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Mar 29 17

Carol Carraccio, MD, MA, is Vice President of Competency-Based Assessment for the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Carraccio has received the 2017 Joseph W. St...

Mar 15 17

Natasha Sriraman, MD Breastfeeding is good for infants and mothers. Countless studies in the U.S. and throughout the world support this. According to breastfeeding data...

Feb 16 17

By Andy Dwyer, PhD The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) wants all of its exams to assess pediatricians’ grasp of knowledge critical to current pediatric...

Jan 4 17

By Linda A. Althouse, PhD During the design of MOCA-Peds we spent a considerable amount of time and effort discussing security. After all, the plan...

Nov 18 16

The ABP is in the home stretch for the 2017 MOCA-Peds pilot, scheduled to launch on Monday, January 9.

Sep 15 16

Vanessa G. Carroll, MD reflects on her participation in the ABP's new testing pilot focus groups.

Aug 1 16

The ABP has been working with an independent research institution, RTI International, to reach out to pediatricians and elicit their feedback.

Jul 11 16

MOCA-Peds task force has been charged with developing questions, finding references, & writing educational rationales for use in the pilot.

Jun 20 16

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) continuously engages in thorough reviews of its many content outlines—also known as the blueprints—that define what content will be covered on examinations. The examination committees and subboards work diligently to keep up with the rapidly growing body of medical knowledge by routinely adding new content specifications and revising or deleting outdated specifications as needed. Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Gastroenterology are two subboards that recently completed this work.

Jun 6 16

We are on track to start that MOCA-Peds pilot in January 2017 for pediatricians who are maintaining certification in general pediatrics.

Jun 6 16

The MOCA-Peds pilot will release to diplomates a series of questions at regular intervals, conveniently delivered through their mobile devices or a web browser.

May 9 16

sup { vertical-align:super; font-size: small; } By Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH Pediatricians are in a unique position to prevent, identify, and treat mental and behavioral...