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Self-Assessment Activities

The self-assessment activities developed by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and other organizations can help pediatricians assess and enhance their clinical knowledge and the skills important to their individual practices. Please note that a laptop or desktop computer is recommended to take all of the web-based self-assessments. Currently, mobile device technology is not supported.


General Pediatric Comprehensive Knowledge Self-Assessment

This assessment, developed by the ABP, features approximately 200 multiple-choice questions selected from the secure examination question pool. When taken as a closed-book, timed, practice examination, this self-assessment can provide exposure to content that is comparable to the secure examination. Results and feedback are provided immediately.

  • No cost
  • No CME credit
  • No minimum score
  • May repeat but MOC credit given only once per cycle

Decision Skills Self-Assessment

This assessment, developed by the ABP, contains approximately 50 multiple-choice questions based on patient cases with history, physical and laboratory findings. The correct response might be the most likely diagnosis, the most appropriate additional study or the expected laboratory result.

  • No cost
  • CME credit given
  • Minimum score required for MOC credit
  • Allowed two attempts to meet passing standard

Pediatric Subspecialty and Topic Self-Assessments Developed by the ABP

These assessments, developed by the ABP, have varying numbers of multiple-choice questions based on current subspecialty-specific or topic-specific medical literature. Example topics are health literacy, ADHD and evidence-based medicine. A direct link to references are provided where possible but, in some instances, access to the abstract only is provided.

  • No ABP cost but cited journals may require a subscription or extra charge to access specific references
  • CME credit given
  • Minimum score required for MOC credit
  • Allowed three attempts to meet passing standard

Pediatric Subspecialty and Topic Self-Assessments Developed by Other Organizations

Subspecialty societies, academic institutions, commercial vendors and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) have developed MOC Part 2 self-assessments that are approved by the ABP for credit. These other organizations develop the reference lists, questions and other materials related to their self-assessment. For example, the AAP’s NeoReviews Plus and PREP ICU self-assessments are approved by the ABP, but developed entirely by the AAP. Most of these self-assessments are web-based, but some are not.

  • Some organizations charge for their activities
  • CME credit given
  • Minimum requirements for MOC credit vary
  • Repeat allowance determined by the activity provider

How to Access ABP-Developed and ABP-Approved Self-Assessments

  • Log in to your ABP Portfolio.
  • Click on “My MOC Requirements.”
  • Click on the green “Find Self-Assessment Activities (Part 2)” button.
  • Under Refine Results, type “knowledge self-assessment” or “decision skills” for one of those two assessments and then tap or click on the magnifying glass icon. Search for a subspecialty-specific activity or topic assessment by leaving the search bar empty and choosing an "Interest Area."