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Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

Board Review & Knowledge-Based Testing

Monthly Experiential Learning Tests

Most people think the most effective way to learn is to study, study, study, test. However, new research suggests the best path to long term retention of information is test, study, test, test.

We have rebuilt our curriculum from the ground up around these principles: testing (what do you know, and how well do you know it), spacing (seeing the same things over time), and interleaving (seeing different things at the same time).

As a complement to our many didactic presentations, we have developed a series of multiple-choice question banks for resident use. Each month you will receive a link to a password-protected 30-question online test. These tests are open book, and can be completed alone or in groups. The tests are for your learning only. The questions cover the didactic learning in the residency for the previous month and the next month (spacing concept), and are anchored to discreet learning objectives found on the internal medicine in-training exam for the past five years.

Long Block Board Review Course

During the Long Block year, our board review program consists of ten 30-40-question board-like examinations created by our faculty. Each exam is followed by a discussion session that focuses on your medical knowledge and testing technique.

Our goal is to help you improve your knowledge across a wide spectrum of internal medicine topics and improve your performance on the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (ITE) and the American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination (ABIM-CE).

Since starting this program our residents' average individual ITE scores have increased significantly (see chart below) and our ABIM-CE pass remains above the national average.


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Program Coordinator
Liz Bauke