Pediatrics Examination and Board book on the field of pediatrics
Pediatrics Examination and Board is a fun medical book, the perfect resource to help you prepare for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certification or recertification exam. Written in a refreshing conversational tone, this unique review uses a situation-based presentation that includes questions, answers, and discussions.
•The American Board of Pediatrics is responsible for the certification or recertification of all pediatric specialists.
•There are currently three levels of board certification:
•core competencies, which is a minimum standard that includes essential patient-centered skills;
•specialties of primary interest, which allows broad scope in treating disorders and conditions, requires at least two years experience in an equivalent specialty, and has a great deal of overlap with the core competencies; and
•further advanced subspecialties and practices. Candidates may hold board certification in pediatrics, and the same or another specialty, but not in two or more specialties at the same level.
•The Certification Examination is offered biannually at various locations around the country and is made up of 240 multiple choice questions. It has a passing score of 220/240.
•The Recertification Examination is offered annually and consists of 100 multiple choice questions on core competencies, which has a passing score of 75/100.
•There are no negative points to be deducted for incorrect responses.
•PediatricsExaminationAndBoard.com is a website by Michael Brad Gray, MD and is intended to help pediatricians in their preparation for the ABC certification and recertification exams.
•This website contains information on: history of board certification, important dates, information regarding the exam, test taking strategies, frequently asked questions (FAQs), sample questions with answers and explanations, and general books available for purchase.
•This website also contains a press release regarding new board certification logo guidelines.
•Authors of this site hold ABC Board Certification or are family physicians who are considered “board eligible” by meeting most of the requirements for ABC Board Certification. The two authors are both practicing pediatricians in Minnesota.