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Dr. Moyer to receive Rice University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, has been chosen by the Association of Rice (University) Alumni to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Moyer, the Vice President of Maintenance of Certification and Quality at the American Board of Pediatrics, graduated from Rice in 1974 with a BA in psychology.

David K. Stevenson, MD, 2016 St. Geme Awardee

David Kendall Stevenson M.D., has been chosen to receive the 2016 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO).  The award will be presented to Dr. Stevenson on April 30, 2016, at the opening session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, MD. 

Earning ABP MOC Credit for ACGME Program Evaluation and Improvement

Joint Communication from ABP and ACGME

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is now offering Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit to program directors, faculty, residents and fellows who engage in quality improvement to address areas that were identified during the program’s annual program evaluation or the self-study. 

ABP Announces 2016 PVM Fellowship Award Winner

The American Board of Pediatrics named Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA as its 2016 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award winner.

Dr. Anderson exemplifies the qualifying characteristics of the PVM Fellow, which is defined as a mid-career pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of care for children.

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.

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