A successful score on the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination is essential for residents and pediatric residency programs alike. The Residency Review Committee reviews cumulative 5-year data on first-time pass rates for certification examinations in its Program Information Form, prompting residency programs to systematically address preparation for the pediatric boards. Providing programs that improve board performance is a critical issue common to all residencies.
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