by Brian Alverson, MD

Whether you choose to work with children or not, pediatrics is on Step 2. You have to understand how to establish a diagnosis, the mechanisms of diseases, how to apply principles of management and how to promote preventive medicine and health maintenance in this population.

The associate professor of Pediatrics and chair of the Section on Hospital Medicine for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Brian Alverson, has been awarded for teaching at Brown University multiple times.

He will make sure that you have no questions left and are well prepared for solving clinical vignettes on the USMLE Step 2 and your NBME Shelf exam.

This course will be completed soon.

Course Details

  • Videos 314
  • Duration 31:11 h
  • Quiz questions 439
  • Topic reviews 117


Your Educators of course Pediatrics

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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By Amanda R. on 17. June 2017 for Adolescent Medicine

The speaker reminds me of the doctor on the show "scrubs" and makes this more entertaining for me. LOL. but seriously its informative and interesting.

Effective presentation
By jiawei X. on 31. May 2017 for Pediatric Pulmonology

Very concise, highlighted important concepts, easy to understand and remember. Good visual presentation, and good control of the length of each topic, not too lengthy. I also like that each topic finishes with some questions to help grasping take home messages

Great course!
By Mariana I. on 31. May 2017 for Pediatric Nephrology and Urology

Great lecturer with great explanations with emphasis on the important notes.

Very good overview of the newborn examination
By Agnes L. on 30. May 2017 for Newborn Physical Exam (Part 2)

Well explained overview of the process behind the newborn exam, as well as what common abnormalities you may find. Especially found the neuro section helpful.

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