Table 1.

2009 ASN ITE content areas and mean examinee performance as percent correct scores by fellowship yeara

Content AreaQuestions (%) Devoted to Content AreaFirst-Year Fellowsb (n = 301)Second-Year and Higher Fellowsb,c (n = 381)All Fellowsb (n = 682)
General aspects of chronic kidney disease1365 (12)71 (11)68 (12)
Glomerular/vascular1257 (12)61 (12)60 (12)
Tubular/interstitial and cystic674 (16)81 (16)78 (17)
Acute renal failure/intensive care unit nephrology1061 (11)63 (11)62 (11)
Kidney transplantation1052 (14)58 (15)55 (15)
Hypertension1065 (13)68 (12)67 (12)
Electrolyte physiology: sodium/water974 (14)78 (13)76 (13)
Electrolyte physiology: acid-base/potassium957 (15)61 (14)59 (15)
Mineral metabolism872 (16)80 (13)77 (15)
Clinical pharmacology970 (13)73 (13)72 (13)
Ethics475 (21)76 (20)76 (20)
Total test10064 (8)69 (7)67 (8)
  • a Adapted from Tables 1 and 2 from Rosner et al. (1).

  • b Values presented as mean percentage (±SD).

  • c This group also includes examinees in their third, fourth, and fifth year of fellowship.