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If you’re not sure if you would benefit more from the Online or Live Course, you can purchase both for a small additional fee. This option enables you to receive immediate online course access so you can start studying now AND then attend an upcoming live course with engaging face-to-face interaction, as well as lecture recordings for later review.

The Pass Machine course has proven to be a better way to learn. Please take a couple of minutes to register now and get started on your exam preparations.

Respectfully,

Jack Krasuski

Jack Krasuski, MD

Pass Your ABEM® Emergency Medicine ConCert Exam or Receive:
  • 1. A 100% Refund of Your Course Tuition, Plus
  • 2. An Additional $500, Plus
  • 3. A Repeat Course Until You Pass, Tuition-Free!


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Course Agenda

Traumatic Disorders

1.5 Hours
EM Trauma Review
Brian Sharp, MD
1.5 Hours
Neck, Facial, Opthalmologic, & Otologic Trauma
Michael S. Pulia, MD
0.5 Hours
Chest Trauma
Michael S. Pulia, MD

Cardiovascular Disorders

4 Hours
Cardiovascular Disorders
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

Gastrointestinal Emergencies

1 Hour
Disorders of Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, IBD, & Bowel Ischemia
Barbara K. Blok, MD
1 Hour
Disorders of Large Intestines, & Hepatobiliary System
Barbara K. Blok, MD
1 Hour
Pancreatic Disease Hernias, Anorectal Disorders, & Pediatric GI Emergencies
Barbara K. Blok, MD

Signs, Symptoms, & Presentations

1 Hour
General Presentations
John Kahler, MD
1 Hour
Abdominal, Head, Neck, & Chest Presentations
John Kahler, MD

Thoracic-Respiratory Disorders

1 Hour
Disorders of the Upper Respiratory Tract & Thorax, & Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema
James Rhee, MD
1 Hour
Lung Disease, Physical/Chemical Irritants, & Pulmonary Embolus
James Rhee, MD
1 Hour
Pulmonary Infections, Pulmonary Hypertenstion, & Thoracic Tumors
James Rhee, MD

Procedures & Skills

1 Hour
Airway, Resuscitation, & Anesthesia
Scott Sherman, MD
1 Hour
Diagnostic & Therapeutics Procedures
Scott Sherman, MD

Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat Emergencies

1 Hour
Ophthalmologic & Nasal Emergencies
Michael S. Pulia, MD
1 Hour
Otologic, Oral & Pharyngeal Emergencies
Michael S. Pulia, MD

Nervous System Disorders

1 Hour
General Principles, Cranial neuropathies, Headache & Seizures
S. Eliza Halcomb, MD
1 Hour
Ischemic Stroke, Movement Disorders, Encephalopathies, Demyelinating Syndromes, Spinal Cord Disorders & Neuromuscular Disorders
S. Eliza Halcomb, MD

Systemic Infectious Disorders

1 Hour
Bacterial Infections
S. Eliza Halcomb, MD
1 Hour
Viral, Biologic Warfare, & Pandemics
S. Eliza Halcomb, MD

Toxicologic Emergencies

1.5 Hours
Toxicologic Emergencies
S. Eliza Halcomb, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

1.5 Hours
Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Pregnancy Trauma
Brian Sharp, MD

Psychiatric Emergencies

1.5 Hours
Psychiatric Emergencies
Robert W. Marvin, MD

Musculoskeletal Disorders

1 Hour
Upper Extremity Trauma & Pediatric Orthopedics
Scott Sherman, MD
1 Hour
Lower Extremity Fraxtures & Non-Traumatic Disorders
Scott Sherman, MD

