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Initial Certification

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Through a strategic and systematic approach towards pediatric board review, we’ve helped thousands of pediatricians pass the initial certification exam. From first-time test-takers to those who have previously failed up to 7 times with other board review companies, all have found success through PBR.

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Are You "At Risk" for Failing Your Pediatric Board Exam?

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Advice For Test-Takers Who Are Low Risk

As a "low risk" test-taker, you’re in a great position to pass as long as you follow a proven path to success.


WARNINGS

  • Many board review companies prefer to inundate you with so much information that you could never blame them if you fail. When in actuality, that may be the very reason you do! You become overwhelmed and unable to review the materials more than once. Other companies give you so little information that you waste time researching basic concepts in order to understand a topic.
  • In order to avoid BOTH of these scenarios, you need comprehensive yet streamlined study materials to help you master the topics that are proven to be on the boards.

Not sure if you are at "low risk" for failing the pediatric boards? Review the checklist below, or go through our RISK CALCULATOR and find out. A pediatrician who is at "low risk" of failing the boards is one who...

  • Has never failed any medical board exams
  • Typically scores near, or above, the national average
  • Self-identifies as someone who is a good test-taker and generally does well on standardized board exams
  • Graduated from a US medical school
  • Was never “at risk” of failing the boards based on residency In-Training Exam scores
  • Comes from a residency program with a pass rate of greater than 90% (click here and check your residency's pass rate)
  • Will take the boards in the same calendar year as their graduation from residency
  • Scored at least a 222 on the USMLE Step 1

Next Steps For Low Risk Test-Takers

Plan on setting aside 300 hours of prep time. Your studying should focus on a proven source of knowledge that is concise, manageable and repeatable. One that's been shown to consistently help pediatricians score above the national average through a multimodal approach to learning.


PBR offers a well-though-out and proven system that has helped thousands of members pass their boards on the FIRST TRY. It's a unified solution for all of your board study needs. If you can set aside those 300 hours, we'll show you exactly how to use them.


With the PBR Efficiency Blueprint (located in our study guide) and a Money Back First-Time Pass Guarantee, we take on the risk for you.

What Our Low Risk Members Have to Say

Clear preparation... Very high yield material... Amazing support... I highly recommend it!

​I appreciated how PBR gave clear preparation advice and very high yield material for the boards. Following this advice, I felt I was adequately prepared for the exam. I also appreciated that the PBR Team, Ashish, and the Facebook Crew were an amazing support and helped to keep me motivated through the studying process. I highly recommend it!

Dr. Shirley Chen  // Board Certified Pediatrician // All Access Pass Member

Listening to PBR lectures while commuting... Slide shows... Mnemonics...

​So much relief! It was very helpful listening to PBR lectures while commuting to and from work (long commute). Slide shows also helpful to get a visual. REALLY appreciated the development stories, also other mnemonics.

Dr. Yi Wang  // Board Certified Pediatrician // All Access Pass Member

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Dr. Crystal Shen // Board Certified Pediatrician

I took the boards right after finishing residency last year and I highly recommend it. 

I looked through SDN and asked lots of former residents about lots of recommendations on what to use and I got a multitude of answers. But then I heard about PBR and... it worked out really well... It was high yield. I feel like a lot of other resources aren't as high yield in terms of the information that's on there, on all the weird little nitpicky things that you never learned during training and you'd never use while practicing. That was in PBR... I passed with a very comfortable margin.

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Dr. Crystal Shen // Board Certified Pediatrician

A LOT of the questions were VERBATIM topics addressed in PBR!!

​As a resident I wanted to be proactive about preparing for my boards. What drew me to PBR is that the content [is] concise, manageable and affordable. I would listen to the audio on my commutes to reinforce key points. A LOT of the questions were VERBATIM topics addressed in PBR!! I also liked the online test taking strategy courses because it helped me work through the questions. I also recommend it to one of my co residents and they passed too!! Thank you ASHISH

Dr. Alrick Drummond // Board Certified Pediatrician // All Access Pass & Other Memberships

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Dr. Stephen Barbera  // Board Certified Pediatrician

I love PBR... I followed it to the letter and passed with flying colors with no issues whatsoever. 

There's a difference between studying to be a good physician... and then there's studying for the boards... I just needed the stuff that I needed to be able to pass the boards with no issues whatsoever. And I mean PBR had it in there... I followed it to the letter and passed with flying colors with no issues whatsoever. I felt very confident during the exam, walking out of each session going, WOW... I nailed this thing. And I did nail it. It's pretty awesome.

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Dr. Stephen Barbera  // Board Certified Pediatrician

I think they really understand how stressful this experience can be....

