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COVID-19 Safety and Live Attendance
We are confirmed to hold the Live Conference at the Hilton Rosemont. To help you decide if attending in person is right for you, here is what API will require during the conference:
- Masks are to be worn indoors at all times during the conference, except while eating or drinking.
- All attendees and staff are required to practice social distancing. Conference rooms will be set up to reflect the CDC’s current social distancing guidelines.
- Temperature checks will be required prior to entering conference space.
- Sanitation stations will be placed throughout the event space and hotel.
- Public spaces will be sanitized daily.
API recommends booking your hotel reservation directly through our room block. As COVID rules and regulations are always changing, if we need to cancel the conference, you will be able to cancel your room reservation without any fees or penalties. To book your room in the API room block, CLICK HERE. By booking your room through the room block, you will be provided breakfast, daily. If you book your room outside of the room block, breakfast is on your own.
Also, the State of Illinois has travel restrictions if you are flying in from another state that has high level of COVID infections. The state requires you to either be vaccinated or have a negative test 3 days prior to your arrival. You can find more information regarding travel restrictions via the following webpage by CLICKING HERE.
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LASER-FOCUSED LECTURES: A comprehensive library of video lectures precisely aligns to the Psychiatry Certification exam blueprint, so you focus on all exam topics and keywords with no wasted effort.
BOARD-EXPERIENCED FACULTY: Board-certified faculty are experienced in teaching Psychiatry Certification board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up to date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Psychiatry Certification STUDY GUIDE: The included PDF provides the complete course syllabus, hundreds of pages long. (Printed version also available at checkout.)
Board-Style Practice Questions
COMPREHENSIVE QUESTION BANK: 2300+ Psychiatry Certification multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are included. Each question carefully follows the ABPN board exam content outline and format.
REALISTIC TEST ENVIRONMENT: Prepare by taking practice tests in a format that’s just like the actual exam.
THE “QBL” METHOD: “Question-Based Learning” ensures that your review is 100% relevant to the ABPN® Psychiatry Certification exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple-choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, Beat The Boards! Psychiatry Certification practice questions include referenced explanations, so you learn the “how” and “why” behind every question.
PEER COLLABORATION: A study community welcomes you. Ask and answer colleague questions, form study groups, and track your progress.
Strength in numbers: Help and be helped, stay motivated, and get connected. All with Beat The Boards!
Anytime, Anywhere Access
ON-THE-GO CONVENIENCE: Fit your Psychiatry Certification board review around your busy schedule. Get 24/7 online access optimized for smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
MOBILE APP: Includes phone app for downloading lectures for viewing when out of Wi-Fi or cellular reach.
UNLIMITED REPEAT VIEWING: Watch lectures in any order, as many times as you need to, with unlimited access for 12 months.
CME CREDITS: Earn 51.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the Psychiatry Certification course. Your annual employer-provided educational funds may be used to cover the costs of this CME activity.
Remember, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology tests you on the entire breadth of your specialty, beyond what’s practical in your day-to-day. Let our knowledgeable faculty guide you through a comprehensive review that covers exactly what the Psychiatry Certification Exam Blueprint dictates.
Register and Study Within Minutes – No Hassles, Wasted Energy, or Delays!
‘‘Here’s the challenge: this Psychiatry Certification board review features 51.75 hours of laser-focused lectures and 2300+ Q Bank questions, but all that great content means nothing if you don’t get through it in time for the exam. So, Beat The Boards! makes your prep easy. For example:
- Listen to audio lectures on the app as you commute to and from work
- Answer a few MCQs on your lunch break
- Watch video lectures as you work-out on the stair climber or exercise bike
- Download lectures to your phone ahead of a flight or when out of wi-fi or cellular range
We’re dedicated to helping you pass your boards and that’s why we offer you a better-than-money-back pass guarantee. We don’t succeed unless you succeed.”
Yours in board exam success,
Jack Krasuski, MD, Executive Director
Read What Your Colleagues Are Saying About This Course
“Dear Dr. Jack, While you don't know me, I feel like I know you well because you (and your colleagues) were my constant companions as I commuted from home to work this summer and fall as I prepared for my Psychiatry Board Exam. While I graduated from a very good combined psychiatry and family medicine residency program in June, I relied solely on your Beat the Boards course to prepare for the test. Today I learned that I passed the exam and am very grateful to you for such a well-developed and well-taught course. Thank you very much for a quality learning experience. I would not have passed without your help.”
Kevin Brazill, DO, Cincinnati, OH
“I enjoyed using Beat the Boards! more than any other study source. I felt overly prepared and confident. I passed the ABPN Psychiatry Boards with ease, and it is primarily due to the fact that I wasn't in the least bit nervous after reviewing Beat the Boards! I especially enjoyed the fact that I could stream the reviews via my web browser into my wireless headphones at home. Thus, I was able to study while multi-tasking around the house. This made my study experience much more enjoyable. I would recommend American Physician Institute's review materials to anyone.”
Shannon Hansen, MD, Columbia, SC
“I began my preparation rather late, having had to deal with changing jobs, moving home and relocating to a new state all within 2-3 weeks of the exam. In the middle of my hectic schedule, what I found most useful was the course videos that I downloaded on my Android phone and could listen to in my car as I drove to work each morning. In the end, I did manage to find the time to read the course work and practice the questions, and am I glad I did- Beat the Boards! was succinct, precise and excellent prep work for the final day of the exam. I aced my Neurology portion (the part I most dreaded) and sailed through the Psych too. So all I want to say is -Thank you Beat the Boards!”
Arun Haridas, MD, Philadelphia, PA
“I was so pleased with my course. I did the full online course of the Psychiatric Initial Examination, the first year to have the clinical component built in. I know for a fact this course put me over the edge. I was averaging Printe scores of around 45%. After 1 month with the program, I got 80% on both Neurology and Psychiatry from the board scores. I was so overjoyed. The online videos were top-rate, the online question banks were very appropriate, and the feedback helped to sharpen my skills. I ditched the Kaufman's book and any other study guides I had accumulated and concentrated just on the home study material. I've already recommended this course to others. Best decision I ever made. The guarantee that was offered cinched the deal for me. Very impressed!”
Matthew Aaron Sachs, MD, Virginia Beach, VA
“I worked 7 days a week and didn't have the time to go through text books and other study material. I heard about Dr. Krasuski's board review program from a colleague who was taking the exam the same year as I and I decided to use something that had a good reputation both online and from peers. I was surprised by the depth of information that was provided and the level of difficulty/complexity of the online test questions. It far succeeded what I need to pass the boards with minimal personal effort. If you follow Dr Krasuski's lectures and complete all of the questions online, there is almost a 100% chance of passing. I passed the boards after studying for less than 1 month with no other material other than what was provided to me by Dr. Krasuski. I continued working 7 days a week while studying and still passed with flying colors. I haven't heard of anyone in my group of cohorts who used Dr. Krasuski's prep material and did not pass the exam on their first try. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants a high-yield method to review for 4 years of Residency in less than 1 month.”
