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2020 ACPM In-Service Examination Information
August 1 - 31, 2020
Deadline: Friday, July 17, 2020
Virtual Proctoring for In-Service Exam
Due to COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing response, we have received questions about virtual proctoring of the in-service exam. Since this is an internal exam that is used for assessment of the residents’ competencies, we wanted to make sure that the process was simple and similar to last year. Below are guidelines for the administration of the in-service exam.
About In-Service Examination
The ACPM In-Service Examination is administered annually every August. This exam enables program directors and residents to determine if there are specific areas where more study and experience are needed. It can also be a tool for programs to evaluate the training they provide compared to that provided at other programs. This voluntary exam also allows residents to compare themselves with others at the same level nationally.
The exam’s 110 questions are written in a "one best response" format, and residents are given 2 1/4 hours to complete the exam.
Though not intended to be an examination preparation tool, the In-service Exam can be a gauge of how well residents are being trained and prepared for the content of the Board examination. It is designed for residents in all specialty areas of Preventive Medicine. The material covered in the exam relates to the core (morning) portion of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) certification exam.
For additional information, contact Anita Balan (email@example.com)