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Table 2 Definitions of variables to support relations to other variables evidence

From: Validity of a cardiology fellow performance assessment: reliability and associations with standardized examinations and awards

Conference attendance Number of fellowship sanctioned educational conferences attended during 2 years of core clinical training
Evaluation compliance Completion of ≥90% of rotation and faculty evaluations during study period
Board exam performance Pass / fail performance on the initial attempt on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exam
Staff appointment Faculty appointment at Mayo Clinic or affiliated sites upon completion of training
Receiving an award Receipt of ≥1 competitive divisional, departmental, or institutional award during fellowship training
In-training examination score Mean percent correct on the cardiology in-training examination