Association between performance on Neurology In-Training and Certification Examinations

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

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Abstract

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

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Juul, D., Flynn, F. G., Gutmann, L., Pascuzzi, R. M., Webb, L., Massey, J. M., DeKosky, S. T., Foertsch, 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