The Psychiatry Resident-In-Training Examination (PRITE®) is an annual examination designed as a point of reference to track competency for psychiatric residents and training programs. PRITE® scores have historically shown significant correlation with board results, however the preparation for PRITE® has become increasingly problematic. Due to limitations of didactic time and faculty as well as escalating clinical responsibilities for residents, exam preparation has been de-prioritized and disorganized. Self- study blocks led to suboptimal review lacking in structure with unclear goals and inadequate follow up. Residents wanted relevant, accessible, and continuous preparation for the PRITE®. In the winter of 2021, “Continuous education for PRITE®” (or PRITE Bites) began designed as a longitudinal, structured review program to improve resident knowledge. PGY-1 residents reviewed past PRITE® examinations, placing 1200 questions into sub-topic areas. Questions were paired to specific topics then developed into “bite size”, 5-minute PowerPoint presentations to be taught within the residents protected didactic courses. The PRITE® Bites format first asks a board-style question followed by a brief explanation of both correct and incorrect answers and ending with a final question assessing similar content. PRITE® Bite’s was implemented in the Summer of 2022. PGY-1 residents anecdotally found the peer-led review efficient, relevant, and engaging. The project will be expanded to the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency classes with formal feedback assessing efficacy and relevance in 2023. A digital repository storing questions with categorization records, presentations and miscellaneous information was created to support further PRITE® Bite development. Future directions include targeting PRITE® Bites to address low scoring topic areas from recent PRITE® exams, tracking change in PRITE® scores after implementation to assess for change in PRITE® outcomes.
Andrade, David and Dominique Price. "Continuous education for PRITE A “For Residents”, “By Residents” Approach." (2023). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hsc_ed_day/141
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