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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.
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LASER-FOCUSED LECTURES: A comprehensive library of video lectures precisely aligns to the Psychiatry MOC 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 MOC board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up to date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Psychiatry MOC 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: 1100+ Psychiatry MOC 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 MOC exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple-choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, Beat The Boards! Psychiatry MOC 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 MOC 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 MOC 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 MOC Exam Blueprint dictates.
Register and Study Within Minutes – No Hassles, Wasted Energy, or Delays!
‘‘Here’s the challenge: this Psychiatry MOC board review features 51.75 hours of laser-focused lectures and 1100+ 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
“This year I was due for my Board recertification for Adult Psychiatry. I also decided to take my Child and Adolescent Boards. For all three exams I took the Beat the Boards! course. I passed all three of them on the first attempt with no problems (recertification in Adult, the written for the C&A as well as the live exam). I heartily recommend the course to everybody. It shortens the time to study tremendously. I work in private practice 40-42 hours per week, I'm a single mom of two busy adolescents and Beat the Boards! made it much, much easier for me. Thank you.”
Daniela White, MD, Houston, TX
“I am writing to inform you of the good news: I passed the MOC Boards! It's no small miracle considering that at the time I took the exam I had not been practicing for 6 years (after a career detour into interior design) and was the primary caretaker of my two sons, ages 9 & 6. I was sweating bullets about the exam; your three-day course and only 1 week of studying were all I had time for, but clearly it was enough. I want to thank you for your genuine caring and commitment to the attendees of the course, and your thoughtful and informative follow-up emails after the course. My Current practice is up and running, I have the boost of confidence I needed, and I am very grateful. Thanks again, I will not hesitate to recommend your review course to colleagues.”
Scott Lauze, MD, San Francisco, CA
“My review for the Child and Adolescent and General Psychiatry actually started about 4 months prior to the exam date. I believe that the “Beat The Boards” course materials were instrumental in my preparation, and passing the Board examinations. Having taken several practice exams early in the study process, and taking others later in the process my sample/practice tests scores increased by about 20-25% after preview, which clearly made a difference in my knowledge and comfort with the examination process. Topics are covered well enough to extrapolate and make a “good educated guess” on “difficult” questions that are just “really great questions,” and so there was only a very occasional question that was unfamiliar in topic or content. I am pleased with the review in Child and General Psychiatry for the purpose of the Board Exams, and also to improve my current knowledge in psychiatry.”
Gary Rosen, MD, Boulder, CO
“The lectures were very helpful. They are in a very user-friendly format. The quizzes were especially helpful in preparing for the board exam. I did the whole course by webinar and was able to study when convenient for me. And best of all – I passed both the child/Adolescent and Adult Recertification Boards in one day, saving me time & money. It’s obvious he genuinely cares about the docs who take his course.”
Rama Thiruvengadam, MD, Kealakakua, HI
“The course was excellent. Having the videos meant I could rewind things I wasn't clear on as many times as I needed. The course covered everything required to pass the exam and a whole lot more valuable information for daily practice. I would highly recommend it to anyone, not just to pass the boards but to refresh your memory and learn some new information to improve your practice.”
Victoria Soyannwo, MD, Tucson, AZ“Just like I did 10 years ago after your training/course and I passed my board, I passed my recertification again. Thank you for the over-preparation as the exams came easy and I completed all sections in less than 180 minutes. See you at the Child recertification. Again, thank you and your great staff.”
Olatunde Fatinikun, MD, Sylvania, OH
"I am so happy to let you know I passed my MOC-recertification exam with a very high score of 85% even though the average score for 2016 was 66%. Your course was very useful.I really put in time studying for it. The lectures on each topic was thorough & amazingly comprehensive. Super speakers especially you. The lectures are full of information that is clinically useful. Worth every penny. Best in field. The best education investment I have made. Thank you for this course which made my future dream come true.”
Eliza Wilfred, MD, Philadelphia, PA
“Beat The Boards! is the best review course that I have ever used. Unlike a lot of other review courses, the material was well organized, clinically relevant, allowed for self-assessment, and could be digested in short amount of time. These key elements provided me with the tools to pass the MOC in Psychiatry with flying colors!!! I also use Beat the Boards! in my busy Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Practice.”
