LIFELONG LEARNING LEVEL 2 PEDS
All Pediatric Subspecialty certificates issued by the American Board of Urology are valid for ten years and are subject to the Lifelong Learning Program. The expiration date of the Diplomate’s active general certificate will be extended to coincide with the expiration of the subspecialty certificate. The Diplomate will enter LLL upon successful attainment of the subspecialty certification.
The components required for Level 2 Pediatric Subspecialty recertification include submission of an online application, satisfactory peer review, completion and documenting 90 urology focused CME credits earned within the three year period prior to submission, based on the diplomates timeline. 30 of those credits must be pediatric urology-focused Category 1 CME credits. The remaining 60 credits may be Category 1 or Category 2 general urology credits, completion of a PAP, completion of a Patient Safety Module (PSM), submission of a twelve-month practice log and a knowledge assessment.
The Diplomate who chooses to maintain certification in the subspecialty of pediatric urology will be held to the same standard and rigor required for initial certification. Practice logs of twelve months in length must demonstrate that a minimum of 75% of the candidate’s practice is dedicated to pediatric urology, and/or the candidate has an adequate number of major pediatric urologic surgery cases as determined by the Board.
The Lifelong Learning Pediatric Subspecialty knowledge assessment is a 125 multiple choice question assessment designed to assess knowledge of the field of pediatric urology. The knowledge assessment will include all aspects of pediatric urology, including but not limited to: congenital abnormalities, childhood acquired urologic problems such as tumors and trauma, and overlapping problems of adolescence.
The topics that will be covered on the 2020 PEDS Level 2 knowledge assessment are listed here.
The 2020 Lifelong Learning Pediatric Subspecialty knowledge assessment dates are October 16 and October 22.
2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 PEDS Application along with additional documents can be accessed via the ABU Diplomate Portal which can be found here: https://portal.abu.org