W. David Chu, MD, Irvine, CA“I took the Beat The Boards! course for Part I after failing the first time. I thought I had prepared thoroughly, having read Kaplan and Sadock cover to cover and several other texts. What taking the course did for me was help me to focus in on the key areas. When I retested, it was almost as if the test was too easy! I had narrowly missed passing the first time by only 2 points in Psychiatry and 6 in Neurology. My scores improved over 10 points in Psychiatry and nearly 20 in Neurology after the course! Bottom line is that it is worth taking the course to achieve a sure pass the first time around!”
Renee Cook, DO, Springfield, IL
“I bit the bullet and reached out to your organization and signed up for your online course and eventually came to your review course in July in Chicago. But I continued to work a lot but studied a lot in between. From 4 am or lunch break or patients cancellation or in between patients at ER. In Chicago I was in the middle of my annual fast from sun rise to sun set. So no eating or drinking till 9pm. I took the mock test. Tried following your very calm recommendations but went into exam not sure about passing but reassured by your triple guarantee to retake. After exam felt better. But had 3 months to wait. As weeks went by felt resigned to failing exam and calling your organization. The dreaded email came 2 days ago and I PASSED!!!!!!!!! Not got the letter in mail but see my name as certified. Wanted to thank you and your organization. Very very professional and kind. Responsive and timely.”
Raslaan Nizar, MD, Jamesville, NY
“I took Beat the Boards! and thought it was a great program, organized, comprehensive and convenient. I enjoyed the added security of the money back guarantee. I also wanted to add that being a new mother was a new challenge that I had studying for this big exam. So, that is why the flexibility with this course of when and where I wanted to study was key to my success in passing the boards!”
Allana Lee, MD, Manchester, CT
“I received my certificate, and I would like to thank you for your support. Your course is accurate not just for the test, also for clinical practice. I enjoyed your video class tremendously. I look forward to taking my Geriatric certification course with you. I highly recommend the cause to all my colleges.”
Jenny Paola Rodriguez, MD, Springfield, NJ
“Beat The Boards! was the most beneficial study aid I used to pass the boards. The lectures were superior in high-yield and up-to-date detail. The companion booklet was helpful to take notes along the way. The neuro review was outstanding. Test prep pointers were spot-on. With the computer exams it was possible to simulate test conditions and gauge progress. Most of the sample questions were harder than the actual exam.”
Phil Wilson, MD, PhD, Salt Lake City, UT
“This was the best experience I’ve had attending CME courses in both Australia and the USA. I was impressed with the level of the presenters as well as the broad areas covered in the course. I am leaving the USA with a great sense of satisfaction and believe that I have made a solid investment by attending this course. I feel more confident about passing my exams.”
Natasha Laukens, MD, Brisbane, Australia
“There is no doubt in my mind that I would not have passed the written portion of the Board Exam without the help of the online course. I just had my second child and could not go to the course. Therefore, I ordered the online course. I studied while my newborn napped on my days off. I studied over 8 months and took the written portion for the first time and passed. I was very proud of myself and thankful that I had a course that outlined the information I needed to know, especially the neurology portion.”
Lisa Le, MD, Fenton, MD
“I wanted to say thanks for an excellent review course and comprehensive online review system. I passed my ABPN boards and did better than I anticipated I would, since I'm not the world's best standardized test-taker. I have no doubt the course and online review material helped me extensively in this endeavor. I plan to use the material to prepare for my AOBNP boards in March as well. Thanks again.”
Jeff Frey, MD, Howell, MI
“Thank you for the passionate effort for the course. Course is excellent, very helpful. Useful not only for Board Preparation but in daily clinical practice for patient care and prescribing. The course has been very stimulating to me for passing my boards.”
Mahmooda Hafiz, MD, Norfolk, VA
"It is often difficult to isolate effective learning tools, but I found the Home Study Course to be instrumental in my passing Part 1 of the Psychiatry Boards.”
Chioma Iheagwara, MD, Philadelphia, PA
"I passed my boards. Thank you very much. The course was very helpful. In fact I did not read anything outside the material. Very precise and excellent material. I will definitely recommend my friends to attend it. Thank you.”
Sateesh Gunda, MD, Springfield, MO
"I took this course and passed part 1 of the boards. I will take this course for part 2 also. Thank you so much!”
Larry Wise, MD, Coas, OR
"This course was responsible for helping me pass Part 1 on my first attempt!”
Salima Naqvi, MD, Prior Lake, MN
"I am a second year psychiatry resident. This course was recommended by my program director who simply stated, "If I had to do residency all over again, I would have absolutely purchased Beat the Boards for all 4 years." Swayed by his conviction, I bought the course as soon as the reimbursement education funds were available in July of this year. Needless to say, the course DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I got myself into watching the videos as often as possible, usually a few times a week. Not only were the lecturers knowledgeable and easy to follow, but the material was actually FUN! I was amazed at how high yield the material was for each lecture. For example, I reviewed a couple neurology lectures the weekend before my PRITE and easily got 3 or 4 questions correct directly from the lectures. I would recommend this program to any psychiatry resident who is preparing for the PRITE, or just interested in improving her or his knowledge base. Beat the Boards was absolutely my best education purchase in residency. THANK YOU!”
Eric Jarmon, DO, Middletown, NY
"I completed my Residency in the late nineties and never thought that I could ever pass the exams; I found that there were others like myself at the course and this was encouraging. Dr Jack Krasuski and his dedicated team of Doctors plowed through an intense 5 day period that covered a lot of material. I also found the review questions and practice exams very helpful. I went through every one of them, including the Neuro questions. After so many years of being away from textbooks, I surprised myself by Beating the Boards- Part I; now I look forward to Part II! I would encourage anyone seeking to give the Psychiatry Boards to consider this excellent course.”
N. Kurian, MD, Columbia, MO
"I would recommend this course to anyone preparing for the boards or wanting more CME credits. This course was essential to jump start my ABPN Part 1 review prep. Having been out of residency for 10+ years, I needed something well-structured and easy to use. After viewing the webinars I was well-prepared for both the exam and to do more detailed reading. I am fairly certain I would have tanked the exam without it. Thanks.”
Bradford Ashley, MD, Sherwood, OR
"Our institution purchased copies of Beat the Boards for us and preparation for the Psychiatry Resident In Training Exam was much easier having access to the question banks and explanations. It gave me a starting point in PRITE studying and preparation for the board exam at the end of training. The Q banks were most helpful to me, but content sections were also useful with good detail.”
Kateland Branch, MD, Winston Salem, NC
"I believe this was a great tool both for board preparation, as well as general great source (well organized, clear objectives, comprehensive summary of dx and tx options, etc). I would recommend this to all residents and new psych going into practice. The question bank was awesome, and clinical vignettes very similar to the test. Overall I was very happy with this course and would recommend it very highly!”
