Updated December 11 2018
As of Spring 2015, residents and fellows have been able to dip their toes into the MOC pool with the rest of us. If you are currently a resident, you are asking yourself, "why would I want to take on something I can thankfully postpone for 5 more years?". There are more important thing's to do like, I don't know? Passing the Boards in the first place!?
That is all true but consider this:
While you are in residency or fellowship training, you may very well be participating in quality improvement activities to meet your ACGME requirements. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to double dip and get MOC credit that you can bank and use later when you will need it? It's not very often that you can double dip or kill an ACGME and MOC bird with one stone.
Before you qualify you have to take your first ITE and then you can start banking Part 4 MOC points when partaking in appropriate quality improvement activities during residency.
As a pediatric resident or fellow you are allowed to participate in Part 2 activities as well However, your deposit into the “Bank of MOC” won't count for the future. However, it is an excellent way to prepare for the ITE exam and ultimately the Pediatric Board exam you will take at the completion of Residency.
You can enroll in the MOC For Residents and Fellows program any time after November of your PL-1 year. The following is a link to the American Board of Pediatrics for details on how to enroll