Should I Be Reading Pediatrics In Review?
What is Pediatrics In Review?
Pediatrics In Review is a journal created by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It's also sometimes called Peds In Review. The primary purpose of the journal is to provide monthly articles to pediatricians. Pediatricians can then request Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit after completing the self-assessment. It is part of the PREP curriculum. Some of the articles in the Pediatrics In Review journal include:
- Back to Basics: About basic sciences
- Consultation with the Specialist: Discussions with pediatric subspecialists)
- What's New: Up and coming in the world of pediatrics
- Index of Suspicion: Unusual presentations of diseases are presented and you are given an opportunity to come up with the diagnosis
- Visual Diagnosis: Articles and images are presented for you to review and come up with a diagnosis
Should I Use Pediatrics In Review for Board Studying?
The definite answer is NO! Once again, I encourage you to limit the noise and distractions available to you. Anything that is meant for CME should looked at as “extra information.” I do think PREP should be used for practice questions, but not for studying. See my article on that by clicking HERE. All other CME materials should be left on the shelf until after you have passed the boards. I think Peds In Review is fun and interesting, but it is NOT a targeted and high-yield product designed for board preparation. For that, you have PBR.