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Workforce Reform, International Medical Graduates, and the In-Training Examination

Herbert S. Waxman, MD
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American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Requests for Reprints: Herbert S. Waxman, MD, American College of Physicians, Independence Mall West, Sixth Street at Race, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(10):803-805. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-10-199705150-00011
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The Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (ITE) is a self-assessment resource intended for use midway through the medical residency (the winter of postgraduate year 2 [PGY-2]). It is taken each year by almost all PGY-2 residents in the United States and by most PGY-1 and PGY-3 residents as well. Psychometric analysis shows that the examination is highly reliable [1], and it is predictive of subsequent performance on the certifying examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine [23].

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