Environmental Disorders

1 Hour
Environmental Disorders
Ronny M. Otero, MD

Renal & Urogenital Disorders

1 Hour
Renal & Urogenital Disorders
Michael S. Pulia, MD

Endocrine, Metabolic & Nutritional Disorders

1.5 Hours
Endocrine, Metabolic & Nutritional Disorders
James Rhee, MD

Hematologic & Oncologic Emergencies

1 Hour
Hematologic & Oncologic Emergencies
James Rhee, MD

Immune System Disorders

1 Hour
Immune System Disorders
James Rhee, MD

Cutaneous Disorders

1.5 Hours
Cutaneous Disorders
John Kahler, MD

Pediatric Emergencies

1.5 Hours
Pediatric Emergencies
Michael S. Pulia, MD

Study Tools

0.75 Hours
Test-Taking Strategies
Michael S. Pulia, MD
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Faculty


Barbara Blok, MD

Barbara Blok, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Assistant Program Director, Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, Denver, CO

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Blok is an editor for the EM board review book First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Boards and is editor-in-chief of EM content for Elsevier’s online medical resource FIRSTConsult. She was previously Associate Program Director at the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine residency program in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Blok’s interests lay mainly in medical education. She has an avid interest in Wilderness Medicine and co-directs the Wilderness Medicine education programs for the 3rd and 4th year medical students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

S. Eliza Halcomb, MD

S. Eliza Halcomb, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Section Chief Medical Toxicology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology, American Board of Toxicology

Dr. Halcomb is frequently invited to lecture and present Grand Rounds in emergency medicine and toxicology. She has authored several scientific articles and a chapter in Goldfranks Toxicologic Emergencies. Dr. Halcomb is also a consultant to the Missouri Regional Poison Control Center.

John Kahler, MD

John Kahler, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kahler completed his residency at the Henry Ford Hospital before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan. He has authored several scientific articles and a book chapter in Restraints and Seclusion, Behavioral Emergencies for the Emergency Physician. Dr. Kahler has also been invited to present on topics in emergency medicine at several regional and national meetings.

Robert W. Marvin, MD

Robert W. Marvin, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Medical Director, Psychosis Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:


  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Marvin is engaged in research projects involving patients with psychotic disorders, specifically prodromal and first episode psychosis. He is currently the chair of the Education Committee for the UIC Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Marvin provides thorough and concise coverage of broad and complicated board review topics.

Ronny M. Otero, MD

Ronny M. Otero, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Otero served as the Division Head of Emergency Medicine for the Henry Ford Medical Center before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan. He has been invited to present at several regional, national, and global meetings. Dr. Otero authored several scientific journal articles and a chapter in Peacock and Tiffany Cardiac Emergencies.

Michael Pulia, MD

Michael Pulia, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Section Director, Young Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Pulia currently serves as president of the Young Physicians Section of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In addition to being an invited faculty member at several national board review courses, he has been a WGN Talk Radio guest on EM topics, and was a featured physician for the news story Inside the Real ER on NBC5 News Chicago.

James Rhee, MD

James Rhee, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Chief Medical Officer, American Cardiac Education Specialists, Murrieta, CA

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Rhee has received the Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award from the University of Chicago Emergency Residency program, where he previously served as an assistant professor in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. He has presented Grand Rounds and lectured extensively in emergency medicine and toxicology at Chicago-area universities and multiple conferences.

Brian Sharp, MD

Brian Sharp, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Assistant Director of Quality, Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sharp is currently serving as the assistant quality director for our division, which includes organizing the resident mortality and morbidity conferences, leading the resident quality improvement curriculum, and serving as the patient relations liaison for emergency medicine. His areas of interest include quality improvement and patient safety, medical education with a focus on simulation, and communication in medicine.

Scott Sherman, MD

Scott Sherman, MD

Titles/Affiliations/Positions:


  • Associate Professor, Rush University, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Residency Program Director, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:


  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sherman has authored more than 60 articles and book chapters; he is an editor for the titles Emergency Orthopedics (6th Edition), Emergency Orthopedics: The Extremities, and USMLE Road Map: Emergency Medicine as well as a reviewer for The Journal of Emergency Medicine. He has also been an examiner/faculty for ICEP Oral Board Review Course and a lecturer at ICEP MOREinFOUR Board Review Course. He is an author and editor of CME modules for the website AccessEmergencyMedicine.com by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Sherman regularly lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics in emergency medicine.

