Is it time to start preparing for your Pediatric Cardiology Recertification Exam? This is otherwise known as the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam and since the exam is required to be taken every 10 years, getting your study muscles back up and running may be a bit of a challenge. One of the best ways to sharpen those skills is to practice answering review questions formatted similarly to the actual exam. Try these 4 practice questions to gauge your knowledge.
Passing the Pediatric Cardiology MOC exam will fulfill Part 3 of the MOC structure: Cognitive Expertise – Secure Exam. The BoardVitals Pediatric Cardiology MOC question bank includes questions that will prepare you for the exam. The bank includes more than 200 board-style review questions developed and reviewed by top Pediatric Cardiologists who have recently taken the exam. Each question is accompanied by detailed explanations including references regardless of whether you answered the question right or wrong. These explanations serve as “mini-lectures” and are the best way to get a comprehensive understanding of the topic you’ll be tested on.
ABP Pediatric Cardiology MOC Exam
The ABP is made up of 200 single-best-answer multiple-choice questions (MCQ) administered in two timed sections with each section being two hours long. According to the ABP blueprint, the exam covers the following topics:
- Cardiovascular Structure, Development, and Function 6%
- Pharmacology 6%
- Cardiovascular Examination, Principles, and Application of Cardiac Diagnostics 10%
- Office-Based Cardiac Problems 10%
- Left-to-Right Shunts 6%
- Right-to-Left Shunts 5%
- Single Ventricular Lesions 6%
- Structural, Valvar, and Obstructive Lesions 6%
- Congenital Abnormalities of the Great Arteries and Aorta 5%
- Systemic and Pulmonary Venous Abnormalities and Situs Abnormalities 4%
- Disorders of the Myocardium, Pericardium, Endocardium, and Vasculature 4%
- Heart Function and Disease in the Fetus and Newborn 5%
- Intensive Care Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease 4%
- Arrhythmias 6%
- Acquired Forms of Cardiac Disease 4%
- Genetic Disorders and Syndromes of the Cardiovascular System 4%
- Congenital Heart Disease in the Adolescent and Adult 6%
- Core Knowledge in Scholarly Activities 3%
Although the exam has a high pass rate, practice will still be your key to acing it. Want more free practice? Check out the Pediatric Cardiology free trial.