- Letter from the President
As a candidate, I ran on a platform of three priorities:
• making Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part of a practitioner’s normal workflow,
• protecting children from violence, and
• focusing on the pediatrician.
1. The ABP adopted your request for increased flexibility in meeting supervised practice requirements for those unable to pass the boards within seven years of training.
2. Starting Jan. 1, the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds) pilot will deliver exam questions to personal devices for those whose secure exam is due in 2017. Hence, more than 5,200 diplomates (out of 6,800 eligible) will be using the MOCA-Peds instead of the secure exam this year. If this two-year pilot is successful, MOCA-Peds will replace the secure exam in general pediatrics in 2019 and in the 14 subspecialties thereafter.
3. Also starting this year, diplomates will automatically receive MOC Part 2 credit for any continuing medical education activity that meets MOC requirements.