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Would you like to influence the future of the General Pediatrics Certification Examination? Here is a great opportunity! 

In the spring of 2016, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recruited a diverse panel of general pediatricians and asked them to identify the knowledge required for safe and competent practice as a board-certified pediatrician. Now the ABP is inviting all certified general pediatricians to help validate the work of that panel by rating the importance of each of those identified areas of knowledge. 

Your input will be used to guide the content of future certification examinations. Your expertise and contribution are essential to ensuring that…

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) acknowledges the complex and purposeful process of earning recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). ABP board-certified pediatricians can now claim credit for earning NCQA’s Patient-Centered Specialty Practice recognition.

Credit already is available for general practitioners earning NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.

NCQA recognition, which can be awarded simply by completing an attestation form, is worth 40 Part 4 points toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.

Are you a pediatric specialist…

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MyCertifiedPediatrician.org

Check out the American Board of Pediatrics’ new website, MyCertifiedPediatrician.org. Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists work hard to earn and maintain their certification. This site helps parents, caregivers, and others understand what it means to be board certified.

In addition to videos,…

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The pilot version of the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam is on schedule to be launched in January 2017. Physicians currently maintaining certification in general pediatrics and who are due to take their exam in 2017 will be eligible to participate in the pilot.

Last summer, the ABP announced that it would introduce a different method for assessing the knowledge of pediatricians as part of MOC. The proposed testing approach would require shorter, more frequent assessment of pediatricians’ knowledge. Within this new platform, test questions would be…

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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) congratulates Sarah S. Long, MD, on receiving the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

Dr. Long is Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She also…

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The ABP welcomed about 20 certified pediatric subspecialists to our offices in Chapel Hill this week to help write exam questions. Each had volunteered to through the ABP’s nominations tool, which allows pediatricians to nominate themselves or someone they know for an appointment to one of the examination committees or subspecialty subboards.

“We launched the tool as a way to get more people involved from different parts of the country and in different stages of their careers,” said Linda Althouse, PhD, ABP Vice President of Psychometrics and Assessment Services. “Their involvement in question-writing helps ensure that…

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Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, has been chosen by the Association of Rice (University) Alumni to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Moyer, the Vice President of Maintenance of Certification and Quality at the American Board of Pediatrics, graduated from Rice in 1974 with a BA in psychology.

“The terrific faculty at Rice, who were simultaneously demanding and supportive, and outstanding fellow…

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David Kendall Stevenson M.D., has been chosen to receive the 2016 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO).  The award will be presented to Dr. Stevenson on April 30, 2016, at the opening session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, MD. 

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…

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The American Board of Pediatrics named Jeffrey B. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA as its 2016 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award winner.

Dr. Anderson exemplifies the qualifying characteristics of the PVM Fellow, which is defined as a mid-career pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of care for children.

“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Paul V. Miles Fellowship in Quality Improvement,” Dr. Anderson said. “This recognition truly represents advancements in…

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The medical profession has traditionally held itself accountable for providing quality care to patients. At a time of rapid change in health care, it is the goal of physicians, specialists, and health systems to keep up with the explosion of knowledge, advances in technology, and changes in health care delivery systems. Demonstrating competence in the modern era is uniquely challenging, but fundamentally important.

What has not changed, however, is a set of shared foundational values that will continue to shape the practice of modern medicine. These values include a commitment to professionalism as demonstrated by the following:

  • Staying current with changes in medical…
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