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Exam Master has added pediatric practice exams for the ABP Certification Exam

August 20th, 2012 by Bruce Abbott
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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Certification Exam is quickly

Exam Master is happy to provide you with our recently released, new
Pediatric practice exams.  This is an excellent review and prep
resource for the upcoming initial certification and re-certification of
the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Certification Exam.

Exam Master’s practice exams contain over 350 questions, answers, and
explanations on the essentials of general pediatrics, the health and
welfare of children and adolescents. Practice exams, containing 7 blocks
of 50 questions each, were designed to emulate the experience of the
actual ABP exam and cover 35 topics including:

• Growth & Development Milestones
• Preventive Pediatrics
• Infectious Diseases
• Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders
• Respiratory Disorders
• Adolescent Medicine & Gynecology
• Behavioral & Mental Health Issues
• Fetus & Newborn Infant
• Allergic & Immunologic Disorders
• Endocrine Disorders
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Skin Disorders
• Disorders of Cognition, Language & Learning

Log in to your Exam Master portal for access to the ABP Certification
Practice Exams!

The Rule of 18.2: Review Books for Medical Students

March 6th, 2010 by

Looking for review books? You can find review books in the library for any medical specialty by following the “Rule of 18.2″.  The 18.2 section in any specialty includes the review materials for that specialty. For example, the Case Files Pediatrics, Blueprints Pediatrics and PreTest Pediatrics books will all be found at WS18.2. Those for Surgery will be found at WO18.2; Psychiatry at WM18.2; etc.  Next time you visit the library, go to the 18.2 section for any specialty. For example:

Example of books shelved in 18.2 section


  • Physiology QT18.2
  • Biochemistry QU18.2
  • Pharmacology QV18.2
  • Micro.& Immuno. QW18.2
  • General Medicine W18.2
  • Internal Medicine WB18.2
  • Musculoskeletal System WE18.2
  • Cardiovascular System WG18.2
  • Gastrointestinal System WI18.2
  • Endocrine System WK18.2
  • Neurology WL18.2
  • Psychiatry WM18.2
  • Surgery WO18.2
  • Pediatrics WS18.2