Tongii Shavers, MD, Biloxi, MS
“This course was my main preparation for the MOC exam and provided a focused approach to the material, excellent lectures and good practice questions to help me with the question style. I am grateful for the course and know that its organization and structure helped me pass this exam. I will recommend your course to my colleagues.”
Lorraine Skach, MD, Keizer, OR
“I passed with very high score literally getting 100 % in many. Working as a Chief Medical Officer of a multi specialty group, I never got enough time to read so heavily relied on this course. My scores were even impressive to myself ( a joke ). Very pleased and could not be more pleased.”
Sarfraz Khan, MD, Fishers, IN
“I passed my MOC exam in 02/16. The MOC review course in general psychiatry was very helpful, I liked the format of the review course - it is concise, to the point and relevant- including the pictures and tables. I encourage everyone who is taking the MOC exam to take the course.”
Radosveta Stoyanov, MD, Alto, MI
“I passed my General Psychiatry MOC exam, as a child and adolescent psychiatrist who only sees children and adolescents and patients in their 20's who I have seen for 10 years or more. The course in Las Vegas in September was enormously helpful - thank you.”
Jenny McKay, MD, Reno, NV
“Beat The Boards! helped fully prepare me. It was user-friendly, easy to follow, outstanding lectures and review, and sample questions were extremely helpful. I scored very high on the MOC Boards, which I would not have passed without your course. I took a couple different courses and the others didn’t compare to Beat the Boards!”
James Manning, MD, Wellsboro, PA
“The courses provided a comprehensive review of psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. I passed the combined MOC exam on the first try. And just as importantly I appreciated the review of the latest material for my practice. I would definitely recommend the course to others.”
Colleen Connor, MD, Norristown, PA
“Crushed the boards! I am very grateful to the courses and lectures offered by Dr. Jack. I loved being able to listen to the internet courses and playing at 1.6 speed to shorten the time to listen. It was also convenient to rewind when needed. I highly recommend this course.”
Teresa Buot-Smith, MD, Phoenix, AZ
“Just a short note to inform you that the course definitely had an impact on my preparation and it was a very worthwhile experience, since I PASSED THE MOC FOR PSYCHIATRY!!!!! Thanks for your help in this process, which is very much appreciated by this psychiatrist in Puerto Rico!!! Take care and much success in your endeavors!”
Carlos Diaz, MD, Ponce, Puerto Rico
“I took the Beat the Boards course for the Psychiatry written exam. The course was comprehensive and well thought out and presented in a way and at a pace that was easy to receive. It was actually fun. I enjoyed the review, learned a lot and I did actually pass the Boards! Highly recommend.”
Susan Austin, MD, Albany, NY
“I passed my Psychiatry MOC exam with the help of this informative course. It provided me a base for study and a quick reference to go back to for review. The topics included in the course were comprehensive in scope and the lectures were done well.”
Paolo Travers, MD, New York, NY
“I comfortably passed the Combined Adult Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC exam this past Spring. I found the course to be of tremendous help, and extremely useful not only for the purposes of the exam, but in my clinical practice as well.”
David D. Kaminester, MD
“The review course was a terrific review of the changes in current practices and concisely reviewed information that was relevant to the recertification exam. I am very pleased with the course and the outcome on my exam!”
Barry Fisher, MD, Washington, DC
“I took the course and passed. I highly recommend the course, and if you cover the materials, you are guaranteed to pass. I will take it for my Child and Adolescent psychiatry MOC boards as well. Great course!”
Deborah Deas, MD, Charleston, SC
“Class was great! I passed and felt it covered almost everything I needed to know. Have already signed up for the child MOC exam class!”
Niraja Patel, DO, Scottsdale, AZ
“Is was a very helpful course. The material was relevant and pertinent for the exam. Helped me to feel very prepared and pass the exam.”
Amanjot Deol, MD, Modesto, CA
“I passed the MOC. Your course was very helpful. Not only was it a refresher for the exam but it also can be used to keep up with new advances in psychiatry. Thank you!”
Anjali Yeolekar, MD, Los Alamos, NM
“I wanted to let you know that I passed my recertification exam is general psychiatry. You course was instrumental in my success on the exam. Once again, it's a great course!”
