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SEEKING PARTICIPANTS TO INFORM PLANS FOR THE MOC PART 3 GP EXAM PILOT

Tell me more about what the ABP is thinking about the MOC Part 3 GP Exam.

Currently, pediatricians take an exam every 10 years as part of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The exam is given at a secure testing center, and approximately four hours to complete.  The ABP is planning to pilot test an alternative approach to the MOC Part 3 GP Exam in 2017 that represents the next generation of physician assessment. 

ABMS Statement of Shared Values

The medical profession has traditionally held itself accountable for providing quality care to patients. At a time of rapid change in health care, it is the goal of physicians, specialists, and health systems to keep up with the explosion of knowledge, advances in technology, and changes in health care delivery systems. Demonstrating competence in the modern era is uniquely challenging, but fundamentally important.

What has not changed, however, is a set of shared foundational values that will continue to shape the practice of modern medicine. These values include a commitment to professionalism as demonstrated by the following:

Info on 2016 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Nephrology & Adolescent Medicine Certifying Exams

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) will administer the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Certifying Examination on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Prometric testing centers. 

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) will administer the Pediatric Nephrology Certifying Examination on Monday, April 4, 2016, at Prometric testing centers.

Nominations Now Accepted for Paul V. Miles Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Paul V. Miles Fellowship, honoring Dr. Miles’ years of service as Senior Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality.

McMillan to Present Stockman Lecture at AAP Conference

Julia McMillan, MD, will present the second annual Stockman Lecture on Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, being held this year in Washington, D.C. Dr. McMillan is Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

New Guide Helps Organizations Facilitate QI Efforts

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently contributed its insight to develop and publish “Opportunities for Integrating MOC Part IV Requirements into PBRN Practices.” This resource helps organizations support their clinicians engaging in quality and practice improvement through principles, approaches and strategies.

ABP's Leslie Co-Author of Special Article in Pediatrics

In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) started the Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study (PLACES). On July 27th, Pediatrics, the official journal of the AAP, published "A Longitudinal Study of Pediatricians in Their Careers: PLACES" online. The study "tracks the personal and professional experiences of early career pediatricians." Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, Vice President of Research at the American Board of Pediatrics, is a co-author along with other national leaders in pediatrics. 

ABP's Leslie Co-Authors Prevention Reports

Two recent papers addressing children’s behavioral and mental health needs across the U.S.

2015 Future of Testing Conference Materials Now Available

The Future of Testing Conference (FOTC) was held May 15 - 16, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC. The participants included a number of practitioners and leading experts in the field of testing and medical education. Discussion topics included: 

AAP: 7 Great Achievements in Pediatric Research

Release from the AAP: In an effort to educate the public about the importance of sustained funding and support for pediatric research, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed Seven Great Achievements in Pediatric Research. This campaign highlights seven groundbreaking therapies and technologies developed through research made possible by federal investments.

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