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For over 50 years, the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) has been the most trusted resource in continuous learning for internal medicine physicians and residents. The tradition continues with MKSAP 19.

What is MKSAP?
The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP) has been the “go-to” resource for board prep and lifelong learning since 1967.

Trusted. Proven. Guaranteed.

MKSAP 19 is the comprehensive learning management system that residents and practicing physicians have relied on to assess their knowledge, stay current in medicine, use as a clinical reference in their daily practice, and prepare for their Board exams.

Why MKSAP?

Regularly Updated Content.
MKSAP 19 offers the most up-to-date information, with incorporation of regular "New Info Updates" to reflect practice-changing information, guidelines, and expert recommendations.

Control Your Learning.
With MKSAP 19, you are in control of your learning and have access to the tools to help you achieve your goals. Unlimited custom quizzes help to identify knowledge gaps, digital flashcards with adaptive learning technology reinforce learning, and the new Learning Dashboard facilitates customized learning targets and plans. New for MKSAP 19, residents can upload their IM-ITE results to help identify areas requiring additional learning.

Trusted Board Prep Resources.
MKSAP 19 has been trusted by residents preparing for the ABIM Certification exam in ACGME-accredited allopathic and osteopathic programs, as well as by practicing physicians studying for the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Exam, and hospitalists taking the Focused Practice in Hospitalist Medicine exam.

Easily Earn and Submit To Meet Your CME/MOC Goals.
Meet your continuing education requirements with more CME credits and MOC points than ever before. With MKSAP 19, you can learn and earn CME and MOC gradually – a few questions at a time – to meet your professional goals on your own schedule.

High-value Learning.
MKSAP offers a value-packed learning management system for one subscription price and unlimited opportunities to clear your answers and create custom quizzes. With 12 comprehensive subspecialty-based syllabus sections, an extensive question bank, hundreds of high value care recommendations, dozens of useful, fact-filled tables and colorful images, multimedia enhancements, and a learner-centric dashboard with helpful learning links, MKSAP offers the most learning for the most value.

How MKSAP Is Developed
More than 100 experts in internal medicine and its subspecialties completely update, revise, and rewrite each new edition every 3 years using the latest clinical information.

Focused on Excellence.
Every 3 years, MKSAP is developed by more than 100 experts in the subspecialties of internal medicine and rigorously reviewed by our 12 committees and peer reviewers.

Relevant to Your Needs.
MKSAP contains clear, evidence-based core internal medicine content 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 19’s summary key points, high value care recommendations, incisive summary tables, and dynamic 4-color images accentuate the layout, enhancing readability.

Questions

Prepare for exam day and test your knowledge with 1,200 all-new psychometrically validated self-assessment multiple-choice questions.

Hospitalist Content

Prepare for the FPHM exam, and more.

Digital-Only Exclusives

Practice exam, custom quizzes, customized learning dashboard, ongoing New Info Updates, and exclusive digital features to help you achieve your learning goals.

Residency Tracker

A free enhancement specifically for residency programs, the MKSAP 19 Residency Tracker allows program directors to assess the progress and proficiency of their residents as they answer MKSAP 19 MCQs.

Earn CME & MOC

Earn-As-You-Go CME Credit and MOC Points Submission: New for MKSAP 19, Earn-As-You-Go CME allows learners to earn CME credit and MOC points a few questions at a time without having to complete all of the questions within a subspecialty. Learn More

Opt-in for MOC Points: Opt-in once for automatic MOC submission any time you submit for CME.

 

What's New in MKSAP 19

In addition to updated and revamped syllabus content and all-new multiple-choice questions, MKSAP 19 has added multiple exciting new features.

MKSAP 19 Complete Green

MKSAP 19 introduces a new learning format to help you meet your learning needs. MKSAP 19 Complete Green is an all-digital, eco-friendly version of MKSAP Complete. MKSAP Complete Green includes digital access to MKSAP 19 along with all of the digital features of MKSAP Complete—Board Basics, Flash Cards, Virtual Dx, and MKSAP Quick Qs—but without the print books. Content is presented digitally within the MKSAP 19 platform and apps.

More Content Sections

General Internal Medicine (GIM) has been expanded into two sections. GIM 1 will be available with the release of Part A in August 2021, and GIM 2 will be released with Part B in January 2022. Additionally, Oncology and Hematology have been separated into separate sections.

MKSAP Quick Qs

250+ concise, boards-style questions, mapped to the ABIM blueprint and developed to enhance exam prep. Accessible to MKSAP Complete/Complete Green subscribers. CME/MOC available.

Multimedia Enhancements

An enhanced, audiovisual learning experience with multimedia in the form of short whiteboards and clinical/diagnostic videos throughout MKSAP. Accessible to all MKSAP 19 Digital/Complete/Complete Green subscribers.

