Yes. A friend on the east coast said she got to look at a lot of questions before the glitch and was able to study for an hour or so during the downtime. Meanwhile in my time zone we had the glitch from the get go.ITE? I'd forgotten that I took it already. Did everyone else have technical issues upon starting the exam too?
That's shady! We had glitch from the get go.Yes. A friend on the east coast said she got to look at a lot of questions before the glitch and was able to study for an hour or so during the downtime. Meanwhile in my time zone we had the glitch from the get go.
Truly idiotic friend. Why would anybody cheat on a test that's supposed to prepare one better for the board exam?Yes. A friend on the east coast said she got to look at a lot of questions before the glitch and was able to study for an hour or so during the downtime. Meanwhile in my time zone we had the glitch from the get go.
Many anesthesia residents used to not be able to pass the ITE until their CA-3 year. I don't know how it's scored now, but that used to correspond to a score of 32, which is nothing to write home about. That's why they broke up the written boards into two exams, because of all the geniuses in the specialty who were not studying properly.
That's how it should have been all over. Unfortunately we will be graded against people that had a huge advantage. And ITE scores do matter, so it's not as simple as saying "gee shucks".Those who had the glitch had to stay in the examination room at my institution. The ITE is an unpleasant necessity that we all have to deal with. No need to insult each other. It is unfortunate that people decide to cheat on it. Fortunately more than ITE results are used to select fellows or jobs.
I'm not saying it's right, or acceptable.Then the person should study harder.
This fake it till you make it attitude should not be acceptable in medicine.
And I answered it.Why would anybody cheat on a test that's supposed to prepare one better for the board exam?
I can't wait till MOCA Minute percentage correct is used for hiring/credentialingI'm not saying it's right, or acceptable.
Once upon a time the USMLE was just a pass/fail test to be used for licensing, but now it's the #1 factor in residency selection.
And once upon a time the ITE was just a tool for resident self-assessment and board prep, but now it's a factor in fellowship selection.
You asked a question about motivation:
And I answered it.
It's pass/fail but the top 10% get a letter telling them they are so. I've heard that some programs request a list of keywords as a surrogate for percentile, but that still has to be a rough estimate.I just matched and I'm starting my residency this July. I apologize if this sounds like an idiotic question...
If fellowships use ITE scores as a determining factor, shouldn't they also look at your performance on the BASIC exam? Theoretically, shouldn't performance on the BASIC outweigh performance on the ITE? How is the BASIC graded? Pass/fail? Percentile?
I tried looking for the answers on the ABA website but couldn't find exact score reporting information.
Roughly 1/2 the country either started late or had an interval during the test that caused the test to pause. People on here are saying their program allowed them to talk/study/ whatever during thisJust curious - what was the glitch that everyone is talking about? I didn't have one on my exam
It was not the case on the east coast. Hearing questions secondhand is different than seeing them for yourself.I spoke to some of those who experienced the glitch. I think it happened either right before they initiated the test or within minutes of starting. I don't know if this was the case across the country. You have to keep something else in mind: some people that take it on day 1 or 2 talk to those before taking it on day 2 or 3. This means that not everyone that takes it on day 1 is on the same playing field as everyone taking at a later date (days 2 and 3). This is an inherent flaw of taking it spread across three separate days. There are numerous statisticians who work the data over on a yearly basis. I have no inside intel as to what they are doing to the data, but it will be interesting to see what comes of it
Take a deep breath ...How can fellowships look at this test and honestly use it to assess the applicants? Half the country cheated or had access to illegal information. It's ridiculous that this test will be used for fellowship applications.
All years used to take the same ITE test, and the scoring was the same (with 32 the minimal passing score, and 50 the maximum possible score), regardless of year. Only percentiles were calculated relatively to one's year.Passing score of 32? I'm assuming that's a 32 at the CA-3 level? Hard to judge what's a good score each year.