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Publications

Abstracts for research papers, reports, and commentaries that are supported in part or in full by the ABP or ABP Foundation or on which ABP staff serve as authors – and have been published in major journals – are provided below.

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Gary L Freed, Neal deJong, Michelle L Macy, Kenton D Van, Laurel K Leslie
2018
Pediatrics
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Background and Objectives
Although national bodies have proclaimed the importance of incorporating quality improvement (QI) into the daily fabric of clinical care, the actual proportion of practicing pediatricians who participate in QI activities on an annual basis is unknown. Correspondingly little is known about pediatrician motivations for, attitudes about, and support received for QI participation.

Methods
Pediatric diplomates enrolling in the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification program during calendar year...

Boat TF, Land ML Jr, Leslie LK
2018
JAMA Pediatrics
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In Reply 
The letter from Sullivan and Akabas reinforces an important point that we communicated in our JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint.1 Transforming child health care training to more fully include attention to the social-emotional development and behavioral health of children will require interdisciplinary health care practices and training settings, both primary and subspecialty, that include professionals who are prepared to promote supportive and nurturing family caregiving. In a National Academies of Medicine Perspectives article2...

Carraccio C
2018
Pediatrics
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I am fortunate to receive an award connected to the legacy of Dr Joseph W. St Geme, Jr, a teacher and mentor to so many in the pediatrics community. Parker Palmer,1 author of The Courage to Teach, once said, “Good teachers are able to weave a web of complex connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students so that students can learn to weave a world of connections for themselves.” The esteem in which Dr Joseph W. St Geme, Jr, is held by those who worked with and learned from him suggests that he was a master at creating these connections.

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Freed GL, Boyer DM, Van KD, Macy ML, McCormick JA, Leslie LK
2018
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
To assess the part-time workforce and average hours worked per week among pediatric subspecialists in the 15 medical subspecialties certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Study Design
We examined data from pediatric subspecialists who enrolled in Maintenance of Certification with the American Board of Pediatrics from 2009 to 2015. Data were collected via an online survey. Providers indicated whether they worked full time or part time and estimated the average number of hours worked per week in clinical, research,...

Hicks PJ, Margolis MJ, Carraccio C3, Clauser BE, Donnelly K, Fromme HB, Gifford KA, Poynter SE, Schumacher DJ, Schwartz A; PMAC Module 1 Study Group
2018
Medical Teacher
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Background
Increased recognition of the importance of competency-based education and assessment has led to the need for practical and reliable methods to assess relevant skills in the workplace.

Methods
A novel milestone-based workplace assessment system was implemented in 15 pediatrics residency programs. The system provided: (1) web-based multisource feedback (MSF) and structured clinical observation (SCO) instruments that could be completed on any computer or mobile device; and (2) monthly feedback reports that included competency-...

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