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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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Gladding SP, McGann PT, Summer A, Russ CM, Uwemedimo OT, Matamoros Aguilar M, Chakraborty R, Moore M, Lieh-Lai M, Opoka R, Howard C, John CC, on behalf of the Global Health Task Force of the American Board of Pediatrics
2018
Pediatrics
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Appeals for health equity call for departments of pediatrics to improve the health of all children including those from underserved communities in North America and around the world. Consequently, North American (NA) departments of pediatrics have a role in global child health (GCH) which focuses on providing health care to underserved children worldwide. In this review, we describe how NA departments of pediatrics can collaboratively engage in GCH education, clinical practice, research, and advocacy and summarize best practices, challenges, and next steps for engaging in GCH in each of...

Laurel K. Leslie, Murrey G. Olmsted, Adam Turner, Carol Carraccio, Andrew Dwyer, Linda Althouse
2018
Pediatrics
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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifies that general and subspecialty pediatricians meet standards of excellence established by their peers. Certification helps demonstrate that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills continuous certification requirements (Maintenance of Certification [MOC]). One current component of the MOC program is a closed-book examination administered at a secure testing center (ie, the MOC Part 3 examination). In this article, we describe the development of an alternative to this...

Murray KE, Lane JL, Carraccio C, Glasgow T, Long M, West DC, O'Connor M, Hobday P, Schwartz A, Englander R; Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Study Group
2018
Academic Medicine
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In 2011, the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Study Group recruited four medical schools (University of California, San Francisco, University of Colorado, University of Minnesota, and University of Utah) and their associated pediatrics clerkship and residency programs directors to be part of a consortium to pilot a model designed to advance learners from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) and then to fellowship or practice based on competence rather than time spent in training. The central design features of this pilot included...

Andrew C. Dwyer, Linda A. Althouse
2018
Journal of Pediatrics
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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. Measurement professionals and...

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...