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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.

 

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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.

Despite these primary concerns, some of you have had questions about upcoming exams. If you are in an affected area and are scheduled to take an exam at a Prometric Testing Center, please visit the Prometric Site Closure list above. If your testing site is closed, Prometric will…

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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. 

Dr. Woods will succeed Gail McGuinness, MD, who will retire on Dec. 31, 2017. In her role as vice president, Dr. Woods will provide oversight for the development of training standards, the…

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has announced eligibility criteria for subspecialty certification for Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM). 

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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.

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially …

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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.

Dr. Burke is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She is also chair-elect of the ABP Board of…

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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.

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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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