Growth in Pediatrics Subspecialties and Finding the Right Pediatrics CME Course

CMEList April 9, 2019

Over the last several years, an increasing amount of American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) diplomates has decided to get a pediatric subspecialty certification in addition to their main General Pediatrics certification. According to the Pediatric Physicians Workforce Data Book 2017-18, 1,204 new ABP diplomates gained certification in one of the 14 subspecialties administered by the ABP. This is an increase of 31% compared to the 916 new ABP diplomates who received subspecialty certification in 2002.

Specific subspecialties that are popular amongst ABP diplomates include Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. These subspecialties have been rapidly increasing over the last several years and accounted for 52% of total ABP subspecialty certifications up to 2017.

If you are one of the many ABP diplomats with a subspecialty certification, finding the right Pediatrics CME course to meet your state CME and ABP MOC requirements can be difficult. One of the main purposes of participating in CME is to broaden your knowledge around the most relevant Pediatrics topics so you can deliver better patient care and outcomes. If you do have a subspecialty certification, you ideally want to find a course that delves into topics related to your subspecialty.

While there are numerous Pediatrics courses available in the market, it can be difficult finding a course that covers your subspecialty. Below we have highlighted two of the top CME programs pediatricians can purchase if they do have a subspecialty certification. These courses will ensure that you are receiving information relevant to you regardless of what your subspecialty certification is.

BoardVitals Pediatrics CME Pro Plus with up to a $2,500 Amazon Gift Card or Visa Prepaid Card

The BoardVitals Pediatrics CME Pro Plus with up to a $2,500 Amazon Gift Card or Visa Prepaid Card is a popular choice amongst ABP diplomates with subspecialty certification.

One reason this is a great option is that it does a great job of covering a wide range of topics including the popular subspecialties oncology/hematology, emergency and critical care, and cardiology. Other pediatrics topics covered include:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Allergy & Immunization
  • ENT
  • Psychosocial Issues
  • Child Abuse & Neglect

The online course covers the different pediatric subspecialties with up to date board review questions. The questions are constantly reviewed by a team of medical experts so pediatricians are ensured they are reviewing the most relevant and current information as it pertains to their primary focus areas.

In addition to doing a great job of providing information on a wide range of topics, Pediatricians turn to this course because of the online convenience it provides. It can be accessed on your phone, computer, or tablet.

Finally, the program is an attractive choice because Pediatricians can get up to a $2,500 Amazon or Visa prepaid card back with purchase. They have the ability to customize their gift card amount based on the CME allowance they received.

Pediatrics Oakstone CMEinfo Insider

Similar to the Boardvitals Pediatrics CME Pro Plus, Oakstone’s CMEinfo Insider does a great job in diving into several different Pediatric topics including the most popular ABP subspecialties.

This program provides a combination of board reviews, journal summaries, and clinical updates that cover relevant pediatric topics and issues. While this program contains a lot of content, the online dashboard is very user-friendly where pediatricians can easily filter for the information most pertinent to them.

Other reasons this online activity is popular amongst many pediatricians is that it provides online convenience, allows the ability to earn virtually unlimited credits, and offers up to a complimentary $1,500 Amazon gift card with purchase.

Interested in more activities? Check out all Pediatrics CME courses.