Critical Care Medicine
AMA PRA Category 1
Looking for the Best Critical Care Medicine Review?
Here’s Everything You Need to Pass:
|Instant access to pass-guaranteed course for 12 months (See Agenda)|
|1100+ Critical Care Medicine practice questions|
|29+ hours of high yield lectures featuring board-focused faculty|
|Illustrated course study guide (PDF)|
|Earn up to 52.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™|
|Earn 29.75 MOC points in the ABIM® MOC program|
|NEW! iOS & Android mobile app|
|CME Vault for claiming and storing your CME certificates|
|Online study group with other course participants|
|Triple Trust Guarantee – Pass or get a 110% refund|
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LASER-FOCUSED LECTURES: A comprehensive library of video lectures precisely aligns to the Critical Care Medicine Certification and Critical Care Medicine MOC exam blueprints, so you focus on all exam topics and keywords with no wasted effort.
BOARD-EXPERIENCED FACULTY: Board-certified faculty are experienced in teaching Critical Care Medicine board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up-to-date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Critical Care Medicine 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+ Critical Care Medicine multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are included. Each question carefully follows the ABIM 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 ABIM® Critical Care Medicine exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, The Pass Machine Critical Care Medicine 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 The Pass Machine!
Anytime, Anywhere Access
ON-THE-GO CONVENIENCE: Fit your Critical Care Medicine 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 wifi 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 52.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – 29.75 credits from reviewing lectures plus 22.75 credits from completing the included Q Bank multiple choice questions. Your annual employer-provided educational funds may be used to cover the costs of this CME activity.
MOC POINTS: Earn 29.75 ABIM® MOC points by participating in the Critical Care Medicine online course. Your annual employer-provided educational funds may be used to cover the costs of this CME activity.
Remember, the American Board of Internal Medicine 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 Critical Care Medicine Exam Blueprint dictates.
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“Here’s the challenge: this Critical Care Medicine board review features 29.75 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, The Pass Machine 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 is the second The Pass Machine course I have used and I couldn’t be more pleased. The vast majority of the lectures are very useful for taking the exam but, more importantly are helpful in patient care, which after all, is the ultimate goal. My score on the critical care medicine exam was 90th percentile.”
Kris Lahren, MD, Mosinee, WI
“I did great on the CCM board exam. I enjoyed how I could watch lectures online any time and as many times as I needed. I also appreciated all the handouts with each lecture so that I could go back and review certain items quickly. As for the questions, very pertinent to the exam and effective at getting teaching points across. I don't know what I would have done without this online prep course! Thanks so much!”
Krsity Poonyagariyagorn, MD, Portland, OR
“I have taken The Pass Machine, and the lectures and course material are excellent and well-organized. The test questions are often the favorite part of the program. The program gives one the confidence and ability to review and find one’s weakness to better explore. Great job, and I definitely recommend the program. ”
Richard Prager, MD, FCCP, Pinecrest, FL
“I have very limited time to dedicate to Board recertification, like most of us. API’s review course was the most efficient way to perform this onerous task. The lectures increased my confidence that I can pass the exam.”
Paul Guentert, MD, South Bend, IN
“Used the program as primary source for study. Great course. Bought my son the anesthesia series. Passed his boards with flying colors. Now a family tradition. 2 others taking recert soon.”
Barry Lankhorst, MD, Sioux Falls, SD“It was really important that you had us introduce ourselves to our neighbors. It made the days a lot more fun! This is my second course and both were excellent.”
Phillip Cozzi, MD, Elmhurst, IL
“This was an outstanding course. The speakers were extremely well-prepared, and the presentations were focused and clinically-relevant.”
Gifford Lorenz, MD, Savannah, GA
“Excellent course for time-challenged physicians like us, as it covered the most important topics for board review in a few days.”
V. Hathwar, MD, Virginia Beach, VA
“Good course with a good question bank which was very helpful for the boards”
Tabarak Qureshi, MD, Longwood, FL
“Simply wonderful course. Targeted, focused, and clear. I would do this again. Thank you!”
