As the author of the best pediatric board review course 2018 edition, I strive to push for evermore excellence year after year. As a pediatrician, I excelled when I increased my score by over 100 points on the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) exam, and was then asked by the ABP to write questions for them!
As an author, my focus has been on pushing for evermore excellence within our resources year after year. For the 2018 American Board of Pediatrics initial certification exam, maintenance of certification (MOC) exam and the NEW Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds) exam, here are just a few of the highlights that PBR members will be enjoying all year long:
Again, these are just a few of the benefits PBR members are already enjoying. Keep reading below for a little more detail on each.
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, we take all of the suggestions, error submissions and requests for clarifications to create an annual “Corrections and Clarifications Guide.” The guide has ranged from 20 – 60 pages of excellent information.
The corrections guide tends to be long, but the section on true errors is fairly small. Instead, much of the guide strives to provide answers to “requests for clarification” that have been submitted. We do our best to provide clarification within the “Corrections and Clarifications Guide” so that our members don't have to go down the rabbit hole of Nelson's or Google to find answers. We do the work for them.
Members thank us for the corrections guide. Sometimes the thanks are simply because they appreciate the effort. Other times the thanks are for some of the NEW content provided which helped them answer questions on the boards!
In the past, we've even gone so far as to provide a draft version of a NEW chapter around the same time of year. It was for the Ethics chapter. We also added a Quality Control chapter, which we also gave to our existing members for FREE! These chapters were easy to digest and everyone was delighted to get them in time for the exam.
After the exam is over, we take ALL of the corrections (and many of the clarifications) and we integrate them into the next edition of the 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 updated and then distributed in ways that are compatible with any internet enabled desktop, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, or Android.
This means that the 2018 edition of the PBR is updated and ready for the 2018 pediatric board exam. It ALSO means that as NEW corrections and suggestions are brought to our attention in 2018, 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.
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 resources are 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.
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 All Access Pass (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 our recent software and server upgrades, 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.
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!
PBR is the first medical board review company to offer a comprehensive course on test-taking strategy and “deep learning.” 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 6 times while using other traditional resources, studying methods and a “top to bottom” question-answering approach.
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 2018. If you're not a member yet, what are you waiting for? Click the image below and signup now!
Programs & Services
Pediatrics Board Review (PBR) Helps Pediatricians With the 4 Key Exams
We work with residency programs to increase in-training course and initial certification pass rates.
INITIAL CERTIFICATION EXAMS
We help new graduates and repeat test-takers to pass with room to spare.
MOC & MOCA EXAMS
We've had a 100% pass rate for the MOC and we have MOCA PBR Test Companion to help you with your ABP MOCA Peds exam questions.
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