Ashley Doucette, MD, New Orleans, LA
"Overall I’m very pleased by this experience. Faculty presentations were outstanding, clear, and high yield. Speakers are engaging. Hours go by without realizing how long you’ve been there. My favorites: Dr. Sanchez, Dr. Lee, Dr. Karnik. Good Audio and visuals. I left with confidence and overall sense of what areas I need to focus better at.”
Tania C. Martinez, MD, Allentown, PA
"This course gave me a jump start towards my board preparation. I enjoyed questions in the beginning of the lectures with material during the lecture to focus on solving questions, with explanations of the correct answers at the end of the lectures. It was the best technique for learning difficult material. Speakers were excellent in their delivery style, organization in their presented material and were very approachable for questions and extra guidance. I was relaxed and able to focus better as I knew that if I missed something I can find it online. I made new friends to keep my enthusiasm.”
Aasia Syed, MD, Cleveland, OH
"Great experience, wonderful opportunity to learn in a very organized, complete, practiced and clear way. I will recommend to any resident, junior or senior in psychiatry. Amazing tools to use while teaching resident and medical students. The staff is very helpful and friendly, open to listen and respond to any questions. Thanks Jack and ALL Staff!”
Kurt Scwartz, MD, Plainview, NY
"I emailed a psychiatrist friend today who recently completed his psychiatry residency. I explained to him that this review course is awesome because it pulls together psychiatry and neurology under the same conceptual framework – which would be impossible for me to do that on my own. I wish someone would have told me about this course when I was in residency. My residency director was not board certified, so board certification was not directly encouraged. I really enjoyed making friends and laughing together.”
John N. Russo, MD, Albuquerque, NM
"Course provided a comprehensive yet exam-pertinent review for board examination, taught by clinical instructors who demonstrated not only knowledge and expertise, but also the ability to teach effectively to audience. Recommend not only for board examination review/preparation, but for residents during earlier stage of residency education for comprehensive understanding and knowledge”
Bestsy K. McGee, MD, MPH, Iowa City, MS
"I thought the course was a perfect supplement to my studying for the boards. It covered all topics relevant to the exam and allowed me to realize what sections I need to focus on more. The ability to speed up the pace of the lectures online was really beneficial as well, as I could complete the study lectures in less time and still absorb all of the information. If I had to do it again, I would definitely buy the course. Money well spent!”
Sam Brar, MD, APO, AP
"Course delivers complex concepts in digestible/concise packets, and builds progressively. Structured lectures, with appropriate emphasis on high-yield topics, augmented with logical explanations. This active learning trains you to logically extrapolate answers. Everything comes together nicely at the end of the course and one definitely feels confident by the conclusion of the course. Material is retained.”
Humaira Siddiqi, MD, Fairfax, VA
"Currently I am a PGY-IV resident and planning to take the psychiatry certification board exam. Someone told me about this course and I registered for the Beat the Boards! psychiatry certification course. I am so impressed that I have recommended this course highly to our program. Now they are considering purchasing the course for all the PGY-IV residents appearing in the board this year.”
Imran Jamil, MD, Jersey City, NJ
"This has been the most succinct informative way to learn I have participated in during my 30 years of practice. I personally told Dr. Krasuski that his tone of speech was, “Gentle, Loving, and Succinct” which helped to fulfill my passion of medicine. Jack, please read this excellent review!”
Jane Jackson, MD, FAPA, Kensington, MD
"Very helpful. Recommend to colleagues for sure. Thanks for putting together comprehensive material in concise format. Dr. Jack’s mellow and kind tone is reassuring in this tense pre-exam. Dr. Dayalu is the best speaker for neurology in the course. One of the best teachers I have come across in a long time.”
Manish Aggarwal, MD, Strengeville, OH
"This course has taken a daunting amount of information and condensed it into a much more manageable, but thorough, set of modules that are clearly geared toward helping me pass the board exam. The lectures were clear and concise in their presentations and the information was made more understandable.”
Tracy L. Crews, MD, Buckeye, AZ
"Dr. Krasuski not only addresses topics from examination point of view but he comes across as a great teacher, very sincere, dedicated to improving quality of patient care and very genuine. The course included high-yield topics, to the point exam relevancy and precise, extreme clarity. It was very fun to go over psychiatry and neurology.”
Aneela Ahmed, MD, Lafayette, CA
"This was the most concise yet thorough presentation of board-related information. The neurology education was not only made easy to understand, but was presented in a fun way. I would highly recommend this as a good review of basic and useful psychiatry knowledge to enhance any practice.”
Richard Brown Jr., MD, Fairbanks, AK
"Excellent for practitioners who work solo or at great distance from colleagues to review refresh, re-learn, and learn new things they do not get to encounter routinely. I did the "At Home" version as my own 3-day weekend. Well done from an Educational Perspective!”
Jonathan G. Peterson., MD
"This has been a great experience. Prior to this, I used another program, but this one really made a difference. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to succeed fast. The training was so great that I feel like it has increased my capability in all aspects of Psychiatry practice.”
Masood Zafar, MD, Bridgeport, WV
"This is an excellent course that offers helpful strategies for handling nearly every kind of issue that arises between the first contact and termination. The presenters have packed a lot of information into concise, clearly organized presented lecture slides.”
Harun Evimen, MD, Philadelphia, PA
"As a fairly recent graduate of psychiatry residency this course helped to consolidate the board knowledge obtained during training. The info was well delivered and in a manner that was practical and helpful in improving the assessment and treatment.”
Dionne Harrison, MD, Raleigh, NC
"Thank you so much for taking on this task and in such a very compassionate manner. Your faculty and staff have been more than helpful to everyone. I enjoyed my entire time at this review. The atmosphere was much felt and appreciated. It was a wonderful break from the daily grind of everyday life."
Jose Fina Baluga, MD, Chattahoochee, FL
"Excellent are video, content and format. The reason why I bought it was a personal recommendation from some of my colleagues. All of them take courses from different companies too, but your course is reaching no 1. There are 2 reasons for that: quality of course and your honesty regarding the “Triple Guarantee.” Course helped me a lot and I am intending to get all your courses which are available. Please, send me updates about any new courses available in your institution. Thank you."
Juraj Lukac, MD, Staten Island, NY
"This is a well-composed, well-targeted and concise course to cover all aspects of examination and everyday practice. The content of course makes it easy to understand any complex microtopic or issues, which give you a great deal of confidence."
Babar Choudhry, MD, Drums, PA
"The difference of this course is that Jack respects you as a doctor. He acknowledges that you are here for the purpose of passing the boards. Our time as doctors is precious, so we need absolutely positive results. It is a marathon course, with triple guaranteed results to pass."
Carolyn King, MD, Grand Rapids, MI
"This was the best experience I’ve had attending CME courses in both Australia and the USA. I was impressed with the level of the presenters as well as the broad areas covered in the course. I am leaving the USA with a great sense of satisfaction and believe that I have made a solid investment by attending this course. I feel more confident about passing my exams."
Natasha Laukens, MD, Brisbane, Australia
"This course is very extensive and the teaching staff made it a lot easier to bear. They are consumer friendly and attended to our needs promptly. Overall, I am very pleasantly surprised that I stayed the whole time and learned a lot. I feel more comfortable taking the written exam."
