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Registration Information

  1. When is registration available? How do I register my program?
  2. How much does it cost? What payment types are accepted?
  3. How do I enroll fellows from my training program in the exam?
  4. How do I see which fellows are already registered for ITE?
  5. How do I login to the Endocrine Society Center for Learning?
  6. Why do I get an error message when accessing my training program?
  7. How do I update our program director or coordinator?

Proctoring Information

  1. When is ESAP-ITE available?
  2. What content does the exam cover?
  3. I registered and paid for my fellows. What's my next step?
  4. Can I proctor the exam on more than one date for different fellows?
  5. How should I prepare for exam proctoring?

After the Exam

  1. When will we get our exam results?
  2. What reports will program administrators receive?
  3. What information is in the group report?
  4. I see a large number of first-year fellows took the exam. I thought this exam was designed for second- and/or third-year fellows.
  5. How do I use the exam results?
  6. I don't see reports from ITE 2014 or earlier; where are they?

Registration Information

When is registration available? How do I register my program?

ESAP-ITE is included in both Fellows Training Series (FTS) packages. You may enroll your fellows after you have paid for your FTS subscription. Since this exam is available until mid-February of each year, you must enroll your fellows before the end of the proctoring period.

To register your program in FTS, visit this page. Please note that registration is not complete until payment has been processed. See below for details on payment types and methods; contact us if you have any questions.

How much does it cost? What payment types are accepted?

ESAP-ITE is included in the Fellows Training Series. The FTS subscription is tiered based on program size. 

The Endocrine Society recommends online credit card payment to ensure immediate registration for the exam. If necessary, training programs may submit a check—please allow 3-5 weeks for full processing. When submitting payment by check, you must first contact us to request an invoice. When you receive the invoice by email, please include the invoice number on your check and mail a copy of the invoice with your check to:

Endocrine Society
PO Box 17020
Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1020

Fellows will not be registered for ESAP-ITE until payment is processed.

How do I enroll fellows from my training program in the exam?

In order to enroll fellows, your institution must participate in the Fellows Training Series.

Each fellow must provide you with their Member/Customer ID number or the email address associated with their Endocrine Society account—please check with your fellows prior to registering, as they likely already have an account. For immediate assistance between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM EST, Member Services is available to assist with obtaining Member/Customer ID numbers. When the Live Chat is available, the icon will be displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen. Fellows can log in, recover their password, or create an account using the Endocrine Society login form—we ask that the individuals create their own accounts if they do not already have one.

Enrolling your fellows:

  1. Note the Member/Customer ID number or the email address associated with the Endocrine Society account for each of your fellows. They may not have used their institutional email address on their record, so confirm with them before starting enrollment
  2. Log in to the Endocrine Society Center for Learning
  3. Once logged in, view your profile to find the link to your program's enrollment group at the bottom of the page; click this hyperlink. If you don't see a group link, contact us for assistance
  4. On your institution group page, click the “Activities” tab and then “Add” next to the ESAP-ITE course
  5. Use the search tool to find fellows to enroll in ESAP-ITE. You may enter multiple fellows (one per line) using their member/customer ID number or their email address.
  • If any fellows are not found, double-check the information in their member/customer record, or they may need to create one.
  1. Select the fellows to be enrolled and click “Enroll and Add to Group”
How do I see which fellows are already registered for ITE?

As the program’s group administrator, you may view which of your program's fellows have already been enrolled in ITE.

  1. Log in to the Endocrine Society Center for Learning
  2. Once logged in, view your profile to find the hyperlink to your program's enrollment group. If you don't see a group link, contact us for assistance
  3. On your group page, click the “Activities” tab and then “Manage” next to the ESAP-ITE course to view who is enrolled
  4. Fellows don't appear in this list until they are both enrolled and paid. If you think someone is missing, contact us
How do I login to the Endocrine Society Center for Learning?

Designated program directors and coordinators should log in to the Endocrine Society Center for Learning using their Endocrine Society login credentials (used on endocrine.org, press.endocrine.org, endosessions.org, etc). If you do not have an Endocrine Society login account, you must create one before you may be listed as the group’s designated program director and/or coordinator.

To log in, open your preferred browser and go to education.endocrine.org. In the upper right-hand corner there is a “Log in/Register” button that will take you to the login portal.

If you have forgotten your login credentials, please contact Society Services using the Live Chat feature for assistance, or use the "Forgot Password?" link on the login form. Please check your spam filter for your password reminder email.

Why do I get an error message when accessing my training program?

In order to see your group enrollment page, you need to be designated as an administrator for your program, or enrolled as a fellow. Make sure you are logged in before trying to access your group page. If you're still unable to access your group, please contact us with your program name and member/customer ID number or email address.

How do I update our program director or coordinator?

Please contact us to update your fellowship program’s program director and/or coordinator.

Proctoring Information

When is ESAP-ITE available?

The exam will be available online for proctoring from mid-January through mid-February annually. Fellowship training programs may choose any time during this window in which to proctor the exam to fellows. The exam is web based, so please review system requirements and ensure internet access during your exam period. Real-time technical support is available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM EST.