Kaustubh Joshi, MD, Ft. Worth, TX
“This is a very balanced and efficient course with excellent speakers. And best of all, I passed!!! Thank you Dr. Jack! Worth every penny!”
Sharon Massau, MD, Wadsworth, OH
“I took the course for oral boards and passed the first time, so naturally wanted to continue with successful course.”
Mary Ellen Becker, MD, Denver, CO
“I passed!! The course was very helpful. I learned a lot that I didn't know.”
Toni Dollinger-Block, MD, Little Rock, AR
“I’m very pleased with the results. I passed Adult and Child/Adolescent Recerts.”
Elizabeth Burns, MD, Waterford, NJ
“I would not have had a chance of passing this exam without this course!”
Robert Robinson, MD, Beaumont, TX
“Passed easily. Great class. Enjoyed lectures and I would like to teach them.”
Edward Chai, MD, Armonk, NY
“The information in your course was probably overly inclusive and at a level more difficult than the exam itself. That being said, I don't think I would change anything. It served as a really good update as much as an asset for the exam itself. I am very glad I did the online version, because I was more able to focus on the information at home than I would have been in a lecture hall. I felt prepared for the exam and I did well. I had a lot of time left over---even took a nap for 15 minutes, because I went straight through the test without a break and it was tiring. I could have paced myself better. I remember thinking that there were only about 3 questions that I had NEVER heard of. I can't remember what two of them were, but one was about which personality disorder characteristically does the worst with ECT. I think I missed that one. I would definitely recommend this course to a colleague.”
Marcia Adelman, MD, Lebanon, OH
“The course was as extensive and thorough as I had hoped. It was focused on Board-relevant information that seemed to be the highlights of the talks. All staff were impressive, not only in their backgrounds, but also in their instructional and educational abilities. They seemed real in terms of their genuine interests in our success as well as knowing we all came from different backgrounds and specialties. I feel that I will leave knowing how to monopolize the next 4 weeks before I take the exam.”
Kimberly Kumer, MD, Canton, OH
“I want to thank Dr Krasuski and his team for the wonderful training they did to prepare me for the MOC boards. I was very well prepared to take the combination examination in order to maintain my dual board certifications. The training even provided new information I was not aware of, such as the latest literature in the growing understanding of how the borderline personality develops in adolescence.”
Alfredo Soto, MD, Lake Oswego, OR
“I have attended a Master Pharmacology Course before and I chose to sign up for this MOC review because of my prior experience with this group. Again, I have been pleased with the level of professionalism, courtesy, and hospitality from the staff. More importantly, the course materials are comprehensive. The speakers are knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. The online access to videos/practice exams/materials is superb!”
Marilou Patalinjug Tyner, MD, Charleston, WV
"There is no way I could have felt prepared for the recertification examination without Beat the Boards! I not only work full time in my busy private practice but have a very busy personal life. Beat the Boards! made the review easy by summarizing the details I needed to know. I went into the test room confident that my success in the test was a sure deal.”
Itoro Ibia, MD, FAPA, Reston, VA
"Thank you Beat The Boards! The course was very focused and thorough. I am sure it saved me months and months of study time and eliminated my anxiety about taking a test after ten years. I love that all the material is accessible online; the ten practice exams on the website are excellent. This is a very handy tool - I can even fit in some review time at the office.”
Maha M. Abdel-Kader, MD, Ashburn, VA
"I attended this course in Las Vegas. The course covers every aspect of board recertification. Dr. Jack is an expert in geriatric psychiatry and there were quite a few questions in geriatrics. Due to this course I was able to finish exam in 2 and half hours whereas the allotted time to complete was 6 hours.”
Syed Naqvi, MD, Laurel, MD
"Beat The Boards definitely prepared me for Recertification in Psychiatry. This is the first time I took any tutorial. Dr. Jack and other tutors covered the course materials such a way, it gave me enough confidence to retake the test. It was an absolute breeze. so, Do not sit for your Board without Beat The Board.”
Jayanta Pal, MD, Plainsboro, NJ
"This was an excellent preparation for my Child, Adolescent and Adult MOC Psychiatric Board Recertification Exam. It was easy to follow the comprehensive review. Points emphasized did appear on the exam. After reviewing this course and doing the questions, the board exam felt very easy.”