Customized Learning Plans

Create a customized learning plan based on your areas of learning need. As you progress through MKSAP 19, you can create an individualized plan to guide you through additional reading, questions, flashcards, and links to other ACP resources.

Earn-As-You-Go CME and MOC

Earn CME credit and MOC points a few questions at a time without having to complete all of the questions within a subspecialty section.

Board Basics Digital

A newly integrated Board Basics study guide is now available as part of MKSAP 19 Digital. Accessible to MKSAP 19 Resident-Fellow Members and all other MKSAP 19 Complete/Complete Green subscribers. MKSAP 19 Digital subscribers can purchase Board Basics separately for $130.

 

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 19:

  • Create custom quizzes based on questions you've starred, previously answered incorrectly, or by topic/interest area. Use “Study Mode (untimed)” to review questions at your own pace or “Exam Mode (timed)” to simulate the big day, with a time limit and answers revealed after you have completed the quiz
  • 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 MKSAP 19 learners
  • Access “Related Text” links from questions you’ve answered incorrectly to strengthen learning
  • Clear your answers as many times as you like to ensure you have mastered 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
  • Use our Self-Assessment Questions for deep learning and Boards preparation, and use MKSAP Quick Qs to simulate the Boards

Exam Prep Tools included with MKSAP Complete

Board Basics

Designed for an intensive review right before sitting for your exam, Boards Basics is filled with crucial internal medicine material derived from MKSAP 19, filled with tips to avoid getting tricked on the big day, and mnemonics to help you study.

Digital Flashcards

Review over 1,200 quick-study concepts in a mobile-friendly, flashcard format. Adaptive learning technology has been built-in to help facilitate learning through repeated exposure. Accessible to MKSAP 19 Complete/Complete Green subscribers only.

Virtual Dx

This digital, multimedia-based self-assessment program provides 420+ questions that provide a fun and challenging way to test your visual acumen. Accessible to MKSAP 19 Complete/Complete Green subscribers only.

MKSAP Quick Qs

Prepare for the Boards with concise “Board-style” questions mapped to the ABIM blueprint. Accessible to MKSAP 19 Complete/Complete Green subscribers only.

 

MKSAP Money-Back Guarantee

If you don’t pass the ABIM exam and have answered and submitted all 1,200 questions before taking the exam, send us a copy of your notification of failure from the ABIM within 1 year of taking your exam to receive a refund. Details

 

Pricing & Release Schedule

MKSAP 19 is available in several flexible formats, allowing you to choose the format that best fits your lifestyle. Each format includes 12 syllabus sections and 1,200 associated deep-learning self-assessment questions.

Products Release Pricing
  Part A Part B Resident/Fellow Member Member Nonmember
MKSAP 19 Digital 1/31/2022 $410 $494 $658
MKSAP 19 Complete Green 1/31/2022 $522 $629 $839
MKSAP 19 Complete 1/31/2022 $634 $764 $1,019
Enhancements Full Release Complete/Complete Green Subscribers Digital Subscribers
Board Basics  1/31/2022 FREE $130
Digital Flashcards  1/31/2022 FREE
MKSAP Quick Qs  1/31/2022 FREE
Virtual Dx 3/31/2022 FREE

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MKSAP 19 Digital

MKSAP 19 delivered in a state-of-the-art format with content updates and other exclusive features.

Starting at $410
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MKSAP 19 Complete Green

An eco-friendly, all-digital version of MKSAP 19 Complete, plus Quick Qs, Board Basics, digital flashcards, and Virtual Dx. No print syllabus or print-format Board Basics.

Starting at $522
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MKSAP 19 Complete

The premium MKSAP package, including MKSAP 19 print books (12 syllabus sections plus 1,200 MCQs) and digital access, plus MKSAP Quick Qs, print and digital versions of Board Basics, digital flashcards and Virtual Dx.

Starting at $634
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A MKSAP subscription is for individual use only

ACP will not set up MKSAP CME/MOC accounts for purchasers of MKSAP sold by unauthorized sellers (e.g., Amazon, e-Bay), with whom ACP has no relationship. We do not honor third party sales.

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MKSAP 19 - Questions

Prepare efficiently. Derived from MKSAP’s 12 subspecialty syllabus sections, MKSAP's 1,200 self-assessment questions feature one-best answer, clinically relevant, patient-based multiple-choice questions. Plus, MKSAP's questions cover the same topics included in the ABIM exam blueprint to help you prepare smartly.

Test yourself with MKSAP’s unsurpassed question-writing excellence. A tremendous amount of effort goes into developing MKSAP's board-like multiple-choice questions, written by a team of 12 expert subspecialty committees using the highest standards in question writing. Each MKSAP self-assessment question is pretested by physicians like you and psychometrically validated to ensure it is well-structured, accurate, and fair.

