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About the American Board of Pediatrics

What IS the ABP?

ABP LogoThe American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is a large and mysterious entity for most of us. In this article I discuss some of the basic ideas behind what the ABP is, and what its existence means to the majority of pediatricians. I also provide you with a few resources and tools from their website since the site is somewhat difficult to navigate. I’m guessing that you will be pleasantly surprised by at least 1 or 2 of the tools they make available on their website… like 200 FREE ABP QUESTIONS for anyone taking the Click Here And Continue Reading…

Failed Pediatric Boards? Here’s A Study Schedule That Works!

Try A New PlanHave You Failed the Peds Boards? Here's a Study Schedule That Works!

A failed pediatric boards attempt is devastating, so having a study schedule that’s detailed is essential to helping you pass next time. I know this because the PBR has helped pediatricians who have failed the peds boards repeatedly FINALLY pass the exam.

I’ve never hidden the fact that I failed the boards the first time, and that the Pediatrics Board Review (PBR) books and website are all meant to make it as easy as possible for ANY pediatrician to pass the boards. But, it may surprise you to know that almost 50% of the pediatricians who end up purchasing the PBR study guides do so because Click Here And Continue Reading…

Pediatric Board Exam Time Per Question, Number of Blocks & More

The Ins & Outs of TEST DAY!

As the pediatric board exam nears, I'm often asked the following questions:

  • Pediatric board exam time per question and pacing is something I struggle with. Can you help?
  • How many questions are on the pediatrics board exam?
  • What is the number of sections for the American Board of Pediatrics INITIAL board certification exam?

The information on the American Board of pediatrics website is a little confusing, so I've tried to clarify some things below. I try to address some of the more key information you will need on test day. In this article I'll talk specifically about the INITIAL pediatric board certification exam. You'll learn:

  • How many sections are administered for the initial certification exam
  • How many questions are on the peds exam
  • How many questions you can expect to see in each section
  • How much time per question to allot

The break up for the ABP Click Here And Continue Reading...

American Board of Pediatrics Exam Scoring Changes

I've received a tremendous number of questions about what the American Board of Pediatrics 2012 scoring changes might mean for this year's exam.

Are YOU Familiar With the Changes?

Before we get into my thoughts, let's recap the old scoring system and quickly go over the new scoring system.

OLD AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRICS SCORING SCALE

SCORE RANGE: 0 – 800
PASSING SCORE: 410
INCREMENTAL POINTS: 10

NEW AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRICS SCORING SCALE

SCORE RANGE: 0 – 300
PASSING SCORE: 180
INCREMENTAL POINTS: 1

So what does this mean for you? Click Here And Continue Reading…

Is PBR’S Board Prep Coaching Course Really Hitting 100%?

At 4 PM EST on 7/18/12, PBR's Board Prep Coaching program went LIVE!
http://www.pediatricsboardreview.com/coaching

20 slots were allotted by PBR's Coach. 10 on 7/17 for PBR members and 10 on 7/18 for the general public. In total, 24 slots were somehow filled due to the massive demand and the course sold out within hours.

People were frantic to learn how PBR's Coaching Program can boost their chances of
passing to > 90%!

The “Coaching” goes way beyond the content. Coaching methods help you quickly dissect questions so that you’re left with the correct answer, even when you don’t have a handle on the content! We also teach you how to leave your hang-ups (fear, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, palpitations) at the door so that they don’t interfere with your performance.

The Coach was a medical board exam preparation genius who had been doing this for decades, and now her one-on-one courses are being made to members of the PBR community.  UPDATE: PBR COACHING has gone fully digital and purely online.


“It is really important to do everything she says… I took
that exam more times than Click Here And Continue Reading…