John Raizen, MD, Norman, OK
"Thank you for this course. Studying effectively on top of a busy practice and trying to have a good work/life balance prompted me to want to take a focused and effective study course – this was perfect. Lots of material covered and good, targeted ways to approach this test."
Andrew Klompus, MD, San Francisco, CA
"The speakers are great! Very knowledgeable. I like how they all emphasize what are favorite questions on the boards. I also like how we can access the same lectures online, especially for people who have to leave early. I like how they give test-taking tips, including what areas not to spend too much time studying."
Enrique Lirag, MD, Nazareth, PA
"I attended the course of lectures in Las Vegas in January 2012. Needless to say, both the venue and the course itself were exceptional. I have been in medical practice since 1979, and in Psychiatry specifically since 1996. I was pleasantly surprised at how much new and useful information was offered during this short preparation course. Not only was it focused and targeted to help doctors refresh their knowledge and assure flawless passing of the Board exam, but also brought my knowledge base to a new level for the future years in practice. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues."
Lolita Aznaurova, MD, Overland Park, KS
"I am quite happy that I decided and attended this review course. I think this course is organized in a better way than many CME courses I have attended. This course is concise, focused and informative. I think this very helpful to practitioners not only to prepare for the exam, but also to update the needed knowledge."
Timothy Vo, MD, Fargo, ND
"This was better than other reviews I have been to; truly comprehensive. I took this course for the CME credits and the review as I am not yet due to take the exam. I believe it would be helpful for those persons taking their exams, and I will consider taking it again before my exam."
Lawana Burtnett, MD, Fargo, ND
"Your card came to me when I was looking for a course. I had already taken the course in New York. This course came in as a total surprise. Excellent, Excellent, well organized course. The Faculty is very bright, especially Dr. Krasuski being present at all lectures and very responsive. This was a great help you certainly kept things upbeat for 3 full days."
Susan George, MD, Bloomfield Hills, MI
"Overall the course presented a large volume of information in a concise and clinically relevant manner. The syllabus was well organized. The presenters helped focus attention to Board relevant topics. The support of the staff was excellent before and during the course. I feel that this was well worth my time and money."
Rhonda McMillian, MD, Alphretta, GA
"I appreciate the obvious care and respect for the time invested by busy professionals. Dr. Krasuski did an excellent job of keeping speakers & participants focused on the purpose of the course & test preparation. Dr. Krasuski's clarity and consiseness as a communicator & educator is phenomenal."
Pam Fobes, MD, Roswell, GA
"This was an excellent preparation for my Child, Adolescent and Adult MOC Psychiatric Board Recertification Exam. It was easy to follow the comprehensive review. Points emphasized did appear on the exam. After reviewing this course and doing the questions, the board exam felt very easy."
John Raizen, MD, Norman, OK
"I first came to work with Dr. Krasuski ten years ago for my initial certification. Coming to the MOC course was like coming home. Dr. Krasuski has clearly developed and continually improved a comprehensive system. All that is left for your success is your effort!"
Tom DiMatteo, MD, Naperville, IL
"Excellent course that will definitely prepare you for your exam. Well-organized. Greatly appreciate the multiple ways information is presented for learning. As someone who chairs/chaired training/educational committees, I have to say ‘Well Done!"
E. Hogan, MD, Aiken, SC
"I struggled with choosing which course to take and am very happy with my choice. The content and speakers were excellent. I also think the material to be used at home is excellent. I feel my investment of time and money in this course was well-chosen."
Kimberly Johnson, MD, Pikeville, NC
"It’s reduced my anxiety significantly and I believe I will spend most of my time reviewing the syllabus, and I feel like I’m pretty well prepared then. It was very clear, to-the-point, not a lot of extraneous information, and very good to explain when we didn’t understand something."
Lynn Thomas, MD, Little Rock, AR
"I have already recommended this course to three psychiatrists that are Board Eligible to gain their certification. If I run across anyone needing to recertify I will do the same. It was an excellent review. Every psychiatrist should have to do it. It is silly to “grandfather” practitioners – the field is changing too fast."
