One of my uncles maintained a perpetual pot of soup to which he would add some new foods each day, constantly creating a fresh taste from the same batch of soup. Although the analogy cannot be stretched too far, in a sense Pediatrics in Review (PIR) is like that marvelous soup in that the journal, while maintaining its basic character, evolves over time to meet the needs of our readers and our ultimate consumers, children around the world.

The basic “stock” in our soup pot is the body of content specifications of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), which provides a core of knowledge objectives encompassing the fundamentals of today’s pediatric medicine. Using this material to guide us, and teaming with the PREP Self-Assessment, we are able to meet our major objectives of keeping readers current in pediatric knowledge and preparing them for the cognitive portion of the ABP’s...

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