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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).

American Board of Pediatrics Launches Redesigned Website

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has redesigned its website. The new design launched Oct. 14 at www.abp.org.

In response to feedback from users, the site has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pediatricians, program directors, residents, fellows, parents and caregivers.

New features include:

Dr. Moyer Co-Authors Article Published in JAMA

Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, ABP's Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality, co-authored an article published in Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Moyer also serves as the chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force.

Moyer, along with Coleen A. Boyle, PhD and James M. Perrin, MD, focused on the use of clinical preventative services (CPS's). As the authors state, these services rendered throughout the stages of a child's life, could ultimately lead to improved outcomes. Unfortunately, millions of children may not be benefitting from these services.

ABP Partners with Data Commons, LLC

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is one of six organizations partnered with Data Commons, LLC to streamline access to data about health professionals.

On July 28, 2014, Data Commons launches two services, including Verification Service and Verification+ (Plus) Services.

Find out what these two services provide.

ABIM Offers New Adult Congenital Heart Disease Certificate

The American Board of internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) are pleased to provide updated information on ABIM's new area of certification: Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), which is designed to recognize the qualifications of physicians who are specialists in the care of a wide range of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Stockman Receives Special Award from APPD

Nashville, TN -- The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is proud to announce that James A. Stockman III, MD, was recently honored with a Special Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Medical Education and the Development of Pediatricians.

Dr. Stockman was presented with the special award by the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) on April 11, 2013 in Nashville, TN. He served as one of the APPD's first presidents, providing instrumental leadership when the organization was in its early years of development. The impact of his dedication and leadership in the pediatric medical education community spans more than 40 years.

New Lectureship Named in Honor of James A. Stockman III, MD

James A. Stockman III, MD

CHAPEL HILL, NC - American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) past President and CEO James A. Stockman III, who has been a driving force in pediatrics for a generation, will be honored in October 2014 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in San Diego, Calif.

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