Annual Pediatric Board Review Course

Pediatric Board Review Course

Date: August 1 - 5, 2016 

Location: Washington, DC, at the George Washington University

Preparing for the American Board of Pediatrics certification or re-certification exam or seeking a review of pediatrics?  Join Children’s National Health System as we present our 26th Annual Pediatric Board Review Course.  Faculty in general and sub-specialty pediatrics will present high-yield content delivered in an interactive style centered around board-style questions. View the complete August course schedule here. 

Register for the August 2016 Course Here! 

    Can’t make it in August? Register for our Home Study Online Courses. (Details below.)  

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    August Course Registration

    August Course Registration

    Click here to register for the August Course

    Click here to learn about the course app (app materials available for registrants only) 

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

    Curriculum and Resources

    Live Course Curriculum and Resources

    Registration for the August course includes: 

    • 35 In-Class Instruction Hours:  5 days of interactive 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 is accessible during lectures and stays on your device for future study as long as you keep it. Outlets and Wi-Fi available throughout venue. Mobile App instructions
    • Online Course: Complimentary access to the online course audio and video of each lecture. (Access to the online course is available only to those who register for the entire week-long course. The online course can be purchased separately by daily registrants.)
    • 400+ Board-Style Practice Questions:  Each lecture is centered around board-style questions incorporating hundreds of questions into lectures over the course of the week.  Daily lunch sessions provide opportunities to review additional questions in detail with a panel of experts.  200 additional expert-reviewed board-style questions are available in the complimentary online course and allow for performance comparison with your peers.
    • Food and beverage:  Daily breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks from delicious local eateries
    • CME credits: 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)™
    • 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 week-long 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
    Location, Hotel & Travel

    Location, Hotel & Travel


    Course Location 

    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.

    CME and MOC

    CME and MOC


    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

    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.
    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.

    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).

    Physician Assistant Credit

    This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 36.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 

    Other Healthcare Professionals

    A record of attendance (certificate) will be provided to all other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

    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.

    Online Home Study Courses

    Online Home Study Courses

    Register Now for the Online Home Study Course 

    If you can’t join us in-person for the live course this August, then 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.

    The 2015-2016 Home Study Course is available today!  REGISTER HERE.

    2015-2016 Home Study Course

    This course includes 35+ hours of lectures from our 2015 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 busy 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. 

    The 2016-2017 Home Study Course will be available in late August 2016!  

    Advance registration available here.  

    The 2016-2017 course will include the 200+ board prep questions and updates of each of the 35+ hours of educational content that will be presented during the 2016 live course in the form of videos and audio files.  All content will be available in the course app.  Download the 2016 Pediatric Board Review Course app as soon as it’s available to receive useful updates and announcements.

    Please contact us at for more information.  

    Course Director Letter

    A Letter from our Course Director


    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

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    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy

    Notification of cancellation must be received in writing (e-mailed to or faxed to 202-994-1791).
    • Cancellations received by July 4, 2016 are subject to a $50 processing fee.
    • Between July 5 and July 22, 2016, only transfers to the Home Study (Online Course) are available and refunds will be issued for the difference between the Live Course tuition and Home Study Course tuition, less a $50 processing fee.
    • Tuition is not refundable after July 22, 2016. However, participants who notify us in writing that they are unable to attend the Live Course will be transferred to the Home Study Course.
    • Substitutions will be accepted only with written authorization from the original registrant.
    The cancellation policy applies to tuition only. GW is not responsible for nonrefundable, nontransferable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased for attendance at this course. If GW cancels this event, it is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by registrants. GW does not cancel events due to inclement weather. Speakers are subject to change without notice.