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CME Accreditation

Intended Audience: Emergency Physicians

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, and physiologic aspects of the major disorders of emergency medicine
  • Recall the diagnostic criteria and clinical features of major disorders
  • Formulate treatment plans for traumatic disorders including abdominal, chest, cutaneous injuries, facial fractures and neck trauma
  • Apply the appropriate procedures and skills for emergent care including airway management, GI procedures, incision and drainage, and obstetrical procedures
  • Explain cardiovascular disorders related to arterial and venous circulation, disturbances of cardiac rhythm, and diseases of the myocardium

Accreditation Statement:
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 The American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

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$1097
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Live Course

Chicago, IL
August 5-9, 2015


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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About The Emergency Medicine ConCert Prep Course

+ What Do I Get When I Purchase The Online Course? How Does This Course Work?
After you sign up for the online course, we'll send you an email within one day of registration with a link to your password-protected, personalized online American Physician Institute (API) dashboard along with instructions on how to access it. We'll also ship your printed syllabus the next business day.
  • Your Online Dashboard: All your recorded lectures, course handouts, practice exams, and CME credits are organized on your API dashboard. This centralized location with all course materials makes your preparation organized and stress-free. And it allows you access from anywhere at any time - 24/7!
  • Your Printed Syllabus: The detailed printed syllabus includes all of the course lecture content, clearly formatted to help you follow along. This allows you to focus on highlighting critical concepts, annotating tips and reminders, and achieving the greatest possible recall of the material during the board exam.
+ When Do I Receive Online Access To Review Course Materials?
You receive password-protected access to your API online dashboard within one day of registration, excluding federal holidays. The dashboard consolidates all of your course resources, including streaming webinars of every course lecture, multiple choice question (MCQs) quizzes, and any additional course handouts.
+ When Will I Receive My Course Syllabus?
If you purchase the online course, the syllabus is shipped to you via UPS the next business day after your order is received by API. If you purchase the online course and later decide to attend the live course, you are encouraged to bring along your syllabus to the event to append your notes, or ask questions based on your previous studies.
+ How Long Do I Have Access To My Online Materials? Does My Course Expire?
Your Course and all its associated online material remains active for a full 12 18 months from your date of purchase.For example, a course purchased on January 1, 2013 remains active through June 30, 2014
+ What If I'm Not Ready To Take My Exam? Can I Extend My Course?
Some doctors invest in a board-preparation course many years prior to their exam. In these cases, course registrants can extend the life of their course for 12 additional months at a reduced tuition rate. If you wish to extend your course, please call 1-877-225-8384 prior to your course expiration date.
+ What Are The Benefits Of The Live Course?
If you find it difficult to carve out daily study time, the live course allows you to review all course material in a concentrated timeframe in a classroom setting. Additionally, it provides you opportunity to interact with expert faculty and your peers. To support your board preparation during and long after the live event, you also receive online access to a recorded version of all lectures starting the first day of the live event.
+ What Does Live Course Attendance Include?
The live course includes live lectures, instant Q&A with faculty, printed syllabus, hundreds of online practice questions, recorded online lecture access starting first day of course, and CME credits upon completion of course.
+ What Is The Mobile Learning Package?
The Pass Machine course is formatted for study on a variety of tablet computers. That is why The Pass Machine course offers a $500 e-Gift Card from Best Buy to purchase the iPad or other tablet. Get the technology that is best suited to your exam preparation – and the flexibility of watching webinars and taking practice exams on your new tablet! The Best Buy e-Gift Card allows you to purchase your preferred tablet either with the convenience of online shopping or with the hands on comparison available at a Best Buy store near you.

Notes:
  • The Mobile Learning Package is available to U.S. residents only.
  • At this time, Kindle Fire is not a supported tablet for The Pass Machine webinar viewing.
  • The Pass Machine course does not come pre-loaded on the tablet you receive as part of the Mobile Learning Package. Rather The Pass Machine course dashboard and all of its features can be conveniently streamed on your new tablet.
  • The Mobile Learning Package is non-refundable and is therefore not covered by the Triple Trust Guarantee.
+ How Do I Get My CME Credits?
After you have viewed all of the course lectures, you can claim your CME credit by completing the course’s online CME Evaluation. After you complete the evaluation, you will immediately receive a PDF of your CME certificate. You will receive your "Online Dashboard" access information via email. Please contact 877-225-8384 or info@AmericanPhysician.com if you need this access information re-sent or you require other assistance.

