Cookies help us deliver our Services. AAFP certification begins 02/01/2020. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Again if you’re looking for something simple, to the point, and relatively short, Case Files is a great addition. My program has us take In-Training Exam next month, and I feel completely unprepared (as my 4th year of medical school consisted of very little actual medicine and mostly vacation)-how important is the ITE for future jobs/fellowship/etc? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Didn't know about the app. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the FamilyMedicine community, For all those who work in, work with or are interested in Family Med, Press J to jump to the feed. I knew the bleak nationwide forecast for family medicine in 2002 when I started my medical education. I'm a IM intern, unsure about what I want to do with my life-fellowship vs general medicine. The ABFM posts its In-Training Exams (ITE) for the last 3 years on its website (www.theabfm.org). This topic has 19 replies, 16 voices, and was last updated 7 years, 10 months ago by niash. This Enduring Material activity, NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 338.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I appreciate the advice! YMMV. The ABFM-ITE is given annually during the last week of October and can be taken by all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Family Medicine programs. Only exception is if you got into serious legal trouble during residency and they request specific info regarding that event. You will get your butt kicked because that’s what’s supposed to happen. Sounds like no need to spend money on this. Just relax and take the test. Welcome to the Residency subreddit, a community of interns and residents who are just trying to make it through training! Family medicine is a wonderful, flexible specialty with plenty of room for people with different preferences, talents, and life and career goals, and for those who want to make an impact on a grassroots sort of level with preventive care. A 50 year old female with a ten year history of type II diabetes presents for regularly-scheduled follow up. The American Board of Family Medicine administered the first in-training examination (ITE) in 1979 and has continued since then to offer the exam to ACGME-accredited family medicine residency programs on … At my program, if you score too low, you just meet with the PD, and they just suggest you start studying harder for the boards. https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/post-residency/boardprep.html. Everyone knows this except for interns. Programs are different but generally you’ll get a pretty broad review on everything just by virtue of being a PGY-1. (Your classmates are just as unprepared.). If you need assistance with the Bayesian Score Predictor please contact Thomas O'Neill, Ph.D. by phone at 877-223-7437 or email at [email protected] What year are you? I'm a IM intern, unsure about what I want to do with my life-fellowship vs general medicine. So my program director had a very candid conversation with us about how much of what goes on in residency can be seen by fellowships or career positions afterwards. I haven’t been the biggest fan of Case Files because I find their questions to be subpar. Then they help us create a study plan for board prep in third year. Your Score: 1 % (124 unanswered questions) Exit Question # 1 Select the single best answer to the numbered question. Attempt to finish the text in the first 2-2.5 weeks of the rotation. My program has us take In-Training Exam next month, and I feel completely unprepared (as my 4th year of medical school consisted of very little actual medicine and mostly vacation)-how important is the ITE for future jobs/fellowship/etc? American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination. The staff will make recommendations on extra reading, board review, etc based on it, although nothing serious. If first year I really wouldn’t worry about it. Past that, I used pretty much exclusively the ABFM Exam Prep app which is free and mostly comprised of the last few year’s ITE questions and this was perfectly fine for both improving my ITE scores and also for boards. The purpose of the ITE is to provide an assessment of your progress in acquiring the knowledge you need to be a family physician. Do you feel like studying for ITE has no benefit for practical know-how? I know test vs. reality is not the same but I was just thinking if I find a good resource and stick with it longitudinally then it would be a win win with some of that knowledge spilling over into the practice of medicine. Press J to jump to the feed. At that time, starting salaries for family medicine was around $130,000 in Connecticut. Reddit; Get Citation. These next programs cannot legally ask for your ITE scores or personal attending evaluations etc. The ABFM-ITE is given annually during the last week of October and can be taken by all residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Family Medicine programs. what kind of resoures did you use to prep for ITE in residency? Second and Third year they expect to see significant growth though. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Just studying for the ITE? Mr Nicholas Chan is the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to get a place in the National University of Singapore's prestigious Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Interesting approach. There are several options listed on the AAFP site (link below) under self-study section and they vary by price quite a bit. Citation. anyone has advice on what has worked well for them? Family medicine is a wonderful, flexible specialty with plenty of room for people with different preferences, talents, and life and career goals, and for those who want to make an impact on a grassroots sort of level with preventive care. I also heard some people using Rosh Review. This also provides your residency program with comparative data about how the program as a whole is meeting these educational goals. Yes, incoming intern. As a resident in an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine program, you are eligible to take the annual In-Training Examination (ITE). Typically it comes down to “if you score below x percentile, you have to study x amount.” Can also effect your ability to moonlight on the side. The only real consequence is if you score too low you cant moonlight as a second year resident. A login is required, which board-certified family physicians should all have. Mr Nicholas Chan is the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to get a place in the National University of Singapore's prestigious Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. It's actually a pretty helpful approach in my opinion and we still score at or above the mean for each class, generally speaking. You’re an intern fresh out of school. Programs are different but generally you’ll get a pretty broad review on everything just by virtue of being a PGY-1. I knew of a couple residents that purchased the AAFP video review course and we watched a few videos together but honestly to me it felt like overkill and a waste of valuable time sitting through all those videos. NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review: 338 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ AAFP Prescribed Credit. I know this made us all feel a lot for comfortable and relaxed, hopefully it does the same for you. Also how hard/how should I be studying for this exam? OF COURSE you’re unprepared! This is a subreddit specifically for interns and residents to get together and discuss issues concerning their training and medicine/surgery. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. If you score low for your cohort, then you’ll need to study harder. I would also recommend reading the twice a month AFP journal and doing its quizzes. Our program tells us not to study for ITE so we can get an accurate reflection of our base knowledge. He explained that essentially it’s all behind lock and key, solely for your self evaluation and benefit. As with what everyone else mentioned, the approach to your ITE score is completely program based, some care more than others. ... the best strategy is to go to the source. Past that, I used pretty much exclusively the ABFM Exam Prep app which is free and mostly comprised of the last few year’s ITE questions and this was perfectly fine for both improving my ITE scores and also for boards. Case Files Family Medicine. Home › Forums › Residents › Emergency Medicine vs. Family Practice. For the family medicine rotation, however, I found the text to be quite good. That's helpful. The point of the ITE/ISE is that they can make useful predictions about your odds of passing the actual BC exam based on your scores in residency. At my program, Intern ITE is more of a baseline. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Course: Family Medicine Clerkship.