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.
Journal of Pediatrics
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is responsible for certifying that general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists have met and continue to meet standards of excellence that lead to the high-quality health care of infants, children, and adolescents. Board certification involves 2 primary components: successfully completing an accredited training program and taking and passing a written examination. The ABP uses a process known as practice analysis to ensure that its exams measure the knowledge required for safe and effective clinical practice...
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.
Pediatric diplomates enrolling in the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification program during calendar year 2016 were provided with the opportunity to complete...
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 that was released at the time of...
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...
Journal of Pediatrics
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.
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...