How is the RePTE different from the Advanced PTEeXAM?
The NBE has developed a Recertification Examination that is similar in format to the Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTEeXAM) but designed specifically for those who have previously passed the Advanced PTEeXAM. The case oriented section will be the same as the Advanced PTEeXAM; however, the multiple choice sections are designed specifically for those who have previously passed the Advanced PTEeXAM and will be comprised of fewer questions. The Recertification examination has one case oriented block that is identical to the Advanced PTEeXAM. Additionally, the RePTE has two multiple choice blocks while the Advanced PTEeXAM has 3 multiple choice blocks.
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