Annual Pediatric Board Review Course

Pediatric Board Review Course

Preparing for the American Board of Pediatrics certification/re-certification exam or seeking a review of pediatrics?  

Register for Children's National Health System's Pediatric Board Review Online Home Study Course!  

Online course registrants are given access to recordings of 35 high-yield lectures presented by faculty in general and sub-specialty pediatrics, and access to a test bank of several hundred board-style practice questions. 

Register for the 2016 Online Home Study Course Here! 

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Thank you to those who joined Children’s National Health System as we presented our 26th Annual Pediatric Board Review Course in Washington, DC this August. Information about the 2017 live course will be posted in early 2017. 

Online Home Study Courses

Online Home Study Courses

Register Now for the Online Home Study Course 

If you weren't able to join us in-person for the live course this August, our Home Study Courses can be integrated into your busy days to help you achieve a comprehensive review of pediatrics and prepare you to take your exam.  All participants in the live course will have access to the Home Study Course for the corresponding year.

2016-2017 Home Study Course

This course includes 35+ hours of lectures from our 2016 live course in the form of streaming videos or audio files that are available on our online learning management system.  You can watch or listen from a variety of devices at any time throughout your day.  

Access is provided to our mobile app which incorporates all slides presented during the course.  As you listen to or watch the lectures, the app allows for note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking within the app.  All slides are also available to download in a comprehensive black and white version of the syllabus from our online course website. 

Participants find the 200+ board prep questions extremely valuable.  They are provided in an online format complete with feedback on your responses and detailed reports of your performance.  They have been designed and edited by our faculty with expertise in standardized test questions with input from content experts. 

Additional discounts available for Children's National employees, DC AAP members, military members, and pediatric residents. If applicable, please contact us at for more information.  

Online Course Curriculum and Resources

Online Course Curriculum and Resources

Registration for the online course includes: 

  • 35 Instruction Hours:  Audio and video of lectures by leading pediatric specialists from top children's hospitals
  • Course Mobile App:  Access to announcements and slides from tablet, phone, and computer platforms with note-taking and bookmarking ability. The app stays on your device for future study as long as you keep it. Mobile App instructions
  • 400+ Board-Style Practice Questions:  Each lecture is centered around board-style questions incorporating hundreds of questions into lectures.  200 additional expert-reviewed board-style questions are available in the online course and allow for performance comparison with your peers.
  • CME credits: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • MOC Credits:  Maintenance of Certification Part II credits available through the American Board of Pediatrics for completion of online question bank of board-style questions. 

The following pediatric topics are discussed throughout the course: 

  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Allergy
  • Cardiology 
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Endocrinology 
  • ENT
  • Epidemiology
  • Fluids and Electrolytes
  • Genetics 
  • GI
  • Growth & Development
  • Hematology 
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Intoxications/Poisonings
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurodevelopmental 
  • Neurology 
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychoactive Medications
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
Course Director Letter

A Letter from our Course Director - Spring 2016


Dear Colleagues, 

As providers who impact child health, our responsibility is substantial.  For that reason we take our jobs as healthcare educators just as seriously.  For the past 25 years we have provided a comprehensive and practical review of pediatrics that is focused on the topics highlighted by the American Board of Pediatrics.   

But serious doesn’t need to be boring. We enjoy finding new ways to make the course engaging.  This year we will continue to achieve our standard of providing a comprehensive and engaging course using the following methods:

  • Our hand-selected faculty members are our most valuable asset.  They bring expertise acknowledged by the US News and World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.   
  • You don’t have to scour the 77 page ABP exam content outline because we have already reviewed the 2016 update for you and are now busily incorporating it into our course!
  • Our educational expertise is top notch with much of our course faculty having advanced education in education and serving in educational roles.  This helps us make a week-long course engaging! 
  • We partnered  with Cadmium CD, experts in educational conference apps, to introduce our interactive app.  It can be accessed from your computers, tablets, and smart phones for highlighting, bookmarking, and note taking right on the presenter’s slides.  You keep it as long as you like to guide your studies.   A paper syllabus is also available.
  • What board review course would be complete without lots of questions?  Throughout the week, our participants answer over 300 board-style questions with live feedback from experts.  Our online question bank contains over 200 more practice questions that have been edited by experts and certified by the ABP for MOC Part 2 credit.
  • If you can’t join us in August, nearly all of the benefits of our live course are also included in our Home Study Courses.  You can even register for and begin the 2015 Home Study Course right now!  Registration for the 2016 Home Study Course is also open and content will be accessible in September 2016. 

If all that isn’t enough, we truly enjoy George Washington University’s campus in Foggy Bottom and experiencing everything else Washington, D.C. has to offer in the summer.  The amazing restaurants, cultural events, free Smithsonian museums, and kayaking on the Georgetown waterfront are just a few of D.C.’s summertime attractions that are much appreciated after a day of learning. 

Each year I enjoy meeting our participants from around the globe.  I hope to meet you this summer as well. 


Aisha Barber Davis, MD 

Register now for our August Course

Register now for our Home Study Online Courses




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Children's National Health System. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician CME Credit

Online Materials Credit
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Live Course Credit
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

The online 200 question bank has been approved for Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credits through the American Board of Pediatrics.  Physicians who complete the question bank with a total of 70 percent correct, will receive credit for the Lifelong Learning Self-assessment component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Evaluating the Course and Claiming Credit

Instructions for evaluating and claiming credit for the Live Course and Online Materials will be posted in the Online Materials.

August Course Registration

August Course Registration

Thank you to those who joined us for the August 2016 course.

Information about the summer 2017 course will be published in early 2017. 

Location, Hotel & Travel - August Course

Location, Hotel & Travel - August Course


Course Location - August 2016

George Washington University Campus
Milken Institute School of Public Health Auditorium

950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

The School of Public Health building is located on Washington Circle, next to George Washington University Hospital, on George Washington University’s campus.

Lodging & Travel

Lodging & Dining
You will find a wide range of accommodations within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom campus. Many hotels offer a discount if "GW" is mentioned when making reservations. - Please see the current GW Lodging & Dining list

The closest Metrorail stops are:
  • Foggy Bottom – GWU (Blue, Silver and Orange Lines), located one block away on 23rd and Eye Street, NW.
  • Farragut North (Red), located 0.8 mile away at 17th and L Streets, NW
Parking Facilities
Local Airports & Train Stations
  • Union Station (Amtrak) is 3 miles from campus and is accessible by DC Circulator bus, Metro’s Red Line, or taxi.
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) is a few miles from the campus and accessible via Metro or a quick taxi ride.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 25 miles from the campus and is accessible via rental car or Washington Flyer Shuttle.
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 35 miles from campus and is accessible via rental car, Amtrak train to Union Station, or Super Shuttle.