ACP to release new edition of Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program

MKSAP 18 is 'standard of excellence for lifelong learning’

Philadelphia, July 9, 2018 -- General internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and primary care physicians can update their knowledge, earn CME credit, or prepare for board certification when the American College of Physicians (ACP) releases the latest edition of the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) on July 31, 2018.

“ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program has a proven legacy of helping physicians for more than 50 years,” said ACP President Dr. Ana María López. “MKSAP 18 offers completely new content and remains the standard of excellence for self-assessment, evidence-based medical education, and lifelong learning.”

Developed by an editorial team of more than 200 physicians, MKSAP 18 includes 11 medical knowledge sections and 1,200 new multiple-choice questions. MKSAP 18 is available in Print, Digital, and Complete formats. In addition to all-new content, MKSAP 18 features new benefits:

  • Adaptive Learning: MKSAP 18’s digital flashcards, included with MKSAP 18 Complete, have been enhanced with adaptive learning technology to help reinforce knowledge through repeated exposure to incorrectly answered flashcards.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: MKSAP 18 Digital’s platform is built using the newest technology to run efficiently on the most current operating systems and computers with a streamlined dashboard and navigation tools.
  • Residency Tracker: A free enhancement specifically for residency programs, Residency Tracker allows program directors to assess the progress and proficiency of their residents as they answer MKSAP 18 multiple choice questions.
  • Digital Apps: Digital apps will be released in two parts. Part A apps release on August 31, 2018, with MKSAP 18 Part A Digital.

MKSAP 18 is now available for pre-order. MKSAP 18 Print includes 11 comprehensive medical knowledge sections, including High Value Care recommendations, hospitalist-focused content, tables, full-color images, and an index. MKSAP 18 Part A Print will be available on July 31, 2018, with the Dermatology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hematology and Oncology, Neurology, and Rheumatology sections.

MKSAP 18 Digital features apps (available for iOS and Android devices) for learners to work online or offline. Learners can create unlimited custom quizzes, refer to peer statistics, and view related text and questions. MKSAP 18 Part A Digital and apps will be available on August 31, 2018.

MKSAP 18 Part B Print, available on December 31, 2018, and Digital, available on January 31, 2019, will include the Endocrinology and Metabolism, General Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine sections.

MKSAP 18 Complete includes MKSAP 18 Print, MKSAP 18 Digital, including ongoing text updates and bonus questions, Board Basics® (in print and e-book), MKSAP 18 Digital Flashcards, and MKSAP 18 Virtual Dx.

MKSAP is specifically intended for physicians who provide personal, nonsurgical care to adults. ACP designates MKSAP 18 for a maximum of 275 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACP designates MKSAP 18 Updates for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABIM MOC points will be available pending ABIM approval.

MKSAP is an individually licensed product. All purchases of MKSAP must be made through ACP. MKSAP purchases made from other sellers are not qualified or eligible for CME credit or MOC points.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 154,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.