The Self-Assessments are self-paced, online examinations that allow you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through the companion Textbook.
The program provides an easy-to-access and individualized opportunity to gain and assess knowledge of psychiatry, ideally to be undertaken by psychiatrists and residents as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning program in psychiatry. It provides a specific educational opportunity for candidates preparing for certification and recertification examinations.
By participating in the Self-Assessment Program, you will have the opportunity to
- Improve knowledge of psychosomatic medicine
- Improve decision making and patient care
- Test and assess your knowledge and decision-making skills
- Prepare for board certification and recertification
- Practice answering board-like questions
- Earn up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for each exam
Participants earn continuing medical education (CME) credits for reviewing the companion The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, Second Edition, assessing their retention of the clinical content of the Textbook by taking the self-assessment exam, and further increasing their clinical knowledge by reviewing the rationale for the correct answers. The Answer Guide references relevant text, tables, and figures (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that addresses not only the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.
The APA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychiatric Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Self-Assessment does NOT meet ABPN criteria for Self-Assessment (Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification).
Program release date: December 1, 2010
Program review date: December 31, 2013
Program end date: January 1, 2017
Psychiatric assessment and consultation. Legal issues. Ethical issues. Psychological responses to illness. Delirium. Dementia. Aggression and violence. Depression. Suicidality. Psychosis, mania, and catatonia. Anxiety disorders. Somatization and somatoform disorders. Deception syndromes: factitious disorders and malingering. Eating disorders. Sleep disorders. Sexual disorders. Substance-related disorders. Heart disease. Lung disease. Gastrointestinal disorders. Renal disease. Endocrine and metabolic disorders. Oncology. Hematology. Rheumatology. Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndromes. Infectious diseases. HIV/AIDS. Dermatology. Surgery. Organ transplantation. Neurology and neurosurgery. Obstetrics and gynecology. Pediatrics. Physical medicine and rehabilitation. Pain. Toxicology. Psychopharmacology. Psychosocial treatments. Electroconvulsive therapy. Palliative care. Index.
James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Professor and Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Chair and Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief, Books, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Narriman C. Shahrokh is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.