The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has offered the International In-Training Examination (I-ITE) to pediatric residents outside North America since 2008. This examination is used both by residents and those responsible for their training to assess knowledge of general pediatrics.
Why register for the I-ITE?
Since 1971, the ABP’s In-Training Examination (ITE) has beenoffered topediatric residents in training in the United States and Canada at the beginning of their academic year. The purpose of this examination is:
To enable residents to assess their areas of strength, as well as any areas needing improvement in general pediatric knowledge at the time of the examination
To assess residents’ progress from year-to-year
To compare residents’ performance with their national peer groups
In addition, program directors can use the results obtained from the ITE to assist them in addressing any deficits in an individual residents’ knowledge and to counsel and remediate them appropriately. Directors can also accumulate and analyze results over several years to evaluate the training quality of their programs.The I-ITE is intended to be used for these same purposes by pediatric residents and program directors outside the US and Canada. The primary goal of the examination is self-assessment, at either the individual resident or program level.
Who is eligible to take the I-ITE?
Registration for the I-ITE is restricted to those who are currently completing a pediatric residency program. The program director or administrator is responsible for registering all residents within that program for the examination.