Performance on the Cardiovascular In-Training Examination in Relation to the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Certification Examination

Julia H. Indik, Lauren M. Duhigg, Furman S. McDonald, Rebecca S. Lipner, Jonathan D. Rubright, Steven A. Haist, Naomi F. Botkin, Jeffrey T. Kuvin

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Abstract

The American College of Cardiology In-Training Exam (ACC-ITE) is incorporated into most U.S. training programs, but its relationship to performance on the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM CVD) Certification Examination is unknown. ACC-ITE scores from third-year fellows from 2011 to 2014 (n = 1,918) were examined. Covariates for regression analyses included sex, age, medical school country, U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step, and ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination scores. A secondary analysis examined fellows (n = 511) who took the ACC-ITE in the first and third years. ACC-ITE scores were the strongest predictor of ABIM CVD scores (p < 0.0001), and the most significant predictor of passing (p < 0.0001). The change in ACC-ITE scores from first to third year was a strong predictor of the ABIM CVD score (p < 0.001). The ACC-ITE is strongly associated with performance on the ABIM CVD Certification Examination.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages2862-2868
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume69
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2017

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Keywords

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • cardiovascular disease fellowship program
  • cardiovascular education
  • fellow-in-training
  • medical knowledge assessment

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Performance on the Cardiovascular In-Training Examination in Relation to the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Certification Examination. / Indik, Julia H.; Duhigg, Lauren M.; McDonald, Furman S.; Lipner, Rebecca S.; Rubright, Jonathan D.; Haist, Steven A.; Botkin, Naomi F.; Kuvin, Jeffrey T.

In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 69, No. 23, 13.06.2017, p. 2862-2868.

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Indik, Julia H. ; Duhigg, Lauren M. ; McDonald, Furman S. ; Lipner, Rebecca S. ; Rubright, Jonathan D. ; Haist, Steven A. ; Botkin, Naomi F. ; Kuvin, Jeffrey T./ Performance on the Cardiovascular In-Training Examination in Relation to the ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Certification Examination. In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2017 ; Vol. 69, No. 23. pp. 2862-2868
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