​I found the context manageable so that I was able to go through it at least a few different times with various levels of detail... I passed which I attributed to the foundational knowledge I was able to focus through the PBR curriculum. Thank you for all of the help. In addition, throughout my experience with PBR, I found that the staff was very responsive when issues came up and customer service was always the priority. I think they really understand how stressful this experience can be.

Dr. Jason Rafferty // Board Certified Pediatrician //  Multiple PBR Memberships

The Benefits for Our Low Risk Members

Direct Path to Success

As a low risk test-taker, you will get a clear plan through the PBR Efficiency Blueprint. You'll know how many hours to set aside, how many times to review the material, how to use a multi-modal approach to learning to maximize results, and how to guarantee a pass.

Time-Saving

We know how busy your 3rd year of residency, your first year as a fellow or your first year as an attending can be. Adding studying to that isn't exactly fun. So we cut out the extra information that is NOT needed to pass. With congruent resources working synergistically together, you can leverage your time at home, in the car, and at work.

100% Pass Guarantee

We believe so strongly in our proven track record to help our members pass that we put a Money Back First-Time Pass Guarantee on it. 

Community Support

Never feel stuck in isolation while studying again! You will get access to our entire members-only community taking the same exam and studying the same materials. Even our board certified PBR alumni are here to help answer questions about pediatrics, or just questions on how to survive such a long exam!

Priority Customer Service

PBR knows how stressful this exam can be. After all, PBR was created by me (Ashish Goyal, a double-boarded physician). When you have questions, or are in need of technical support, our #1 goal is to help you quickly and completely. And if you have a question that only I can answer, no problem. Just ask!

It's The "Easy Way"

You are at "low risk" because you know how to study, how to answer exam questions, and how to work hard. You can study mounds of information, and go to a live course, and do this the "hard way". Or, for the price of an extra shift, you can use a streamlined system that helps pediatricians just like you score above the national mean.

Pass your exam on your first try... GUARANTEED.

We have a Money Back First-Time Pass Guarantee, and we also offer a 30-day refund policy for our "All Access Pass" and "No Brainer" memberships. For other memberships, our hardcopy products come with a 30-day refund policy and our digital resources come with a 48-hour refund policy so that you can make sure you have the best fit. If you aren't completely satisfied, just ask and we will gladly refund your purchase price.

Advice for Test-Takers Who Are Moderate - High Risk

As a "moderate to high" risk test-taker, you have some work ahead of you. However, the great news is that there is a clear and proven path to success that has been used to help pediatricians pass after six, and even seven, failed attempts. This means that as long as you follow our recommendations and make board review a priority in your life, you'll pass.

You MUST stay away from the board review companies offering so much information that you could never blame them if you fail. Because with that much information overwhelm, you WILL fail. You need a manageable amount of information that you can review multiple times, and you need support in the areas of test-taking strategy and managing your schedule. 

Not sure if you are "at risk" for failing the pediatric boards? Review the checklist below, or go through our RISK CALCULATOR and find out. A pediatrician who is at "moderate to high risk" of failing the boards is one who...

  • Struggled to pass (or failed) ANY medical board exam
  • Usually scores below the national average 
  • Classifies themselves as having difficulty with standardized board exams
  • Is an International Medical Graduate
  • Was told they are “at risk” of failing the boards based on In-Training Exam scores
  • Comes from an “at risk” residency program with a pass rate of less than 90% (click here to see where your residency program stands)
  • Has taken a year off from studying for the boards, or is taking the boards the year after graduating from residency
  • Scored less than a 222 on the USMLE Step 1

Next Steps For Moderate - High Risk Test-Takers

Plan on setting aside 500 hours of prep time. Your studying will need to focus on the 3 pillars of board success:

  1. Content
  2. Test-Taking Strategy
  3. Commitment

The typical approach to covering board-relevant content for most high risk test-takers involves trying to study everything they can get their hands on. Sadly, that's a terrible mistake. Instead, you should focus on a proven source of knowledge that is concise, manageable and repeatable. One  method that's been shown to consistently help pediatricians score above the national average is the multimodal approach to learning; which is learning  the same content in multiple different modes. I suggest going through your material at least 5 times in order to achieve the repetition and reinforcement needed to pass your pediatric board exam.

Working on your "test-taking strategy" will allow you to become a much better test-taker so that you can apply your knowledge on the exam and stop falling for the many traps laid out by question-writers. If you are high risk for failing, then strongly consider the Live Test-Taking Strategies & Deep Study Course to elevate your skills to an elite level in just 2 days. 

Within reason, your commitment this year should be to place your board preparation above all other professional and social obligations. You should also get a Personalized Schedule to map out the next 90 days of your life and your study time. After that, you should map out the next 90 days again, and again until your exam.

