Table 2.

2009 ASN ITE mean examinee performance (percent correct scores) by fellowship yeara

Content AreaFirst-Year Fellows (n = 301)Second-Year and Higher Fellowsb (n = 381)All Fellows (n = 682)
General aspects of chronic kidney disease65 (12)71 (11)68 (12)
Glomerular/vascular disorders57 (12)61 (12)60 (12)
Tubular/interstitial and cystic disorders74 (16)81 (16)78 (17)
Acute renal failure/intensive care unit nephrology61 (11)63 (11)62 (11)
Kidney transplantation52 (14)58 (15)55 (15)
Hypertension65 (13)68 (12)67 (12)
Electrolyte physiology: sodium/water74 (14)78 (13)76 (13)
Electrolyte physiology: acid-base/potassium57 (15)61 (14)59 (15)
Mineral metabolism72 (16)80 (13)77 (15)
Clinical pharmacology70 (13)73 (13)72 (13)
Ethics75 (21)76 (20)76 (20)
Total test64 (8)69 (7)67 (8)
  • a Values presented as mean (SD).

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