James Pitts, MD, Visalia, CA
"Beat The Boards is a great avenue to have clinical psychiatry distilled into a bouillon cube of concentrated information. But: you have to set aside the time to digest the information. I wish I had heard about it sooner. The review is really excellent."
Gia-Evita Lanzano, MD, Wilton, CA
"This course has a high reassurance value. It not only settles the anxiety about the MOC exam, but also provides refresher material. Dr. Krasuski doesn't want to advertise this, but there was actually a lot of opportunity to update one's knowledge."
Sunday Ilechukwu, MD, Northville, MI
"I was impressed by the way Dr. Krasuski pushed attendants to stay beyond lecture hours. It showed he cared for the attendants to pass the exams. Although the hours were long, there was never a sense that the lecturers wanted to end it – Great!"
Prakashchandra Patel, MD, Hemet, CA
"Jack is the perfect teacher competent, kind, firm & calming for unruly, anxious exam takers. He has chosen other great lecturers. All had a good sense of humor to get us through this insanity of taking an exam centered on the DSM manual."
Deidre Curren, MD, Florence, MA
"This is a great review of psychiatry. The instructors do a great job at narrowing the scope of topic discussions to what should appear on the exam (MOC). I felt it was worth the investment of time and money spent. Thank you for providing this course!"
Alisa Martin, MD, Jacksonville, FL
"This is a great course, well worth the money. It makes preparing for the Recertification Examination a manageable task. I highly recommend this course to anyone preparing to take the Recert Exam or to anyone wanting a good psychiatry review."
Randy Readling, MD, Mockscille, NC
"This course provides an excellent overview of most clinical topics in psychiatry packed with many pearls helpful in preparation for the exams well as practical and clinically relevant. Very intense and fast paced, but well worth the effort."
Tadeusz Rachwal, MD, New Britain, CT
"Complete, up-to-date, and very well-organized review. I would never have been able to read psychiatric texts and simply study and feel confident going into my maintenance of certification exam. My spouse was impressed that I kept studying… the lectures truly kept my interest."
Moses Ijaz, MD, Columbus, OH
"I felt the staff was excellent. Jack Krasuski was the best speaker I have heard in CME in years. The course materials are the best I’ve seen. Well thought-out and very complete. This is the standard CME should be evaluated against."
Kent Brockmann, MD, New Richmond, WI
"After a decade in private practice, this course was just what I needed to reassure me that I knew my area of psychiatry well, and refresh my memory on the testable information (that was irrelevant to my practice) and I haven't needed since residency."
Katharine Weymouth, MD, Wilmington, DE
"This was a wonderful course. All of the lectures were well organized, clear and comprehensive. I feel that the course prepared me well for the MOC exam. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague preparing for the MOC exam."
Mark Loigman, MD, Larchmont, NY
"I am so glad to have found this course, because it is nearly impossible to prepare for the boards with a busy clinical practice. This course was very concise and highly highlighted topics that were very important for clearing the MOC."
Samir Gupta, MD, Chicago, IL
"This course provides an excellent review of psychiatric concepts in an organized and efficient manner. It allowed me to focus my study and have concentrated material which is especially important when trying to balance study, practice and family."
John Timken, MD, Shillington, PA
"I took the combined MOC Child & Adult exams, and found the course to be very thorough and spot on.I felt well prepared! Thank you Dr Jack & Staff!."
Tia Horner, MD, Belmont, MA
"If you want to walk into your MOC exam feeling confident this is the review course for you. Great speakers and notes. High yield information. Highly recommend!"
Jennifer Hamilton, MD, Corvallis, OR
"The classes were very succinct and addressed many questions on the tests. I loved the videos that I could watch at my own leisure at home or the office. The practice exams/questions were excellent."
Jane Kang, MD, Austin, TX
"Comprehensive review, without ‘fluff. My time is precious, but this felt worth it. Lots of reminders of stuff I’m embarrassed to say I’d forgotten. Plus I even learned some new stuff that will be helpful in practice."
Gabrielle Beaubrun, MD, Los Angeles, CA
"This is a wonderful course, I feel well prepared for the MOC. I wish this course had been around when I sat for the certification boards!"