The right bundle for you is the "No Brainer" package below. It does an excellent job of providing you with the resources and the personalized support that you will need to take on the 3 pillars of board success (content, test-taking strategy, and commitment). You will receive a well-though-out and proven system that has helped thousands of members pass their boards on the FIRST TRY, and has helped helped high risk pediatricians pass after 5, 6 and even 7 failed attempts.

It's a unified solution for you, and if you can set aside those 500 hours mentioned above, we'll show you exactly how to use them.

With the PBR Efficiency Blueprint (located in our study guide) and a Money Back First-Time Pass Guarantee, we take on the risk for you.

What Our Moderate - High Risk Members Have to Say

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Dr. Sital Jethwa  //  Board Certified Pediatrician  //  Repeat Test-Taker

My board scores went up 50 POINTS!

Initially I did a bunch of UCLA and MedStudy prep...and it did not work out for me the first round. I came across [PBR] through a friend who had said they had passed through your programs. I went ahead and took it and ended up passing my boards, scores went up over 50 points... so thankful for you in helping me pass the boards!

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Dr. Sital Jethwa  //  Board Certified Pediatrician  //  Repeat Test-Taker

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Dr. Sarah Gottfried  // Board Certified Pediatrician & Internist //  Repeat Test-Taker

Thanks for creating direction in my life.

In all my past studying, I felt like I had no direction, no path, that I was studying kind of randomly and blindly. PBR helped me to create a framework to follow exactly, and kept me true and accountable to a study schedule. Not only was the live test taking strategy course crucial to my learning a new way to tackle these exams, but it was also so helpful to have specific material that I knew I needed to know. I am now officially double boarded and ready to get on with my life. Thanks for all that you taught me that enabled me to get to this happy day.

Sarah Gottfried - Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Sarah Gottfried  // Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

FINALLY a board certified pediatrician...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Ashish. Finally a board certified pediatrician. And looking at the scores I can say that without you... I couldn't have done it.

Hema Gajjella //  Board Certified Pediatrician  //  Repeat Test-Taker

Benefits for Moderate - High Risk Members

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Proven Effectiveness

Almost 25% of the pediatricians who buy our study guides have failed the pediatric boards before. We have helped the highest risk pediatricians pass after as many as seven failed attempts. So if you follow the PBR system, you will prove to be successful too. 

Manageable & Repeatable

PBR knows you already are on limited study time, so we focus heavily on efficiency and keeping our materials concise.  Learning requires repetition and reinforcement. Our members frequently share stories of going through the materials more than 5 times.

Congruent

PBR's many resources were created to work synergistically together. As a moderate-high risk test-taker, you want to maximize your exposure to the content. Since our audio course, video course and picture atlas follow the hardcopy content almost exactly, you will learn in a multimodal way (which has been shown to increase learning) without feeling overwhelmed. 

Community Support

Studying in isolation is a horrible way to lose momentum and confidence. Through PBR, you will get access to our entire members-only community taking the same exam and studying the same materials. Even our board certified PBR alumni are here to help answer questions about pediatrics, or just questions on how to survive such a long exam!

Priority Customer Service

PBR knows how stressful this exam can be. We get it. After all, PBR was created by me (Ashish Goyal, a double-boarded physician) who failed his peds exam the first time. So when you have questions, or are in need of technical support, our #1 goal is to help you quickly and completely in order to eliminate your stress. And if you have a question that only I can answer, you WILL hear from me!

It's The "Easy Way"

Board exams are never "easy", but knowing exactly what to do and how to do it does make the board preparation experience much more tolerable. We have a plan for you, and it's worked time and time again. So please do not study from multiple resources or attend a 4-day board review course and do this "the hard way". Use a streamlined system that helps pediatricians just like you score above the national mean.

Pass your exam on your first try...

You have a full 30 days to try out our hardcopy products. You also have 48 hours to try out any of our online resources. If you aren't completely satisfied with your PBR resources, just ask and we will gladly refund your purchase price. If you're not sure, start with the Online Bundle Pack and then UPGRADE to a hardcopy bundle. Give it a try! After all, we also have a 100% Money Back First-Time PASS GUARANTEE!

Test-Taking Strategies For ALL Risk Categories!

A focus on Test-Taking Strategies should be on the minds of everyone taking the Initial Certification exam. If you plan on studying 300-500 hours but have subpar test-taking skills, you will be in real danger of failing.

If you have any questions at all, please reach out now. So many high risk residents and pediatricians recognize that they are high risk but opt to try to pass without strong instruction on becoming a better test-taker. In comparison to the number of hours and the expense associated with repeating the exam, the investment of time and money into the Live Test-Taking Strategies & Deep Study Course is a small one.

Just ask Dr. Yessenia Castro (click play above), or click one of the buttons below.

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