Alfredo Tumbali, MD, Kokomo, IN
"Thanks a lot for your ability to help others like myself. I am pleased to share with you how exciting the experience for me to be present in this course has been. I do believe it is the only way to complete the full review without being tired out from the amount of time invested."
Aida Franco-Julian, MD, Tempe, AZ
"The course was invaluable as a comprehensive review and consolidation of knowledge for the fields of psychiatry and neurology. The lecturers and course director obviously care about education and that the course takers go on to pass their boards as well as have successful careers. I would even recommend the course to mid-training residents as an ongoing education and to later career psychiatrists as an educational updated."
Nikhil Majumdar, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
"This course was very impressive and comprehensive. Information was delivered by speakers who clearly have interest in not only their specific areas of medicine, but also in providing us the foundation to excel. I feel that this course will not only help with the boards, but enhance my clinical practice. A+++++!"
Lisa Batson, MD, Louisville, KY
"Excellent course – organized lectures & handouts, pertinent info for boards & applicable to daily practice. Interesting & well-credentialed presenters – very approachable during breaks, willing staff able to problem-solve small and not so small problems. Could not endorse the course more enthusiastically!"
Linda Williams, MD, Denver, CO
"The course was very comprehensive and thorough. The speakers were all very knowledgeable. They were also approachable and available to answer any questions. I am very pleased with all aspects of the course. The online materials will be very helpful as I continue my board prep from home. This course by far exceeded my expectations."
Melanie Johnson, MD, Atlanta, GA
"Great course! I traveled from Los Angeles to take your course and really found the material useful and high-yield. Neurology instructors were good, especially Dr. Dayalu. I felt your style of lecturing was good, easy to understand and very clear. Overall very pleased, would recommend to others. Thanks!"
Jamie E. Garcia, MD, Pasadena, CA
"I prepared for the ABPN Exam with Beat The Boards! This course provided the complete spectrum of psychiatry and neurology. I felt fully prepared for the exam. There was nothing in the exam that was not covered by this course. I would highly recommend practicing with the questions provided by this course."
Snehal Patel, MD, Johnson City, TN
"Of course the boards are anxiety-provoking, but prepping for them can be even worse. All that worrying that I haven’t done enough or done it right. With Beat The Boards! I felt on-track, ready for the studying ahead and the test to come. Thank you for this fantastic course."
Rebecca Begtrup, DO, Baltimore, MD
"Great course. Very detailed video with lots of great information. Most videos are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Questions were also detailed with most answer explanations."
Crystal Mehta, DO, Carmel, IN
"Psychiatry Board Review is a fantastic course. Lectures were awesome and high yield. I recommend adult psychiatry board review course without any reservation."
Babuji Gandra, MD, Duluth, MN
"The online course provided a thorough review of the relevant exam topics that was easy to access and provided the flexibility to tailor study time to a busy work schedule."
Ashleigh Fleming, MD, Shreveport, LA
"I took the board exam yesterday, and I have to say, you guys really nailed it this year. I felt extremely well-prepared for the test. I don't know how you do it, but keep it up! I plan to take your Child and Adolescent course this coming year."
Michele LaGrone, MD, Dallas, TX
"I appreciated the efforts made to keep lectures on time. I also appreciated efforts to provide opportunities for networking including introductions of neighbor on day one. I will be back for Child Boards next year."
William Bryce, MD, Sioux Falls, SD
"Excellent and comprehensive review course. Great question bank to test knowledge. Presenters are very approachable if you need to ask questions."
Jeraine Ali, MD, Louisville, KY
"This is my second API course and I would be surprised if it were my last. The comprehensiveness of the syllabus provides confidence that my preparation is complete."
Duana DiFranco, MD, Plymouth, MI
"The Live program allowed for a good review, which followed by the online questions and ability to quickly review lectures again, offer a well-balanced and thorough curriculum."
Sabreen Rahman, MD, Farmington, MI
"Great Work, Enjoyed the days, the service, and the staff’s attitude. Very helpful. Color photos on the PDFs would be great."
Adeel Ansare, MD, St. Louis, MO
"Excellent courses. Very thorough. I feel very prepared for the exam. Hopefully it will go well in September. Thanks for everything!"
Rachel W. Meher, MD, Providence, RI
"This was a great condensed review of all things psychiatry and neuro needed for the board. I will recommend this to my colleagues."
Sara Coulson, DO, Omaha, NE
"Info is comprehensive and concise. Enjoyed every lecture, but the best were from Dr. Krasuski! Fun with Brain was really helpful. Thank you for the hospitality."
Smitha Patibabdla, MD, Fishers, IN
"Course is excellent and the speakers are awesome. Providing lunch and snacks are a great idea for physicians to save time. Information was very helpful."
Prasanna Chinthala, MD, Indianapolis, IN
"Great. God bless us by giving Dr. Jack Krasuski to us and guiding him to do this for the sake of doctors and mankind."
Hetal Brehaighart, MD, Johnson City, TN
"This is the most board-focused review course I have taken. I feel much more confident of my ability to pass Part 1 of the boards."
Karen O'Kelly, MD, Elizabeth, TN
"Jack, Thank you for offering this great review course. I loved the fact that the course materials are test focused. The speaker was clear and focused on the guests. I would recommend this course to any colleague."
Taimur Malik, MD, Maplewood, MN
"Excellent preparation for boards, material is very high yield and well-targeted, speakers are very clear, brief and explain difficult topics in an easy way to remember."
Thomas Jacob, MD, Fort Myers, FL
"Jack: you are doing a wonderful job. I would highly recommend this course for ABPN exams. The money spent is worth investing."
Mohammad Jefferany, MD, Saginaw, MI
"I feel the time and money spent for this course is worth every penny. The course was very exam-oriented and comfortably compiled. I feel optimistic about my exam results."
Firoz Munshi, MD, Chicago, IL
"As a resident in training, I wish I would do a course like this in a yearly basis rather than cramming right before the boards. Q&A sections (practice exams) are a great resource to study and get used to answering computer-based questions."
Kathleen Rivera, MD, West Hartford, CT
"This course was excellent. By the time I took the exam I felt confident and during the exam I felt over-prepared! The questions almost seemed ‘too easy’ at times."
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, MD, Scottsdale, AZ
"Thank you Dr. Jack Krasuski for providing us with all the knowledge and information that will improve our capabilities to pass the boards and to use the same knowledge in every day practice. Thanks again."
Mahmooda Hafiz, MD, Norfolk, VA
"I had a very positive experience working with Dr. Krasuski’s team. Their continuous support from the day of preparation to the day of the exam until we pass is guaranteed."
Syyeda Syed, MD, Boonsboro, MD
"Well organized with a very specific goal: passing the boards. Honest and sincere effort from Dr. Krasuski. Beneficial to psychiatrists."
Padmavathi Gebbam Siddamreddy, MD, Oohewah, TN
"The course has helped me organize topics important to exam in the past. I had difficulty in choosing topics to prepare for examination in past psychiatry and neurology boards."
