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Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Sep-Oct;33(5):404-6. doi: 10.1176/appi.ap.33.5.404.

Relationship between Resident-In-Training Examination in psychiatry and subsequent certification examination performances.

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  • 1American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2150 East Lake Cook Rd., Suite 900, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, USA. djuul@abpn.com



This study analyzed the relationship between performance on The American College of Psychiatrists' Psychiatry Resident-In-Training Examination (PRITE) and the ABPN Part 1 examination.


Pearson correlation coefficients were used to examine the relationship between performance on the 2002 PRITE and the 2003 Part 1 examination for 297 examinees.


The correlation between the PRITE global psychiatry and the Part 1 psychiatry scores was 0.59, and the correlation between the PRITE global neurology and the Part 1 neurology scores was 0.39.


Although the PRITE and the Part 1 examination have different purposes and are developed independently, the significant correlations between scores on the two tests support the use of PRITE results to guide preparation for the Part 1 examination. Guidelines for PRITE scores associated with poor performance on the Part 1 examination are provided.

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