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MKSAP 18

 
ACP | MKSAP 18

The standard in excellence for lifelong learning.

Part A Print and Digital now available. Part B Print available 12/31/18.

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MKSAP 18 Features

Since 1967, the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) has been the most trusted resource in lifelong learning for internal medicine physicians and residents. The tradition continues with MKSAP 18.

About MKSAP 18
Since 1967, MKSAP has been the “go-to” resource for board prep and lifelong learning.

The Best is Always Better!

As a comprehensive learning management system, MKSAP 18 remains the standard in excellence for equipping residents and practicing physicians with the information they need to stay current in medicine and prepare for their board exams.

What makes MKSAP unique?

Regularly updated content.
With “New Info Updates,” MKSAP 18 Digital will be regularly updated to reflect practice-changing information, guidelines, and expert recommendations.

Customized learning.
Physicians can develop a customized learning strategy with custom quizzes or flashcards, or focus learning on high value care or hospitalist-specific content.

Board Prep for ACCGME-accredited osteopathic programs.
MKSAP 18 will help residents in ACGME-accredited osteopathic programs prepare for the ABIM Certification exam.

Dependable MOC resource.
Whether for the ABIM’s traditional 10-year MOC exam or the new Knowledge Check-in, practicing physicians can continue to rely on MKSAP to help them develop an effective study strategy while also earning MOC points.

High-value learning.
MKSAP offers a value-packed learning management system for one subscription price with no renewal fees and unlimited opportunities to clear your answers. With a comprehensive syllabus text, an extensive Q-bank, hundreds of high value care recommendations, specially highlighted hospitalist content, carefully crafted tables, custom quizzes, progress reports, CME certificates, and more, MKSAP offers the most learning for the most value.

How MKSAP Is Developed
Developed by more than 100 experts in the subspecialties of internal medicine, each new edition is completely rewritten every 3 years.

Content Development Process

Rewritten, not “revised.”
Each new MKSAP edition stands on its own, with 100% of the text and MCQs written from scratch to provide you with the freshest information to inform your learning.

Focused on excellence.
MKSAP content development is a painstaking three-year process involving multiple stages of writing and rigorous review by our 11 committees and peer reviewers, encompassing more than 200 expert subspecialty physicians.

Relevant to your needs.
MKSAP contains clear, evidence-based discussions of core internal medicine concepts to help you deliver the best patient care. Whether you are focused on ambulatory or hospital-based medicine, preparing for your boards, or are a subspecialist trying to keep up-to-date in other subspecialty areas of internal medicine, MKSAP provides a targeted solution for your needs.

Reader-friendly content.
MKSAP 18’s summary key points, blue hospital-focused text, high value care recommendations, incisive summary tables, and dynamic 4-color images accentuate the layout, enhancing readability.

Questions

1,200 all-new, board-like, self-assessment, MCQs to help you smartly prepare.

Hospitalist Content

Easily identify relevant content, prep for the FPHM exam, and more.

Digital-Only Exclusives

Practice exam, custom quizzes, ongoing content updates, and more.

Earn CME & MOC

Earn same-day, simultaneous CME credit and MOC points through December 2021—it's simple and seamless. Details

 

What's New in MKSAP 18

In addition to updated content and all-new MCQs, MKSAP 18 has added exciting new features.

Residency Tracker

A free enhancement specifically for residency programs, the MKSAP 18 Residency Tracker allows program directors to assess the progress and proficiency of their residents as they answer MKSAP 18 MCQs. Learn more

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. Customize your learning based on your areas of need using the MKSAP 18 digital 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, and a new-and-improved search engine, MKSAP will be easier to use than ever.

Digital Apps

For the first time, the MKSAP 18 Digital Apps will be released in two parts. Part A Apps will release on August 31, 2018, with MKSAP 18 Part A Digital. Get an early start on your learning with the MKSAP 18 Apps!