Khaja Nazi Muddin, MD, Oak Brook, IL
"I feel like the course is something that prepares you for the boards but is also a useful review of psychiatry and neurology which makes you become a better doctor in the clinical world."
Gerardo Olivera, MD, Avon Park, FL
"Thanks for offering the course. It is very intensive, informative and a refreshing review. The lectures are enthusiastic, passionate and explained complex concepts in an understandable way. Thanks again...see you at the part 2 course!"
Christopher Sue, MD, San Leandro, CA
"I feel the course has been worthwhile and provided the type of learning experience I was looking for. I am hoping this helps break a barrier of test anxiety for me. Thank You!"
Elizabeth Ahmed, MD, Johnson City, TN
"I have already recommended a few people and I will continue to recommend this great course. Keep it up – good job Jack."
Muhammad Atique, MD, Alexandria, VA
"Jack: you are doing a wonderful job. I would highly recommend this course for ABPN exams. The money spent is worth investing."
Mohammad Jafferany, MD, Saginaw, MI
"I particularly liked being able to adjust the speed of lectures so as I learned more info I was able to increase the speed of the lectures."
Jacob Freisen, MD, Silver Spring, MD
"Like most physicians, I am very busy. I was able to listen to the lectures while driving (from the website) and allowed me to use the commute time as learning time."
Sorina Simion-Rodgers, MD, Highlands Ranch, CO
"The course was very informative and a lot was covered within a short amount of time. I think this time around the only 1 volume study booklet is good for a quick review before the exam. All the lecturers were very good."
Olu Falula, MD
"This is a very thorough course that covers all the necessary aspects of psychiatry and neurology for the ABPN Board Examinations."
Arif Shahabuddin, MD, Albany, NY
"One of the best courses I have ever attended. Great speakers and excellent materials, stuck to the point. It was all nicely arranged."
Farrukh Hashmi, MD, Richland, WA
"Absolutely fabulous, well-constructed, detail-oriented board review course, delivered by dedicated and committed lecturers."
Sushil Sompur, MD, Salt Lake City, UT
"The Live Psychiatry Certification Exam Prep Course is a high-yield and efficient way for a busy psychiatrist to prepare for the Board Exams. Years of Psychiatry training and experience condensed into a few days."
Nicholas Batson, MD, Louisville, KY
"I truly enjoyed the course. For the first time, I feel I understand neurology. I feel confident that all of the information I need to know to pass the boards has been covered in the course."
Darnika Graham, MD, Lynwood, IL
"Very comprehensive course with equal attention to both the psychiatric and neurological subjects. I feel very comfortable that the content covered is relevant to the board exam."
Mary L. Lutz, MD, San Antonio, TX
"I found the course to be extremely well organized, concise, and relevant. The question bank contained all the major topics and was excellent practice for the real exam. Thank you for developing a great review course."
Andi Dickens, MD, Trussville, AL
"It is apparent from the introduction that Dr. Krasuski and the staff care about our learning. I wouldn’t take the boards or go forward in my practice without the course."
Tyler Stratton, MD, Cincinnati, OH
"Consolidating all relevant material into 5 days of lectures was great. I was able to fully dedicate my time and focus on board review that I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. Best part was the quizzes!"
Sadia Ghaffar, MD, Delran, NJ
"The course organization was very good. The sitting was elegant and gave the impression of “being taken care of.” Ms. McGovern was particularly supportive and cordial. Overall, I enjoyed the course."
Azim Shahsavar, MD, New Haven, CT
"I enjoyed the course. A lot of useful material. It helped refresh my memory on a lot of familiar concepts. The Neurology part was useful and simplified for easy comprehension."
Teide Brisibe, MD, Guilford, CT
"Dr. Krasuski, your lectures were very good. To the point and the videos are very helpful. Overall very comprehensive course. I think if you do this course and questions, you should SAIL through smoothly."
Roopa Sethi, MD, New Haven, CT
"Beat the Boards was an efficient use of study time. It was comforting having an information source that felt both throrough and succinct."
Cory Suard, MD, Napa, CA
"In general, this is a really good preparing course. High-yield material in a concise manner. The neurology part is covered well! Thanks."
Ni Lin, MD, Chicago, IL
"The material was covered in an easy-to-follow format with excellent lecturers discussing high-yield topics. Would definitely refer this program to others taking their Boards!"
Brittany Jordan, DO, San Antonio, TX
"The course is very rich in relevant material for the boards. Handbook and lectures are well organized. The team and lecturers are very approachable and supportive."
Syed Shah, MD, Dover, DE
"Comprehensive, robust & structured coverage of Board material. Impossible to cover this material with independent studies."
Priyanka Patel, MD, Atlanta, GA
"The course was a good overview of the material. The lectures and question bank were good."
Reena Nandihalli, DO, Portland, OR
"Already being board certified and having taken other courses in the past, this is the most comprehensive and well-organized seminar that I have attended. The format helps to connect the topics."
Jose I. Adan, MD, Clearwater, FL
"Intense yet thorough and very helpful. Feel I have learned points for exam. Highly recommend."
Ahmed Nizar, MD, Jamesville, NC
"As always, your review courses are excellent. Keep up the great job."
Jose Hernandez, Tampa, FL
"Great course, very informative, hope it pays off in September."
A. Ahmed, MD, Eden Prairie, MN
"One of the best courses in the country. Key to success."
Shah M. Nadeem, MD, Gaithersburgh, MD
"Great point of reviewing high yield information for the board."
Adewale Oyemade, MD, Silver Spring, FL
"Excellent effort to help doctors in their professional studies. Thanks."
Mohammad Anjiu, MD, Chicago, IL
"Excellent job done!! Very high yield and important topics covered."
Jagdeep S. Wander, MD, Marion, VA
"The information particularly in neurology was very topic specific."
Don Smith, MD, Alexandria, VA
"The review materials and presentation are excellent."
Gaudencio Martinez, MD, Elk Grove, CA
"Very good, important overview, everything was well covered."
Aftab Noorani, MD, Northbrook, IL
"This course is excellent!"
Adel Hanna, MD, Chino Hills, CA
"The topics were well organized and well presented. Your course is much better than other courses I have been to."
Deepak Josh, MD, Johnson City, TN
"Excellent review of both psychiatric and neurology."
Rose Put, MD, Tustin, CA
"Excellent review for Part 1.Great teacher, very devoted. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU AS A TEAM!"
Krishan Lassi, MD, Manhaltam, KS
"Dear Jack: I will be a better doctor for having spent a week with you...THANK YOU!"
Beth Milford, MD, Lancaster, CA
"This course is wonderful for board exam candidates and for those who want a current review of psychiatry."
Safeer Ansari, MD, Mount Laurel, NJ
"This program covered subjects thoroughly and emphasized points important to pass the exam."
Lisa Amiotte, MD, Yankton, SD
"Food for the brain and the heart. It has given me new faith in the field."
