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Price DW, Wang T, O’Neill TR, Newton WP.


Spaced repeated testing over time results in better long-term knowledge retention than repeated study of the same material. It is particularly effective when feedback is provided, initial repetitions occur early, and answering questions requires application of knowledge through use of short-answer or context-rich multiple-choice questions. 1–4 American Board of Medical Specialties boards incorporate longitudinal knowledge assessments in their continuing certification programs, 5 but most have not yet systematically incorporated spaced repetition. The goal of this study is to compare the effect of 5 different spaced repetition strategies on American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Diplomate knowledge retention and transfer of knowledge from one clinical scenario to another. We report the study methods and will report preliminary results from this ongoing work.


Price DW, Wang T, O’Neill TR, Newton WP. Spaced Repetition in a Cohort of Practicing Physicians: Methods and Preliminary Results. Acad Med. 2022 Nov 1;97(11S):S141. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004871. Epub 2022 Oct 18. PMID: 36287672.

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