Maintenance of Certification Pediatrics: Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM): The New Part 3 Maintenance of Certification Assessment Option

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Jun 1;37(6):329-333. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002451.


Starting in 2022, the American Board of Pediatrics will launch the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics: Pediatric Emergency Medicine (MOCA-Peds: PEM) longitudinal assessment, which will provide an at-home alternative to the point-in-time examination. This longitudinal assessment will help engage PEM physicians participating in continuing certification in a more flexible and continuous lifelong, self-directed learning process while still providing a summative assessment of their knowledge. This commentary provides background information on MOCA-Peds and an introduction to MOCA-Peds: PEM and how it gives the PEM physician another option to participate in continuing certification.

MeSH terms

  • Certification
  • Child
  • Clinical Competence
  • Emergency Medicine* / education
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine*
  • Physicians*
  • United States