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Registration Information

  1. When is registration available?
  2. How much does it cost? What payment types are accepted?
  3. How do I register fellows from my training program?
  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. How do I access the exam to begin proctoring?
  5. Can I proctor the exam on more than one date for different fellows?
  6. When will we get our exam results?

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?

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

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

ESAP-ITE is now included in the new 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. Training programs should allow 3-5 weeks for check payments to be fully processed and applied to the invoice. 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 received.

How do I register fellows from my training program?

In order to register fellows, your institution must subscribe to 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. For immediate assistance between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4 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.

To register your fellows by credit card:

  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. If you don't see a group link, contact us for assistance
  4. On your group page, click the “Courses” tab and then “Enroll” next to the ESAP-ITE 2018 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.
  6. Select the fellows to be enrolled and click “Enroll and Add to Group”

To register your fellows by check:

If you wish to purchase by check, we'll need to set up a manual invoice for you. Contact us to request one. Please allow 3-5 weeks for check payments to be fully processed and applied to the 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 received.

Upon receipt of payment, you will receive a receipt of payment and instructions for setting up the exam proctoring date and time.

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 link 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 “Courses” tab and then “Manage” next to the ESAP-ITE course
  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.

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 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 accessing 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   January 8th, 2018 through February 12th, 2018. Fellowship training programs may choose any time during this window in which to proctor the exam to fellows. Real-time technical support is available only 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.

Medical Content Category

Relative Percentage

Adrenal

10%

Pituitary

10%

Lipids/Obesity

10%

Female Reproduction

10%

Male Reproduction

10%

Diabetes/Hypoglycemia

10%

Calcium/Bone

14%

Thyroid

16%

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. In order to avoid service interruptions due to website updates, please provide the date and time you plan to proctor the exam here. 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.
  • 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. In addition, to maintain the security of the exam, your fellows will also enter a program-specific security code to access the exam questions, which should be released to your fellows only at the time of the exam.

We recommend that each fellow test their login prior to the exam to confirm their password and complete their profile information, saving time during the actual exam.

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

How do I access the exam to begin proctoring?

Written navigation instructions will be provided below, a tutorial to navigate through the online exam is available on the Fellow FAQs.

Download written instructions: ESAP-ITE Fellow's Guide.pdf
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 sharetd among registered fellows.

When will we get our exam results?

Exam results will be released to all program directors, coordinators and fellows approximately 2 weeks after the exam closes at the end of February or early March. Fellows will find their individual reports by returning to the exam; program administrators will review the group report, and links to individual reports, from the enrollment group.

After the Exam

When will we get our exam results?

Exam results will be released to all program directors, coordinators and fellows approximately 2 weeks after the exam closes. Result information may be accessed by logging into your personal account in education.endocrine.org.

What reports will program administrators receive?

The final score is a percentage determined by the total number of questions that are answered correctly. There is no penalty for guessing. Because the ESAP-ITE examination is an educational implement, there is no pass/fail cutoff.

After the exam proctoring period, the program director receives:

  • A score report and list of learning objectives for the questions missed for each fellow
  • An overall program performance report

Each examinee receives a report that shows:

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

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 to any agency, organization, or person other than the program director.

What information is in the group report?

You will find the overall statistics of the number of programs who registered fellows for the exam as well as the total number of fellows who completed the exam. It will also contain 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 also 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 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 on 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.

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.