Certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology have generally completed training in general pediatrics before entering their 3-year fellowship in hematology/oncology. They must be certified in general pediatrics, and thus must have passed the certification exam in general pediatrics, before they are eligible to become board-certified in hematology/oncology.
Certification in pediatric subspecialties is administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and its subboard for pediatric hematology/oncology. The ABP administers the subspecialty certifying examination approximately every two years. More than 75% of ASPHO members are board certified in pediatric hematology/oncology.
ASPHO supports members in preparing for initial certification as well as for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by offering resources and education programs that are developed in accordance with the defined hematology/oncology content outline. The Society also maintains a dialogue with the ABP and informs members of important changes in certification requirements.
New-2019 ABP Content Outline
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently announced a new hematology/oncology content outline that will go into effect April 1, 2019. The new content outline will be used for all pediatric hematology-oncology in-training, certification, and maintenance of certification examinations administered after this date. ASPHO has anticipated this update and will incorporate the new content outline in the upcoming 2019 ASPHO Review Course being held January 31-February 2, 2019 in Irving, TX.
- ASPHO/ABP Febrile Immunocompromised Child PIM – The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and ASPHO have partnered to offer a learning tool that helps pediatricians deliver antibioticshelps pediatricians deliver antibiotics to children within the fastest possible timeframe.
- ASPHO Review Course - Most recent live course was in February 2017.
- ASPHO Online Review Course
- MOC Part 2 - Each year ASPHO’s Annual Meeting includes two certification opportunities for MOC Part 2 credits (10 points each). Available with annual conference registration.
- PREP Hematology-Oncology Online Self-Assessment Program