Training & Education

In-Training Exam (ITE)

Developing the Future of Endocrinology

The In-Training Exam (ITE) is the leading self-assessment for clinical endocrinology fellows. Created each year by a panel of expert endocrinologists and educators, ITE features 90 questions designed to gauge how well a fellow is progressing through their clinical education. The exam is a case-based tool that covers all of the topics that appear on the ABIM Board Exam, and is a great resource to identify areas for additional training. The exam is available for proctoring from mid-January to mid-February each year. Join Fellows Training Series so your fellows don't miss out on the premier tool in the field!

When is the In-Training Exam available each year?

The exam is available from mid-January to mid-February each year, although the actual dates will change. Programs can proctor the exam at any point during this period. The exam is administered online, and can be accessed on any major browser - although Chrome and Firefox work best. Please contact your program administrators regarding which day and time your program will be proctoring the exam.

Note that real-time technical support is available M-F, 9am-4pm EST.

What's included in the exam?

The exam is based on ABIM's blueprint for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and features case vignettes followed by multiple choice questions. The expert panel that develops the exam uses the ABIM blueprint to develop the questions, with a mind to the distribution of topics accordingly. The general breakdown is as follows:

  • Adrenal - 10%
  • Pituitary - 10%
  • Lipids/Obesity - 12%
  • Female Reproduction - 7%
  • Male Reproduction - 7%
  • Diabetes - 24%
  • Bone - 15%
  • Thyroid- 15%

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