American Board of Surgery examinations: can we identify surgery residency applicants and residents who will pass the examinations on the first attempt?

@article{Shellito2010AmericanBO,
  title={American Board of Surgery examinations: can we identify surgery residency applicants and residents who will pass the examinations on the first attempt?},
  author={John L Shellito and Jacqueline Osland and Stephen D. Helmer and Frederic C Chang},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={199 2},
  pages={216-22}
}
BACKGROUND The Residency Review Committee requires that 65% of general surgery residents pass the American Board of Surgery qualifying and certifying examinations on the first attempt. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful first-attempt completion of the examinations. METHODS Age, sex, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society status, class rank, honors in third-year surgery clerkship, interview score, rank list number, National Board of Medical Examiners/United States… CONTINUE READING

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