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Question of the Week (QOW)

ABP’s most popular self-assessment tool, Question of the Week (QOW), gives participants a pediatric case study, an abstract with commentary, references and a question every week for 50 weeks of the year.

For every 20 questions answered correctly, you can earn 10 MOC Part 2 points and CME credit (new in 2017).

When you sign up for QOW, an email will be sent to you every week (except for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day) that gives you a link to the newly published question. You don’t have to answer a question every week.

Because the questions remain available to you in the archive for three years from the release date, you can skip some weeks and answer more than one another week. And questions older than three years are stored in the archive, where they can be viewed (but not answered).

There is no maximum number of Part 2 points that you can earn with QOW in a five-year MOC activity cycle, and you can read the published case studies and answer the questions at any time and from any device that has internet access — at your desk, waiting in line or on-the-go.

After you have answered a QOW, you can post comments to discuss the case with your peers.

What’s New in 2017

  • You can now earn both MOC and CME Credit for completing QOWs​.
  • Twenty (20) correct QOWs (five fewer than previous years) gives you 10 MOC Part 2 points.
  • The Medical Pearl will be available at the end of each question, whether you answered correctly or not.
  • Questions older than three years are now stored in the archive, where they can be viewed (but not answered).
  • References are now hyperlinked so that you will not need to search the web for them.



How It Works


The Case sets the stage for the specific patient scenario or issue being covered in that week's QOW. 
The Pre-Test gives you the opportunity to try your hand at the question, but this attempt is not held against you.
The Abstract outlines the concepts or breakthroughs from a recent journal or publication.
The Commentary brings everything full circle by taking the abstract's findings and applying it to the case scenario and the real world.
The Final Attempt is where you answer the question for credit and receive immediate feedback. Answering 20 QOW's correctly results in 10 Part 2 points.
The Medical Pearl is a bonus of interesting information. 
The Comment Section allows you to share your thoughts and engage in discussions in the community forum.