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Examination Pass Rates

Secure Examination Pass Rates

2016

 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates88%98%
First Time Candidates92%99%
Repeat Candidates60%80%
ABIM-certified87% 
ABP-certified89% 
ABIM/ABP-certified91% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
88% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
87% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 n/a

2015

 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates87.5%98%
First Time Candidates93%99%
Repeat Candidates39%100%
ABIM-certified88% 
ABP-certified88% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
91% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
77% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%

2014

 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates86%98%
First Time Candidates94%98%
Repeat Candidates44%71%
ABIM-certified84% 
ABP-certified88% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
92% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
68% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%

2013

 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates82%98%
First Time Candidates89%98%
Repeat Candidates29%50%
ABIM-certified84% 
ABP-certified77% 
ABIM/ABP-certified91% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
86% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
67% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%

2012

 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates89%98%
First Time Candidates97%99%
Repeat Candidates29%33%
ABIM-certified89% 
ABP-certified89% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
95% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
68% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%

2011

 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates88%99.6%
First Time Candidates96%99.6%
Repeat Candidates40%100%
ABIM-certified85% 
ABP-certified90% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
92% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
63% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%
2010
 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates83%96%
First Time Candidates91%96%
Repeat Candidates47%90%
ABIM-certified80% 
ABP-certified84% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
88% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
66% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%
2009
 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates86%94%
First Time Candidates91%94%
Repeat Candidates33%0%
ABIM-certified77% 
ABP-certified83% 
ABIM/ABP-certified90% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
86% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
59% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%
2008
 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates79%96%
First Time Candidates90%96%
Repeat Candidates29%n/a
ABIM-certified85% 
ABP-certified72% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
84% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
56% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%
2007
 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates74%100%
First Time Candidates88%100%
Repeat Candidates10%100%
ABIM-certified80% 
ABP-certified69% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
83% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
34% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%
2006
 CertificationMaintenance
of Certification
All Candidates83%99%
First Time Candidates93%100%
Repeat Candidates44%75%
ABIM-certified88% 
ABP-certified74% 
ABIM/ABP-certified100% 
USA/Canadian Medical
School Graduates
88% 
Foreign Medical
School Graduates
63% 
Time-Unlimited
Certificate Holders
 100%