Preview Content

View the table of contents and sample Text and Questions pages from each section in MKSAP 18 Part A.Preview

 

Exam Prep

Your go-to source for ABIM exam preparation.

More than 94% of Internal Medicine residents use MKSAP to prepare for the Boards. Whether preparing for the ABIM certification exam or the MOC exam, study confidently with MKSAP!

Tips on how to study with MKSAP 18:

  • Create custom quizzes based on MCQs you've starred, previously answered incorrectly, or by topic/interest area. Use “Study Mode (untimed)” to review questions or “Exam Mode (timed)” to simulate the big day
  • Create a practice exam to assess your exam readiness, using randomly selected questions based on the ABIM blueprint
  • View peer statistics to compare your performance to other physicians
  • Access “Related Text” links from questions you’ve answered incorrectly to strengthen learning
  • Clear your answers as many times as you like to master the MKSAP content
  • Test your interpretive skills and prepare for image-based Boards questions with Virtual Dx
  • Solidify your comprehension of MKSAP by reviewing Board Basics 1 month before exam day

Exam Prep Tools included with MKSAP Complete

Board Basics

For an intensive ABIM board review, count on the 350-page Board Basics text, filled with crucial internal medicine material you should review right before taking your exam.

Digital Flashcards

Review hundreds of quick-study concepts for the Internal Medicine Board Exam in a mobile-friendly format.

Virtual Dx

This new edition of the online, image-based self-assessment program provides 400+ questions that are fun and challenging.

 

MKSAP 18 Money-Back Guarantee

If for some reason you don't pass the ABIM exam, send us a copy of your notification of failure from the ABIM to get your money back. Details

 

Pricing & Release Schedule

MKSAP 18 Part A Print and Digital now available. MKSAP 18 Part B Print will be available on December 31, 2018.

MKSAP 18 is available in several flexible formats, allowing you to choose the format that best fits your lifestyle.

Products Release Pricing
  Part A Part B Resident/Fellow Member Member Nonmember
MKSAP 18 Print $349 $439 $599
MKSAP 18 Digital $389 $479 $639
MKSAP 18 Complete $539 $699 $989
Included Full Release Complete Subscribers Only Print/Digital Subscribers
Board Basics FREE $119
Digital Flashcards FREE
Virtual Dx FREE

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MKSAP 18 Print

11 concise subspecialty sections and 1,200 associated MCQs.

Starting at $349
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MKSAP 18 Digital

MKSAP 18 delivered in a state-of-the-art format with content updates and other exclusive features.

Starting at $389
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MKSAP 18 Complete

Print and Digital, plus Board Basics, digital flashcards, and Virtual Dx.

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Deciding between MKSAP®17 or MKSAP®18

 

Certification or Maintenance of Certification Exam before January 31, 2019:

Purchase MKSAP 17. Earn MKSAP 17 Part A CME/MOC until July 31, 2018. Earn Part B CME/MOC until December 31, 2018.

With MKSAP 17 Digital or Complete, you can keep earning CME/MOC by using the MKSAP 17 Updates through January 15, 2021.

Learn more about MKSAP 17

Certification or Recertification exam after January 31, 2019:

Purchase MKSAP 18. MKSAP 18 Part A will be available July 31, 2018 (print)/August 31, 2018 (digital/Apps); Part B will be available December 31, 2018 (print)/January 31, 2019 (digital/Apps). Earn CME/MOC until July 31, 2021 with MKSAP 18 Part A. Earn CME/MOC until December 31, 2021 with Part B.

With MKSAP 18 Digital or Complete, you can keep earning CME/MOC by using the MKSAP 18 Extension Questions through January 2024.

MKSAP 18 - Questions

Prepare efficiently. Derived from MKSAP’s 11 subspecialty text sections, MKSAP's 1,200 self-assessment questions feature one-best answer clinical scenarios that are relevant to your practice. Plus, MKSAP's questions cover the same topics covered in the ABIM exam blueprint to help you smartly prepare.