What content does the exam cover?

Developed by a panel of expert endocrinologists, ESAP-ITE questions are written at the level of proficiency expected from second or third year clinical endocrinology fellows and cover the spectrum of knowledge in clinical endocrinology. ESAP-ITE is modeled, in part, after the blueprint for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s certification examination in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Measurements are also available in SI units to make the exam more accessible for international training programs. The topics covered are:

Medical Content Category

Relative Percentage

Adrenal

10%

Pituitary

10%

Lipids/Obesity

12%

Female Reproduction

7%

Male Reproduction

7%

Diabetes/Hypoglycemia

24%

Calcium/Bone

15%

Thyroid

15%

I registered and paid for my fellows. What's my next step?

You should select the date and time you wish to administer the exam. As you select your exam date, please consider the following:

  • The exam MUST BE proctored by the Program Director or a staff person he or she designates.
  • You may select the date and time you wish to administer the exam. We suggest you administer the exam to all fellows at the same time in a quiet location where internet access can be provided to all those taking the exam.
  • We estimate the exam will take most fellows/trainees between 3–4 hours to complete, please allow enough time for each fellow to complete the exam in one sitting. The system will not kick anyone out of the exam if they exceed 4 hours; this time window is to assist with your planning.
  • Fellows should NOT use books, online sources, or other resources during the exam.
  • To participate in this activity, learners should:
      • Have access to a computer with an Internet connection
      • Use a major web browser, such as Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox 32+, Safari 7+, or Chrome 37+; in addition, cookies must be enabled in the browser's options.

We recommend that you work with your IT department to ensure that all IT requirements are updated and downloaded prior to the date and time of the exam. We also recommend that you work with your IT department to ensure that they are not planning any large system updates during the designated test date.

At the time of proctoring, each fellow will log into the exam through their individual user accounts on the Endocrine Society Center for Learning. Please note that only fellows will have access to the exam itself; administrators are proctoring and will not see the exam. To maintain the security of the exam, your fellows will need a program-specific access code to enter the exam, which will be provided to the program director and should be released to your fellows only at the time of the exam.

We strongly recommend that each fellow test their login prior to the exam to confirm their password and complete their profile information, to save time on exam day.

You may also send them the following link to understand what to expect during the exam: http://education.endocrine.org/ESAP-ITE-Fellow-FAQ

We welcome you to contact us with your scheduled exam administration date and time so we may serve you better.

Can I proctor the exam on more than one date for different fellows?

Due to the logistics of the program security access code, we recommend that you proctor the exam to all fellows on the same day. If you must proctor the exam on multiple days, you will want to ensure that the security access code is not shared among registered fellows, as this may skew the results.

How should I prepare for exam proctoring?
  1. Check that all your fellows are properly enrolled into ESAP-ITE
  2. Designate a testing date and time and location
  3. Check with your IT department to ensure there will be no technical disruptions
  4. Designate an exam proctor and provide all pertinent information:
  5. Have fellows log into each of their accounts to ensure that they see the exam in their pending activities. Please note that if your fellow is new to our system, they may be required to complete some demographic information.

After the Exam

When will we get our exam results?

Exam results will be released to all program directors, coordinators, and fellows in early March.

  • Fellows can find their individual reports by returning to the exam course through their individual accounts;
  • Program administrators can review the group report and links to individual reports from the institution group page.
What reports will program administrators receive?

Program administrators will receive:

  • An overall program performance report
  • A score report and list of learning objectives for all exam questions
  • Each fellow’s individual report


Each examinee receives a report that shows:

  • Their individual report
  • The examinee's total percent correct score and percentile rank
  • A list of learning objectives from the questions
     

The Endocrine Society and the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism consider the results to be confidential and do not release them for any marketing or listserv purposes. 

What information is in the group report?

You will find the overall statistics of fellows registered for the exam as well as of fellows who completed the exam, along with the overall mean and the percentile cutoff means of all fellows who completed the exam. You will also see a breakdown of fellows by fellowship year. The report contains information on how each of your fellows performed overall as well as how many answered each question correctly.

I see a large number of first-year fellows took the exam. I thought this exam was designed for second- and/or third-year fellows.

ESAP-ITE is a self-assessment tool designed for clinical endocrinology fellows in their second and third years of training; however, fellows in other years of training may be registered at their program director’s discretion. Many program directors are allowing first year fellows to take the exam to establish a baseline for comparison throughout their training.

How do I use the exam results?

The results for the exam are meant to be used as an additional tool to assess the knowledge of fellows. The exam is not designed to be a predictor of board exam performance. It is up to each program director and fellow to determine how they would like to use the information to strengthen their fellowship training. Information in the reports can help directors and fellows identify topics in need of additional instruction. By downloading previous year reports, directors can also compare performance of fellows and the program overall across multiple years of ITE exams.

We recommend sitting down with each fellow once you have the exam results to discuss areas that could use additional support.

I don't see reports from ITE 2014 or earlier; where are they?

We’re happy to help: contact us for any reports from 2014 or earlier.