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ABIM: Nephrology Board Dr. Stuart Linas Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology November 4-9, 2008 ABIM: Nephrology Test Writing Committee (2008) Sharon Adler Arnie Berns David Buchinsky Tom Coffman Connie Davis David Ellison Alp Ikizler

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### ABIM: Nephrology Board

Dr. Stuart Linas

Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the

American Society of Nephrology

November 4-9, 2008

ABIM: Nephrology Test Writing Committee (2008)
• Arnie Berns
• David Buchinsky
• Tom Coffman
• Connie Davis
• David Ellison
• Alp Ikizler
• Stu Linas (Chair)
• Mark Perazella
Maintenance of Certification Pass Rates(for first-time takers with valid 10-year certificates)

Computer-Based Testing Satisfaction Survey ResponsesFall 2007 Certification and Maintenance of Certification ExaminationsPercentages are sums of negative ratings (Strongly Disagree + Disagree)

Nephrology All Exams

Rate of disagreement with each of the following statements: (N=543) (N=11,624)

1. Scheduling a test center seat with Pearson was easy 1% 4%

2. The distance I had to travel to the test center was reasonable 7% 9%

3. The test center was easy to locate 4% 6%

4. The test center registration/check-in process was handled in an efficient manner 1% 1%

5. The extent of the security procedures at the test site was appropriate 3% 4%

6. The test environment was comfortable 5% 4%

7. The test environment was quiet 6% 6%

8. The test center staff was helpful and knowledgeable 1% 1%

9. The tutorial was easy to use 0% 1%

10. The testing system was easy to use 0% 1%

11. The navigation throughout the examination was easy 3% 2%

12. The amount of time allowed for breaks was appropriate 3% 3%

13. The question text was easy to read 15% 14%

14. The figures/illustrations were clear 10% 13%

15. Overall, I was satisfied with my testing experience 2% 4%