Our residency program is committed to providing our residents with the resources necessary to assist them in preparing for their American Board of Pediatrics Certification Exam.
Residents are provided protected time from patient care every Tuesday at from 12P-1P for board review sessions. This is organized by organ-system with twelve 3-week cycles. Residents are assigned topic-specific Pediatrics In Review articles to read in order to prepare for quizzes, case discussions, or a jeopardy-themed game amongst resident teams.
PGY-3 residents have a once monthly 4-hour board review series. These sessions are subdivided into two, 2-hour conferences with a specific subspecialty faculty who facilitate board style question-answer seminars. Residents use an audience response system to participate. With real-time results, faculty are able to conjure discussion regarding test taking strategies and explanation of complex testing topics.
Once per year, senior residents are addressed by the Program Director/Associate Program Director. Goals and objectives of the meeting include how to register for the ABP exam, financial obligations, licensing, but also specifically, how to create a successful study plan. Residents are reminded about available resources on our campus as well as tutorials provided by the ABP.
Residents are given a 3-year subscription to the AAP during the course of their residency. This subscription provides access to 3-years’ worth of AAP PREP Questions which can be used as a study tool for the ABP exam. Additionally, this subscription gives them access to all current Pediatrics In Review volumes.
For ~35 content areas, the following have been posted in a secure Blackboard course:
PREP content specifications
sets of related articles
sets of practice questions
Several board review materials including nationally acclaimed board review texts, MedStudy© Core Curriculum, MedStudy© Flashcards and MedStudy© questions and answers are available for use in our Pediatric Library. A computer with TV projector is also available to watch board review videos.
Pedi Board Review Facilitator: Sharon Sanchez, MD
Question Writers: Many of the Departmental Faculty