Pediatric Section March 2010 Announcement: COMP

 
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Pediatric Obesity Section
 
Announcement
March 31, 2010
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COMP Item Writing
 
Dear Pediatric Section Members,
 
The Obesity Society is working with twelve other professional groups toward development of a Certified Obesity Medical Physician (COMP) program.   I have learned of The Obesity Society's involvement in this initiative while representing our Section on the new TOS Clinical Care Task Force led by Dr. Robert Kushner.   Thus far, the COMP Steering Committee has established the body of knowledge that an expert in obesity medicine should possess. The next phase of the program will generate a question item bank for the examination.  The Pediatric Section is hoping to assist this phase by identifying item writers with expertise and experience in pediatric obesity.  
 
It is hoped that each item writer would submit 8 to 10 exam questions over the next few weeks. Items will be submitted online using a Remote Item Writing (RIW) tool. In order to familiarize you with the tool, you will need to participate in a 45-minute webinar that will show you how the RIW system works. 
 
I hope that you agree to participate in this exciting initiative.  If you are interested in serving as an item writer for the COMP program exam, please email Bill Scott ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at the national office.  Please do not hesitate contacting me should you have any further questions or wish to discuss in more detail.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD
Chair, Pediatric Section
The Obesity Society
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