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2020-2021 Update in Internal Medicine Now through December 31, 2021

Instructions for using the Knowledge Resources

  1. Access the “ABIM Activities by Specialty” page and scroll down to “Internal Medicine” links.
  2. Click the “Internal Medicine” link and enter the module by inputting your email and ABIM Physician Portal Password. Once you have logged on, keep the ABIM webiste open in one browser tab and the ACP knowledge resources open in another.
  3. In the ACP knowledge resources tab, as you go through each ABIM module, you can select the specific Question for which you wish to review ACP knowledge resources.
  4. Click on the link(s) provided in the Related ACP Knowledge list to read ACP knowledge resources related directly to your selected question.
  5. Repeat for each question for which you would like to review ACP knowledge.

ACP Knowledge Resources

The ACP knowledge resources utilized in this application include:

  • MKSAP (currently including content from the 18th Edition)
  • Annals of Internal Medicine - online access to current and past issues of the premier journal of Internal Medicine
  • ACP Books - content from 14 ACP books and two books distributed by ACP

If you are not currently an ACP member, you will not be able to gain access to these resources. Please consider joining ACP. Digital MKSAP subscribers also have access to the fully-functional MKSAP site.

Resource for Question 1

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Geriatric Medicine > Frailty Assessment (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Geriatric Medicine > Frailty Assessment (free to members)

Resource for Question 2

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Mental and Behavioral Health > Substance Use Disorders > Drugs (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Mental and Behavioral Health > Substance Use Disorders > Drugs (free to members)

Resource for Question 3

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Geriatric Medicine > Urinary Incontinence > Evaluation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Geriatric Medicine > Urinary Incontinence > Evaluation (free to members)

Resource for Question 4

MKSAP 18
Dermatology > Common Skin Infections > Abscesses/Furuncles/Carbuncles (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Dermatology > Common Skin Infections > Abscesses/Furuncles/Carbuncles (free to members)

Resource for Question 5

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology & Metabolism > Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Thyroid Hormone Deficiency (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology & Metabolism > Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Thyroid Hormone Deficiency (free to members)

Resource for Question 6

PubMed
Shenoy ES, Macy E, Rowe T, Blumenthal KG. Evaluation and Management of Penicillin Allergy: A Review. JAMA. 2019;321(2):188-199. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19283. PMID: 30644987

Resource for Question 7

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Hypertension > Screening & Diagnosis (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Hypertension > Screening & Diagnosis (free to members)

Resource for Question 8

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Routine Care of the Healthy Patient > Screening for Abuse (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Routine Care of the Healthy Patient > Screening for Abuse (free to members)

Resource for Question 9

MKSAP 18
Rheumatology > Principles of Therapeutics > Complementary & Alternative Medicine (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Rheumatology > Principles of Therapeutics > Complementary & Alternative Medicine (free to members)

Resource for Question 10

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary & Critical Care > Airways Disease > Management of COPD (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary & Critical Care > Airways Disease > Management of COPD (free to members)

Resource for Question 11

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Women’s Health - Menopause (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Women’s Health - Menopause (free to members)

Resource for Question 12

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Urinary Tract Infections > Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Urinary Tract Infections > Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women (free to members)

Resource for Question 13

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Perioperative Medicine > Perioperative Medication Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Perioperative Medicine > Perioperative Medication Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 14

MKSAP 18
Dermatology > Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Disease > Calciphylaxis (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Dermatology > Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Disease > Calciphylaxis (free to members)

Resource for Question 15

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Routine Care of the Healthy Patient > Specific Screening Tests, Screening for Cancer, Prostate Cancer (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Routine Care of the Healthy Patient > Specific Screening Tests, Screening for Cancer, Prostate Cancer (free to members)

Resource for Question 16

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Long-term Management, Anticoagulation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Arrhythmias > Long-term Management, Anticoagulation (free to members)

Resource for Question 17

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Travel Medicine > Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Travel Medicine > Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika (free to members)

Resource for Question 18

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Stewardship & Emerging Resistances > Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Value of Infectious Disease Consultation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Stewardship & Emerging Resistances > Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Value of Infectious Disease Consultation (free to members)

Resource for Question 19

PubMed
Khandwala Yash S, Baker Valerie L, Shaw Gary M, Stevenson David K, Lu Ying, Eisenberg Michael L et al. Association of paternal age with perinatal outcomes between 2007 and 2016 in the United States: population based cohort study BMJ 2018; 363 :k4372. PMID: 30381468

Resource for Question 20

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Mental and Behavioral Health > Depressive Disorders, Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Mental and Behavioral Health > Depressive Disorders, Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 21

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Heart Failure > Serial B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Assessment (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine > Heart Failure > Serial B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Assessment (free to members)

Resource for Question 22

MKSAP 18
Hematology & Oncology > Effects of Cancer Therapy and Survivorship > Toxicities Related to Immune Dysregulation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology & Oncology > Effects of Cancer Therapy and Survivorship > Toxicities Related to Immune Dysregulation (free to members)

Resource for Question 23

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Central Nervous System Infections > Encephalitis, Viral Encephalitis (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Central Nervous System Infections > Encephalitis, Viral Encephalitis (free to members)

Resource for Question 24

PubMed
Jenkins JT, O'Dwyer PJ. Inguinal hernias. BMJ. 2008;336(7638):269-272. doi:10.1136/bmj.39450.428275.AD. PMID: 18244999

Resource for Question 25

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Common Symptoms > Chronic Noncancer Pain, Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Common Symptoms > Chronic Noncancer Pain, Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 26

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Palliative Medicine > Symptom Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine > Palliative Medicine > Symptom Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 27

PubMed
Salminen P, Tuominen R, Paajanen H, et al. Five-Year Follow-up of Antibiotic Therapy for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis in the APPAC Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018;320(12):1259–1265. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13201. PMID: 30267084

Resource for Question 28

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Colorectal Neoplasia > Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes, Lynch Syndrome (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Colorectal Neoplasia > Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes, Lynch Syndrome (free to members)

Resource for Question 29

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Hypertension > Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology > Hypertension > Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (free to members)

Resource for Question 30

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Community-Acquired Pneumonia > Microbiology (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Infectious Disease > Community-Acquired Pneumonia > Microbiology (free to members)