Table 1

Demographic variables for each annual cohort from 2006 to 2010
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
n 25 27 21 31 27
Mean age, years (range) 30 (26–35) 31 (29–34) 31 (28–38) 31 (28–39) 31 (29–35)
Number of men 19 17 13 15 12
Number of women 6 10 8 16 15
Male: Female ratio 3.17 1.7 1.63 0.94 0.80
Number of International Medical Graduates (IMG) 1 2 2 2 2
Number of residents passing ABIM-CE (%) 25 (100%) 27 (100%) 20 (95%) 28 (90%) 24 (88.9%)
ABIM-CE mean delta-SPS (mean, range) 162 (10–340) 171 (29–296) 135 (−62-339) 113 (−13-273) 96 (−28-277)
ABIM-CE standardized passing score 351 351 370 370 370
Number of residents sitting ABIM-CE ≥1 year after peer group 2 3 0 2 0
Mean number of elective exposures per resident (range) 14 (8–18) 15 (8–20) 16 (12–25) 17 (8–24) 19 (13–25)

Pass rate for IMG was 100% compared to 94% for US graduates (p=1.0, Fisher’s exact test).

Shanmugam et al.

Shanmugam et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:94   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-94

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