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Prevalence of Answers to Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Questions in 3 Commonly Used Orthopedic Review Sources
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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One of the greatest predictors for resident success on the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination OITE is reviewing previous OITE questions. However, no studies have examined which review sources contain the most answers to previously asked OITE questions. The goal of this study was to determine which review source contains the most answers to previously asked OITE questions. Each question from the 2006 to 2010 OITEs was examined. The questions were placed into 1 of 13 categories based on their topic. The publication date of the recommended readings associated with each question was recorded. The answer to each question was then searched for in 3 commonly used review sources Miller s Review of Orthopaedics, 5th edition MRO, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review COR, and www.orthobullets.com OB. Searchable electronic versions of each textbook were used, and each question had a 12-minute time limit. Of 1358 questions, 665 49 were found in all 3 sources. Significantly more answers were found on OB 99.4 compared with MRO 60 and COR 62 P.0001. Significantly more answers to questions in each question category were found on OB compared with MRO or COR P.0001. More than 50 of all recommended readings for OITE questions were published within 5 years of the OITE.
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