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American Board of Toxicology
American Board of Toxicology
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ABT Practice Analysis Publication

 

In 2015, the ABT, in collaboration with the Society of Toxicology (SOT), and in consultation with Professional Examination Service, performed a practice analysis study of the knowledge required for general toxicology.  The purpose of this study was to help assure that the examination and requirements for attainment of Diplomate status are relevant to modern toxicology and based upon an empirical foundation of knowledge.  A profile of the domains and tasks used in toxicology practice was developed by subject-matter experts representing a broad range of experiences and perspectives.  An on-line survey of toxicologists, including Diplomates and SOT members, confirmed the delineation.  Results of the study can be used to improve understanding of toxicology practice, to better serve all toxicologists, and to present the role of toxicologists to those outside the profession.  Survey results may also be used by the ABT Board of Directors to develop test specifications for the certifying examination and will be useful for evaluating and updating the content of professional preparation, development, and continuing education programs.  To learn more about this effort check our online open access article published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27647630.