The Exam Results For 2015 Are In!

It’s great to see that the 2015 pediatric board exam results are already out! The PBR community has done GREAT. The scores that I’ve seen have blown me away! Some have been over 250!

If you took a board exam this year, PLEASE click the button below!


Here’s what I’m going to cover in today’s article:

  • FEEDBACK from the PBR community
  • SUCCESS STORIES and success messages from 2015 PBR members
  • Solutions to common obstacles, including MONEY, TIME and FOCUS
  • The SINGLE resource (and a special offer) you need from within PBR’s Certification System to confidently and EFFICIENTLY pass the ABP initial certification exam or MOC exam
  • The 2015 PBR PASS Rate
  • TROUBLESHOOTING through the “INTROSPECTION CHECKLIST” (for anyone who failed)
  • A free WEBINAR REGISTRATION signup opportunity for anyone taking an American Board of Pediatrics initial certification or recertification exam within the next 12 months

So if you passed the boards, CONGRATS! Please keep reading since we share our members successes in this article, and please share your own results HERE.

If you failed, or if you are nervous about taking an upcoming ABP board exam, please read EVERYTHING in this article because Team PBR and I are going to make sure that our 2016 pediatric board review course and Certification System ensures that your next attempt WILL be successful.

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2016 Pediatric Board Review Books – A Sneak Peek

The 2016 Pediatric Board Review PREVIEW Is Here!

2016 Pediatric Board Review ModificationsUnlike other board review courses, the PBR’s Core Study Guide gets corrected and updated EVERY year. Many of the corrections and clarifications of the current 2015 edition are are made available to the PBR community here, and they will provide a sneak peak into the 2016 edition as well.

In this article, you will:

  • Get a preview of the most EFFICIENT 2016 pediatric board review course available
  • Get a great review of several excellent and high-yield topics
  • Get a FREE MP3 Audio Chapter from PBR
  • Get 50 FREE High-Yield Images from PBR
  • Get a FREE Test-Taking Strategies Video Training Session
  • Get the opportunity to PREORDER the 2016 edition books for 50% off of the value of the Ultimate Bundle Pack or the lifetime package called “PBR FOR LIFE!”


Every year I like to go through all PBR error submission and send corrections to PBR members before the initial certification exam. It’s an EXTREMELY time consuming task (takes several full days), but I believe it’s worth it.

Although the information in this corrections area SHOULD NOT make or break your test-experience if you have followed the PBR Efficiency Blueprint, several test-takers have previously said Click Here And Continue Reading…

Passing the Pediatric Board Exam – Maximizing CRUNCH Time

Don't have any regrets!When it comes to passing the pediatric board exam, all logic and reason can get thrown out the window during “crunch time.”

In this article, I want to share some resources and tips to help you calm the nerves, help you focus on maximizing your chances at passing the pediatric boards and most of all… ensure that at the end of the test-taking process you have absolutely NO REGRETS!

What Should I Do When It’s “Crunch Time?”

Well, let’s answer all the following questions:


  • Should I Be Doing A Ton Of PREP Questions?
  • What Are The Best Pediatric Board Review Books For Me To Study?
  • What’s the BIGGEST “Bang For The Buck” At CRUNCH TIME?
  • What Should I Do If I Have Questions About A Topic That’s Confusing Me?
  • Is Passing the Pediatric Board Exam Realistic for Me?

Should I Be Doing A Ton Of PREP Questions?

I answer this question in detail in a Pediatrics Board Review article titled, “How Many AAP PREP Questions Should I Do?

In summary, the idea behind using ANY sort of board questions should be for PRACTICE. It is NOT to learn board-relevant content. For that, you should be focusing on a single, primary study resource (called the PBR).

This means that you don’t aim to learn new content from those questions. Your aim should be to practice your test-taking SKILLS. When I refer to “test taking skills,” I mean…

  • Are you falling for traps?
  • Are you reading the English within the actual question carefully?
  • Are you extracting the appropriate information from the clinical vignette?
  • Are you keeping a steady pace, and able to LET GO of a question when it is one that is…
    • Taking you forever to think through?
    • About a topic that you KNOW you are weak in?
    • Is SUPER long?


Passing the board exam requires a blend of strong board-relevant clinical knowledge, plus test-taking skills. Many physicians do not realize this and they continue to fail over and over again. They assume that board questions are like miniature patients, but they are not! Click Here And Continue Reading…

Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Board Exams


The Test-Taking Strategies Course is specifically for physicians, medical students and medical professionals who are preparing for standardized board exam.

The program is a techniques-based program geared towards:

  • Focused content extraction
  • Developing the skills needed to quickly and systematically process vignettes and answer choices in order to  uncover the correct answer
  • Using process of elimination to guide
  • Going BEYOND the 3 Key Ingredients to Board Success by focusing on the overall study experience, and the test-day experience

The course also assists with:

  • Test-day diet
  • Test-day routine
  • PRE-test day routine
  • Study schedules
  • Test-day strategies
  • Anxiety reduction… and much more.

