SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Well, i didnt pass the board exam this year. im pretty shocked and devastated. i've never failed anything in my life. i think i was a little over-confident, but can't say that I totally blew it off...i read through PedStudy once, skimmed it once, and did intense PREP questions for probably 6 weeks of total (real) studying. i missed passing by only ten points on the standardized curve (400...passing is 410). perhaps some excuses would be a busy third year of residency, along with starting a new job over the summer. but i guess I just didnt know the material well enough. bah, i'm so bummed. my question is for those who have been in this same situation: for those of you who have failed the test one year and then eventually passed it, what did you do differently? im gonna go full steam this year - i really wanna not only pass, but do really well on it, to prove something to myself. i am thinking of taking a course this year, and perhaps trying Laughing your Way. Any advice?