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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.



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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