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The ACP Internal Medicine In-Training Examination® is a web-based self-assessment exam for residents to assess their progress.
The exam is to be administered from Thursday, August 23, 2018, to Wednesday, September 12, 2018, except Labor Day (Monday, September 3, 2018).
The IM-ITE® is developed by a committee of 11 expert physician-authors and is used by residents, program directors, and physicians alike. It is modeled after the American Board of Internal Medicine's certification exam. The exam is administered annually at each training site during a prescribed period. This year's exam will be administered from Thursday, August 23, 2018, to Wednesday, September 12, 2018, except Labor Day (Monday, September 3, 2018). We hope the addition of these three days will offer programs more flexibility in coordinating their scheduling during the hectic period involving fellowship interviews.
The exam is designed to:
The goal of the IM-ITE® is to gauge progress in training. For the most accurate assessment, you are advised not to study.
The IM-ITE will be administered online, offering examinees these great benefits:
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Independent scoring is conducted to identify flawed questions, which are not included in the final score; this process is known as key validation. A final score is determined by the total number of questions that are answered correctly. There is no penalty for guessing. Answering all questions, even when there is doubt about the correct answers, maximizes the likelihood that the score reflects the breadth of the examinee's knowledge of the field.
A score is reported as a percentage of total questions answered correctly. Because the examination is an educational exercise, no specified level of performance is considered a passing level, and no one can fail the examination.
A link to online score reports will be made available approximately 4 to 5 weeks following the end of the exam window. The program director accesses a score report Web site and distributes the score reports to the examinees. The American College of Physicians and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine consider the results to be confidential and do not release them to any agency, organization, or person other than the program director.
The registration process begins when ACP sends out a Program Information Form in April. This form will allow you, as a program director, to indicate your interest in the exam. It will ask for contact information so you can be granted access to the IM-ITE Registration Site in May.
At that time, programs who previously participated in the exam will be able to update their existing roster of residents with additions and deletions. Newly participating programs will be able to type in the names of their participating residents into the registration site. Payment will be due at that time. You will also be asked to provide your chosen Chief Proctors' contact information.
In early August, ACP will mail out Chief Proctors' login information as well as a link to the Chief Proctor's Manual.
Walk-in residents are previously unregistered individuals that request participation on the day of the exam. As long as workstations are available, they may be permitted to take the exam. Instructions for admitting walk-in registrants are included in the Chief Proctors Manual.
For general information about the IM-ITE, call 215-351-2553 or 215-351-2568.
You can also send us an email at IM-ITE@acponline.org.
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