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Content and Preparation

The best way for general pediatricians to prepare for the examination is to practice using the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) ABP General Knowledge Self-assessment. A score of 80 percent or greater on the self-assessment is an indication that satisfactory performance may be achieved on the secure examination.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also offers preparation courses and self-assessment exercises that are designed to prepare pediatricians for this examination.

The ABP does not have a self-assessment that helps subspecialists prepare for the examination. Please check with the appropriate professional society and the AAP for board examination preparation materials.

To become familiar with the functionality (but not the content) of the examination software, general pediatricians and subspecialists may benefit from using the Examination Demo.

It may also be helpful to review the content outlines that indicate the relative emphasis of each topic for the general pediatrics and subspecialty examinations.

Learn more: Exam Development and Scoring.