The General Internal Medicine Certification Examination: Does it Measure What it Should?

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Debra Pugh MD, MHPE, FRCPC

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A certification exam for the new sub-specialty of General Internal Medicine (GIM) was recently developed by an examination board at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPSC). The board sought to create an exam that would reflect the challenges faced by practising general internists, while minimizing repetition of material already assessed by the Internal Medicine certification exam. In this paper, the authors present evidence for the validity of the content of the exam.
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