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    CAQ Rescore

    The ABFM offers the opportunity to have your CAQ examination rescored if you send a completed request form with a check for the appropriate amount within 14 days of the official release of the score reports. However, we strongly discourage this because the probability of an examination being incorrectly scored is extremely remote. The ABFM and the other participating medical specialty certification boards employ many quality control procedures to ensure that all examinations are scored accurately. The quality control process is extensive and is the primary reason that it takes several weeks to provide candidates with their results.

    Typically, the review is limited to verifying (1) that the responses as scored were indeed made by the candidate and (2) that the scoring process correctly transformed the candidate’s responses into a scaled score. This review is not a review of the content of the items, or a reconsideration of what the correct answer should be. It is also not a reconsideration of the passing standard or of the acceptability of the testing conditions. The review is limited by the policies of the medical specialty certification board that administers the test.

    American Board of Family Medicine administers the Sports Medicine examination. The American Board of Pediatrics administers the Adolescent Medicine examination. The American Board of Internal Medicine administers the Geriatric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine examinations.

    If you wish to request a rescore of your examination, please click the link below to print the form, fill it out, and send it with the required check to the ABFM.

    CAQ Rescore Request Form [71 KB]

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