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Subspecialty In-Training Examination (SITE)

The Subspecialty In-Training Examination (SITE) is a 4-hour, computer-based exam that consists of approximately 150 multiple-choice questions. Because the SITE is designed as an abbreviated version of a subspecialty certifying exam and is based on the same content outlines, it provides a global assessment of one's current knowledge in a subspecialty, and allows fellows, to some extent, predict their performance on a subsequent certifying examination.

The SITE also contains a 15-minute tutorial and a 15-minute end-of-exam survey. SITE is offered in Adolescent Medicine, Cardiology, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Rheumatology.

SITE does not have a passing score, but it does provide:

  1. Individual overall percentage correct score and scaled score
  2. National statistics by year of training for comparison purposes
  3. Individual item performance indicates how one performed on each item (i.e., test question). 

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) will notify fellows and their program directors by email when results are available, which is approximately 3 months after the examination. Fellows must log onto the ABP Portfolio to access the results of SITE. Program directors must log onto the Program Portal to view/print program reports.