By:Rebecca Kolb, MA, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Andrea Thrasher, MEd, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Laura Werts, MS, MEd CMP, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
In 2016, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) announced its collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to increase both the types of activities that can offer lifelong learning and self-assessment (Part 2) of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and to expand the types of associated assessment mechanisms. At the 2017 Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions Annual Conference, ACCME President Graham McMahon challenged providers to offer as many MOC Part 2 accredited activities as possible. Around the same time, the ABP published the CME Provider Program Manual outlining the new self-assessment mechanisms. A once narrow opportunity was now wide open for creative educational design.