Every year our program director reviews the in-training exam results with each resident. Depending on the results each resident is placed in a red, yellow or green zone to highlight whether they will need extra assistance for their board preparation or not. If they are in the red or yellow zone they are encouraged to study in a more formal way the subject covered during their clinical rotations and required to sit pre and post tests on our intranet.
Residents must score 75% or higher to satisfactorily complete the rotation. In this way the at-risk residents have formal support to study year round all through their residency to ensure they are well prepared to pass both internal medicine and pediatric boards at the end of their residency.