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Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Maintenance of Certification
American Board of Pediatrics
Portfolio Sponsor Program

Connecticut Children's is approved by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) as a Portfolio Sponsor under the Portfolio for Quality Improvement (QI) Projects for Maintenance of Certification (MOC).  As a Portfolio Sponsor in the ABP Portfolio Program, Connecticut Children's evaluates its own QI projects against ABP standards for MOC.  Projects meeting ABP standards become part of the Connecticut Children's Portfolio.  Physicians who participate in Connecticut Children’s Portfolio Projects and meet ABP completion requirements will receive credit for the Performance in Practice component of MOC.

MOC consists of four primary parts:

  • Part 1: Evidence of professional standing
  • Part 2: Evidence of lifelong learning and self-assessment 
  • Part 3: Evidence of cognitive expertise
  • Part 4: Evidence of satisfactory performance in practice

MOC projects approved for Connecticut Children’s Portfolio Sponsor Program meet the following ABP Quality Improvement Project Standards

Approved projects are established, structured, and sustainable and have demonstrated improvements in care that are based on accepted improvement science and methodology. The ABP standards for QI projects address:

  • Impact on one or more of the Institute of Medicine quality dimensions
  • Relevance to physician practice
  • Definition of project aims and completion criteria
  • Use of standard quality improvement methods
  • Project structure, including sponsoring organization, leadership, and infrastructure
  • History and results of the project or the sponsoring organization
  • Documentation of project design, processes, policies, participant activities, and results
  • HIPAA compliance

Additional information about ABP MOC is available on the ABP Web site at

Our program is unique in that it focuses on bridging quality improvement initiatives from our organization to the practicing pediatric community.