American College of Physicians

CME Information

CME Information for Physicians

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The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material, MKSAP 16, for a maximum of 174 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available from July 31, 2012, to July 31, 2015 for Part A:

SectionsMaximum Credits
Cardiovascular Medicine18
Dermatology10
Gastroenterology and Hepatology14
Hematology and Oncology20
Neurology14
Rheumatology14
Part A Total90

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available from Dec. 31, 2012 to December 31, 2015 for Part B:

SectionsMaximum Credits
Endocrinology and Metabolism12
General Internal Medicine24
Infectious Disease16
Nephrology16
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine16
Part B Total84

Note: As required by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the 3-year CME periods begin with the publication of the print version of each section listed above.

Submitting Your Tests

If you have used the app and have not downloaded your answers to your online account, you should do so now before you attempt to submit for CME. To earn CME credits for any test, answer all of the provided questions, achieving a score of at least 50% correct. Then, click on the button that says "CME/MOC/CPD: Complete this book with at least 50% to be eligible." On the Submissions page, click on "How to Submit for CME" for instructions on how to submit for CME, view your credits, and print out your certificate.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of MKSAP 16 are designed to:

  • Close gaps between actual care in your practice and preferred standards of care, based on best evidence
  • Diagnose disease states that are less common and sometimes overlooked and confusing
  • Improve management of comorbid conditions that can complicate patient care
  • Determine when to refer patients for surgery or care by subspecialists
  • Pass the ABIM Certification Examination
  • Pass the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination

Target Audience

  • General internists and primary care physicians
  • Subspecialists who need to remain up-to-date in internal medicine
  • Residents preparing for the certifying examination in internal medicine
  • Physicians preparing for maintenance of certification in internal medicine (recertification)

Restrictions

You can use MKSAP 16 Digital to submit for CME, MOC, and CPD only if you are an individual subscriber who has purchased MKSAP 16 Digital from an ACP or an authorized distributor. Please email mksap_editors@acponline.org if you have any questions. Your subscription is not transferable to other users. Sharing your subscription will compromise the security of your confidential CME, MOC, and CPD history, undermine your account billing, and disrupt tracking of your CME, MOC, and CPD records. The ACP disclaims all responsibility and liability for any improper or unauthorized use of an individual's order.

If you are an ACP member, a transcript of your participation in MKSAP 16 and all other ACP-sponsored CME activities is available online as a benefit of your ACP membership. The online listing at http://www.acponline.org/education_recertification/cme/transcript/ compiles all CME credits that you have earned during the past 6 years. Records will be updated 6 to 8 weeks after receipt of documentation of your participation in ACP-sponsored activities.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the American College of Physicians (ACP) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. To this end, and consistent with the policies of the ACP and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), contributors to all ACP continuing medical education activities are required to disclose all relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Contributors are required to use generic names in the discussion of therapeutic options and are required to identify any unapproved, off-label, or investigative use of commercial products or devices. Where a trade name is used, all available trade names for the same product type are also included. If trade-name products manufactured by companies with whom contributors have relationships are discussed, contributors are asked to provide evidence-based citations in support of the discussion. The information is reviewed by the committee responsible for producing this text. If necessary, adjustments to topics or contributors' roles in content development are made to balance the discussion. Further, all readers of this text are asked to evaluate the content for evidence of commercial bias so that future decisions about content and contributors can be made in light of this information.

Resolution of Conflicts

To resolve all conflicts of interest and influences of vested interests, the ACP precluded members of the content-creation committee from deciding on any content issues that involved generic or trade-name products associated with proprietary entities with which these committee members had relationships. In addition, content was based on best evidence and updated clinical care guidelines, when such evidence and guidelines were available. Contributors' disclosure information can be found with the list of committees and those of ACP principal staff listed in this document.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
  • One of the following browser applications with cookies and JavaScript fully enabled:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 or greater
    • Google Chrome version 10 or greater
    • Mozilla Firefox version 3.6 or greater
    • Apple Safari version 5 or greater
    • Opera version 10 or greater
    • An Internet connection (broadband strongly recommended)

Mac OS

  • Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, or v10.8
  • One of the following browser applications with cookies and JavaScript fully enabled:
    • Apple Safari version 5 or greater
    • Google Chrome version 10 or greater
    • Mozilla Firefox version 3.6 or greater
    • Opera version 10 or greater
    • An Internet connection (broadband strongly recommended)

Note about other operating systems:

Note that while it is not possible to officially support all versions of all operating systems, the current version of MKSAP 16 Online is designed to function properly on the vast majority of web browsers that are included in current mobile device operating systems, e.g., Apple iOS (iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad), Android smartphones, Microsoft Windows Phone and other smartphone operating systems not listed above, ChromeOS (Google Chromebooks), Windows-based netbooks; and other Android-based tablet devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets and the Nook.

CME Information for Physician Assistants

This Self-Assessment CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 174 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid until July 31, 2015, for part A and December 31, 2015, for part B. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME standards.

AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits are available from July 31, 2012, to July 31, 2015 for Part A:

SectionsMaximum Credits
Cardiovascular Medicine18
Dermatology10
Gastroenterology and Hepatology14
Hematology and Oncology20
Neurology14
Rheumatology14
Part A Total90

AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits are available from Dec. 31, 2012 to December 31, 2015 for Part B:

SectionsMaximum Credits
Endocrinology and Metabolism12
General Internal Medicine24
Infectious Disease16
Nephrology16
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine16
Part B Total84

Note: As required by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the 3-year CME periods begin with the publication of the print version of each section listed above.

Submitting Your Tests

If you have used the app and have not downloaded your answers to your online account, you should do so now before you attempt to submit for CME. To earn CME credits for any test, answer all of the provided questions, achieving a score of at least 50% correct. Then, click on the button that says "CME/MOC/CPD: Complete this book with at least 50% to be eligible." On the Submissions page, click on "How to Submit for CME" for instructions on how to submit for CME, view your credits, and print out your certificate.