It is an eye-opening experience for most physicians who go through the course. Many find it shocking to learn techniques and systems that can be applied to help find the correct answer even with LITTLE CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE about a particular topic.

The general structure of the course is as follows:

  • Attend the Core Concepts in Test-Taking Strategies webinar. Learn strategies and concepts that were previously taught in our $4000 course. We’ll go through concrete concepts and techniques that you can start using TODAY. We’ll also discuss test-taking mindset, the 3 Pillars of Board Success, and we will go through a set of board-style questions to demonstrate HOW to use the techniques. This single webinar can immediately begin to increase your practice session scores.
  • Get the BONUS PDF of Algorithms from the Core Concept. During the Core Concepts webinar, you’ll also get access to a BONUS PDF of the algorithms that were covered in the webinar. You will also get access to the recorded REPLAY.

I found myself stuck many times, failing to pick the best answer even though the correct answer was always between my best 2 options. Everything was more clear when Ashish recommended to always pick the answer that addresses the “most important clinical issue” of the question. I started to use this technique this past week, and my test scores have improved remarkably. Thanks so much!! I am ready for the next webinar!!’

– Dr. Leslie


Appreciated that Ashish was able to break down the thought process and convey it to me. It reinforced prior techniques learned, focuses on my effort, and gives me confidence in performing the techniques consistently. I was beginning to feel like I was “all over the pace” when approaching the questions. The techniques were articulated in a way which “clicked” with me.


  • Enjoy 4 additional “Processing Questions” webinars in which we go through additional questions. You will have a chance to come up with your own answers before I share mine. We’ll also cover additional ADVANCED strategies not covered in the Core Concepts webinar to drastically INCREASE YOUR SPEED and accuracy.
  • Enjoy a “Group Chat” webinar covering commonly asked questions by members of the Test-Taking Strategy course. Alumni of the course and I discuss additional strategies covering diet, anxiety-reduction, test-taking techniques and maximizing the benefit of your mock exams.
  • Enjoy access to over 16 HOURS of additional “Coaching” webinars from our pre-digital days of the “Coaching” program. Overall, that’s more than 20 hours of education and training
  • Money-Back First-Time Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: After enrolling to attend the Core Concepts Webinar or the full Test-Taking Strategies Course, you can request a full refund after attending the first webinar. Just email us immediately after the webinar and we’ll take care of the rest!

The test-taking strategies from PBR’s courses have helped physicians finally pass their boards after they had failed MULTIPLE times.

Failed But Then Finally Passed With PBR TTS and Coaching


The pediatric board exam has historically had one of the highest failure rates in all of medicine. Recently, a maximum cap was placed on the number of times a pediatrician could take the boards. We’ve had the pleasure of helping doctors FINALLY pass their board exams during their LAST possible attempt! They had failed FOUR, FIVE and even SIX times and it was a true Click Here And Continue Reading…

Pediatric Board Review Online Video Course – A Solution to Broken, Live Conferences

Traditional Live Pediatric Conferences Are BROKEN!

Live Pediatric Conferences Are BrokenIn this article, I’m going to talk about the 7 Reasons Why Traditional Pediatric Conferences Are Broken. I’m also going to give you an opportunity to learn at your own pace from board-certified pediatricians who are PBR alumni through an ONLINE version of a pediatric board review dvd course.

It’s a blend of proven strategies that allows for:

  • Self-paced studying
  • LIVE learning through a series of online webinars
  • The ability to ask questions from board-certified pediatricians that have passed the pediatric board exam!

Pediatric Board Review DVC Course but In ONLINE Format

So, I’d like to start by simply stating a fact:

Live pediatric conferences ARE broken! 

They served their purpose in the past, but given how much technology we have at our disposal these days, they no longer make any sense.

Here’s a list of just some of the feedback I’ve heard from former Pediatrics Board Review members who went on to pass the pediatric boards after they had previously failed the pediatric while using other board review materials, including 3-6 day live conferences:

I spent $2000 or more on the conference alone, plus airfare, hotel, and car rental. Not to mention the time off I had to take from work. That was one expensive headache!

Do I really need to know about the 5 subsets of eczema? The subspecialists talked about so much random stuff that it left me lost.

I was essentially being forced to consume eight hours of content per day for three days on their schedule, and in their environment.

The material was so broad that I had no idea how to summarize it into just what I had to know for the boards. And if I zoned out for a few minutes, I had no idea if I missed something crucial or not.

The 7 Reasons Why Traditional Pediatric Conferences Are Broken

To summarize some of the above sentiments, and some of my own, I’ve put together this list of reasons why traditional board review conferences are so flawed. Click Here And Continue Reading…

The PBR 2015 Pediatric Board Review Course – An EXPERIENCE

PBR’s NEW 2015 Pediatric Board Review EXPERIENCE is HERE!

