In-Training Examination (ITE)

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An In-Training Examination (ITE) is administered online annually 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 the types of multiple-choice questions that appear on the certifying examination: i.e., one best answer, matching, identification of images and case-based scenarios.

The examination is a 4-hour proctored online examination.

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Information will be emailed to training programs each fall and the deadline for registering online is November 15. The fee is $100 for US allopathic and Canadian residents, and $150 for US osteopathic residents, international dermatology residents and all others. For more information, call the Board office at 617-910-6400.

Unanticipated events such as significant personal illness, illness in immediate family or a death in the family may interfere with a resident’s ability to take the exam on the scheduled date. If such an unanticipated event occurs, a program director may appeal to the Board to allow the resident to take the exam on the same day it is offered to the overseas programs.  The program director must attest to the unanticipated event and ensure that the resident will be monitored throughout the exam.

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Contact Us

American Board of Dermatology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Office Hours: Mon-Fri,
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
(617) 910-6400 (Phone/Fax)

Our Mission

To serve the public and profession by setting high standards for dermatologists to earn and maintain Board certification.