NBME Pediatric Shelf Board Review Questions
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Key Board Review Features
Pediatrics Shelf Exam Board Review Topics Covered:
- Research Methods, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement
- Growth and Milestones
- Cardiovascular Disorders
- Diseases of The Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
- Immunologic Disorders
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Urology and Genital Disorders
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Psychosocial Issues
- Disorders of The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
- Nephrology, Fluids, and Electrolytes
- Mental Disorders
- Genetics, Dysmorphology, and Metabolic Disorders
- Fetal and Neonatal Care
- Gastroenterology (GI)
- Preventive Pediatrics/Well-child Care
- Infectious Disease
- Adolescent Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Diseases of The Musculoskeletal System
- Diseases of The Nervous System and Special Senses
- Renal, Urinary, and Male Reproductive System
- Diseases of The Respiratory System
About the NBME Pediatrics Shelf Exam (Subject Exam)
As outlined by the NBME, the Subject Exams are designed to provide institutions with effective evaluation tools and useful examinee performance data that can be compared with a large representative group of examinees at the same stage of training.
What content is covered on the Pediatrics Shelf Exam?
According to the NBME Clinical Science: Pediatrics content outline, the following topics are covered on the exam:
- General Principles, Including Normal Age-Related Findings and Care of the Well Patient 3%–7%
- Immune System 3%–7%
- Blood & Lymphoreticular System 3%–7%
- Behavioral Health 1%–5%
- Nervous System & Special Senses 5%–10%
- Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue 1%–5%
- Musculoskeletal System 3%–7%
- Cardiovascular System 5%–10%
- Respiratory System 5%–10%
- Gastrointestinal System 8%–12%
- Renal & Urinary System 5%–10%
- Disorders of the Newborn & Congenital Disorders 5%–10%
- Female Reproductive System & Breast 3%–7%
- Infectious, immunologic, and inflammatory disorders
- Menstrual and endocrine disorders
- Male Reproductive System 1%–5%
- Endocrine System 5%–10%
- Multisystem Processes & Disorders 10%–15%
- Social Sciences, Including Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence 1%–5%
- Applying Foundational Science Concepts 13%–17%
- Diagnosis: Knowledge Pertaining to History, Exam, Diagnostic Studies, & Patient Outcomes 55%–60%
- Health Maintenance, Pharmacotherapy, Intervention & Management 20%–25%
Site of Care
- Ambulatory 65%–70%
- Emergency Department 20%–25%
- Inpatient 12%–16%
What question formats are on the OBGYN Shelf Exam?
As outlined in the NBME Guide to the Subject Examination Program, the following question formats will be on the exam:
Application of Knowledge
This exam will have an increased emphasis on the application of knowledge instead of the recall of isolated facts.
Questions are framed in the context of clinical vignettes.
This is the most widely used MCQ format. Each question is comprised of a focused item stem (e.g., a clinical vignette) and a lead-in question, followed by a series of options with one correct answer for each item.
Extended Matching (R-type)
These questions are organized into sets that use one list of options for all items in the set. Examinees must select one best answer.
NBME Pediatric Exam Prep and Readiness
Pediatrics is generally consider on the easier side of the shelf exams. Most people use Blueprints for the Pediatric shelf exams in addition to BoardVitals Pediatrics Shelf Board Review Questions.
NBME Pediatric Percentile Requirements:
Pediatrics requires a score at the 11th percentile to pass.
It’s important to not only gauge how well you’re doing, but also to gauge how well you’re doing compared to other students. We’re the only Pediatric Shelf Exam provider to offer this level of detail. Each one of our questions has a ‘percentage correct’ score so that you can compare yourself to how other students are performing.
The time constraints on the exam can be difficult. Pediatrics, especially, can be a little rushed. Use our timer to make sure that you’re meeting the time constraints.
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