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Press Releases

NEJM Features Summary of Competency-Based Medical Education

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a perspective article featuring the American Board of Pediatrics Vice President, Dr. Carol Carraccio and her colleague, Dr. Deborah E. Powell. The piece outlines the recent evolution of competency-based medical education in pediatric training models and highlights the need for a more flexible training approach and timelines.

While the standards of education remain rigorous, the required timeframe in which to train and assess trainees may vary. The authors also stressed the importance of the continuum of education and proper assessment.

ABP Staff Member Wins National Partners in Healing Impact Award

Patience Leino, Senior Administrator for MOC External Activities at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), received a 2017 Partners in Healing Award from the Patients' View Institute (PVI). She received the award, together with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Medical Center, on Dec. 7, 2017.

Patience Leino with her son, Isaac

ABMS Shares Innovations in Board Certification

Patients, hospitals and health systems rely on highly skilled physicians to deliver high quality, evidence-based patient care.

The ABMS is dedicated to constantly evolving to meet the needs of physicians and their commitment to lifelong learning by continually ensuring that the certification process is relevant, convenient and flexible.

 

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.

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. 

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.

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