Analysis of the first-time pass rate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care certifying examination (2010-2015)

Karl Jandrey, Robert Goggs, Marie Kerl, Julien Guillaumin, Michael S Kent

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objectives: To disseminate information regarding the annual pass rates for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) certifying examination. To compare the first-time pass rates (FTPR) of ACVECC residents trained in academic and private practice settings. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: ACVECC examination. Animals: None. Interventions: None. Measurements and Main Results: Anonymized ACVECC examination performance data from 2010-2015 inclusive were analyzed. Overall pass rates and FTPR were calculated for all candidates and categorized by type of residency training program. The overall pass rate for all candidates was 64.3%. The median pass rate for the 6-year period was 63.8% [IQR 59.3-67.3%]. The FTPR for residents trained in academic programs was significantly higher than for residents trained in private practice (77.1% vs 47.2%, P < 0.0001). When residents were subdivided by species-focus of training program, there was no significant difference between academic versus private practice training programs for large-animal candidates (P = 0.2), but there remained a significant difference between residency training programs for small-animal candidates (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: Between 2010 and 2015 residents trained in academic training programs were significantly more likely to pass the ACVECC certifying examination compared to those trained in private practice training programs. The causes of this difference are uncertain, are likely multifactorial and warrant further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

Emergency Medical Services
Critical Care
education programs
Private Practice
Education
Internship and Residency
animals
retrospective studies
veterinary schools
Teaching
Retrospective Studies

Keywords

  • ACVECC
  • Angoff
  • Examination performance
  • Pass point
  • Residency training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

Cite this

@article{0d6805680be8469ab38e7a37e3666ba6,
title = "Analysis of the first-time pass rate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care certifying examination (2010-2015)",
abstract = "Objectives: To disseminate information regarding the annual pass rates for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) certifying examination. To compare the first-time pass rates (FTPR) of ACVECC residents trained in academic and private practice settings. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: ACVECC examination. Animals: None. Interventions: None. Measurements and Main Results: Anonymized ACVECC examination performance data from 2010-2015 inclusive were analyzed. Overall pass rates and FTPR were calculated for all candidates and categorized by type of residency training program. The overall pass rate for all candidates was 64.3{\%}. The median pass rate for the 6-year period was 63.8{\%} [IQR 59.3-67.3{\%}]. The FTPR for residents trained in academic programs was significantly higher than for residents trained in private practice (77.1{\%} vs 47.2{\%}, P < 0.0001). When residents were subdivided by species-focus of training program, there was no significant difference between academic versus private practice training programs for large-animal candidates (P = 0.2), but there remained a significant difference between residency training programs for small-animal candidates (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: Between 2010 and 2015 residents trained in academic training programs were significantly more likely to pass the ACVECC certifying examination compared to those trained in private practice training programs. The causes of this difference are uncertain, are likely multifactorial and warrant further investigation.",
keywords = "ACVECC, Angoff, Examination performance, Pass point, Residency training",
author = "Karl Jandrey and Robert Goggs and Marie Kerl and Julien Guillaumin and Kent, {Michael S}",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/vec.12715",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care",
issn = "1479-3261",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Analysis of the first-time pass rate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care certifying examination (2010-2015)

AU - Jandrey, Karl

AU - Goggs, Robert

AU - Kerl, Marie

AU - Guillaumin, Julien

AU - Kent, Michael S

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - Objectives: To disseminate information regarding the annual pass rates for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) certifying examination. To compare the first-time pass rates (FTPR) of ACVECC residents trained in academic and private practice settings. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: ACVECC examination. Animals: None. Interventions: None. Measurements and Main Results: Anonymized ACVECC examination performance data from 2010-2015 inclusive were analyzed. Overall pass rates and FTPR were calculated for all candidates and categorized by type of residency training program. The overall pass rate for all candidates was 64.3%. The median pass rate for the 6-year period was 63.8% [IQR 59.3-67.3%]. The FTPR for residents trained in academic programs was significantly higher than for residents trained in private practice (77.1% vs 47.2%, P < 0.0001). When residents were subdivided by species-focus of training program, there was no significant difference between academic versus private practice training programs for large-animal candidates (P = 0.2), but there remained a significant difference between residency training programs for small-animal candidates (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: Between 2010 and 2015 residents trained in academic training programs were significantly more likely to pass the ACVECC certifying examination compared to those trained in private practice training programs. The causes of this difference are uncertain, are likely multifactorial and warrant further investigation.

AB - Objectives: To disseminate information regarding the annual pass rates for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) certifying examination. To compare the first-time pass rates (FTPR) of ACVECC residents trained in academic and private practice settings. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: ACVECC examination. Animals: None. Interventions: None. Measurements and Main Results: Anonymized ACVECC examination performance data from 2010-2015 inclusive were analyzed. Overall pass rates and FTPR were calculated for all candidates and categorized by type of residency training program. The overall pass rate for all candidates was 64.3%. The median pass rate for the 6-year period was 63.8% [IQR 59.3-67.3%]. The FTPR for residents trained in academic programs was significantly higher than for residents trained in private practice (77.1% vs 47.2%, P < 0.0001). When residents were subdivided by species-focus of training program, there was no significant difference between academic versus private practice training programs for large-animal candidates (P = 0.2), but there remained a significant difference between residency training programs for small-animal candidates (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: Between 2010 and 2015 residents trained in academic training programs were significantly more likely to pass the ACVECC certifying examination compared to those trained in private practice training programs. The causes of this difference are uncertain, are likely multifactorial and warrant further investigation.

KW - ACVECC

KW - Angoff

KW - Examination performance

KW - Pass point

KW - Residency training

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85045104413&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85045104413&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/vec.12715

DO - 10.1111/vec.12715

M3 - Article

C2 - 29631327

AN - SCOPUS:85045104413

JO - Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

JF - Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

SN - 1479-3261

ER -