Experience unsurpassed question-writing excellence. A tremendous amount of effort goes into developing MKSAP's board-like multiple-choice questions, written by a team of 11 expert subspecialty committees using the highest standards in question writing. Each MKSAP self-assessment question is pretested and psychometrically validated to ensure it is well-structured, accurate, and fair.

Study with a variety of MCQ formats. Depending on the format you purchase, MKSAP 18 offers variety in both numbers and types of questions, including traditional self-assessment questions, Bonus Update Questions, Virtual Dx (image-based) Questions, and flashcards (one question/one answer questions).

Format Total Questions Question Type
MKSAP 18 Print 1,200 traditional self-assessment questions
MKSAP 18 Digital 1,400 1200 traditional self-assessment questions + 200 bonus self-assessment questions
MKSAP 18 Complete 3,000+ 1200 traditional self-assessment questions + 200 bonus self-assessment questions + 400+ Virtual Dx questions + 1200 digital flashcards

Get the best value with MKSAP 18 Complete!

MKSAP 18 – Hospitalist Content

Trust MKSAP 18 to keep you up-to-date in hospital medicine and meet your requirements for the ABIM Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine program.

MKSAP 18 Features for Hospitalists:

  • Extensive hospitalist content highlighted in blue and labeled with the familiar hospital icon
  • More than 300 MCQs specifically devoted to hospitalist topics
  • Content covering every high-importance FPHM exam blueprint topic
  • Simultaneous CME credits and MOC points
  • Discussion of Direct and Systems Patient Care-Related Safety and Quality Issues, Measurement of Quality Improvement, Principles of the Critically Ill Patient, and Common ICU Conditions among many other hospitalist-related topics
  • Hospital-focused custom quizzes in MKSAP 18 Digital

MKSAP is a comprehensive learning solution to keep you abreast of important information in the hospital setting and to help you pass the FPHM MOC exam.

Get the best value with MKSAP 18 Complete!

MKSAP 18 - Digital-Only Exclusives

Enjoy using these tried and trusted MKSAP Digital features:

  • Create a practice exam based on the ABIM blueprint to mimic the exam experience
  • Create timed or untimed custom quizzes to assess your learning
  • Monitor your progress and proficiency with online answer sheets
  • Submit for instantaneous CME credits and MOC points
  • Automatically receive regular content updates with the “New Info Updates” feature
  • Get more practice answering questions with 200 MKSAP 18 extension questions (formerly “Update” questions)
  • Use the MKSAP 18 Apps online or offline, from any device, so you never lose your work

Plus! Try out these new MKSAP 18 Digital Features:

  • NEW! MKSAP 18 Residency Tracker helps educators easily assess their residents' progress, create assignments, and customize learning. Available with MKSAP 18 Digital or Complete.
  • NEW! Study smarter with MKSAP 18 Complete’s digital flashcards, now with adaptive learning technology
  • NEW! Search all of MKSAP 18 Digital more efficiently with a new-and-improved search engine

To take advantage of these MKSAP 18 Digital or Complete exclusives, order MKSAP 18 Digital.

MKSAP 18 - CME & MOC

CME credits for MKSAP 18 are available only if you purchase the MKSAP program directly from ACP. CME credits and MOC points cannot be awarded to those purchasers who have purchased the program from unauthorized sellers such as Amazon, eBay, or any other such online retailer.

MKSAP 18 Part A and Part B, the MKSAP 18 Extension Questions, and Virtual Dx (available as part of MKSAP 18 Complete) have been approved for CME credits and MOC points through the eligibility periods outlined in the charts below.

Learn more about using MKSAP to earn MOC/CPD internationally by visiting the MKSAP Resource site.

