Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations.

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Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the relationship between performance on the American Academy of Neurology Residency In-Service Training Examination (RITE) and subsequent performance on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Certification Examination. METHODS: Pearson correlation coefficients were used to examine the relationship between performance on the RITE and the Certification Examination for 2 cohorts of adult neurologists and 2 cohorts of child neurologists. The 2 cohorts represented test takers for 2008 and 2009. RESULTS: For adult neurologists, the correlation between the total RITE and the Certification Examination scores was 0.77 (p < 0.01) in 2008 and 0.65 (p < 0.01) in 2009. For child neurologists, it was 0.74 (p < 0.01) in 2008 and 0.56 (p < 0.01) in 2009. DISCUSSION: For 2 consecutive years, there was a significant correlation between performance on the RITE and performance on the ABPN Certification Examination for both adult and child neurologists. The RITE is a self-assessment examination, and performance on the test is a positive predictor of future performance on the ABPN Certification Examination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Juul, D; Flynn, FG; Gutmann, L; Pascuzzi, RM; Webb, L; Massey, JM; Dekosky, ST; Foertsch, M; Faulkner, LR

Published Date

  • January 8, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 206 - 209

PubMed ID

  • 23296130

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23296130

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-632X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827b92a3

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States