Proposal ID: 4779

PI
Orlov

Survey Title
Board Preparation Curricula and Certification Rates Among Nationally Accredited Pediatric Residency Programs

Date survey distributed to APPD membership (eg., 3/2015):
09/2018

Portion of APPD membership surveyed (eg., Program Directors and Associate Program Directors):
Program Directors

Response rate (eg., 50%; 99/198):
35.4%; 70/198

Summary of main findings:
There was a statistically significant association between board certification rates (<70%, 70-80%, >80%) and average Step 1 USMLE score of residents (P = 0.037). In-Training Examination (ITE) scores are the most commonly used means of identifying which residents need individualized board preparation. Overall, residency programs with individualized board preparation have higher certification rates (although not statistically significant). There was no statistically significant association between specific styles of board preparation (lecture/didactics vs. board-style questions vs. formalized review course) and certification rates. Future efforts should focus on personalizing each resident's board preparation curriculum, especially based on ITE scores, and monitoring progress regularly.

Presentations:
Nishitani M, Orlov N. Needs Assessment of Board Preparation Curricula and Certification Rates Among Nationally Accredited Pediatric Residency Programs. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2019: Baltimore, MD. May 29, 2019. Nishitani M, Orlov, N. Needs Assessment of Board Preparation Curricula and Certification Rates Among Nationally Accredited Pediatric Residency Programs. Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting 2019: New Orleans, LA. March 28, 2019. Nishitani M, Orlov N. Board Preparation Curricula and Certification Rates Among Nationally Accredited Pediatric Residency Programs. 2018 Medical Education Day, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine: Chicago, IL. Nov 15, 2018.

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