by Brian Alverson, MD, Hetal Verma, MD

Whether you choose to work with children or not, pediatrics is part of 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 particular population.

Associate professor of Pediatrics and Chair of the Section on Hospital Medicine for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Brian Alverson, has received awards for his excellence in teaching at Brown University multiple times.

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

This course will be completed soon.

Course Details

  • Videos 317
  • Duration 31:37 h
  • Quiz questions 1240
  • Articles 231


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.

 Hetal Verma, MD

Hetal Verma, MD

Hetal Verma has extensive experience practicing in the field of radiology. She is currently a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Hetal has been in practice for over 10 years and has been teaching medical students and residents throughout that time. She has also been invited as a speaker at multiple teaching conferences for other physicians, technologists and the community. Hetal has a passion for teaching and is enthusiastic about teaching others about radiology.

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By Lauren B. on 13. February 2019 for HIV in Children: Management & Prevention

Very glad to have such succinct and high-yeild lectures. Thanks, Dr. Alverson! I looked like a star during my group session when I brought up that breastfeeding is advised in poverty-stricken areas, but not in countries where programs like WIC make formula feeding affordable.

By Nadia Elizabeth H. on 08. February 2019 for Infections of the Upper Pediatric Airway: Croup

I really liked this summary, the information is precise and really easy to get thanks to the way the doctor explains it. Today at school we reviewed this topic, so when I got home I went over CRUP again with this video and it was really, really useful.

By Wenting M. on 04. February 2019 for Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

Engaging. Good clinical correlation from his own experience in practice. Good explanation of physiology and tie in with pathology.

very clear and effective lessons
By samantha r. on 02. February 2019 for Pediatric Cardiology

good lecture, helped to refresh my knowledge.thank you very much