How well does the psychiatry residency in-training examination predict performance on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Part I. Examination?

Am J Psychiatry. 1996 Jun;153(6):831-2. doi: 10.1176/ajp.153.6.831.


Objective: Scores on the American College of Psychiatrists' Psychiatry Residency In-Training Examination (PRITE) were correlated with scores on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Part I examination in psychiatry.

Method: Pearson correlations between 1992 PRITE scores and 1994 ABPN Part I psychiatry scores were calculated. Analyses were based on 701 examinees.

Results: There was a moderate correlation between scores on the PRITE and ABPN Part I examination in psychiatry and a low correlation of neurology scores.

Conclusions: These correlations were observed even though the two examinations differ in their purposes, content outlines, development, and administration.

MeSH terms

  • Educational Measurement / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / statistics & numerical data*
  • Neurology / education*
  • Probability
  • Psychiatry / education*
  • Specialty Boards / statistics & numerical data*