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RWMC Internal Medicine Residents Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Board Exam

(October 19, Providence, Rhode Island) For the second year in a row, Internal Medicine residents at Roger Williams Medical Center have achieved a 100% pass rate for first time takers on the rigorous board certification exam conducted by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Roger Williams Medical Center is a teaching hospital affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine. Each year it accepts approximately 18 medical school graduates for advanced training in internal medicine, which entails a three-year training residency. There are a total of 45 interns and residents in the program.  Graduating residents are required to take and pass an exam conducted by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization with accountability to the profession of medicine and to the public. ABIM certifies approximately one out of every four physicians in the United States.

Dr. Vincent Armenio, Chairman of Medicine at Roger Williams, stated “This is an extraordinary accomplishment considering that our residents were battling a pandemic while trying to study for the Boards. We are extremely pleased with these results. This reflects the teaching, professionalism, and dedication of our physician faculty”.

Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 21 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills, and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

Roger Williams is an affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners, a member of the Prospect Medical Holdings network.