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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.

The Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award was created in honor of Dr. St. Geme to recognize a pediatrician who is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator. Recipients of this award have had a…

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Pediatricians may earn MOC credit for many of the activities they are already participating in to expand their knowledge and to meet licensure and other professional obligations.

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is now collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to further support pediatricians engaged in lifelong learning. Through this collaboration, pediatricians will be able to receive maintenance of certification (MOC) credit for lifelong learning and self-assessment (Part 2) when they participate in approved continuing medical education activities.

To date, more than 150 CME activities are…

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The American Board of Pediatrics and other members of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, have released a statement expressing profound concern about the status of refugee children on the Mexican border and possible travel bans to the United States as a result of administration executive orders.

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Dr. Mathew GarberThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has selected Matthew D. Garber, MD, FHM, FAAP, to receive the 2017 Paul V. Miles (PVM) Fellowship Award, given annually to an accomplished mid-career pediatrician dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children. Dr. Garber is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine and a hospitalist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

The ABP recognizes Dr. Garber as one of the founders and the current…

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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially recognized subspecialty certification for Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at its October 2016 Board Meeting in Chicago, IL. The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), an ABMS Member Board, sponsored the subspecialty application and will establish training and assessment criteria, as well as award the certification.

“Many of the illnesses that previously required children to be hospitalized are now…

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The ABP Education and Training Committee (in association with APPD, CoPS, and COMSEP) has revised the Professionalism Guide that was originally created in 2008.  The Guide was created as a resource for the key competency of professionalism and was revised in 2016 to include a digital version, searchable competencies, and adaptable specific content that can be used for a variety of educational sessions.

Click on the link to view the digital version or download a copy:

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) congratulates the ImproveCareNow (ICN) collaborative care network for receiving the 2016 Drucker Prize, presented by the Drucker Institute of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.

"The ImproveCareNow Network has demonstrated robust results, and a rigorous commitment to continuous improvement. We are delighted to recognize them as the winner of the 2016 Drucker Prize."

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Pediatricians may help guide families to proven preventive programs.

Prevention programs that focus on the needs of families can benefit many more children if they can be integrated into primary healthcare settings, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ABP Vice President of Research Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH, served as the paper's lead author. 

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“Most families already receive advice about child development and health from…

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American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) President and CEO, David Nichols, MD, MBA, has written a letter to all certified pediatricians about Maintenance of Certification (MOC). You should receive a copy in the mail in the next few days. Also, the letter is available on our website.

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In it, Dr. Nichols offers his personal reflections about the dialogue surrounding professionalism and the ABP’s efforts around MOC. He acknowledges the range of opinions about certification and details how the ABP has responded to critiques of…

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The ABP has modified the policy on Time-Limited Eligibility for Initial Certification Examinations. The policy change extends the amount of time a doctor can take to complete six months of supervised practice when regaining eligibility to sit for an initial certification examination. After completing their training, candidates for certification have seven years of eligibility to pass the initial certification exam. 

Formerly, after seven years of eligibility lapsed, candidates had to complete a total of six months of practice under the supervision of a program director before they could sit for the initial certification exam. The six months of supervised practice had to be…

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