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Physician Exam Scandal Inquiry Raises More Questions

Residency Program Insider, August 16, 2010

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The American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) proposed sanctioning of 139 physicians by the ABIM for passing along and receiving exam questions from a test preparation company is getting messier.

A lengthy appeals process is underway, with potentially 80 lawyers involved.

The ABIM cited the 139 physicians in June for improper conduct over the testing. The board said it stripped scores of physicians of their board certifications for periods ranging from one to five years.
The major target of the investigation was Arora Board Review, a New Jersey test-preparation course that apparently for years shared information garnered from physicians who took the ABIM test with other would be test takers, according to ABIM. The principal of Arora Board Review has surrendered his certificate to perform the tests. ABIM also has filed court action against Arora personnel for improperly disseminating copyrighted test questions.

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