Quince De Mayo

Written by Stuart Silverstein on Monday, 01 May 2017. Posted in pediatrics board review

If you have a calendar provided by Anheuser Busch or Corona Beer then Cinco De Mayo is a holiday celebrated in US bars everywhere. Cinco De Mayo or as it is known in Mexico, May 5th is an insignificant day outside the State of Puebla and border town Bars catering to Americans on spring break (http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/do-people-in-mexico-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo)

However, if you have a calendar provided by the American Board of Pediatrics, then the important date on this calendar is “Quince de Mayo”. This is a date that should be circled in green and red. Quince de Mayo or May 15th as it is known in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is your last chance to sign up for the General Pediatric General Certification exam.

Remember to check your clocks because the day ends early at the American Board of Pediatrics headquarters in Chapel Hill. The deadline is actually at 3:00PM and not midnight on Quince de Mayo.

We do not suggest you wait until the last minute to register for the exam. Murphy’s Cinco De Mayo law suggests that there will always be last minute glitches that can arise. The American Board of Pediatrics warns that these glitches can include incorrect spelling of names and password resets which can take up to 48 hours to fix.

We strongly urge you to also circle Cinco de Mayo on your calendars, and complete your registration before that date (May 5th). Once you have this off your list you will be free to celebrate Cinco De Mayo and raise a toast to your compatriots in the Mexican State of Puebla in an American bar of your choice.

Go ahead what are you waiting for?


About the Author

Stuart Silverstein

Stuart Silverstein

Founded by Stu Silverstein, MD, in addition to being a Board Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Silverstein is anything but“Certified Bored”!

During and following his residency training San Francisco, Dr. Stu Silverstein was a critically acclaimed Standup Comedian, booked regularly at popular clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he shared the stage with nationally known comedians including Dave Feldman (Staff writer for Dennis Miller), Rob Shneider , as well as Robin Williams at the famed Holy City Zoo. During that time he was featured in dozens of local and national newspapers and magazine articles. He appeared on local and nationally televised shows culminating in a feature story on World News Tonight,.

Peter Jennings said, “In the latter part of the Century, Sir William Osler was one of the very first to recognize the importance of bedside manner, including the healing power of humor. I suspect he would approve of Dr. Stu Silverstein.”

Requests to give humorous presentations at Medical Society Meetings and Conferences across the country came in. Dr. Silverstein has been giving his “Humor in Medicine??? You Must Be Joking!” presentation as requests continue to pour in this day.

The “Laughing Your Way to Passing the Pediatric Boards”® , is the culmination of Dr. Silverstein’s mission to combine his well honed Standup Comedy skills with making board preparation more enjoyable and less of a chore.

Dr. Silverstein has been on faculty with the Osler Institute Board Review Course as well as the UCLA Pediatric Board Review course. Currently, Dr. Silverstein is concentrating on future study aids and new materials to help you, our medical students, prepare for your board exams.

Dr. Silverstein conceived and founded Firefly After Hours Pediatrics in Stamford, CT, where is currently serves as Medical Director. Dr. Silverstein is an Assitant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the New York Medical College when he isn’t writing study guides for Medhumor Medical Publications and assisting fellow physicians and medical student in pursuing their preparation for exams while enjoying the process.