Association between the EMG self-assessment examination and later ABEM certification

Hope Hacker, Paula Micklesen, John King, Lawrence Robinson

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Our objective was to determine whether performance on the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Training Program Self-Assessment Examination (TPSAE) predicts subsequent performance on the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) certification examination. The TPSAE results were closely associated (r = 0.57) with ranking on the ABEM examination. Those with scores <65% on the TPSAE had <50% chance of ABEM certification, whereas those with scores >84% correct had >90% chance of certification. The TPSAE is a useful predictor of later ABEM certification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Board Certification
  • Electrodiagnostic
  • Self-Assessment Examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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