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Improving In-Training Exam Scores: Tips #1 & 2 – Start Early & Work Smart!

Can You Really Improve ITE Scores?

In the PBR article calledCan I Improve Pediatrics In-Training Exam Scores For Myself? Or For My Program?”  I released survey results from recent test-takers who took their pediatric boards in October. It was clear that the lack of “early board-focused preparation during residency” is a prevalent theme across pediatric residency programs across the country. While residents can hope that their program will do a good job of preparing them for the boards, residents can’t really expect this unless there’s a proven track record within the institution for success on the boards.

Keeping that in mind, I’m now writing a series of articles about how residents can take matters into their own hands to increase their residency in-training exam scores and potentially their chances of passing the boards as well.

Let’s start with 2 very important questions. Then, I'll give you 2 very simple recommendations that could set you on the right path starting NOW towards studying for the pediatric in-service exam and ultimately PASSING the pediatric boards!

DO IN-TRAINING EXAM SCORES REALLY CORRELATE WITH BOARD PASS RATES?

According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the answer is YES! The study revealed that Click Here And Continue Reading…