Impact of One Versus Two Content-Specific Modules on American Board of Family Medicine Certification Examination Scores - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study contributed to the cumulative research determining if physicians are good at self-assessment/recognizing knowledge gaps and the bias that can result in examination scores because of allowing self-selection of content in portions of the examination.

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