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Child Psychiatry MOC Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Sleep
  • Movement Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Clinical Science
  • Developmental Processes and Development Through the Life Cycle
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Disorder Due to Environmental Exposure
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elimination Disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Sexual and Gender Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Ethics
  • AAA High Yield
  • Assessment and Diagnostic
  • Statistics and Study Design
  • Issues in Practice
  • Consultation
  • Disorder Due to Environmental Exposure

Child Psychiatry Editor

Julie Low, MD

Dr. Julie Y. Low is a psychiatrist board certified in adult, child and adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist. She is on the faculties of New York University School of Medicine and New York Medical College, and was the Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Department at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan.

Child Psychiatry MOC Exam Info

The Maintenance of Certification for Child Psychiatry is a four part process plus a one-time safety course:

  • MOC Part 1 - Professional Standing
  • MOC Part 2 - Self-Assessment and CME
  • MOC Part 3 - Cognitive Expertise
  • MOC Part 4 - Performance in Practice.
  • Patient Safety Course

This question bank is targeted to helping you pass the Cognitive Expertise portion (the Child Psychiatry MOC exam). The exam is computer-based and consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ).

How long is the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC Exam?

The Child Neurology MOC Exam is a computer-based exam consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) administered in four sections with 30-57 questions in each section.

The exam lasts approximately 4 hours including optional breaks between each section.

See the Instructions for the Child and Adolescent Maintenance of Certification Examination for the examination delivery structure.

The ABPN Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC Exam Question Format:

There are two types of MCQ formats: stand-alone and vignette questions

Stand-alone questions are single best answer MCQ’s that are not associated with any other questions. These questions can be flagged for review or skipped. However, candidates cannot review questions in a section that has been completed.

Vignette questions are linked to a common case that may be presented in either a short video clip (30 seconds to 3 minutes), or in text. Vignette questions must be answered in order to advance to the next question. Therefore, candidates can not skip vignette questions or review vignette questions after they have been completely answered.

It is recommended candidates familiarize themselves with the examination functions by reviewing Samples Screens provided by the ABPN.

ABPN MOC examinations have pass rates of about 95%.

The Child Psychiatry MOC Exam Content:

The BoardVitals Child Psychiatry MOC Question Bank follows the ABPN MOC Examination in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Content Blueprint as follows:

  1. Development 8–12%
  2. Applications of basic science to clinical practice 4–6%
  3. Diagnostic methods 8–12%
  4. Psychopathology (differential diagnosis, classification, clinical course 23–27%
  5. Treatment 18–22%
  6. Issues in practice 13–17%
  7. Consultation 8–12%
  8. Prevention 4–6%

The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBNP OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the AACAP.

About the Child Psychiatry Article-Based Continuing Certification

In addition to the Child Psychiatry MOC Exam, the ABPN offers an Article-Based Continuing Certification (ABCC) option. This online, open-book assessment must be completed every 3 years

Reviewing Medical Faculty

  • Maria McGee, MD

State Learning Objectives for the Child Psychiatry CME Activity

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Formulate a diagnosis through evaluating present symptoms, course of illness, observation of inter-family relationships and functionality, and past medical and psychiatric history
  • Appropriately order and administer psychotropic medication by selecting relevant agents and by assessing risk to benefit ratio
  • Monitor efficacy and side effects of administered psychotropic medications
  • Adjust, or alter, psychotropic medications as appropriate
  • Implement inpatient psychotherapy techniques and strategies

How do I earn Child Psychiatry CME Credits?

  1. Check your Child Psychiatry state requirements for CME where you practice.
  2. Purchase the Child Psychiatry Question Bank with optional CME Certificate Add-on.
  3. Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
  4. Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
  5. Print your PDF certificate of completion.

  6. *Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours.

    For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.

BoardVitals is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BoardVitals designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Child Psychiatry CME info found here.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the BoardVitals Child Psychiatry activity and has approved the program as a part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification. This module is eligible for 50 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) SA credits. One CME credit is equivalent to one ABPN SA credit.