Clare Maxwell, MD, Gallup, NM
"Increased my confidence for the test and made me a better psychiatrist."
Jeff Alden, MD, Iowa City, IA
"Very good course. I liked it. I hope it will help me pass the Part 1 exam."
Mhammed Khan, MD
"I feel the course has been helpful and I would recommend it to my colleagues."
"Excellent course! I think this was a great way to get my study going…Thanks."
Nathan Osborn, MD, Bend, OR
"This was a very good course which gave concise information in a short period of time. Thank you."
Robert Dempsey, MD, Paw Paw, MI
"I felt the review was great, easy to understand, and made complicated subjects simple."
Ornella J. Potter, MD, Providence, RI
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Mirela Toma, MD, Ridgewood, NY
"The courses are very well-explained. This is a must for someone like me, preparing for boards."
Manjula Sathish, MD, Ridgeland, MS
"Very complete and useful course. Thanks"
Mashid Moradiseresht, MD, Nashville, TN
"Great course. Very comprehensive review of the material I need to brush up on prior to the exam."
Jeffrey A. Frey, DO, Howell, MI
"Great course, detailed. Removes the need for multiple text review."
Cezany Dudzinski, MD, Algonquin, IL
"Contents are good. Overall, the course is good."
Salmi Najur, MD
"Excellent course! Enjoyed every bit of it."
Gulam A. Noorani, MD, Seven Fields, PA
"Good review for Psych and Neuro."
Juekith Outler, MD, Rydal, PA
"Best fun I had in ages. Makes Neurology kinda cool."
Mihal Dascalu, MD, Watkins Glen, NY
Myo Kyan, MD, Brooklyn, NY
Neeta Kumari, MD, Temecula, CA
"Focused and extremely well organized."
Jean Dan Sereau, MD, Paso Robles, CA
"The best in the Board Biz!"
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Joseph James, MD, Fullerton, CA
"I found this course very good and helpful."
Syed Salik, MD, Forsyth, IL
|Wednesday, July 21st|
|7:30am-7:45am||Welcome & Introduction||API Staff|
|7:45am-10:25am||Psychopharmacology Review||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|10:35am-12:05pm||Development Through the Life Cycle||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1:05pm-2:05pm||Behavioral Science & Neuropsychology||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|2:15pm-3:15pm||Somatic Symptom & Related Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|3:25pm-6:30pm||Psychotic Disorders I-II||Robert Marvin, MD|
|Thursday, July 22nd|
|7:30am-9:00am||Neurodevelopmental Disorders||Renee Sorrentino, MD|
|9:10am-10:40am||Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Dysphoria, & Paraphilic Disorders||Renee Sorrentino, MD|
|10:50am-12:45pm||Depressive Disorders I-V||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1:45pm-3:15pm||Depressive Disorders VI-VIII||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|3:25pm-4:10pm||Suicide||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|4:20pm-4:50pm||Violence & Aggression||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|5:00pm-6:30pm||How to Avoid Failing Exam Q&A||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|Friday, July 23rd|
|7:30am-8:30am||Eating Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|8:40am-9:40am||Obsessive-compulsive & Related Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|9:50am-10:50am||Anxiety Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|11:00am-12:00pm||Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1:00pm-2:00pm||Disruptive, Impulse Control, & Conduct Disorders||Royce Lee, MD|
|2:10pm-4:20pm||Personality Disorders I-II||Royce Lee, MD|
|4:30pm-6:30pm||Bi-polar & Related Disorders I-II||Royce Lee, MD|
|Saturday, July 24th|
|7:30am-12:00pm||Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders I-VIII||Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD|
|1:00pm-4:50pm||Neurocognitive Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|5:00pm-6:30pm||Delirium||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|Sunday, July 25th|
|7:30am-11:20am||Neurology Review||Hamada Altalib, MD|
|11:30am-12:30pm||Neuroimaging||Hamada Altalib, MD|
|1:30pm-2:45pm||Pain||Hamada Altalib, MD|
|2:55pm-3:55pm||Dissociative Disorders||Hamada Altalib, MD|
|4:05pm-5:15pm||Sleep-wake Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|Online Only Lectures|
|1.5 Hours||Forensics & Ethics||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1.5 Hours||Neuroanatomy-based Exam Questions||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1.25 Hours||Feeding & Elimination Disorders||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1.25 Hours||Biostatistics||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1 Hour||Medical Research Methods||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1 Hour||Mental Status Exam||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1 Hour||Cortical Syndromes||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|1 Hour||Epidemiology||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|0.5 Hours||Public Policy||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|0.5 Hours||Psychiatry Exam Case Vignette Questions||Jack Krasuski, MD|
Psychiatric Disorders Section
Neurology Science and Disorders
COURSE HOTEL: Hilton Rosemont
5550 N River Road, Rosemont IL 60018
Please review this important information concerning the American Physician Institute (API) Room Block. You must reserve your hotel room by June 29, 2021 to receive the discounted API Room Rate. Guest rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Room availability is limited and could sell out prior to the room cutoff date, so please book early.
For Reservations: 1-888-452-6943
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API Group Room Rate: $181.00 Single; $209.00 Double; $237.00 Triple; $271 Quad
Breakfast is included if you book with API’s room block code. If you book with a third party (i.e hotels.com), you will not be able to receive the included breakfast voucher redeemable at the hotel restaurant. If you have multiple people sharing a room, they need to be added to the reservation to receive a breakfast voucher.
First Day Information
- Registration at 6:30am-7:30am on Wednesday, July 21st in the foyer of the Grand Ballroom
- Course begins at 7:30am on Wednesday, July 21st in the Grand Ballroom
What's Included in the API Group Room Rate
If you book using the API Block Code, the room rate includes
- Complimentary guest room wireless high-speed Internet
- Complimentary meeting room internet
- Discounted Self-parking: $12 per day
- Breakfast buffet voucher to be used in restaurant
Included in the Course Fee, all participants will receive:
- All-day coffee/tea
- Lunch buffet
- Discounted self-parking $12/day for attendees who are not staying at the hotel
If you have any special physical needs or dietary restrictions that our on-site staff needs to be aware of, please contact Customer Care at 877-225-8384 or email us at [email protected]
From O'Hare International Airport (2 miles):
Courtesy Bus: Door 3 Bus/Shuttle Center
Taxi: Estimated $15.00 one-way
Subway/Rail: $5.00 one-way
From Midway Airport (28 miles):
Taxi: Estimated $60.00 one-way
Subway/Rail: $2.50 one-way
Driving From Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD - 2 miles): Take 190-East. 190-East becomes 90-East towards Chicago and exit at the River Road South Exit. There is a light at the end of the ramp. Turn right (south) on River Road and go to the next stop light which is Bryn Mawr. Turn right.
Driving From Chicago Midway Airport (MDW - 28 miles): Departing the airport, turn right on Cicero Avenue. Follow Cicero Avenue to I-55 South. From I-55 South go onto 294-North. Exit at 190-West to O’Hare. After the toll follow the sign to River Road. At the end of the ramp turn right (south). Go south on River Road and go to the next stop light which is Bryn Mawr. Turn right.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify the epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, physiologic, and genetic aspects of the major neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
- Recall the diagnostic criteria and clinical features of major disorders.
