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Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23296130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Dorthea Juul; Frederick G Flynn; Laurie Gutmann; Robert M Pascuzzi; Lynn Webb; Janice M Massey; Steven T Dekosky; Mary Foertsch; Larry R Faulkner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-08     Completed Date:  2013-03-01     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Certification*
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Humans
Inservice Training*
Internship and Residency
Neurology / education*
Pediatrics / education
Reproducibility of Results
Self-Assessment
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