If you’re planning on taking the MOCA-Peds exam for your Part 3 requirements for MOC, have you considered yet exactly how you’ll prepare for your MOCA Peds questions?Fortunately for you, the MOCA-Peds exam is open-book. So, you might feel like you can go into the exam without too much prep work. BUT! There’s a big but: you only get 5 minutes to answer each question. So, flipping your screen to UpToDate or any other web-based reference will be time-consuming and stressful in the exam environment.
We’ve tested a few variations of study tools and prep procedures we’ve recommended since the MOCA-Peds exam released in 2017, and, based on feedback from peds practitioners who’ve taken the exam, we think we’ve landed on the perfect combination for this year's MOCA-Peds.
We’re taking a two-pronged approach to how we recommend you should study: First, prepare for the exam with board-style Q&As based on the ABP’s learning objectives for MOCA-Peds. Then, take a quick reference guide into the exam, and keep it next to you while you are testing. Making the reference tangible is important—you won’t want to be flipping back and forth between internet windows while you’re crunched for time while answering your MOCA Peds questions.
Our Q&A Bank Has a Section For MOCA-Peds Questions
We’ve got over 2,000 questions in our peds qbank. Now you can see every question covered in the annual MOCA-Peds exam with a single click.
We gathered 300+ questions (and answers & explanations, of course!) that cover content from the ABP’s 2021 learning objectives, and added them into a separate section of our Q&A bank so you can self-test for the quarterly exam.
The questions we gathered are based on the ABP’s 45 learning objectives for 2021, and they’ll help you prepare for your Part 3 MOC requirements if you’re taking the quarterly assessment.
QuickRef is Your Sidekick for 2021 MOCA Peds Learning Objectives
QuickRef is your sidekick for 2021 MOCA-Peds.
MOCA-Peds Quarter 1 starts in just a few short weeks! We gathered the high-yield points of information that you’re likely to be tested on into this QuickRef guide. It’s designed to give you everything you need to know for all 45 learning objectives, to be used as your open book reference during the assessment.
QuickRef is currently available for pre-order. It’ll ship in January to give you plenty of time to answer your Quarter 1 MOCA Peds questions.
Want Both? Bundle Quickref With Q&As to Study Stronger
With the QuickRef + Q&A bundle, we’ve made it simple to prepare for MOCA-Peds and feel confident when you answer your MOCA Peds questions for each featured learning objective.
Tips for Taking MOCA-Peds
If you're recertifying this year and taking MOCA-Peds, these tips will help you feel prepared and confident walking into exam day.
Tips for taking the MOCA-Peds
If You’re Wondering ‘What is MOCA-Peds?’... You’re in the Right Place!
In 2017, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) came out with a new way to fulfill the MOC Part 3 (exam) requirement: the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics, or MOCA-Peds.
MOCA-Peds is an online, non-proctored assessment platform offered as an option for your Part 3 MOC requirement. You answer 20 questions per quarter, wherever you like, whenever you like. Once you submit your answer for each question, you’re told whether you got it right or wrong. Plus, you get the rationale behind the correct answer and references to support it. You’ll also have access to previously-answered questions.
The questions are based on 45 learning objectives, outlined by the ABP to reflect the breadth of knowledge required for practice.
General Pediatrics practitioners were approved to take the MOCA-Peds exam in 2019. Here’s a quick overview of when the rest of the peds subspecialties will having this testing option available:
The anticipated availability of the MOCA-Peds exam for general pediatrics & subspecialties, via abp.org.
Download our Important Dates calendar to get reminders for all the milestones you need to remember in 2021, from health holidays to quarterly exam date reminders.
Updated on 12/19/20.