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Time Limited Eligibility Policy Updated

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. 

Dr. Nanci Yuan, 1968 - 2016

Dr. Nanci YuanNanci Yuan, M.D., former pediatric pulmonology subboard member to the American Board of Pediatrics, died on July 1, 2016 after a 12-month battle with colon cancer.

General Pediatrics Certification Exam Survey Coming Soon

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. 

NCQA, ABP Makes It Easier to Claim Credit

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.

ABP Launches MyCertifiedPediatrician.org

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.

ABP on track to launch pilot of new MOC exam format in January

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.

Dr. Sherrel Leyton Hammar, 1931 - 2016

Sherrel Leyton Hammar, MD, former committee and board member of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), died May 17, 2016, in Honolulu, HI. He was 84. 

ABP Welcomes Pediatric Subspecialist Volunteers for Question Writing

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.

ABP Updates Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the ABP, which is why we created a Privacy Policy that discloses how we handle your personal information. The policy was recently updated and the highlights include: