There’s A LOT to do to prepare to take the peds boards. Your first step: understand when your exam is, and when you need to register. Knowing when your Pediatric board exam is helps you create a solid study plan in advance.
2021 ABP MOC Exam
ABP General Pediatrics MOC Exam
Schedule your exam before: 12/15/21
Application due: 11/30/21
ABP Hospital Medicine MOC Exam
Schedule your exam before: 9/30/21
Application due: 9/15/21
To prepare for your upcoming ABP MOC exam, download StudyWise—it’s our free guide on learning theory that outlines the best way to prepare for exams. Many docs taking MOC exams also like to come to our annual Pediatric Review Course. You’ll spend 6 days refreshing your peds knowledge alongside other docs, and then keep all the lecture footage to watch over and over throughout the next 12 months. You’ll also get a self-assessment “practice quiz” to help you prepare for your MOC exam.
2021 ABP Certification Exam
2021 ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam
Schedule your exam on: 10/12/21, 10/13/21, or 10/14/21
Register by 3/30/21
Register late by 5/31/21
The fist thing you should do when you begin the journey to taking your Certifying Exam should be to download StudyWise. It's written by our Editor-in-Chief, Tony Hannaman, MD. He has spent years uncovering the science of learning, and he's crafted a powerful method for learning medicine. Our products are built with this method in mind, but it works no matter what material you're learning!
Once you have a framework for how to study (and therefore attack your goal), you can dive in to the material! The Pediatric board exam covers what a competent peds physician should know, as detailed by the ABP content outline—knowledge areas that are rated by fellow Pediatricians as highly critical and frequently required in practice have been weighted more heavily than knowledge areas rated as less critical.
We use that same outline to guide the content across all MedStudy learning tools. If you're wondering how to study for the pediatrics boards, start with StudyWise. you'll find more info on how to optimize your learning (and save yourself time!), get product recommendations, and a method for making it all work together.
In 2019, the overall pass rate for the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam was 87%. We’ve written plenty of blogs on preparing for your boards in the final week, exam day advice, and what to expect the day of your ABP exam to help you StudySTRONG and be confident heading into this stressful time. Remember… You’ve got this!
2021 ABP ITE Exams
2021 ABP ITE
July 14–28, 2021
Register by May 31, 2021
You shouldn’t study specifically for the Peds ITE, because it’s really meant to gauge your progress through residency training. However, many residents do review learning tools throughout their residency, and we know that many, many people are aware that ITE exams are coming, and adjust their studies accordingly.
The ITE uses the same content outline as your Certifying Exam, so the learning tools you choose to use to prepare for your Certification exam should work well for your ITE exam prep.
Once you know when the important dates for the ABP exam are happening, you can look up your ABP content outline and start to build out your study plan! Want to know other important dates Pediatricians need to know next year? Download the Important Dates Calendar to get all the important deadlines, exam dates, and health awareness days for your specialty.