Sherrie Godbolt, MD, Chicago, IL
"I have had a great experience! This course is concise but focused, comprehensive, and complete. Speakers are outstanding."
Samia Boshra, MD, Downey, CA
"This course is very informative. You will feel confident in passing the exam after taking this course. A good investment indeed!"
Amadon Dizon, MD, Fargo, ND
"Great course! I recommend this greatly to my colleagues. Jack & his staff continue to put a lot of effort to update, improve and streamline the course."
Melchor Mercado, MD, Defiance, OH
"The best review course I have ever been to. Focused, practical for the boards but also great pearls for use in our practices."
Norma J. Anderson, DO, Pipe Creek, TX
"A good, comprehensive review of high-yield information for MOC in psychiatry. Materials and practice exams were very helpful. Great online resources."
Amy Silverman, MD, Westchester County, NY
"An excellent course – targeted, time-efficient, and just the right amount of information. I feel well-prepared and the online questions will complete the job, along with further syllabus review."
Anthony Kassir, MD, Aliso Viejo, CA
"Focused presentations, comprehensive review, with good use of sample questions. Made my preparation for the Boards simple and effective - and I learned a lot!"
Lisa McMurray, MD, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
"This course was my ONLY preparation for the MOC exam and the ONLY reason for my success. Excellent speakers! Highly recommended!"
Rubina Sial, MD, Bogart, GA
"I’m now actually looking forward to taking the test. I have a specific colleague in mind when I return home, and will be pleased to recommend the course."
Randolph Noble, MD, Encino, CA
"I took the online course, which was convenient, professional, informative and well-organized. I believe I was well-prepared for the exam (MOC). Staff has been very helpful. I would definitely recommend this course."
Bonnie Wright, MD, Cheltenham, PA
"The course was well-organized and dedicated to what would appear on the exam. Taking the course gave me a higher score than if I had not taken it."
Ronald Viviano, MD, Ontario, NY
"This was very thorough and topics appeared oriented to the recertification exam. I highly recommend this review to anybody who will prepare for MOC exam or for their practice. Thank you very much!"
Angeline De Guzman, MD, Santa Maria, CA
"Review for exam was overall helpful. It helped me to sit down and focus on review topics for 3 days. I would have had a difficult time taking out the time for review without the organization of the course."
Terry Vaughn, MD, Prescott, AZ
"Very good overall review course. Helped me to get into the test taking frame of mind. I would definitely recommend this course."
Leslie Emerson, MD, Bloomfield Hills, MI
"The information was concise and very helpful. I felt that the information was right on track for recertification board preparation."
Kathy Eschmann, MD, Carmel, IN
"Excellent update and review that's very focused with highlights of important concepts. The course will pull you through those voluminous reviews."
Cynthia Theiss, MD, Palm Beach, FL
"This course was an excellent, well-organized review. It was very informative and clinically relevant. I would highly recommend it to others interested in the board recertification review."
Shani Alam, MD, Austin, TX
"This course is very thorough and oriented towards the Recertification Exam. My money and time was worth it. I would recommend to anyone."
Feroza Tulukdar, MD, Austin, TX
"This course is well organized with clear objectives and avoiding unnecessary details. I have found this very useful and will recommend it to colleagues."
Manjula Khanna, MD, Knoxville, TN
"An excellent crash course in psychiatry. Very organized and professionally done. Good for board preparation and to catch up on what's new in psychiatry."
Ken Casimir, MD, Madison, WI
"Very concise & thorough review, really helped me review and structure my approach & alleviate my over-anxiety about the recert exam. I'd definitely recommend this course it is totally worth the investment."
Madeline Andrew, MD, Fairfield, CA
"Very helpful for my review & very practical despite time constraints. The best in my opinion. I will certainly spread this to my co-workers in the hospital."
Angelina DeCastro, MD, Fresh Meadows, NY
"Was very well put together to focus on the important & relevant information needed for preparation of the exam and clinical practice. Improved my confidence greatly."
Nargis Fakhri, MD, Rome, GA
"The Course was very comprehensive and thorough. The staff & teachers were excellent and very responsive to all my questions and needs. I couldn't ask for more from a review course."
Ira Garde, MD, Orinda, CA
"This course is designed specifically for the purpose of taking the Maintenance of Certification Exam and it very much succeeded at that goal."
