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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. 

NCQA, ABP Makes It Easier to Claim Credit

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) acknowledges the complex and purposeful process of earning recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). ABP board-certified pediatricians can now claim credit for earning NCQA’s Patient-Centered Specialty Practice recognition.

Credit already is available for general practitioners earning NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.

NCQA recognition, which can be awarded simply by completing an attestation form, is worth 40 Part 4 points toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.

ABP Launches MyCertifiedPediatrician.org

MyCertifiedPediatrician.org

Check out the American Board of Pediatrics’ new website, MyCertifiedPediatrician.org. Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists work hard to earn and maintain their certification. This site helps parents, caregivers, and others understand what it means to be board certified.

ABP on track to launch pilot of new MOC exam format in January

The pilot version of the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam is on schedule to be launched in January 2017. Physicians currently maintaining certification in general pediatrics and who are due to take their exam in 2017 will be eligible to participate in the pilot.

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