Adult Rheumatology In-Training Examination

Date

March 22-23, 2022

Location

Home institution

Registration

Registration for the 2022 exam will open in early January.

Scoring Feedback for the 2021 ACR In-Training Examination (ITE)

Scoring feedback for the 2021 ITE is available online to program directors, program coordinators, and fellows in training. Please follow the instructions below to access the MyNBME Services Portal. For best results, use Chrome, Edge, or Firefox.

Program Directors and Program Coordinators
Visit the MyNBME Services Portal and login using your email address and personal password. If needed, click Forgot Password to receive a temporary password from support@NBME.org. Click on the Performance Feedback title to retrieve program score feedback.

Fellows in Training
Visit the examinee documents website. You will be prompted to provide your ACR ID, first name, last name, and your current email address. After logging in, select Print Score Report. Your exam results will open in a new browser window. Use your browser's Print function to print the report. If you lose your score report, you will be permitted to log in and access your report until October 22, 2021.

Questions? Contact ITE@rheumatology.org for assistance.

General Information

The ITE is a web-based examination consisting of 200 items. The exam is administrated to fellows at an onsite, secure testing location designated by the training program. The ITE is offered over a two-day window to allow programs to test all their fellows in training and provide necessary clinic coverage. FITs can be divided evenly among the two days or all FITs can take the exam on the same day.

Timing of the Exam

The total test session time is 7 hours and 55 minutes to complete the examination. There are 5 sections consisting of 40 items each with a 10-minute break after examinees complete test sections 1, 2 and 4; and a 30-minute break after examinees complete test section 3. There is an optional 15-minute tutorial at the start of the exam and a short satisfaction survey at the end of the examination.

  • Exam start time is 9:00 AM your local time
  • All FITs must start the exam at the same time
  • The exam must be completed during the allotted time
  • There is no make-up date for the exam

Practice Exam

Coming soon

Exam Administration 

Each program must designate a chief proctor(s) to oversee the administration of the exam. The chief proctor is responsible for the following:

  • Performing workstation certification on each computer that will be used during the exam. This certification must be performed prior to the test day on each computer that will be used for web-based testing
  • Preparing examinee workstations – boot up each workstation
  • Distributing instruction sheet which includes examinee login information
  • Providing examinees with Examinee Startup Code for launching the exam
  • Monitoring the testing session online
  • Ending the exam session and completing a Test Administration Report

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