Official Pediatrics Shelf Exam Thread

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Pox in a box, Sep 14, 2005.

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  1. GobbelyWat

    GobbelyWat Banned Banned

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    How is onlinemeded for the pediatrics shelf?
     
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  3. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    To give an update, Onlinemeded is great for pediatrics as an introduction. It's great for every rotation.

    BRS is still the best resource for peds, possibly the most valuable resource I've used for all shelf exams thus far.

    I got 89 raw (~92 percentile) despite getting a few softball questions wrong.

    Resources used in order:

    BRS (1.5x)
    UWorld (1x and then all incorrects)
    Uworld flashcards of incorrects
    All 4 practice NBME exams
    Pretest (got through about 490/500)

    BRS is fantastic, read it once quickly at the start (do the questions at the end of each chapter to reinforce) and then once more slowly through weak areas and to review.
    UWorld I tried to finish quickly and review my document of incorrects/new facts often.
    NBME exams were high yield as well, shows what topics they care about and had several questions similar/exactly the same (with perhaps slightly altered answer choices)
    Pretest was ok.... Perhaps a good review of topics but there were many answers I disagreed with and their phrasing was often poor. Don't know if I recommend this, only if you get through all the other things.

    Also BRS has a comprehensive 100 question exam at the end of the book that I totally missed out on, pretty straightforward questions, but a solid review from what I saw and worth doing.
     
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  4. darklabel

    darklabel MS4 5+ Year Member

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    Did you do UWorld for Peds only or Pediatrics + Medicine?
     
  5. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    Peds only.
     
  6. how did your score compare to your performance on NBME exams? Do you remember how many qs you missed on the NBME exams?
     
  7. apr27

    apr27 OMS-III 5+ Year Member

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    possible to study for this shelf in 2 weeks? Was kind of lazy after the holiday and then I got sick. Already had IM, FM, and surg. Thanks.
     
  8. W19

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    Kaplan peds Qbank... WTF! I am getting killed (40%+) after reading MTB... Is that normal?

    I plan to do Kaplan and Uworld... Will that be enough?
     
  9. apr27

    apr27 OMS-III 5+ Year Member

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    When you taking your exam


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  10. W19

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    3 weeks...
     
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  11. W19

    W19 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    MTB is garbage for peds... Do NOT rely on it for your peds shelf!

    I am gonna have to read BRS then, but not sure if will be able to do that along with Uworld in less than 3 weeks.
     
  12. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    42-45/50
     
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  13. W19

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    averaging 60% in Uworld peds... Am I in trouble for the shelf?
     
  14. Backtothebasics8

    Backtothebasics8 5+ Year Member

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    After tons of searching BRS and Uworld seem to be highly rated. That being said, BRS seems gargantuan and has too many numbers.
    What numbers are HY for Peds? There are an insane #? I know milestones are obviously fair game.

    Body measurements?
    Weight gain/year?
    EXACT vaccination schedules (i can deduce and get the patterns, but memorization of the whole grid?)?
    Formula amounts?
    There's so much more...
     
  15. W19

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    By the way, I scored in the mid 80s using Uworld and Kaplan Qbanks. An acquaintance scored in the high 80s using Uworld and BRS.
     
  16. wegh

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    Yes. It's like internal medicine for pediatrics. So it relies more on general knowledge than things like vaccines, etc
     
  17. DrTacosMD

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    Anyone have a pdf of the scaled score to percentile conversion for the Peds NBME 1 Practice test?

    Anyone know what 83 scaled score would equate to? Peds is my first rotation of ms3 - just in case if that changes the percentile.
     
  18. chromuffin

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    8 week peds rotation just started. Trying to get good advice on an overall study schedule. Sounds like BRS + UWorld. Any recs on how to spread out UWorld questions since I have really only had psych.
     
  19. DrTacosMD

    DrTacosMD 2+ Year Member

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    I basically spent the first 4 weeks trying to get thru one pass of brs peds and then the next 2-3 weeks doing Uworld (390 Qs) and then spent the last week going thru brs peds a second time, watching the Emma Holliday video and reading her ppt, and doing the 4 nbme practice tests.


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  20. chromuffin

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    Kinda what I planned to do! What's the Emma Holliday video and ppt? Can you give a link?
     
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