Study with a variety of question formats. Depending on the format you purchase, MKSAP 19 offers variety in both number and type of questions, including traditional self-assessment questions, Extension Questions focusing on new information and learning gaps, Virtual Dx (image-based) Questions, flashcards (one-question/one-answer questions, adaptive learning enhanced), and MKSAP Quick Qs to focus your study and prime you for your boards.

Format Total Questions Question Type
MKSAP 19 Digital

1,400

1,200 traditional self-assessment questions + 200+ Extension Questions 

MKSAP 19 Complete 3,000+

1,200 traditional self-assessment questions + 200+ Extension Questions  + 400+ Virtual Dx questions + 1,200+ digital flashcards + 250 MKSAP Quick Qs

MKSAP 19 Complete Green 3,000+

1,200 traditional self-assessment questions + 200+ Extension Questions  + 400+ Virtual Dx questions + 1,200+ digital flashcards + 250 MKSAP Quick Qs

Get the best value with MKSAP 19 Complete!

MKSAP 19 – Hospitalist Content

Trust MKSAP 19 to keep you up-to-date in hospital medicine and meet your requirements for the ABIM Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine program.

MKSAP 19 Features for Hospitalists:

  • Hundreds of multiple-choice questions specifically devoted to hospitalist topics
  • Content covering high-importance FPHM exam blueprint topics
  • Topics include 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 others
  • Hospitalist practice-focused multiple-choice questions allow creation of hospital practice-focused custom quizzes

MKSAP 19 is a comprehensive learning solution to keep you abreast of important information in the hospital setting and to help you pass the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine MOC exam.

Get the best value with MKSAP 19 Complete!

MKSAP 19 - 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 MKSAP’s Learning Dashboard
  • Automatically receive regular content updates with the New Info Updates feature
  • Get more practice answering questions with 200 MKSAP 19 Extension Questions
  • Use the MKSAP 19 Apps online or offline, from any device, so you never lose your work

Plus! Try out these new digital features exclusive to MKSAP 19 Complete or MKSAP 19 Complete Green:

  • Customized MKSAP 19 Learning Dashboard: Create a customized learning plan based on your learning proficiency. As you progress through MKSAP 19, identify your knowledge gaps and create an individualized plan to guide you through additional reading, questions, flashcards, and links to other ACP resources.
  • Earn-As-You-Go CME Credit. Earn CME credit and MOC points gradually by answering a few questions at a time without having to complete all of the questions within a subspecialty section to qualify. 
  • MKSAP 19 Quick Qs: Includes 250+ concise, boards-style questions mapped to high-importance/high-frequency areas of the ABIM blueprint, developed specifically for efficient and effective exam prep. This feature is accessible to MKSAP 19 Complete/Complete Green subscribers only. Offers CME/MOC. 

To take advantage of these MKSAP 19 Digital or Complete exclusives, order MKSAP 19.

MKSAP 19 Residency Tracker

The MKSAP 19 Residency Program Tracker enables residency programs to assess potential knowledge gaps and create appropriate remediation plans as residents work through MKSAP 19’s individualized learning platform.

Features include:

  • Customized question assignments based on MKSAP 19 subspecialty topic or area requiring improvement as demonstrated through MKSAP 19 self-assessment question scores
  • Ability to measure learning improvement by creating pre-intervention and post-intervention question assignments
  • Review residents’ responses to individual questions to identify incorrectly selected distractors and address potentially confusing points
  • Review aggregate data to identify areas for potential curricular adjustment

Learn more about MKSAP 19 Tracker

Get the best value with MKSAP 19 Complete!

MKSAP 19 - Earn-As-You-Go CME/MOC submission

With MKSAP 19, you can earn a quarter of a point for each question when you answer one of two questions correctly (50% correct). This same formula will apply to MKSAP Quick Qs, Virtual Dx, and Extension Questions. You will still have multiple attempts to answer questions correctly to earn the maximum number of points per section.

Interested in earning CME/MOC as quickly as possible? MKSAP 19 allows you to focus only on questions that have not yet been used in a CME/MOC submissions claim.

Part A Sections
Available 8/31/21 to 8/31/24
# of MCQs* CME/MOC*
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 96 24
General Internal Medicine 1 114 28.5
Infectious Disease 108 27
Oncology 72 18
Nephrology 108 27
Neurology 96 24
Total 594 148.5
Part B Sections
Available 1/31/22 to 1/31/25
# of MCQs* CME/MOC*
Cardiovascular Disease 120 30
Endocrinology and Metabolism 84 21
General Internal Medicine 2 126 31.5
Hematology 77 19.25
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 103 25.75
Rheumatology 96 24
Total 606 151.5

*Learners earn .25 points per correctly answered question, up to the maximum number of points/credited listed for each subspecialty section.