Note: The CME Evaluation for the Live Program will not be posted online until the last day of the live lectures.

General Questions About The Triple Trust Guarantee

+ This 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. When you register for the course, you receive a registration packet with your course information that includes a copy of the Triple Trust Guarantee, along with straightforward information on all of the Terms & Conditions that apply. Why does API have such a guarantee when no other company does? 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 results.
+ What Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover?
When you purchase a course with a “Triple Trust Guarantee” and do not pass your board exam, API will refund 100% of your course tuition and pay you an additional $500. Additionally, if you purchase the online course, your access to the online course will be extended an additional year, and then extended for one year each subsequent time you take and fail the exam. If you purchase the live course, you may attend one upcoming live course each subsequent time you take and fail the exam. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.
+ 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.
+ Does The Triple Trust Guarantee Cover The Mobile Learning Package?
No. The Mobile Learning Package is a $500 stipend in the form of a Best Buy® Gift Card. The Gift Card is to be used to purchase the iPad or other mobile device of your choice. The Mobile Learning Package is non-refundable and is not covered by the Triple Trust Guarantee.

General Questions About The Pass Machine

+ What is The Pass Machine?
The Pass Machine is a family of medical education products specifically designed to help physicians study for and pass their board certification exams. The Pass Machine is produced by American Physician Institute (API), a leading provider of medical education courses and study materials. API provides board exam preparation for dozens of specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com for the full list.
+ What Sets The Pass Machine Board Review Courses Apart From Other Courses?
There are three main differences.
  1. The Pass Machine Courses are not just general reviews—they’re tailored specifically to the topics and approaches you need to know to pass your exams.
  2. Each Course is a full preparation system that includes hundreds of MCQs, online lecture review, mobile lecture review, and a hard copy of the Course syllabus.
  3. The Pass Machine demonstrates its confidence in its Courses and commitment to your success by offering you this Triple Trust Guarantee: if you don’t pass your exam, you get your Course tuition back, PLUS $500, PLUS you get to retake the Course for FREE until you do pass.
+ Who Produces This Emergency Medicine ConCert Review Course? Where Do You Get Your Faculty?
The Pass Machine Emergency Medicine ConCert Course is produced by American Physician Institute. API conducts dozens of Courses and trains thousands of physicians 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.
+ Where Can I Find Information About Taking My ABEM® Board Exam?
For information about the ABEM® Emergency Medicine ConCert Board Exam, please visit
http://www.abem.org/public/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3843/DesktopDefault.aspx
+ Do You Provide Reviews For Boards Other Than Emergency Medicine ConCert?
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?
You may be surprised at how many residency and fellowship training programs, group practices, and other employers pay for or reimburse you for 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 CCR database and can accept government checks and credit cards.
+ Can I Get A Discount For The Course Tuition?
American Physician Institute offers group discounts for residents and fellows and individual discounts through our Ambassador Club (see below). Please call 877-225-8384 for more information on these discounts.
+ What Is The Ambassador Club? How Does It Work?
When you register, you automatically become a member of the American Physician Institute Ambassador Club, which helps your colleagues benefit from your prep Course experience. If your colleagues mention your name when they call to register, they’ll each receive a $52 discount on their first Course registration and you’ll receive a $52 check.

Why $52? API recognizes that your referral saves about $104 in advertising costs, and they think it’s only fair to pass those savings along to both of you. There’s no limit to the goodwill and gratitude you’ll inspire among your colleagues, and there’s no limit to how many colleagues you can refer. You can make referrals across specialties, too! See the full list of Courses at www.AmericanPhysician.com and consider making a referral today.
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