Pediatric Board Review Course 2017 (Seventh Edition)
PBR’s 2017 Pediatric Board Review Course Highlights
As the author of the best pediatric board review course 2017 edition, I strive to push for evermore excellence year after year. For the 2017 American Board of Pediatrics initial certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) exams, here are just a few of the highlights that PBR members enjoy:
- Free list of corrections as submitted by PBR members and verified by me. I do this every year. In 2017, I plan on AGAIN. This is not just a bland list of typos or corrections. It's a list of corrections, explanations, AND clarifications for areas in the book that were confusing to members.
- Efficiency in studying through the power of technology. Use your iPad, iPhone, or Kindle 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, Kindle, Android… You name it!
- Members’ only Facebook group and online community
Again, these are just a few of the benefits PBR members are already enjoying. Keep reading below for a little more detail on each.
A Pediatric Review Course Edited SPECIFICALLY For 2017
I have SO much interaction with members of PBR that it’s been impossible for me to not hear about the errors within PBR. I’m fundamentally a “giver,” and I always strive for excellence. So, when given an opportunity to provide the PBR community with something that could make the difference between passing and failing the boards, I jump on it.
That means I have an innate need to update the Pediatrics Board Review materials ANNUALLY. Every year, I take all of the suggestions, error submissions and requests for clarifications to create an annual “Corrections and Clarifications Guide.” For 2012, it was over 20 pages long. For 2013, it was almost 60 pages. The numbers have gone up and down since then.
The corrections guide tends to be long, but that does NOT mean that there are more mistakes. Instead, as the PBR community gets bigger and bigger, we simply get more questions and requests for clarification on certain topics. MANY of these requests for clarification are also included in the corrections guide to help other PBR members review and solidify their knowledge base.
Many people thank us for the corrections guide, and we have received numerous words of thanks from members who have stated that some of the NEW content from the guide helped them answer questions on the boards!
In 2015, we even gave our members a bonus. We sent out a draft version of our pediatric ethics chapter for them to review just weeks before the boards. That chapter was expanded upon and updated for the subsequent edition of the PBR, and we also added a Quality Control chapter… which we gave to our existing members for FREE!
I'm able type more freely and without concerns of length in the corrections guide. That allows for greater explanation of certain topics, so have a look at the guides above because I guarantee that you'll learn a new piece of information out of each of them.
ALL of the corrections get integrated into the subsequent version of PBR's Core Study Guide, the PBR Q&A Books AND the online materials. The online Core Study Guide and the online Q&A Book are BOTH compatible with any internet enabled desktop, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, or Android.
This means that the 2017 edition of the PBR is updated and ready for the 2017 pediatric board exam. It ALSO means that as NEW corrections and suggestions are brought to our attention in 2017, the annual Pediatrics Board Review Corrections and Clarifications Guide will again be created and released for FREE well before the initial certification exam in October.
The Most EFFICIENT Pediatric Board Review Course 2017 Has to Offer!
Most “traditional” board review courses focus on content. They may, or may NOT, have enough board-relevant content in their board prep material to help you pass your American Board of Pediatrics exam. The content is either lacking enough explanation to help you grasp the concepts, or it’s disorganized and so full of detailed information from medical school that it's not board-relevant, and it's overwhelming. It’s like reading an encyclopedia!
Some courses focus on a well-thought-out flow from one chapter to another, but I don’t know of any that truly focus onEFFICIENCY. Do not mistake study guides with big fonts and extremely abbreviated explanations of complicated topics with efficiency. Those are resources that are simply inadequate and destined to cause failure. The Pediatrics Board Review (PBR) focuses on content, flow, community support, member support, AND EFFICIENCY. It has succinct explanations of high-yield topics, a flow and organization of chapters that makes sense, and it provides tools and techniques that focus on EFFICIENCY in studying so that you can get the most out of your precious time.
For example, there are over 2000 high-yield pediatric board topics in the member’s only area of PBR. These were previously individual pages that were visited one at a time. Keeping in mind that a pediatricians’ study time is precious, new software has been installed to improve page load times by over 50%, and we now have up to 10 topics on any given page to decrease the number of transitions from one page to the next.
IT’S DONE… AND IT’S SO MUCH FASTER!
Want to see what the online Pediatrics Board Review course looks like? Here’s a video tutorial I made recently which takes you behind the scenes. This version is faster than ever, easier to use, and MOBILE responsive! You can also see how you can use the members' area on your phone or iPad by scrolling down.
For 2017, You Have Access To Your Board Review Material Just About EVERYWHERE!
If you watched the video tutorial above, you can see how valuable the online systems are in terms of having a different medium to study with, having an efficient way to instantly view images related to specific topics, and being able to quickly search for any single word within the ENTIRE Pediatrics Board Review Core Study Guide. By purchasing the PBR Ultimate Bundle Pack (most common purchase and most recommended), you also have the hardcopy books to highlight, bookmark, take to a coffee shop and mark up with your pen.
But what if you like reading on your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Android, or other internet-enabled mobile device or tablet? With 2017’s integrated software and server upgrade, studying just got much easier… and much faster. As long as you have an internet connection, you can study the online systems just about anywhere. Here’s an actually tutorial video for the iPad that I created for PBR members.
PBR's Private Facebook Group
If you read my article titled, “WHAT IS THE PEDIATRICS BOARD REVIEW FACEBOOK GROUP?,” you’ll see there are a ton of great reasons for the creation of the PBR Facebook Group. The interaction has been amazing. People not only share their study resources and answer each others challenging academic questions, but they also have an entire community of pediatricians to lean on for emotional support.
Just imagine being stuck on a particular topic or concept and wishing you had your chief resident next to you to explain it. Well, with PBR’s Facebook Group, you’ll have TONS of bright people to help you through just about any topic that you’re struggling with.
It's a solution that's so much more user-friendly than traditional forums, and the feedback has been amazing. This is the ultimate pediatric board review study group. Seriously, this is about as good as it gets!
The LIVE Pediatrics Board Review STRATEGY Course – MARCH of 2018 in Atlanta, GA
PBR is the pioneer in test-taking strategy for all medical board review. We have helped pediatricians become MASTER test-takers so that they can increase their chances of passing the board exponentially. Not only have pediatricians passed the boards after taking our live test-taking strategy courses, but they have passed after failing 4, 5 and even SIX times using other traditional resources and studying methods.
Our article titled, “TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES FOR MEDICAL BOARD EXAMS,” shows how even small changes to your test-taking strategy can have dramatic results.
Here is just one amazing testimonial from the LIVE COURSE:
Ashish, I did it. I can't thank you enough for creating an amazing system to keep me on track with my studying… the live weekend test taking course was well worth it. Doing the technique during the test kept me focused and allowed me to eliminate wrong answers. Thank you for all the great advice, sticking to the material, memorize, memorize, memorize then practice practice practice. After 4 failed attempts it was exhilirating to finally read the words, “we are PLEASED to announce you PASSED!” I will definitely recommend your program.
– Dr. Yessenia Castro-Caballero, Board Certified Pediatrician
So, that's an overview of why PBR is again the most popular pediatric board review course for 2017. If you're not a member yet, what are you waiting for? Click the image below and signup now!