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Zuckerman 2015 Recipient of Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

Barry S. Zuckerman, MD, FAAP, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award for his tireless efforts to understand how social and environmental factors adversely impact children, and to create practical, scalable and sustainable tools that allow pediatric practitioners to intervene to improve developmental outcomes.

Leslie to lead American Board of Pediatrics Research

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has named Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH as Vice President of Research, with responsibility for developing and leading all research programs for the ABP and the ABP Foundation.

2015 Future of Testing Conference

What will ABP testing look like in the future? That will be the subject of a May 2015 conference in Durham, N.C., which will explore innovative ways to measure knowledge, learning and competency.

Message from ABP President regarding ABIM MOC announcement

The following statement comes from David G. Nichols, MD MBA, President and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics:

ABP responds to Internal Medicine’s MOC announcement

The American Board of Pediatrics is well aware of the current debate throughout the medical community regarding the value of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). On Tuesday (Feb. 3), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced significant changes to its MOC requirements. While we are fellow members of the community of medical boards, ABIM and ABP serve different populations and have approached MOC differently.  The ABP is looking closely at ABIM’s changes and the reasons behind them.

General Peds Medical Editor Pens Passionate Op-Ed

Many of us at the ABP have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ben Alexander, one of the two medical editors who works with the General Pediatrics Examination Committee. In addition to being a pediatrician at WakeMed Health and Hospitals, he is also a child medical evaluator at SAFEchild Advocacy Center in Raleigh, NC.

Over the holidays, and following the tragic death of 2-year-old Tristan Blue, Dr. Alexander wrote a passionate response--and a call to action--that appeared in The Raleigh News & Observer.

Revised Policy: Time-Limited Eligibility for Initial Certification Exams

The ABP recently approved a revision to its policy for Time-Limited Eligibility for Initial Certification Examinations.  The intent of this policy is to assure that applicants for certification possess current competence in pediatrics or a pediatric subspecialty. For those who have lost eligibility to take an examination, the ABP will require an independent assessment of the individual’s competence to practice without supervision.  The goal is not to fully retrain an individual or to prepare an applicant to take a certifying examination.  

Nichols' Blog: "Global Health" is "Health"

A host of medical problems--not just Ebola--has made it clear that there is no longer a plausible separation between global health and health in the United States. In this month’s blog, Dr. Nichols explores the implications for pediatricians in regards to training, knowledge and professionalism.

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Moyer MOC Article Published in Contemporary Pediatrics

This summer, Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, ABP's Vice President for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Quality, wrote an article published in Contemporary Pediatrics. The article addresses some of the myths regarding MOC, what the process entails, why the program is important and what it helps to accomplish. 

Nichols To Receive Prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine Award

David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, American Board of Pediatrics President and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award, presented annually by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

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