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Learning Doesn't Stop at Certification

Road to Certification

Dr. Jessica Hart has been saving wall space for her American Board of Pediatrics certificate in her Raleigh, N.C., office since she finished her pediatric residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.

Dr. Moyer to receive Rice University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

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.

ABP Releases 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report from the American Board of Pediatrics is now available. It features:

  • a recap of the Future of Testing Conference
  • information on the pilot MOC Part 3 Exam
  • news on expanding MOC credit pathways
  • an update on collaboratives
  • and more.

To read the Annual Report, click the link below:

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David K. Stevenson, MD, 2016 St. Geme Awardee

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. 

Earning ABP MOC Credit for ACGME Program Evaluation and Improvement

Joint Communication from ABP and ACGME

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is now offering Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit to program directors, faculty, residents and fellows who engage in quality improvement to address areas that were identified during the program’s annual program evaluation or the self-study. 

Dr. Laurence Finberg, 1923 - 2016

Laurence "Larry" Finberg, M.D., former Board of Directors member and Emeritus of the American Board of Pediatrics, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. He was 92.

Dr. Finberg became involved with the American Board of Pediatrics in 1969 and served until 1993. During his time with the ABP, Dr. Finberg served two six-year terms on the Board of Directors, and chaired the board twice, in 1978 and 1987.

ABP Announces 2016 PVM Fellowship Award Winner

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.

Seeking Participants to Inform Plans for the MOC Part 3 GP Exam Pilot

Tell me more about what the ABP is thinking about the MOC Part 3 GP Exam.

Currently, pediatricians take an exam every 10 years as part of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The exam is given at a secure testing center, and approximately four hours to complete.  The ABP is planning to pilot test an alternative approach to the MOC Part 3 GP Exam in 2017 that represents the next generation of physician assessment. 

ABMS Statement of Shared Values

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:

Dr. Melvin Earl Jenkins, Jr. 1922 - 2015

Melvin Earl Jenkins, Jr., M.D, former Vice President of the Board of Directors at the American Board of Pediatrics, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2015 in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 93.