online resource that highlights observed evidence supporting the ABMS Member Board Certification process and the ABMS MOC® program.