- List the comorbidities and differential diagnoses.
- Apply the appropriate diagnostic procedures based on clinical presentation and to interpret the results of the ordered procedures.
- Develop comprehensive management and treatment plans for patients.
- Identify the ethical and legal considerations that may arise when managing patients.
- Identify the main types of epidemiologic and research controlled trials and review types of statistical analyses.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course v10.1, Original Release Date July 14, 2019, Termination Date July 14, 2022:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 51.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Live Course v11.1, July 21st, 2021:
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this live and enduring activity for a maximum of 51.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: For all your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician Assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Licensed Psychologists: Most state boards will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward professional development hours. Please confirm with your state board before using this product for professional development hours.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Covid 19 Update
This information is updated weekly. For the most current update, please visit the ABPN website.
UPDATE: March 15, 2021: ABPN Extends Continuing Certification Requirement Deadlines to 2022 – Effective immediately, the ABPN will extend all the deadlines of all current 2020 and 2021 Continuing Certification Program examination and activity requirements until December 31, 2022.
See our announcement for more information.
UPDATE: January 21, 2021: Educational Grants Allow Diplomates Access to CME Resources from Select Professional Societies - The ABPN is pleased to announce that all ABPN diplomates, regardless of areas of subspecialty certification or society membership, will now have access to additional self-assessment and CME options from select professional societies at either typical member pricing or at no cost.
“During this most difficult time, it is more important than ever for physicians to maintain their ability to provide quality patient care. The ABPN is very pleased to be able to work with our professional societies to ensure that the needed CME resources are available to help ABPN diplomates maintain their competence,” said Larry R. Faulkner, MD, ABPN President and CEO. Through unrestricted educational grants from the ABPN, the following societies have posted or will post additional information on how diplomates can access these activities in order to earn additional credits. Diplomates can also visit the individual society website directly. If needed for access to the self-assessment and CME options listed below, diplomates can find their certificate number within the ABPN verifyCERT® database system. Please continue to check this page periodically for updates and links to additional options.
UPDATE: December 16, 2020: Exam scores from September 2020 ABPN certification exams now available - Exam scores from the following September 2020 exams:
- Psychiatry Certification
- Neurology Certification
- Child Neurology Certification
have been posted in each candidate’s ABPN Physician Folios account. Please access your account for more information.
UPDATE: December 10, 2020: Testing windows and application deadlines have been extended for 2021 Subspecialty Continuing Certification exams - ABPN has extended the available testing dates and application deadlines for the following 2021 subspecialty continuing certification CC/MOC exams: • Addiction Psychiatry • Clinical Neurophysiology • Combined (Neurology) • Combined (Psychiatry) • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry • Forensic Psychiatry • Geriatric Psychiatry • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities • Neuromuscular Medicine • Vascular Neurology Exam scheduling for these exams at Pearson VUE will now be available through August 27, 2021 and the final deadline to apply has been extended until May 20, 2021. See our exam schedule and the individual exam webpage for more information.
All late application fees are waived for 2021 exams: ABPN is waiving all late application fees for all 2021 initial certification and continuing certification exams.
UPDATE: December 7, 2020: ABPN Extends Board Eligibility Policy and Virtual Clinical Skills Evaluations Through June 30, 2021 - Due to the recent surge in new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, which has placed additional burden on the already stressed health care system, ABPN has decided to extend its current board eligibility policy through June 30, 2021. Program Directors can be assured that the Board will continue to follow their lead with respect to whether or not a particular resident has completed the specific training needed for graduation. The ABPN will continue to be flexible with respect to senior residents as long as the Program Director agrees. In addition, through June 30, 2021, the ABPN will continue to accept virtual CSEs completed via a remote conferencing platform such as Zoom for all psychiatry and neurology residents as part of the credentialing requirements to sit for an ABPN initial certification exam. Programs can enter resident information, including CSEs, into the ABPN preCERT® Credentialing System. We ask that Program Directors please use the preCERT notes section to designate virtual CSEs. See the original board eligibility and virtual clinical skills evaluations announcements for more information. If you have additional questions, please contact our credentials department at [email protected].
Update September 17, 2020: ABPN Educational Grants Allow Diplomates Access to Self-Assessment and CME Activities from Select Subspecialty Societies
The ABPN is pleased to announce that all ABPN diplomates, regardless of areas of interest, will have remote access to additional self-assessment and CME options from select subspecialty professional societies at either typical member pricing or at no cost.
Through an unrestricted educational grant from the ABPN, the following societies have now posted additional information on how diplomates can access these activities in order to earn additional credits. Diplomates should visit the individual society website for more information.
See full history.
Update August 11, 2020: Taking an Exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center Soon?
Read our Guidelines and FAQ about precautions being taken to protect the health and safety of test takers.
See full history.
Update July 27, 2020: Candidates for September and October 2020 Specialty and Subspecialty Initial Certification Exams
During these challenging times, the ABPN is working with Pearson VUE and monitoring test center availability for all Fall 2020 exams on a continuous basis. At this time, the ABPN does not plan to make any changes to the Fall Exam Schedule.
Pearson VUE is closely monitoring the situation and making test center operation decisions in accordance with local laws. View Pearson VUE’s Coronavirus Test Delivery Information page for more information. Please note that some Pearson VUE test centers are operating at limited capacity to comply with social distancing requirements in certain areas to provide a safe testing experience. Pearson VUE customer service is also experiencing high call volumes.
Once scheduling is open for your exam, ABPN suggests that you try to schedule your appointment using your personal Pearson web account, as telephone wait times have been longer than usual. If you are unable to schedule a testing appointment within 50 miles of the address in your Folios account during the regular testing window, please email ABPN at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.
Psychiatry Board Exam Dates
Psychiatry Certification Exam
Application Opens: November 2, 2020
Application closes (at 11:59 CT): February 9, 2021
Late application closes (at 11:59 CT): March 2, 2021
Exam: September 13 - 14, 2021
Psychiatry MOC Exam
Application Opens: August 3, 2020
Application closes (at 11:59 CT): May 13, 2021
Late application closes (at 11:59 CT): May 20, 2021
Exam: February 2 - 6, 2021
Combined: March 22 - 26, 2021
Beat The Boards! Psychiatry Initial Certification Board Review – Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions about Beat The Boards! and American Physician Institute
Is Beat The Boards! different from other board reviews?
Yes, in three main ways:
1. Beat The Boards! board review is the most comprehensive option. More than just a Question Bank of practice questions, each course includes in-depth lectures in a familiar classroom setting presented by expert faculty. This means you get a topic-by-topic review of exactly what’s on the board exam in much greater detail than what you can get from Qbank answer explanations.