Dione Ghisalbert, MD, Portchester, NY
"Great course – Focused and comprehensive. It offers highlights of the new information presented to psychiatrists in the last decade."
Lolitta Aznaurova, MD, Overland Park, KS
"The course is very well organized and thorough review; concise and highlighted very important topics for the exam. I highly recommend this course to my colleagues."
Sorina Carabeth, MD, San Luis Obispo, CA
"I was apprehensive about my upcoming exams, but taking this course has given me a sense of hope and it has dampened my anxiety."
Gilbert Tamakloe, MD, Apopka, FL
"Even if you are not taking the recertification exam this was a great review. I feel so ready to go back to the office and be an even better provider."
Diana Melazzo, DO, Fort Walton Beach, FL
"Great course, despite the amount of information provided in a short period of time. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone doing the MOC examination."
J. McFarlane, MD, PA
"It was an overall good/excellent overview of materials needed for board review. All of the speakers were excellent."
Sonia Ashish-Mishra, MD, Flowood, MS
"I think this course provides a thorough review of the broad range of board topics and helps give structure to my study/review plan."
Dwayne L, Bennett, MD, Washingto, DC
"Excellent. Straight forward. Concise and efficient presentation of materials. Well organized. Great Speakers. Relevant!"
Lauren Bonner Lee, MD, Phoenix, AZ
"I came looking for an exam prep course that is concise, focused, and targets high-yield topics. This course seems to match those expectations."
Jasdeep Bobby Miglani, MD, Blcksburg, VA
"I enjoyed the course and the supporting material is a valuable resource. I have taken other courses and have always found them helpful."
Esteban Fuertes, MD, Santa Maria, CA
"Lectures were concise, well-paced, yet engaging and pleasant. Despite what risked being an onerous experience, I am very glad I did this."
Gregory Dillon, MD, Brooklyn, NY
"This was a great, thorough, yet condensed review of general psychiatry. Having online practice exams to take is beneficial."
Bryn Reina, MD, Coronado, CA
"I will strongly recommend this course as it helps improve knowledge and focuses on material which is important for test taking."
Seeme Ahmad, MD, Stone Mountain, GA
"Very helpful in focusing in on what to look at for the test."
Richard Levine, MD, Maple Grove, MN
"I wouldn't use any other prep course. This is educational, entertaining, and most importantly, PROVEN!"
John Carbone, MD, Cary, NC
"Excellent course. No complaints. Practice questions are awesome."
Jay Jawad, MD, Seattle, WA
"If you have only one month to review both Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, this course is for you."
Savina Ghelfi, MD, Edina, MN
"Outstanding course! Taking this course was more important than passing the exams, in order to stay updated."
Drew Carzman, MD, Cincinnati, OH
"Excellent course which provided me the focus needed to prepare for the boards in a very effective manner."
Marcia Smolin, MD, Waldoboro, ME
"Excellent course, I feel like I have a leg up on the exam."
Tiffany Tate, MD, Charlotte, NC
"Knowledge-enhancing, anxiety-reducing, excellent “reader’s digest” for MOC. Thank you."
Loana N. Shirley, MD, Birmingham, AL
"Great course! Will recommend to anyone needing a quick review."
Narayana Ramesh, MD, Gaithersburg, MD
"This was an excellent course that reduced my anxiety about taking the exam. Excellent speakers."
Maha Abdelkader, MD, Ashburn, VA
"The course in general is thorough, complete and conducted very professionally. Great job."
Shura Hedge, MD, Avion Lake, OH
"It was a good course, presented well. Gives all the basic information needed for the exam."
Anil Parekh, MD, Johnstown, PA
"Overall you are very good – I was working for MOC but I ended up learning a lot!"
Mehmet Kayatekin, MD, Stockbridge, MA
"Found this comprehensive, very clear, coherent with the absolutely concise and interesting format."
Keith Caramelli, MD, Austin, TX
"Excellent Preparation course. I was very anxious about the exam, but now I feel fully prepared."
Valrie Honablue, MD, Atlanta, GA
"Very thorough course, well organized and enjoyable."
Catherine Foxx, MD, Springfield, IL
"This course helps you focus on what is important for the exam."
