The Department of Pediatrics has been approved to become a Portfolio Sponsor for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). This relationship enables the Department of Pediatrics to review and approve ongoing quality improvement projects within the department that meet the requirements set forth by the ABP and the department's Quality Committee.
Faculty applying for MOC Part IV credit benefit in multiple ways. Once a project is approved by the Quality Committee, MOC credit can be granted to any faculty member who participates and meets minimal requirements for participation. Project applications will be submitted directly to the Quality Committee (instead of the ABP), streamlining the application process for work that we all do to improve patient care. The Quality Committee is available to provide feedback on project proposals to help them reach ABP MOC standards, if the initial application doesn’t meet the requirements. There is no fee for providers associated with this application.
Please note, each project is worth 25 points towards MOC Part IV. Recertification for MOC requires >25 points, so you will likely have to complete more than one project during your 5 year cycle to meet ABP requirements.
Requirements for MOC credit
Quality Academy: Learn Quality Improvement Skills
Quality Academy at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a year-long course designed to teach quality improvement (QI) principles and science among provider, nursing and administrative leaders through project-focused and didactic learning. Participants envision, create and lead a team to complete a robust QI project focused on improving one or more of the following: patient outcomes, hospital or department goals, value by reducing waste, efficiency or USNWR reporting. Each participant will have a mentor who has previously graduated from Quality Academy.
David P. Johnson, M.D.
Barron Patterson, M.D.
Last Edited: May 3, 2019