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Now Accepting Paul V Miles Fellowship Nominations

The American Board of Pediatrics established the Paul V. Miles Fellowship to honor Dr. Miles’ years of service as Senior Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality. This fellowship is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in improving the quality of care for children. The fellowship carries a cash award and an invitation to the American Board of Pediatrics in Chapel Hill to share knowledge that will inform our work in our mission to improve child health.

Practice Analysis Survey FAQs

A few weeks ago we invited you and all board certified general pediatricians to participate in the General Pediatrics Practice Analysis survey to help validate the knowledge required for effective practice as a general pediatrician. This survey is open until Sunday, August 7, 2016. Participation in this survey is one of the most direct ways you can help shape the content of future exams administered by the ABP. 

Thank you again for your help with this important endeavor. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at GPSurvey@abpeds.org.

Dr. Nichols Pens Letter to Diplomates

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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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.