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What to Do with a Low ABFM ITE Score
Dr. Mike Ren by Dr. Mike Ren on Oct 5, 2021 in ITE, ABFM

In this post, we cover the importance of the ABFM In-Training Exam and what to do if you score low on your PGY3 ITE.

Please humor my analogy as I await the start of basketball season. I realize that we're medical professionals, not NBA athletes, but if taking the ITE were anything like playing in the NBA...

An ABFM Board Exam Roadmap
Dr. Mike Ren by Dr. Mike Ren on Aug 30, 2021 in Family Medicine, Boards, ABFM

As you begin your family medicine residency, you may be wondering what the path from intern year to board exam looks like. We overview the family medicine residency pathway in this post. 

Family Medicine Intern Year

The first half of your family medicine intern year will seem eerily similar to med school—like drinking from a fire hose. Absorb as much as you can, and learn from your upper levels to build a foundation to lean on for the remainder of residency.

Boards are far away at this point, and you’ll want to focus on thriving as a resident. Most family medicine residencies have an ITE (in-training exam) in October, but don’t sweat this one because its purpose is to gauge your knowledge thus far. 

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