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Subspecialty Self-Assessments

Subspecialty Self-Assessments help physicians evaluate and maintain their subspecialty knowledge. A panel of pediatric subspecialists develop the examinations, which contain a varying number of multiple-choice questions based on current subspecialty-specific medical literature. A direct link to each reference is provided where possible but, in some instances, access only to the abstract has been provided. The ABP does its best to obtain permission rights to each reference selected for the exercise. However, in some cases, this is not possible. As a result, unless a physician has a subscription to the journal or access to a medical center or hospital library, he or she may incur an extra charge to access the reference.

  • A passing score is required to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for a completed self-assessment.
  • Physicians may re-take the activity once during the same calendar year if they are unsuccessful on the first attempt.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available for Subspecialty Self-assessments.

To Access Activity:

  • Log into your ABP Portfolio
  • Click on My MOC Requirements
  • Click on the green Find Self-assessment Activities (Part 2) button
  • Under Refine Results, you can search for a subspecialty-specific activity by choosing an "Interest Area"

Note: A laptop or desktop computer is recommended to take this self-assessment. Mobile device technology is not supported.

Other organizations offer American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) approved self-assessments which can be completed for MOC credit. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) NeoReviews Plus and PREP ICU are ABP-approved self-assessments that satisfy criteria for a Part 2 activity. Reference lists for self-assessments developed by outside organizations are also developed by that organization.

The ABP encourages subspecialty societies to develop self-assessments that meet its standards for this required activity. Learn more about Activity and Project Approval.