Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC)

Seattle Children’s MOC Program

Our mission and vision

We provide physicians and physician assistants (PAs) with meaningful quality improvement learning activities that will better enable them to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Our program is an innovative leader in professional development, research, quality improvement, medical education and equity in pursuit of better outcomes for children, young adults, their families and the pediatric workforce.

What does Seattle Children’s MOC Program do?

  • It is an institutional resource to improve patient outcomes through the lifelong learning of Seattle Children's–affiliated physicians.
  • It approves and maintains a portfolio of qualifying Part 4 MOC projects.
  • It helps Seattle Children's departments and divisions establish quality improvement (QI) projects that meet MOC recertification requirements for their faculty.
  • It teaches QI skills to Seattle Children's-affiliated physicians through project-based learning.  
  • It helps Seattle Children's–affiliated physicians understand and meet requirements of their specialty boards to maintain certification in their specialties.
  • It awards Part 4 MOC credit to Seattle Children's–affiliated physicians who participate in MOC projects within our portfolio.
  • It provides guidance to MOC project leaders/owners regarding:
    • Participant qualification for Part 4 MOC credit
    • Documentation that requirements have been met
    • Meeting the educational objectives of participants

We are a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program).

Seattle Children’s MOC Program’s 2021 Annual Report (PDF) is now available! Read about the great work done during the past year to improve quality of care.