Deciding to pursue pediatrics requires tremendous dedication. Including college, medical school and specialty training, approximately 11 years of secondary education is required to practice as a pediatrician. However, all of that education and training does not guarantee a secure livelihood as a pediatrician. Most hospitals and clinics prefer for their pediatricians to either have, or to be eligible for, board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Through Pediatrics Board Review (PBR), pediatricians and those who are training to become pediatricians (known as pediatric “residents”) are able to efficiently study for their initial certification board exam – a grueling eight-hour exam given only once per year.
The exam is typically taken during the summer after a pediatric resident graduates from their residency program. After graduation, they are officially called pediatricians and may be hired by clinics and hospitals. Pediatricians have a total of seven years after graduating to pass the board exam before no longer being eligible. After pediatricians fail two or three times, they are often let go from their place of employment because they are deemed “not good enough,” making passing this exam crucial to their ability to earn a livelihood as a physician.
PBR helps pediatricians become board certified. They have helped thousands of pediatricians, ranging from low-risk, first-time test-takers to pediatricians who had previously failed five, six and even seven times before successfully passing with the help of PBR.
PBR offers guided pathways for low-, moderate- and high-risk test-takers. For low-risk, first-time takers, 300 hours of prep time through a multimodal approach to learning is recommended. The well-thought-out system has helped thousands of members pass their boards on the first try. The PBR Efficiency Blueprint lays out the clear plan, and their personable customer service team helps to fill in the gaps. PBR is so confident in their guidance that they even offer a Money Back First-Time Pass Guarantee.
“I was able to pass comfortably with a score higher than the national mean, which was exciting as I have typically scored just at, or below, the mean on my Step exams,” said PBR member and first-time American Board of Pediatrics exam passer, Dr. Nicole Mathis.
As for moderate to high-risk exam takers, PBR suggests 500 hours of prep time, with a focus on mastering the three pillars of board success: content, test-taking strategy and commitment. These have been essential to helping repeat test-takers not only to pass the pediatric board exam, but to sometimes even score higher than the national average.
“My scores from previous attempts ranged from 159 to 167 within seven years of trying to pass. This time, I passed with a 196. So, that’s a solid 32-point increase after using PBR for the first time,” said PBR member, repeat test-taker, and now-board certified pediatrician, Dr. Re Zaw.
More information about PBR’s products can be found at https://www.pediatricsboardreview.com.
About Pediatrics Board Review
Pediatrics Board Review Inc. (PBR) is a company that provides premier educational resources for pediatricians who want to achieve certification from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). PBR offers innovative study resources for the ABP Initial Certification exam, Maintenance of Certification (MOC or recertification) exam, and the Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics (MOCA-Peds) exam, as well as high-quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) with accreditation to provide over 200 CME and MOC credits.