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ABP Calls for 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 Improvement. 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.

MOC Part 4 Section of Website Revamped for Easier Use

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has given the Quality Improvement (MOC Part 4) section of its website a face-lift to make it easier for board-certified pediatricians to explore the many ways to complete their MOC Part 4 requirements. For pediatricians with MOC cycles ending in 2018, the renewal is especially timely.

Dr. Fred G. Smith, Jr., 1928-2018

Fred G. Smith, Jr., MD, former Vice President of Special Programs at the American Board of Pediatrics, died September 1, 2018, in Durham N.C. He was 90.

Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors Meet to Learn About Quality Improvement

Nearly 50 representatives from Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor organizations across the country met in Durham, North Carolina, this summer to learn and share best practices with their peers. Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors are authorized by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) to evaluate local and institutional QI projects against the ABP’s standards and then approve QI projects for MOC credit.

Test Security Incident Report

 
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You should use this form to report the following incident types:

  • Examinee misconduct (e.g., copying answers, using prohibited electronic devices during an exam, discussing exam content in detail with other examinees);
  • Copying exam questions;
  • Accessing exam questions prior to the exam;
  • Exam content found on the internet;
  • Test administrator/proctor misconduct (e.g., allowing examinees to access study materials; providing answers to questions)

Please fill out a separate form for each incident if you have more than one incident to report.

All other concerns should be reported to 919-929-0461. Your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate department.

Do NOT use this form to report emergency situations, since these reports may not be received or answered immediately. In case of an emergency, call 911 or the appropriate local authorities.

Incident Information

Including your contact information is optional, but we strongly suggest that you complete the fields below so that we may contact you for additional details if necessary. All contact information provided will be kept strictly confidential.
Please provide as much information as possible, including how you first became aware of this incident, names of individuals involved, witnesses, their contact/location information, and any other information that will lead to final resolution of the situation

Mann named ABP’s Vice President, Continuing Certification

Keith J. Mann, MD, M.Ed, will become Vice President of Continuing Certification at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), effective Jan. 1, 2019, the ABP has announced. He is ABP certified in general pediatrics and is meeting the requirements of maintenance of certification.

Dr. Mann will succeed Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, who will retire on Dec. 31, 2018. He may begin transitioning into his responsibilities in the fall of 2018.

Building Strong Careers from Residency to Retirement

Pediatricians in practice have spent, on average, four years in medical school and have successfully completed three years in pediatric residency (plus another two-to-three years if they trained in a subspecialty).

These pediatricians have qualified for a medical license in each state in which they practice. And the majority have taken and passed an intense, seven-hour, 335-question exam to become certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

This wealth of skills and knowledge provides a strong foundation on which to start a successful and rewarding career. 

ABP Portfolio Showcases Tailored Layout

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has redesigned its ABP Portfolio homepage, focusing on making relevant information readily available and easily accessible for physicians.

The ABP consulted with board-certified pediatricians, who use the site regularly, to ensure it understood obstacles, concerns, and needs of the physicians. As a result, the new homepage includes a more individualized, tailored layout.

Physicians’ personalized homepage features:

Integrating Behavioral & Mental Health into Your Practice

“It will take years for medical education systems to improve the preparation of pediatricians to prevent and manage behavioral and mental health problems,” Dr. Tayloe says. “But pediatricians do not need to wait until they are formally educated to begin addressing the epidemic now.”

- Dr. David Tayloe, Goldsboro (NC) Pediatrics

Behavioral and Mental Health: Gaps and Challenges

Pediatricians are often the first professionals parents turn to when their child needs behavioral or mental health services — because of their trusting doctor-patient relationship or to avoid the perceived stigma of going to a mental health professional. So when Alexis King’s* middle child needed mental health services, she looked for help where Simon* was already receiving care.

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