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The Pediatric MOC exam focuses primarily on clinical medicine, and mostly on core topics that present in a typical clinical setting. Our question bank is constructed around the relevant MOC topics.
The Pediatric MOC exam is comprised of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and is delivered in two timed sections. Each section is two hours long and is administered at computer-based testing centers.
Approximately 5-10% of questions will be accompanied by illustrations, such as x-ray studies and photographs.
The 2012-2015 First-Time Takers Pass Rate for the ABP General Pediatrics MOC Exam was 95%.
To become familiar with computer-based testing, the ABP recommends taking the ABP Online Tutorial.
The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBP OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the AAP.
Starting in 2019, the American Board of Pediatrics will begin using the Maintenance of Certification for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds). This is a new option for pediatricians to fulfill their MOC Part 3 process. Pediatricians will have the option to use MOCA-Peds, the new online assessment program or take the traditional proctored MOC exam. Along with this new option, changes have been made to the MOC testing schedule. The General Pediatrics MOC Exam is now required every 5 years instead of every 10.
MOCA-Peds was launched as a pilot program in 2017 and beginning in 2019, MOCA-Peds will be available for Child Abuse Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Infectious Disease certificates as well as General Pediatrics.
Under the new MOCA-Peds option, physicians will answer up to 20 questions each quarter in years 1 through 4 of each 5-year cycle. According to the ABP: "As participants answer each question (whenever and wherever they choose), they find out immediately whether their answer was correct and get a rationale for the right answer. To account for life events that may sometimes prevent a pediatrician from effectively participating in MOCA-PEds, the four lowest scoring quarters from those four years will be excluded automatically when determining if a pediatrician has met the passing standard."
The MOCA-Peds pilot questions will be based on 40 learning objectives derived from the General Pediatrics Content Outline. Throughout the year, users will receive two questions related to each learning objective. Each user will receive slightly different learning objectives based on the practice profile setting they select the first time they login to the MOCA-Peds platform. Below are the learning objectives for 2018:
A breakdown of each of the 40 learning objectives can be found here.