The Pediatrics Milestone Project
Based on requests from members of the APPD, the American Board of Pediatrics has updated the Pediatrics Milestone Project document to include an appendix of the milestones alone without the background material. This makes it easier to print actual milestones for resident and faculty development. Thanks to Dr. Patricia Hicks for creating all of the the hyperlinks from the appendix back to the original document for ready access to the background and references which are so important in understanding the milestones.
This document represents the first iteration of the milestones for our specialty. The project is a joint initiative of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the ABP. Click here to download this document and view it with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: A Primer for Pediatric Program Directors
The ABP Program Directors Committee and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) announced the release of a new resource in 2011 titled, "Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: A Primer for Pediatric Program Directors." Developed with the support of the ABP Foundation, the primer serves as a practical guide to advance the assessment of competence of trainees. Click here to download this document and view it with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Booklet of Information (ABP Policies and Procedures)
This brochure contains the ABP policies and procedures regarding certification and other issues. Click here to download the brochure and view it with Adobe Acrobat Reader, or contact the ABP to request this publication: 919-929-0461. (Much of this information is also available at this Web site under "Initial Certification".)
General Pediatrics Program Director's Guide to the ABP
The ABP's Education and Training Committee has updated this comprehensive guidebook, which includes the most current policies and procedures for program directors. Please click here to download this updated resource.
Pediatric Residents: Evaluating Your Clinical Competence in Pediatrics
This brochure describes the Residency Tracking and Evaluation Program. Printed copies are sent annually to all program directors for all new residents in their program. You may download the brochure and view it with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge. Download brochure
Guidebook: Teaching, Promoting and Assessing Professionalism Across the Continuum: A Medical Educator's Guide
The ABP Education and Training Committee and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) are pleased to announce the release of a new resource, “Teaching, Promoting and Assessing Professionalism Across the Continuum: A Medical Educator’s Guide." This guidebook includes strategies for teaching professionalism through vignettes and cases. It also reviews some of the most promising assessment methods. The digital version is located at: www.abp.org/professionalism-guide. A PDF version is also available.
Training Requirements for Subspecialty Certification
This document was published by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2004 and describes changes in the board’s requirements as they relate to the scholarly activity of fellows. The training requirements as outlined apply to fellows who began subspecialty training July 1, 2004, and thereafter.
Please note that the document contains descriptions of several nonstandard training pathways leading to eligibility for certification in pediatric subspecialties. Since publication of the document, some of these pathways have changed. Current descriptions of the pathways are available elsewhere on the ABP Web site.
You may download this document and view it with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge. Download document
Bioethics References Applicable to the Care of Pediatric Patients
The Ethics Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics has compiled a listing of bioethics references applicable to the care of pediatric patients. The committee tried to avoid personal bias in its attempt to formulate a balanced reference list, with the intent to enhance awareness of moral and ethical issues in medicine. The references comprise a reasonable starting point for house staff and faculty.
The primary intent in the development of the ABP bioethics bibliography is to promote familiarity with ethical principles and concepts (theories) and to provide published guidelines for problem solving via ethical analysis. It is hoped that attention to these publications will serve to increase physician awareness regarding some of the moral ambiguities in our pluralistic society and to emphasize the need to pursue educational opportunities in this area.
You may download the bibliography and view it with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Bioethics Bibliography.