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MEAN MEASURE LOGIT SCORES AND PASS RATES-INTERNAL MEDICINE EXAMINATION

MEAN MEASURE SCORES (EQUATED)***

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
OVERALL 0.45 0.46 0.44 0.59 0.63
FIRST TIME CANDIDATES 0.61 0.63 0.62 0.73 0.77
FIRST TIME-MEDICINE TRACK 0.64 0.67 0.64 0.75 0.80
FIRST TIME-TRAD TRACK* 0.42 0.38 0.44 0.58 0.47
FIRST TIME - OTHER 0.48 0.35 0.57 0.45 0.55
REFERENCE GROUP** 0.58 0.57 0.67 0.81 0.89
REPEATERS -0.19 -0.16 -0.07 0.02 -0.35



PASS RATES
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
PASS-RATE FIRST TIME 89% 85% 92% 92% 92%
FIRST TIME - MED TRACK 88% 87% 93% 93% 94%
FIRST TIME-TRAD TRACK* 81% 74% 83% 83% 76%
FIRST TIME - OTHER 100% 60% 100% 78% 100%
PASS-RATE REPEATERS 32% 18% 34% 43% 25%
PASS-RATE REFERENCE GROUP** 90% 85% 92% 97% 99%
OVERALL 77% 72% 79% 83% 80%


* TRAD TRACK are those candidates taking a traditional internship and then entering an internal medicine residency.
** REFERENCE GROUP are those candidates from the 6 largest residency programs.
*** MEAN MEASURE (EQUATED) scores are expressed in logit units and are corrected each year for the degree of difficulty of the exam.


Subspecialty Exam Pass Rates


  1984-93 1994-2003 2004-2013 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 1984-2015 % PASS
Allergy 1/1 5/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3/3* 1/1* 10/10 100
Cardiology 87/122 85/136 184/209 23/27 28/30 28/30 22/27 26/33 38/46 497/580 77
Endocrinology 9/11 9/12 15/16 3/3 1/1 3/4 2/2 3/3 3/3 41/47 87
Gastroenterology 47/62 60/83 66/74 7/8 12/14 9/10 12/16 11/20 14/14 210/269 78
Hematology 14/15 9/14 13/17 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/2 3/5 3/5 43/58 74
Infectious Disease 13/16 21/29 24/27 2/2 5/5 4/4 4/5 2/3 5/6 69/86 80
Pulmonary Diseases 54/79 49/59 56/62 3/3 12/12 7/10 12/16 11/13 11/12 193/241 80
Nephrology 23/29 34/48 48/56 7/8 5/5 2/5 6/8 5/5 7/9 123/155 79
Oncology 27/42 18/29 33/34 2/2 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/6 7/10 97/127 76
Rheumatology 15/18 17/22 23/30 3/4 3/4 3/6 5/6 4/4 8/8 72/88 82
Total 290/395 307/437 537/620 57/62 74/79 58/74 75/95 74/95 96/113 1304/1660
% Pass 73 70 87 92 94 78 79 78 85 79 79

*Cojoint Exam

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