An in-training examination is administered annually online to dermatology residents. The intent of the ITE is to identify knowledge-based strengths and weaknesses in both the training program and the residents in a non-punitive manner. Although participation in the in-training examination program is voluntary, most training programs participate annually because both training directors and residents find the ITE to be a valuable educational experience. The format of the ITE includes only the types of multiple-choice questions that appear on the certifying examination: i.e., one best answer, matching, and identification of images.
The examination is a 4-hour web-based proctored examination administered through the individual dermatology residency training programs.
In 2011, the In-Training Examination will be given on Thursday, March 24 to US and Canadian residents, and on Monday March 28 to international residents. Information is emailed to training programs in December and the deadline for registering online is January 15. The fee is $100 for US and Canadian residents, and $150 for international dermatology residents and all others. For more information, call the Board office at 313-874-1089.