Pediatric Cardiology Certification Recertification for Attendings

Pediatric Cardiology Board Review Questions

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Pediatric Cardiology Certification Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital Cardiac Malformations
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Structure, Development, and Function
  • Basic Principles of Pharmacology
  • Genetic Disorders and Syndromes of the Cardiovascular System
  • Acquired Forms of Cardiac Disease

Information about the Pediatric Cardiology Certification Exam

The American Board of Pediatrics administers the Pediatric Cardiology Initial Certification Exam as a subspecialty exam.

As mentioned in the ABP's Booklet of Information - A Guide to Board Certification in Pediatrics, subspecialty certifying examinations (except sports medicine) are administered every 2 years.

What topics are covered on the Pediatric Cardiology Certification Exam?

According to the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Cardiology Content Outline the exam adheres to the following topics:

  • Cardiovascular Structure, Development, and Function (7%)
  • Pharmacology (6%)
  • Cardiovascular Examination, Principles, and Application of Cardiac Diagnostics (9%)
  • Office-Based Cardiac Problems (7%)
  • Left-to-Right Shunts (6%)
  • Right-to-Left Shunts (6%)
  • 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 (5%)
  • 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 (5%)
  • Core Knowledge in Scholarly Activities (5%)

We’ve found that there is a strong correlation between the number of practice questions and performance on the board exams. This correlation holds for Cardiology as well as the subspecialties. The BoardVitals Pediatric Cardiology question bank offers 200 highly reviewed and rated questions specific to the Pediatric Cardiology certification.

How long is the Pediatric Cardiology Certification Exam?

The exam is a half-day exam comprised of single best answer, multiple-choice questions