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About the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology MOC Examination

Diplomates have three options for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology MOC recertification examination.

All diplomates will receive the Core Module as Section 1 of their examination. Upon completion of the Core Module, you will be asked to select from 1 of 3 modules you would like for the second section of your examination. You will not be able to change your selection once you begin.

View the Hematology-Oncology Content Outline

Module Descriptions

Core Module:

Included on ALL exams, accounting for 50% of the total exam. The Core Module includes questions from each area in the content outline. The module is constructed to ensure that all diplomates taking the examination receive a minimum amount of hematology and oncology content, regardless of the focus of their practice.

Core Knowledge in Scholarly Activities and Pediatric Transfusion Medicine questions appear only in the Core Module.

 

Hematology-Oncology Module: Questions in this module are relevant to both Hematology and Oncology. Immunology and transplantation questions are also included. Completion of the Core and Hematology-Oncology Modules is equivalent to the examaination that until now all diplomates had to complete regardless of their practice profile and area of focus. By selecting the Hematology-Oncology Module, the final percentage of Oncology questions within your complete exam is 35%.

 

Hematology Module: All questions in this module contain content relevant to Hematology. By selecting the Hematology Module, the final percentage of Oncology questions within your complete exam is 16%.

 

Oncology Module: All questions in this module contain content relevant to Oncology. By selecting the Oncology Module, the final percentage of Oncology questions within your complete exam is 60%.

 

Note: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Immunologic Abnormalities questions are included in each of the modules, including the Core.

 

Number of Questions/Time to Complete
All four modules will contain approximately 95 questions. Diplomates will have 2 hours to complete each module, for a total testing period of 4 hours.

Examination Blueprint
The full examination, regardless of the modules selected, adheres to the same content outline. However, the proportion of items across the content areas will differ, resulting in 3 separate exam blueprints, one for each form.

Scoring and Reporting
Equating techniques will be used to account for any variation in the difficulty level of the three forms when determining the passing standard. This passing scaled score of 180, for example, may equate to 68% on one form and 70% on another form. Percent scores will not be provided. In addition, as with all MOC examinations, your score reflects your performance across both modules completed. Individual section or module scores will not be provided. To learn more about scoring and reporting process for all MOC examinations, diplomates can visit the “Reporting Changes for MOC” section on the ABP website.