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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.

ABP Announces Updated Professionalism Guide

The ABP Education and Training Committee (in association with APPD, CoPS, and COMSEP) has revised the Professionalism Guide that was originally created in 2008.  The Guide was created as a resource for the key competency of professionalism and was revised in 2016 to include a digital version, searchable competencies, and adaptable specific content that can be used for a variety of educational sessions.

Late Registration Open for Spring 2017 Certifying Exams

The late registration period for the following 2017 certifying exams is now open: 

  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Developmental-Behavioral
  • Hematology-Oncology

The late registration period for these exams will be open from October 4, 2016 - November 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving TimeNO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR APPLICANTS WHO MISS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.

ImproveCareNow Receives 2016 Drucker Prize

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) congratulates the ImproveCareNow (ICN) collaborative care network for receiving the 2016 Drucker Prize, presented by the Drucker Institute of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.

ABP's Laurel Leslie Authors Paper on Proven Preventive Programs

Pediatricians may help guide families to proven preventive programs.

Prevention programs that focus on the needs of families can benefit many more children if they can be integrated into primary healthcare settings, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ABP Vice President of Research Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH, served as the paper's lead author. 

Read Primary Health Care: Potential Home for Family-Focused Preventative Interventions

Now Accepting Paul V Miles Fellowship Nominations

The 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. This fellowship is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in improving the quality of care for children. The fellowship carries a cash award and an invitation to the American Board of Pediatrics in Chapel Hill to share knowledge that will inform our work in our mission to improve child health.

Dr. Nichols Pens Letter to Diplomates

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) President and CEO, David Nichols, MD, MBA, has written a letter to all certified pediatricians about Maintenance of Certification (MOC). You should receive a copy in the mail in the next few days. Also, the letter is available on our website.

Read Full Letter

Time Limited Eligibility Policy Updated

The American Board of Pediatrics recently approved a modification in the requirements for the period of supervised practice required by the Time Limited Eligibility policy for Initial Certification Examinations. The six months of supervised practice now may be completed over more than one year in order to provide flexibility for individuals.  Proposals for part-time supervised practice that extend over more than one year will be considered as long as the plan addresses consistency of supervision of the individual and the continuity of the supervised practice experience.  

General Pediatrics Certification Exam Survey Coming Soon

Would you like to influence the future of the General Pediatrics Certification Examination? Here is a great opportunity! 

In the spring of 2016, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recruited a diverse panel of general pediatricians and asked them to identify the knowledge required for safe and competent practice as a board-certified pediatrician. Now the ABP is inviting all certified general pediatricians to help validate the work of that panel by rating the importance of each of those identified areas of knowledge. 

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