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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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Mackie T, Tse L, deFerranti S, Ryan H, Leslie LK
Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are at high risk for underdiagnosis and inadequate treatment. Yet, little is known about the factors that influence the medical decision making of AYAs with FH and their families.

This study explores how family medical history, family narratives of medical experiences, and AYA medical experiences together function as "experiential evidence" and influence screening and treatment decisions.


Lewin L, Dolan S, Carraccio C

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,...

Stevenson DK, McGuinness GA, Members of Task Force on SCTC

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...

Schumacher DJ, Englander R, Hicks PJ, Carraccio CL, Guralnick S
Academic Pediatric Association
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The patient care domain contains the greatest number of competencies of the 7 domains of competence considered by pediatrics. Combined with a historical emphasis on the central nature of patient care to physician practice, it may be tempting to assume the number of competencies in this domain means it is the most important or is sufficient to stand alone. On the contrary, looking beyond patient care to the other domains is essential to meeting the Institute of Medicine goals of providing care that is safe, effective, efficient, patient centered, timely, and equitable.

Nichols DG
JAMA Pediatrics
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Although its wording has evolved, the essence of the mission of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has not changed: to certify “pediatricians based on standards of excellence that lead to high-quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition to adulthood.” The ABP needs assessments embedded in clinical practice and improved patient outcomes as the explicit metric for excellence, which will require a commitment to continuous learning. This Viewpoint proposes ways for a certifying board to underscore learning as the most important competency for the...