Will I be ABP-certified in pediatrics if I pass the I-ITE?
No, the I-ITE is not a certification examination but is used to assess individual resident’s current pediatric knowledge. It is also used by the program to determine how well the program is meeting the training needs of its residents as well as to guide remediation for residents who need additional training in specific areas.
Who is eligible to take the I-ITE?
The I-ITE is restricted to individuals who are currently completing a pediatric residency program. Your program director or administrator is responsible for registering all of the residents in your program for the examination.
What is the format of the I-ITE?
The I-ITE is an online, proctored examination that is delivered using a secure browser in the English language (you may use an English language dictionary during the test). You will have 3 or 4.5 hours to complete the examination, plus 20 minutes of break time. Experience the I-ITE first hand with the examination demonstration.
How are the results of the test used?
The test results are used to assess the individual’s progress through the program as well as how well the program itself is meeting the training needs of its residents. The results will demonstrate the areas in which the resident is proficient, as well as areas needing improvement. This allows program directors to work with each individual to ensure that his or her training needs are fully met. Results are also compared with those of other entities offering similar training in your country and in the US.
When will I get my results?
The results are usually available within 6 weeks after the examination and will be sent directly to your program director or administrator. In addition to your score, you will get specific feedback on items that you answered incorrectly so that you have a better understanding of what you are expected to know. For a sample report, click here.