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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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Stevenson DK, McGuinness GA, Members of Task Force on SCTC
2014
Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

Role of the American Board of Pediatrics
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifies general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists based on standards of excellence that lead to high-quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition into adulthood. Thus, central to the ABP’s mission is assurance to the public that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills the continuous evaluation requirements that encompass the 6 core competencies of the Accreditation Council...

Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, Lauren M. Moran, Laura Spera, Gail A. McGuinness, David K. Stevenson on behalf of The Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2014
Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

Background
Recently the American Board of Pediatrics has undertaken an effort to examine the components and structure of pediatric fellowship training. To provide the current status of training programs and the perspectives of those in positions of leadership regarding fellowship training, a study of all fellowship program directors in the United States was undertaken.

Methods
We conducted a mail survey of all 719 pediatric fellowship program directors in the United States.

Results
The response rate was 82.2...

Lewin L, Dolan S, Carraccio C
2014
MedEdPORTAL
ABSTRACT:

Introduction
Composing and delivering effective oral case presentations is an important skill for medical students and residents to learn, but the large variety of patients and presenting problems makes teaching and evaluating this skill complex. Few published tools are available for educators to use, and those that are described are not well-studied. The Patient Presentation Rating (PPR) tool can be used to evaluate oral case presentations, and was developed using focus groups of medical school educators from several medical disciplines including pediatrics,...

Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, Lauren M. Moran, Laura Spera, Gail A. McGuinness, David K. Stevenson on behalf of the Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2014
Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

Background
The American Board of Pediatrics charged a task force to examine fellowship training. As part of that process, a study was conducted to assess the perceptions of fellowship training by those who had recently completed training and those who were in the middle of their careers.

Methods
The American Board of Pediatrics provided a random sample of subspecialists stratified across all 14 subspecialties (N = 5072). Subspecialists were identified either as recent graduates (N = 2702), those who had completed fellowship...

Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, Lauren M. Moran, Laura Spera, Gail A. McGuinness, David K. Stevenson on behalf of The Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2014
Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

Background
As part of a recent effort by the American Board of Pediatrics to examine fellowship training, a task force was established to review the components of training and develop recommendations for any modifications deemed necessary. To inform the task force, several studies were undertaken to gain insights and perspectives from current fellows, those who had completed fellowship training, and program directors regarding their experiences and the perceived value of their training. This article provides the findings for each subspecialty in tables that allow...