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Carol Carraccio Receives 2017 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) has awarded the 2017 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., Leadership Award to Carol Carraccio MD, MA, FAAP. Dr. Carraccio, who is the American Board of Pediatrics’ Vice President of Competency-Based Assessment, will receive the award on Saturday, May 6, during the Opening General Session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Richard Burnstine, 1931-2017

Richard Burnstine, MD, of Glencoe, IL, died in February. Dr. Burnstine was a general pediatrician in private practice for more than 50 years. 

He began volunteering with the ABP in 1972 as an Oral Examiner and served many years in that role.  He also served on various Certifying Examination Committees from 1989-2000. 

ABP Publishes 2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report from the American Board of Pediatrics is now available. It features:

  • updates from the ABP's Family Leadership Advisory Board (FLAG)
  • news from collaborative improvement networks
  • patient stories
  • tools on how diplomates can explain board certification to parents and caregivers
  • updates on MOCA-Peds
  • and more

Read the 2016 Annual Report:

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ABP Expands CME, MOC Credit Opportunities

Pediatricians may earn MOC credit for many of the activities they are already participating in to expand their knowledge and to meet licensure and other professional obligations.

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is now collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to further support pediatricians engaged in lifelong learning. Through this collaboration, pediatricians will be able to receive maintenance of certification (MOC) credit for lifelong learning and self-assessment (Part 2) when they participate in approved continuing medical education activities.

QOW Now Earns CME Credit, Among Other Enhancements

“You can kind of double dip. You get the educational, interesting question of the week where we learn something interesting and it counts toward the Board recertification, and we also get CME credit.” -Dr. Phyllis Waring

With more than 16,000 diplomates now participating in the Question of the Week series, this Self-Assessment activity has become the most popular avenue to earn Part 2 credit.

Dr. Sally Corden, a general pediatrician from Madison, Wisconsin, looks forward to her weekly QOW emails, sometimes even choosing to login before the notification message gets to her inbox.

Cashing in on Credit

The ABP is receiving and approving more quality improvement applications than ever before, as diplomates seek Maintenance of Certification credit for the quality improvement (QI) work they’re already doing.

Since launching this application, which was designed specifically for teams of 1-10 physicians, the ABP has approved more than 1,000 QI projects!

ABP Responds to Executive Orders Impacting Immigrants, Refugees

The American Board of Pediatrics and other members of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, have released a statement expressing profound concern about the status of refugee children on the Mexican border and possible travel bans to the United States as a result of administration executive orders.

Full Statement

Dr. Solomon A. Kaplan, 1924–2017

Dr. Solomon KaplanRenowned UCLA pediatric endocrinologist Solomon Alexander Kaplan, MD, a former subboard member and subboard chair at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), died at home on Jan. 2, 2017.

ABP Selects 2017 Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement

Dr. Mathew GarberThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has selected Matthew D. Garber, MD, FHM, FAAP, to receive the 2017 Paul V. Miles (PVM) Fellowship Award, given annually to an accomplished mid-career pediatrician dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children. Dr. Garber is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine and a hospitalist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

ABMS Approves Pediatric Hospital Medicine Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially recognized subspecialty certification for Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at its October 2016 Board Meeting in Chicago, IL. The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), an ABMS Member Board, sponsored the subspecialty application and will establish training and assessment criteria, as well as award the certification.