Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations

Dorthea Juul, Frederick G. Flynn, Laurie Gutmann, Robert Pascuzzi, Lynn Webb, Janice M. Massey, Steven T. DeKosky, Mary Foertsch, Larry R. Faulkner

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume80
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Jan 8 2013

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Juul, D., Flynn, F. G., Gutmann, L., Pascuzzi, R., Webb, L., Massey, J. M., ... Faulkner, L. R. (2013). Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations. Neurology, 80(2), 206-209. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827b92a3

Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations. / Juul, Dorthea; Flynn, Frederick G.; Gutmann, Laurie; Pascuzzi, Robert; Webb, Lynn; Massey, Janice M.; DeKosky, Steven T.; Foertsch, Mary; Faulkner, Larry R.

In: Neurology, Vol. 80, No. 2, 08.01.2013, p. 206-209.

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Juul, D, Flynn, FG, Gutmann, L, Pascuzzi, R, Webb, L, Massey, JM, DeKosky, ST, Foertsch, M & Faulkner, LR 2013, 'Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations', Neurology, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 206-209. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827b92a3
Juul, Dorthea ; Flynn, Frederick G. ; Gutmann, Laurie ; Pascuzzi, Robert ; Webb, Lynn ; Massey, Janice M. ; DeKosky, Steven T. ; Foertsch, Mary ; Faulkner, Larry R. / Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations. In: Neurology. 2013 ; Vol. 80, No. 2. pp. 206-209.
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