2. Because the physician’s schedule is typically a hectic one, Beat The Boards! is optimized for on-the-go review. Components such as the audio-only lecture option, iOS and Andriod app for mobile review, and offline access capability, and a fully-illustrated board-mapped study guide make Beat The Boards! review easy to incorporate at any point in your daily routine.
3. The Triple Trust Guarantee not only gives you a full tuition refund if you don’t pass the exam the first time after taking the course, but it also gives you an extra 10% AND allows you continued access until you pass, for free. This unprecedented guarantee serves to assure you of the confidence we have that Beat The Boards! content is exceptional.
Who produces Beat The Boards! Courses? Where do you get your faculty?
Beat The Boards! board review courses are produced by American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC (API). API conducts dozens of courses and trains thousands of psychiatrists each year to pass their boards and stay up to date in their fields. Every single one of American Physician Institute‘s educational courses has full editorial independence, is free of pharmaceutical and industry sponsorship and is backed by an unbeatable guarantee. Because of its reputation for excellence, American Physician Institute is able to enlist many of the top faculty from the best universities, teaching hospitals and research facilities in the country to provide you with Category 1 CME educational activities.
Do you provide board review for other medical specialties?
Yes! In fact, we provide preparation for dozens of other specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com for the full list.
Is it likely that my employer will cover my tuition?
Because all Beat The Boards! courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits™, it is likely that your tuition will be reimbursed. You may be surprised at how many residency and fellowship training programs, group practices, and other employers pay for or reimburse you for such Category 1 educational activities. After all, it’s in everyone’s best interests to have you board certified. It really pays to ask your training director, medical director or administrator if you are eligible because some training programs and employers do pay for board exam training. And, if you work for the Federal Government, American Physician Institute is a certified business in the System for Award Management (SAM) database and can accept government checks and credit cards.
Does Beat The Boards! offer any free board review resources?
Yes! Start with our Psychiatry Board Review Blog. There are general articles featuring board prep tips, and articles on board prep that are more board-specific.
What is your DUNS Number?
American Physician Institute’s DUNS Number is: 016073724
Can I get a discount off course tuition?
Yes! American Physician Institute offers several board review course discounts:
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- Multi-purchase discounts
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- The Residency & Fellowship Program Edition tailored for training programs.
Please call 877-225-8384 for more information, or visit the “Save & Earn” pages under the top menu.
What do I get when I register for the Psychiatry Initial Certification review course?
Course enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:
- 51+ hours Recorded Video Lectures
- 51+ hours of mp3 audio versions of lectures
- PDF of Illustrated Study Guide (option for printed edition)
- 2300+ Practice Questions Bank
- Earn up to 51.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™
- CME Vault for claiming and storing your CME certificates
- Triple Trust Guarantee
Board Exam Results and Triple Trust Guarantee
Is Beat The Boards! Psychiatry Initial Certification review pass-guaranteed?
Yes, all full courses are pass-guaranteed, and backed by the Triple Trust Guarantee. At any time, you can view the Triple Trust Guarantee Terms & Conditions.
What does The Triple Trust Guarantee cover?
If you purchase a course with a “Triple Trust Guarantee” and then do not pass your board exam, API will issue a 100% refund of your paid tuition, plus an additional 10% payment. You’ll also continue to get online course access until you pass the exam, tuition-free. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.
The Triple Trust Guarantee sounds too good to be true—is it for real?
Yes, it’s completely real. Rest assured, API has always honored its guarantees and always will. The Triple Trust Guarantee is API’s way of demonstrating that it’s just as invested in your success as you are. After all, if you fail your board exam, API will pay a penalty. API will refund your course tuition in full, provide you with a bonus, and allow you continued access to the course tuition-free until you pass your exam for as long as the exam is offered by the certifying board. The guarantee ensures API doesn’t get paid for effort, only for passing results.
Does the Triple Trust Guarantee cover non-tuition course options and upgrades?
No. Course options and upgrades are non-tuition related. Therefore, these fees are not included in any guarantee-related refund payment made under the terms of the Triple Trust Guarantee.
What does The Triple Trust Guarantee cover?
If you register for a board review course with a “Triple Trust Guarantee” and then do not pass your board exam, API will issue a 100% refund of your paid tuition, plus an additional 10% payment. You’ll also continue to get online course access until you pass the exam, tuition-free. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.
What should I do if I don’t pass my board exam?
First, it’s important to remember that a non-passing result is not necessarily a reflection on your abilities as a psychiatrist. The way the ABPN tests you is not the same as the many ways you’re “tested” as a practicing psychiatrist. Check out this reassuring video from Dr. Jack - What To Do If You Fail Your Board Exam https://btbstaging.wpengine.com/video-what-to-do-fail-your-board-exam/
More to the point, American Physician Institute can work with you to help you get over this professional hurdle. Give us a call!
I didn’t pass my board exam. How do I activate my course guarantee?
To activate your guarantee, you must notify American Physician of your failure to pass your board exam and submit a copy of your exam notification and scores. To be eligible for the refund portion of the Guarantee you must submit your documents within 45 days of the date of your exam fail notification. To notify American Physician and submit your documents, go to your course dashboard and click on the Guarantee tab. Complete the form and attach your exam notification and scores. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt and someone will contact you shortly. If you need assistance with this process or your course access is expired, please contact Customer Care at 877-225-8384
Psychiatry Initial Certification Course Access
When do I receive online access to my Psychiatry Initial Certification review course materials?
When a credit card or debit is used for payment, access is immediate. When a check is used as payment, access will be granted once the check has been received and verified.
How long do I have access to my online materials? Does my course expire?
The Psychiatry Initial Certification prep course and all its associated online material remains active for a full 12 months from your date of purchase when you register now.
What if I'm not ready to take my exam? Can I extend my course?
Some psychiatrists invest in a board-preparation course many years prior to their exam. In these cases, The Pass Machine allows course registrants to extend the life of their course by 12 months for an additional fee. If you wish to extend your access, please call 877-225-8384 prior to your course expiration date. NOTE: Extension options may be available to Group registrations by calling 844-332-5454.
What are your system requirements?
Our products only require Internet access and a web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Use of Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.). All content is compatible with current Mac and PC operating systems.
CME Credits & Board Info
How do I get my CME credits?
Online Courses – From your course dashboard, click on the Claim CME tab. You will see your CME test(s) and/or SA test here. Complete the test, and once you have passed with 50% or better, your CME certificate will be issued immediately and placed in your CME Vault. SA tests are not a graded activity. Your certificate is issued based on completing the activity.
Live Courses – From your course dashboard, click on the Claim CME tab. You will see your CME test, CME survey, or SA test here. Complete the test, and once you have passed with 50% or better, your CME certificate will be issued immediately and placed in your CME Vault. SA tests and CME surveys are not a graded activity. Your certificate is issued based on completing these activities.
How Do I access my earned CME credits
The Psychiatry Initial Certification board review includes access to CME™ Vault for convenient storing and retrieval of CME-related documents. Access this area from the CMEVault tab in your course dashboard.
Where can I find information about taking my specialty's board exam?
For information about the Psychiatry Initial Certification Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology www.abpn.com
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