Pediatric Board Questions – 3 Strategies to Skyrocket Your Score!

ARE TEST QUESTIONS LIKE MINI-PATIENTS?

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

A SAMPLE PEDIATRIC BOARD REVIEW QUESTION

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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Passing the Pediatric Boards – The 3 MUST HAVE Ingredients

The 3 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Board Success

3 Key Ingredients to Passing the Pediatric BoardsPassing the the pediatric boards is challenging, but it's far from magic. In this article I'm going to introduce you to the 3 main areas you must focus on to pass the boards. If you don't, then even as a good pediatrician you will be at high risk for failing the boards.

By the end, you will have a much better handle on the general framework within which you will need to focus your energy. I predict that it's going to be quite liberating for you!

Let's start with a few stories…

Each year after the pediatric board results are released, I ask PBR members for feedback. “How was it for you?” The replies vary considerably, but there are specific overwhelming emotions which come through time and time again;

Relief

a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I feel lighter and free.”

– “Dr. Wiseman”

Celebration

“My family and I celebrated all day long. We cried tears of happiness knowing the endless hours of studying are over AND payed off!”

– “Shy Doc”

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Pediatric Board Exam Results For 2013

Pediatric Board Exam Results For 2013 Are In! What Made the PBR Scores JUMP?

She PASSED!What a morning! Today (12/16/2013) was insane. The pediatric board exam results for 2013 came in today, and I can't wait to share the messages with you. It wasn't all good news, so I do have advice to dish out as well.

Waking up to a slew of messages was initially overwhelming, but it was also a bit of a rush, and it also gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling that never gets old as I read some emails and messages that just about bring me to tears.

Okay, before you or I go any further, tell me how it went! I would LOVE to know how your results day went. PLEASE click here to let me know (it should take just 1 or 2 minutes!):

http://www.pediatricsboardreview.com/results

So, I didn't get the 100% pass rate that I always hope for, but it was close! It's still VERY early, but I get the sense that even MORE PBR members passed this year than last year, and by EVEN WIDER margins. The overall pass rate is Click Here And Continue Reading…

100 Pediatric Board Pictures – Free & Downloadable Guide

100 FREE High-Yield Images for the Boards!

2013 Image Links Corrections and Alternatives GuideKnowing how to identify pediatric board pictures is a must for a handful of questions on the pediatric boards. PBR has done something extremely unique in order to allow for an efficient review of almost 500 high-yield pediatric pictures (and counting). Instead of forcing you to rely on carrying a Zitteli atlas everywhere you go, links to amazing images throughout the web can be found in the Pediatrics Board Review Core Study Guide. For those of you using your phones or tablets for review, it's almost like “virtual” pediatric atlas.

Click… Review… Close tab… Move on!
I  LOVE it!

One of the downsides of this system is Click Here And Continue Reading…

2013 Pediatrics Board Review Corrections and Clarifications

50-70 Pages of FREE High-Yield Content Now Available!

In 2012, the Pediatrics Board Review Corrections & Clarifications Guide was only about 25 pages. The guide contained corrections that I found and that others found in the 2nd edition of the Pediatrics Board Review Core Study Guide. The guide provided a TON of value and helped many people correctly answer questions they would have otherwise gotten wrong! I think there's still value in reviewing it today because these guides give me the freedom to write freely about pretty much anything related to topics, studying for the boards, etc.

Want the 2012 guide? Just click LIKE below and then download it (Sorry! As of Sept. 2014, the LIKE software no longer works… so I'm now just giving it away! Just click on the image to download the guide. It would be GREAT if you could visit https://www.facebook.com/PedsBoardReview and give it a LIKE).
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A Board of Pediatrics Overview

ABP Exam Overviews

PBR Support and GuidanceThe American Board of Pediatrics overview article was very well received by both pediatricians planning on taking the initial certification exam, as well as those preparing for the pediatric recertification exam. If you’re taking the recertification exam, you should definitely read the article and watch the video since it shows how you can get access to 200 free questions written by the ABP. 

In this article, I’ll share a general overview of the structure of the initial certification and recertification exams, and I’ll also share a ton of resources available to you within Click Here And Continue Reading…