To those frustraed pediatricians as I am, with Board eligibility time running out. I am out raged at the low pass rate of 77% for the board exam When I called the ABP I got the explanation that "these are the standards that we owe the public". Does the public know that there are pediatricians that were "grandfathered in and are still practicing" and never opened a book in over 20 yrs? Who made this policy? The ABP can still provide no explanation for the low pass rate and I urge any of you med students : "RETHINK PEDS RESIDENCY"- our leadership provide no explanation nor direction. Some of my colleages are facing going back to residency- you don't want that, some of us started families, can you imagine that? Meanwhile the jobs that are offered to those who are Board Eligible are with very low compensation- because of the low passing rates the employers are using it against us. Any one with same experience is welcome to contact : Ms Linda Althouse at the ABP. She and the rest of the board members have no idea of the ramification of such policy and the extent of the it. Yet, polocies and standards are being created with out any representation from us the practicing pediatricians, low paying job, low pass rate- HARDLY WORTH IT !!!!