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Study: Non-certified residents more likely to face disciplinary actions

Residency Program Insider, March 4, 2016

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Internal residents that never achieve American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification are five times more likely to have state medical board disciplinary actions than those who were certified, according to a study published in Academic Medicine.

Researchers studied nearly 67,000 residents nationwide from 1995 to 2004 and found that 95% of residents who completed at least one year in ACGME-accredited programs would later achieve ABIM certification. Of those, only 1.2% went on to have disciplinary actions by state medical boards. Of the 5% of residents that did not achieve ABIM certification, 6% went on to have disciplinary actions.

Source: Academic Medicine



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