2015 Pediatric Board Review Core Study Guide by PBR“Test Day” can be a terribly stressful and anxiety provoking time for the pediatric board exam. The key to avoiding that stress and anxiety is to have a solid foundation and to make the experience almost mechanical. The only way to do that is to become so familiar with your pediatric board review course that you know it inside and out. PBR’s 2015 pediatric board review course is a personal and community-driven EXPERIENCE that allows you know the core content that you’ll be expected to know on the American Board of Pediatrics board exam through EFFICIENCY and peer support.

I’ll discuss ALL of the PBR resources below the video and help you understand how you can leverage these tools for ultimate success on your pediatric boards. The reason I’m releasing this article now is because the 2015 Editions of the PBR Core Study Guide and the Questions & Answers books, and I couldn’t be more excited about it!

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Pediatric Board Exam Results for 2014

The Exam Results For 2014 Are In!

I can’t believe the pediatric board exam results for 2014 are already here, and so early this year! Based on the emails I’m getting, it was a GREAT year to take the exam. Since I failed the first time I took the boards, I’m especially happy to hear that PBR made the difference for SO many repeat exam takers who previously failed the pediatric boards. It wasn’t all good news, though, and my heart really goes out to those who didn’t make the mark.


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2014 Pediatrics Board Review Corrections and Clarifications

50-60 Pages of High-Yield Content Now Available!

I never realized that the release of the annual creation of the Pediatrics Board Review Corrections & Clarifications Guide would become such a big deal. It started off as a 25-page document in 2012 that I sent out to the PBR membership as a courtesy, and now it’s something that the membership essentially begs me for! The 2014 Guide is now available and it’s towards the BOTTOM of this article. If you submitted at least 7 errors, helped with at least 5 lookups, or you’re a PBR For LIFE! member, you should’ve gotten this for FREE already :-) – Thank YOU!

Want the the 2012 and 2013 guides for FREE? Just email us to upgrade to PBR For LIFE! Since this is a BONUS for PBR For LIFE! members, it’s not something I can just give away for free… BUT, if you “pay” for it with a Facebook LIKE… it’s yours!

2012 Corrections & Clarifications Guide

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$5 for the 2012 Corrections & Clarifications Guide


2013 Corrections & Clarifications Guide

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2013 Pediatrics Board Review Corrections and Clarifications






2014 Annual PBR Corrections & Clarifications Guide

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2014 Edition of the PBR Corrections and Clarifications



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Pediatric Board Review Course 2015 Edition

The 2015 PBR – Your Ultimate Tool For Passing The Boards

PBR’s 2015 Pediatric Board Review Course Highlights

Highlights of the 2013 Pediatrics Board Review EditionAs the author of the best pediatric board review course 2015 edition, I strive to push for evermore excellence year after year. For the 2015 American Board of Pediatrics initial certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) exams, here are just a few of the highlights that PBR members are enjoying:

  • Free list of corrections as submitted by PBR members and verified by me. I do this every year. In 2015, I’ll be providing a simplified version of the corrections for free.
  • Efficiency in studying through the power of technology. Use your iPad or iPhone to study on the go. Use the links in the members’ section to quickly view awesome images across the web, and use the PBR Facebook CREW to help you blow past academic (and emotional) hurdles.
  • Access everywhere – Backpack, Desktop, iPad, iPhone, Android… You Name It!
  • Members’ only Facebook group and online community

Again, these are just a few of the benefits PBR members are enjoying this year. Keep reading below for a little more detail on each. Click Here And Continue Reading…

Pediatric Board Questions – 3 Strategies to Skyrocket Your Score!


Doctor Examining ComputerNO! Pediatric board questions are NOT like mini-patients.

Don’t believe me? Well, by the end of this article you’re going to:

  1. Learn the difference between real life patients and test patients
  2. Learn 3 strategies towards correctly answering board-style questions that you can put into practice IMMEDIATELY to increase your board score
  3. Become familiar with free and paid resources at your disposal to help you work on your test-taking techniques
  4. Feel inspired to approach board-style questions as 75-second puzzles rather than stressful patient encounters


How would you proceed with the little girl below? It’s a short question, so please set your timer to 60 seconds, read the question below and commit to ONE answer choice. 

A 3-year-old female toddler presents for a routine well child visit. You note an abdominal mass on exam. You suspect the child may have a Wilms tumor. There have not been any urinary symptoms, but urine dipstick shows evidence of blood. There’s a history of breast cancer in the family. 

Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to determine the cause of the patient’s abdominal mass?

A. CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis

B. Complete urinalysis

C. Oncology referral

D. Biopsy of the mass

E. BRCA gene testing

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