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Greetings, I need advice on how to prepare for my ITE. I have no psych rotations until next year, currently in Medicine.
If those are your actual STEP scores, you need to go have as much fun as possible and completely forget about the test. Many programs actually emphasize growth on PRITE rather than raw scores, so even if your idea of fun is studying for PRITE I would not push hard intern year. Generally, your senior residents will have a stockpile of old PRITEs, you know the drill by now that practice questions are the best way to study statistically speaking. But please, just go relax, medicine rotations are stressful and you should not feel the need to study psych after a 12 hour day.
Know the politics of your program, how much do they emphasize this test as important? If not, don't sweat it. Keep doing what you are doing.
This test is pointless and has no correlation to board to pass rates, and is clinically useless. It's simply a numeric data point for Program Directors to brag about to their co-horts at other programs.
Complete waste of time and full of hype.
All I know is that I was never surprised by which grads failed the ABPN exam on their first try, Their test-taking skills were amply foreshadowed in four years of PRITE underperformance.