MKSAP 19 Enhancements CME/MOC credits/points are listed below.

MKSAP 19 Activity # of MCQs CME/MOC
Extension Questions
Available until 1/31/25
50*/set, 200* total 12.5* per set/50* for all sets
Virtual Dx
Available until 1/31/25
420* 105*

*Learners earn .25 points per correctly answered question, up to the minimum number of total points/credited listed for the estimated number of questions per activity.

MKSAP 19 Extension Questions CME Schedule

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

  • Extension Questions Set 1: 7/31/22 to 1/31/25
  • Extension Questions Set 2: 1/15/23 to 1/31/25
  • Extension Questions Set 3: 7/31/23 to 1/31/25
  • Extension Questions Set 4: 1/15/24 to 1/31/25

MKSAP 19 CME/MOC Accreditation

MKSAP 19 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 19, for a maximum of 300 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 19 ExtensionQuestions, for a maximum of 50 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 31, 2022 to January 31, 2025.

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 105 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MKSAP Quick Qs

New for MKSAP 19!

Test yourself with concise, board-like questions that are mapped to the high-frequency/high-important areas of the ABIM blueprint. With at least 250 questions, MKSAP Quick Qs are specifically created to help you prepare for the ABIM Certification and MOC exams. With the MKSAP Quick Qs, you can create custom quizzes in Exam and Study mode to facilitate your learning.

Earn a minimum of 62.5 PRA Category 1 CME credits and MOC points.

MKSAP Quick Qs are available to subscribers of MKSAP 19 Complete and MKSAP 19 Complete Green.

MKSAP 19 - Board Basics

Count on Board Basics for an intensive ABIM Board review. Board Basics is derived from MKSAP 19 content, but presented in a succinct digest style with key facts, tables, and test-taking tips to help you prepare for your Boards. An integrated digital version of the Board Basics study guide is included for MKSAP 19 Resident/Fellow Members and Complete/Complete Green subscribers.

This ABIM board review digest can help you:

  • Absorb key takeaways on the diagnosis and treatment of the many disease entities discussed in MKSAP 19 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 print and integrated digital versions are included with your purchase of MKSAP 19 Complete and an integrated digital version is included with your MKSAP 19 Complete Green subscription. If you are an ACP Resident/Fellow Member, you will receive an integrated print and digital version with your purchase of MKSAP 19 Complete and an integrated digital version with your purchase of MKSAP 19 Complete Green or MKSAP 19 Digital.

MKSAP 19 Digital subscribers can add Board Basics (print and digital access) as an enhancement for $130. MKSAP 19 Complete Green subscribers can add a print version of Board Basics as an enhancement for $130. Purchase MKSAP 19 Board Basics.

MKSAP 19 - Digital Flashcards

With 1,200 "byte-sized" questions, the MKSAP 19 digital flashcards help you review for the Internal Medicine Board exams.

  • Each flashcard is linked to an important MKSAP 19 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
  • Create a learning plan using the detailed flashcard review answer sheet

For access to the MKSAP 19 Digital Flashcards, order MKSAP 19 Complete.

MKSAP 19 - 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 12 major categories spanning internal medicine and its subspecialties
  • Useful for Board prep or to gauge the strength of your visual diagnostic skills
  • Zoom in for more detail, choose your best answer, and find out if you’re correct and where you stand among your peers
  • Earn up to a maximum of 105 PRA Category 1 CME credits and MOC points

To get free access to Virtual Dx, order MKSAP 19 Complete.

MKSAP - Guarantee

MKSAP is designed with our learners’ needs in mind – and top among these needs is engaging our subscribers in lifelong learning, including preparation for exam day. If, however, you do not pass your ABIM Certification Examination or Recertification Examination after you have prepared for your test with MKSAP’s focused syllabus and rigorously  developed multiple-choice questions, we will send you a full refund on your purchase of MKSAP.*

*To qualify for the refund, you must verify use of MKSAP PRIOR TO TAKING YOUR Certification or Recertification EXAM by meeting the following requirements:

  • Completion of 100% of MKSAP’s 1200 self-assessment questions
  • Scoring at least 50% for each of MKSAP’s 12 completed sections

Please note that if you complete any of the MKSAP 1200 self-assessment questions after the date of your Certification/Recertification examination, you are not eligible for a refund.

Subscribers who meet the qualifications described above should send a copy of their letter from the ABIM notifying them of failure within 1 year of your examination to:

MKSAP Guarantee
attn.: Kim Kerns
American College of Physicians
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

MKSAP 19 - Preview Content

View the table of contents and sample Text and Questions pages from each section in MKSAP 19.