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Part A Subspecialty Text Sections
Available 7/31/18 to 7/31/21
CME/MOC
Cardiovascular Medicine 30
Dermatology 16
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 22
Hematology and Oncology 33
Neurology 22
Rheumatology 22
Total 145
Part B Subspecialty Text Sections
Available 12/31/18 to 12/31/21
CME/MOC
Endocrinology and Metabolism 19
General Internal Medicine 36
Infectious Disease 25
Nephrology 25
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 25
Total 130
Virtual Dx CME/MOC
3/29/19 to 3/29/22 10

MKSAP 18 Extension Questions CME Schedule

Earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or MOC Points with each set of Extension Questions.

  • Bonus Questions Set 1: 7/31/19 to 7/31/22
  • Bonus Questions Set 2: 1/15/20 to 1/15/23
  • Bonus Questions Set 3: 7/31/20 to 7/31/23
  • Bonus Questions Set 4: 1/15/21 to 1/15/24

MKSAP 18 CME/MOC Accreditation

MKSAP 18 is specifically intended for physicians who provide personal, nonsurgical care to adults. Specifically, general internists and primary care physicians, subspecialists who need to remain up-to-date in internal medicine, residents preparing for the Certification Exam in internal medicine, and physicians preparing for the Maintenance of Certification Exam in internal medicine.

Learning Objectives
  • 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 and the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination.

CME Accreditation

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 18, for a maximum of 275 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material, MKSAP 18 Bonus Questions, for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of the CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to the number listed below if medical knowledge MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Virtual Dx CME/MOC Accreditation

CME credits and MOC points are available March 29, 2019 to March 29, 2022.

Virtual Dx is intended for physicians who provide personal, nonsurgical care to adults. Specifically, general internists and primary care physicians, subspecialists who need to remain up-to-date in internal medicine, residents preparing for the Certification Exam in internal medicine, and physicians preparing for the Maintenance of Certification Exam in internal medicine.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize visual presentations of common and rare conditions.
  • Increase skills in interpreting image-based findings.
  • Properly diagnose ECG findings.

CME Accreditation

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, Virtual Dx for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MKSAP 18 - Board Basics

Count on Board Basics for an intensive ABIM Board review. Board Basics is derived from MKSAP 18 content, but presented in a succinct digest style with key facts, tables, and test-taking tips to help you pass your Boards. Available in print format with accompanying e-book.

This ABIM board review digest can help you:

  • Absorb key takeaways on the diagnosis and treatment of the many disease entities discussed in MKSAP 18 in a condensed format
  • Avoid Being Tricked by identifying incorrect answers that masquerade as correct choices
  • Test Yourself with abbreviated case histories to recognize how to “decode” question vignettes
  • Deconstruct complex concepts with Study Tables
  • Learn to interpret visual findings with more than 100 four-color images

Board Basics is included for free with your purchase of MKSAP 18 Complete or if you are an ACP Resident/Fellow Member purchasing any MKSAP 18 format. MKSAP 18 Print or Digital subscribers can purchase Board Basics as an enhancement for $119.

Board Basics (print) will be available on December 31, 2018. Board Basics (e-book) will be available on January 31, 2019.

MKSAP 18 - Digital Flashcards

With 1,200 "byte-sized" questions, the MKSAP 18 digital flashcards help you review for the Internal Medicine Board exams.

  • Each flashcard is linked to an important MKSAP 18 concept
  • Study flashcards to quickly and easily reinforce learning of question concepts
  • Mobile-friendly format allows you to study on-the-go
  • Mark incorrect answers and try them again later

New for MKSAP 18! Let our new adaptive learning technology strengthen your learning with re-exposure to flashcards you’ve answered incorrectly.

For free access to the MKSAP 18 Digital Flashcards, order MKSAP 18 Complete.

The digital flashcards will be available January 31, 2019.

MKSAP 18 - Virtual Dx

This new edition of the online, image-based self-assessment program is both fun and challenging.