Elizabeth Mixson, MD, Atlanta, GA
"Jack gave the energy needed to motivate all."
David Lelio, MD, Charlotte, NC
"Reduced my anxiety tremendously. Gave me the structure needed to study efficiently on the exam."
Dennis Rhyne, MD, Indianapolis, IN
"Anyone can pass the exam, but if you attend this course you’re certain to pass it! Best Wishes."
Krishna Verma, MD, Wilson, NC
"Overall it was a good experience. Staff was very pleasant, friendly and helpful."
Satwant Tandon, MD, Tulsa, OK
"Very sharply focused on key points. Clearly stated with no fluff."
Federico Baneles, MD, Atascadero, CA
"Great way to get a refresher course. Gets you motivated and increased my confidence level."
Daniela Chervony, MD, Tamarac, FL
"Good course with focus on the exam. It is a good overall review and most topics are covered."
Sanjeev Singhal, MD, Frederick, MD
"I will recommend this course to my colleagues taking the recertification exam."
Elizabeth Gobbi, MD, Evanston, IL
"This course is a helpful overview recommended for anyone who wants to keep their practice up to date."
Richard Carter-Torres, MD, Cabo Rojo, PR
"An organized, comprehensive, yet focused review."
Richard Capiola, MD, Naples, FL
"Very good review. Precise, and enjoyable to meet fellow colleagues."
Kimberly Ford, MD, Savannah, GA
"Very friendly & helpful staff very helpful course."
Raafat Girgis, MD, Yorba Linda, CA
"Course was very thorough & comprehensive; I feel more prepared for my exam."
Stephanie Syevenson, MD, Detroit, MI
"Very well organized, excellent review, I highly recommend this course."
Elizabeth Wade-Mahoney, MD, Hopewell Junction, NY
"Well covered format and material. Exam-focused and clear to understand. Very very helpful."
Vadankumar Patel, MD, Martin, TN
"Well covered format and material. Exam-focused and clear to understand. Very very helpful."
Julia Irwin, MD, Norman, OK
"It was money well spent to get a quick review in the shortest time possible."
Vishal Adma, MD, Kansas City, KS
"Dr. Krasuski was wonderful, very easy to understand material."
Timothy Cucich, MD, Roseville, CA
"I would recommend this course to a friend or colleague."
Kumudini Attanagoda, MD, Vienna, VA
"Good review of all the required lessons for the MOC."
A. Ranganathan, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
"Highly MOC-focused. Best course right before the exam."
Rama Balaji, MD, Mesa, AZ
"Best course. Very concise, focused, and clear. Best for busy professionals."
P. Thapar, MD, Chicago, IL
"If you have only one month to review both Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, this course is for you."
Savina Ghelfi, MD, Edina, MN
"Well-organized course material."
Hemalatha Mukhara, MD, Ashburn, VA
"Great course – excellent speakers!"
Svetlana Libus, MD, Redondo Beach, CA
"Well organized and thorough review."
Diane Gottlieb, MD, Philadelphia, PA
"Good course for MOC."
Pius Jacob, MD, Zephyr Hills, FL
James Kiu, MD, Johnston, IA
Dimitre Dimitrov, MD, San Antonio, TX
Vassili Arkadiev, MD, York, PA
"Just what I needed!"
William Wolters, MD, Memphis, TN
Sanjay Vaswani, MD, Fullerton, CA
|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
API Room Block Code: API
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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 demonstrate increased knowledge of principles & practice in Psychiatry, including:
- Demonstrate ability to discuss and describe the following:
- Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of the major psychiatric disorders
- Clinical neuroscience and etiology of psychiatric disorders
- Psychopharmacologic treatments of psychiatric disorders
- Psychotherapeutic Interventions
- Suicide and homicide risk management
- Psychological issues related to age, gender and culture
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, LLC and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course v14.1, 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 v15.1, 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 MOC 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:
- Group Discounts
- Multi-purchase discounts
- Referral earnings & discounts through our Ambassador Club
- 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 Recertification 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)
- 1100+ 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 MOC 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 Recertification Course Access
When do I receive online access to my Psychiatry MOC 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 Recertification 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.
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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 Recertification 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 Recertification Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology www.abpn.com
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