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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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Althouse LA, Du Y, Ham HP
2009
The Journal of Pediatrics
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Successful completion of the General Pediatrics (GP) certification examination is one of the requirements for initial certification in GP by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). In addition, the continued demonstration of a core set of knowledge, as demonstrated by successful completion of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination, is one of the requirements needed to maintain certification. Test committees comprised of practicing general pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and pediatric educators routinely review the content specifications for these examinations.

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Switalski KE; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2009
Academic Pediatrics
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Objective
There has been a rapid increase in the number of pediatric hospitalist programs in the United States. As most pediatric hospitalist services are believed to be subsidized by hospitals, gaining a better understanding of the rationale for these subsidies is critical to the future success and existence of these programs. Our objective was to determine the rationale for pediatric hospitalist program subsidies from the perspective of hospital leaders.

Methods
A survey was mailed to hospital executives from a national sample of 112...

Freed GL, Stockman JA
2009
JAMA
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Recent reports have warned of a crisis related to a shortage of primary care physicians.1 However, much of the current concern seems to have stemmed from articles in the medical literature specifically reporting that fewer internal medicine residents are choosing to pursue primary care and that fewer medical students are choosing family medicine residencies. Hauer et al2 found, among a national sample of fourth-year medical students, that only 22% planned careers in internal medicine and just 2% intended to practice general internal medicine. Ebell3...

Freed GL, Dunham KM; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2009
Journal of Hospital Medicine
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Objective
To explore the structure, components, and training goals of pediatric hospitalist fellowship programs in North America.

Design
We constructed a 17-item structured questionnaire to be administered by phone. Questionnaire items focused on documenting goals, training, requirements, and clinical duties of pediatric hospitalist training programs. From February through June 2007, research staff contacted directors of the programs. Responses were analyzed to determine program characteristics, including goals, formal training...

Althouse LA, McGuinness GA
2008
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
This study investigates the predictive validity of the In-Training Examination (ITE). Although studies have confirmed the predictive validity of ITEs in other medical specialties, no study has been done for general pediatrics.

Study Design
Each year, residents in accredited pediatric training programs take the ITE as a self-assessment instrument. The ITE is similar to the American Board of Pediatrics General Pediatrics Certifying Examination. First-time takers of the certifying examination over a 5-year period who took at least...