Yearly Archives: 2024

The Pediatric Boards Pass Rate Could be 100% This Year!

I Know You Don't Believe It, But It's TRUE!

The pediatric boards pass rate had been horrendous for years. BUT, after a very long time, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) finally decided to make some long-needed changes in 2012. In the prior years, your grade was essentially determined based on a curve. The curve was meant to ensure that 20-25% of first-time test takers failed the pediatric boards resulting in a pediatric board pass rate of about 75 – 80%. So, your chances of success were determined by the mix of your peers. If your peers were smarter than you, that meant you were more likely to fail!

The ABP's Updated Method of Grading

Now, the ABP has simplified the grading process. You will be given a passing score based on the same grading systems used in elementary schools. If you get more than a certain number of questions correct, you pass. That's it! Click Here And Continue Reading…