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Key Pediatrics MOC Board Review Features
Pediatrics MOC Board Review Topics Covered:
- Growth and Milestones
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Urology and Genital Disorders
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Psychosocial Issues
- Nephrology, Fluids, and Electrolytes
- Allergy and Immunology
- Genetics, Dysmorphology, and Metabolic Disorders
- Fetal and Neonatal Care
- Gastroenterology (GI)
- Preventive Pediatrics/Well-child Care
- Infectious Disease
- Adolescent Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Mental and Behavioral Health
Pediatrics Recertification Exam Info
The Pediatrics 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 Pediatrics 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 2018 First-Time Takers Pass Rate for the ABP General Pediatrics MOC Exam was 92%.
To become familiar with computer-based testing, the ABP recommends taking the ABP Online Tutorial.
ABP MOC Exam Content Outline:
- Preventive Pediatrics/Well-Child Care 8%
- Fetal and Neonatal Care 5%
- Adolescent Care 5%
- Genetics, Dysmorphology, and Metabolic Disorders 3%
- Mental and Behavioral Health 5%
- Child Abuse and Neglect 4%
- Emergency and Critical Care 4%
- Infectious Diseases 7%
- Oncology 2%
- Hematology 4%
- Allergy and Immunology 4%
- Endocrinology 4%
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 4%
- Rheumatology 2%
- Neurology 5%
- Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat 4%
- Cardiology 4%
- Pulmonology 5%
- Gastroenterology 4%
- Nephrology, Fluids, and Electrolytes 4%
- Urology and Genital Disorders 3%
- Skin/Dermatology 4%
- Psychosocial Issues 2%
- Ethics 2%
- Research Methods, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement 2%
The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBP OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the AAP.
About the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds)
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.
How do the MOCA-Peds work?
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."
What topics will be covered on the General Pediatrics MOCA-Peds?
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 2019:
- General Pediatrics with an Inpatient Focus
- General Pediatrics with an Outpatient Focus
- General Pediatrics
A breakdown of each of the 40 learning objectives can be found here.
How do I earn Pediatrics CME Credits?
- Check your state requirements for CME where you practice.
- Purchase the Pediatrics Question Bank with optional CME Certificate Add-on.
- Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
- Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
- Print your PDF certificate of completion.
*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.
AccreditationsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 45 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
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 45 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Pediatrics CME info found here.