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Question of the Week (QOW) Participation Approaches 21,000 in 2018

After the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) made enhancements last year to its Question of the Week (QOW) self-assessment activity, participation in the popular activity has risen to nearly 21,000 board-certified pediatricians.

Woods named ABP’s Vice President, Credentialing and Initial Certification

Suzanne Kathleen Woods, MD, will become Vice President of Credentialing Initial Certification at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), effective Jan. 1, 2018, the ABP has announced. She is certified by the ABP in general pediatrics and is meeting the requirements of maintenance of certification. 

How to Submit Nominations for Paul V Miles Fellowship

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.

Hurricanes, Wildfires: What You Need to Know if You're in Affected Areas

The ABP and its staff expresses deep concern for those displaced or affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires. We encourage our pediatricians to remain focused — first and foremost — on the safety of their families and their patient care.

Eligibility Criteria for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Now Available

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has announced eligibility criteria for subspecialty certification for Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM). 

View Eligibility Criteria for PHM

Pediatricians who wish to become certified in Pediatric Hospital Medicine can learn what will be required to apply for the exam in 2019 and beyond. In addition to the specific admission requirements, pediatricians can also browse a list of frequently-asked questions.

Burke Receives 2017 Tunnessen Award

The ABP congratulates Ann E. Burke, MD, who has been named the 2017 Recipient of the Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education. The award was presented to Dr. Burke at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Spring meeting April 5-8.

Nichols' Paper Published in "Pediatrics"

Board certification has been part of the social contract in which physicians commit to maintaining up-to-date scientific knowledge and improving the quality of patient care. "Maintenance of Certification and the Challenge of Professionalism," written by ABP President and CEO David Nichols, MD, MBA and published in Pediatrics summarizes the philosophical underpinnings, published literature, recent improvements, and future directions of the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program.

ABP Updates Privacy Policy

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has updated its privacy policy to provide information about changes to our processes.  These include: 

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.

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.

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