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.
Interest in global health (GH) among pediatric residents continues to grow. GH opportunities in pediatric fellowship programs in the United States are poorly described. We aimed to evaluate GH offerings among accredited general and subspecialty pediatric fellowship programs and identify implementation barriers.
This was a cross-sectional study by pediatric GH educators from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Global Health Learning Community and the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force. Fellowship program directors and GH educators...
To address the substantial need in patients and families with chronic pediatric conditions, we have developed a number of free tools and resources (www.abp.org/foundation/roadmap) to help pediatricians and subspecialists achieve Roadmap’s aims.
We must act now to improve the emotional health and resilience of children with chronic conditions and their families. We urge widespread adoption of the Roadmap strategies and resources in pediatric subspecialty care and training and conduct of additional research to identify the most effective and feasible approaches.
JAMA Network Open
Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are an emerging workplace-based, patient-oriented assessment approach with limited empirical evidence.
To measure the development of pediatric trainees’ clinical skills over time using EPA-based assessment data.
Design, Setting, and Participants
Prospective cohort study of categorical pediatric residents over 3 academic years (2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018) assessed on 17 American Board of Pediatrics EPAs. Residents in training at 23 pediatric residency programs in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network were...
The increasing prevalence of behavioral and/or mental health (B/MH) abstract problems among children, adolescents, and young adults is rapidly forcing the pediatric community to examine its professional responsibility in response to this epidemic. Stakeholders involved in pediatric workforce training were brought together in April 2018, invited by the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to consider facilitators and barriers for pediatrician training to enhance care for B/MH problems and to catalyze commitment to...
Pediatric Quality and Safety
Creating the capacity and capability for meaningful improvement in healthcare quality is a challenge many organizations face. Before 2012, Children’s Mercy sponsored 20 leaders to obtain advanced improvement training from peer organizations. Recognizing an opportunity to build upon this momentum, we developed an organization-wide curriculum for teaching continuous improvement.
A steering committee was created in 2011 to define, advise, and oversee education in improvement science. We agreed upon a framework for improvement, a program name [Continuous Quality and...