  • Quiz yourself with over 400 high-resolution images in 11 major categories spanning internal medicine and the subspecialties
  • Useful for Board prep or to gauge the strength of your visual diagnostic skills
  • Zoom in for more detail, choose your best answer, find out if you’re correct and where you stand among your peers
  • Earn up to 10 PRA Category 1 CME credits and 10 MOC points

To get free access to Virtual Dx, order MKSAP 18 Complete.

Virtual Dx will be available on March 29, 2019.

MKSAP 18 - Guarantee

We will send you a full refund on your purchase price of MKSAP if you have answered all 1,200* self-assessment questions and submitted for CME (to verify completion) but still do not pass the ABIM exam. IMPORTANT: The date of CME submission for all 1200 self-assessment questions must be prior to your ABIM examination notification of failure.

*All 1,200 questions must be completed and submitted for CME or CME and MOC to qualify for refund. No exceptions.

Send a copy of your notification of failure from the ABIM to:

MKSAP Guarantee
ACP
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

MKSAP 18 - Preview Content

View the table of contents and sample Text and Questions pages from each section in MKSAP 18 Part A.

MKSAP 17 Print

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MKSAP 17 Print includes 11 subspecialty books which can be used to update knowledge, prepare for the Board exams, and to earn CME credits & MOC points.

MKSAP 17 Print includes:

  • 11 full-color, print books
  • 1,200 all-new multiple- choice questions with answers and critiques
  • Instantaneous CME credits and MOC points when you transfer your answers to the online answer sheet

 

Board Basics (in print and e-book) is included for free with every MKSAP 17 purchase by an ACP Resident/Fellow member. Other MKSAP 17 subscribers can purchase it for $109.

  Resident/Fellow Member Member Nonmember
MKSAP 17 Print
$329 $409 $569

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MKSAP 17 Digital

MKSAP 17

MKSAP 17 Digital is the most convenient way to prepare for the internal medicine board exam. Its mobile-friendly online format and flexible offline Apps offer many special features to personalize and enhance your learning experience. MKSAP 17 Digital continues to provide you the ability to create custom quizzes in study mode or exam mode, track your progress, check peer statistics, and view related content or questions.

New this year, MKSAP 17 Digital offers:

  • Extend the life of your CME & MOC through January, 2021 with automatic delivery of the MKSAP 17 Updates — no need to purchase them separately.
  • Take the new Pretest to establish baseline knowledge gaps to develop your study plan.
  • Simulate the exam experience with the new Practice Exam.
  • Easily access "recently viewed" content so you never lose your place.
  • View tables, figures, and questions in line with text or in a separate window, depending on your preference.
  • Review content flagged for Hospitalists across all specialties.
  • Access High Value Care recommendations.
  • Enter notes as you work through the program and star questions you would like to revisit.

Plus, the MKSAP 17 Digital Apps (available for iOS and Android devices) now include text chapters as well as MCQs, making it easier to keep up your studies during small pockets of time. Read technical requirements

Board Basics (in print and e-book) is included for free with every MKSAP 17 purchase by an ACP Resident/Fellow member. Other MKSAP 17 subscribers can purchase it for $109.

  Resident/Fellow Member Member Nonmember
MKSAP 17 Digital
$349 $439 $599

Order MKSAP 17 Digital

MKSAP 17 Complete

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Earn CME online and offline with MKSAP 17 Complete, an integrated learning system for a variety of your professional needs. Offers the full range of resources at the absolute best value!

Includes:

  • MKSAP 17 Print
  • MKSAP 17 Digital, including ongoing text updates and bonus questions
  • Board Basics® (in print and e-book)
  • MKSAP 17 Digital Flashcards
  • Virtual Dx (available March 31, 2016)

Plus, the MKSAP 17 Digital Apps (available for iOS and Android devices) now include text chapters as well as MCQs, making it easier to keep up your studies during small pockets of time. Read technical requirements

  Resident/Fellow Member Member Nonmember
MKSAP 17 Complete
$499 $669 $949

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