Child Psychiatry currently has one of the highest board pass rates of any medical specialty. It wasn’t always the case, however. In the early 1990’s, candidates voiced concern about what they deemed to be an unfairly low pass rate. At the time, it hovered anywhere from 50-60%, with more candidates failing the oral portion of the exam than the written portion. In-training exams may be a good indicator of whether a candidate will pass the board exam; a 2013 study published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education found that a candidate’s performance on the American College of Psychiatrists’ CHILD PRITE exam—Child Psychology Resident In-Training—was a strong predictor of a candidate’s performance on the board exam.