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ABP Releases Survey Results of MOCA-Peds Participants

Recently released results from an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) 2019 survey of MOCA-Peds participants show what pediatricians think about the new way to test their knowledge, among other key findings.

MOCA-Peds (Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics) allows board-certified pediatricians to answer questions online on their own computers instead of taking an exam at a proctored testing center.

Dr. H. William (Bill) Schnaper, 1950-2020

Dr. Bill SchnaperH. William (Bill) Schnaper, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s Hospital, died Nov. 19, 2020, at the age of 70. He was the Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Research Professor in Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

MOCA-Peds Mobile Application Takes Hiatus

MOCA-Peds logoOn Nov. 5, 2020, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) took down its MOCA-Peds mobile app for an extended period of evaluation and maintenance. The app, formerly available at the App Store and Google Play, provided a smartphone or tablet option for pediatricians who participate in the MOCA-Peds online assessment to maintain their certification.  

Search Begins for ABP President and CEO

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) seeks a highly respected and accomplished pediatrician to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The selected individual will replace current ABP President and CEO David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, who assumed leadership of the ABP in 2012 and will retire in December 2021.

Nominations for the 2021 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Accepted Now

Dr. Paul V. MilesThe American Board of Pediatrics established the Paul V. Miles Fellowship to honor Dr. Miles’ years of service as Senior Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality Improvement. This fellowship is awarded annually to a board-certified pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist who has demonstrated excellence in improving the quality of care for children.

MOCA-Peds Platform Update

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MOCA-Peds Now Available

As the third quarter of MOCA-Peds was scheduled to end, some participants experienced service interruptions with the MOCA-Peds platform.

We deeply apologize for this inconvenience and cannot thank you enough for your patience as we worked to resolve the technical issues.

To better support you, we have extended the Quarter 3 deadline through Friday, Oct. 9, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Dr. Nichols To Receive Alumni Award From Mount Sinai

Dr. Nichols with the Jacobi MedallionDavid G. Nichols, MD, MBA, President and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), will receive the prestigious Jacobi Medallion, given annually by the Mount Sinai Health System since 1952. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the fields of clinical medicine or biomedical research.

Board Chair-Elect Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Stacy NicholsonThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) congratulates Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH, for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at Habersham Central High School in July. As the first recipient of this honor and to commemorate the school’s 50th graduation, Dr. Nicholson was invited to give the commencement address. He graduated from the school in 1977.

Some Prometric Testing Centers Closing in Response to Isaias

 

As Isaias moves through the Atlantic Ocean and eastern states, some Prometric testing sites might be closed. We understand that this would be a great inconvenience for those who are scheduled to take their initial certifying subspecialty examination on Aug. 3.

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