Edward Thomas, MD, Virginia Beach, VA
“Great course. A very comprehensive review of critical care material.”
Evan Moore, MD, Salt Lake City, UT
Critical Care Medicine MOC Testimonials
“I credit this course for preparing me well for the CCM MOC exam. I believe it was one of the most important reasons that I scored a perfect 800. I highly recommend this course. The multiple practice exams available were very helpful leading up to the actual exam date.”
John Fitzgerald, MD, Carrollton, TX
“The course was fantastic! It was concise yet thorough. It hit every relevant topic for the exam and also was an excellent review of the latest literature. Though it was geared specifically for the exam, it also helped me in clinical decision making for real life patient care. I plan on using The Pass Machine for all my ABIM recertifications (ie, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep) in the future. You can't go wrong with The Pass Machine, especially with their unique triple guarantee. I recommend everyone taking this course.”
Harish Kakarala, MD, Akron, OH
“Your team at The Pass Machine ROCKS!! I took 2 of your recertification courses (Pulm and CCM ) about 4 weeks before the exam.....And passed BOTH of them TOGETHER!!! YOOHOOO!!! Your course was precise, well-focused, to-the-point and "just-in-time" before the exam date. Most of all, it provided me a peace of mind that I had at least reviewed everything important for the exam in time. Thank you so much for providing such a valuable service”
Jameel Durrani, MD, Center Valley, PA
"This is my eighth board exam (4 boards with recertification), and for the first time I saw questions on the exam that were discussed in the board review course! The course was really board exam-focused; it covered all the topics. It was extremely helpful. I highly recommend it.””
Salah Aboubakr, MD, Springfield, IL
“The Pass Machine helped me study appropriately for the Nov. 2012 critical care boards. The lectures were very good and well presented. I have already recommended the course to others. I am so impressed that I am now studying for the Pulmonary recert even though I hold a lifetime certificate. Thanks again.”
Gene Thomas, DO, FCCP, FACP, Mexico, MO
“I was actually hesitant about attending, as I felt I could spend this time away from work studying questions/practice tests. However, I am glad I attended, as most of the topics had what I was looking for: 'This is likely to be on the boards’ and ‘This is the way this topic is likely to be presented in a board question.”
C. Hebert, MD, Baton Rouge, AR
“Cost- and time-efficient critical care review for the busy practitioner. Lectures are focused, timely, and geared to material that needs to be mastered for success on recertification boards.”
Elizabeth Schupp, MD, Chicago, IL
“Good overview and great course right before critical care exam.”
Askin Uysai, MD, Tampa, FL
“Very well organized. Speakers very clear and didactic.”
Jorge Ortiz, MD, Sudbury, MA
“The program has been a great study guide helping me focus on high yield topics with the limited time I have to study for my recert critical care boards.”
Victor Mandoff, MD, Little Rock, AR
“Preparation was spot on! There was nothing on the exam that was not covered in the course. Highly recommend.”
David Halinski, MD, Vicksburg, MS
“Excellent course which covered all of the important topics. I felt very prepared for my exam.”
DEdward Salerno, MD, West Hartford, CT
“Outstanding and it is the best course I have in this field.”
Jay Bayasi, MD, Chandler, AZ
“Excellent program. It was even enjoyable”
James Lampasso, MD, Buffalo, NY
Pulmonary Disease - 20% of the exam
Cardiovascular Disorders - 17.5% of the exam
Renal/Endocrine/Metabolism - 15% of the exam
Infectious Disease - 12% of the exam
Neurologic Disorders - 9.5% of the exam
Surgical/Trauma/Transplantation - 7.5% - of the exam
Gastrointestinal Disorders - 5.5% of the exam
Hematologic/Oncologic Disorders - 5.5% of the exam
Pharmacology/Toxicology - 5.0% of the exam
Research/Administration/Ethics - 2.5% of the exam
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Treat renal, endocrine and metabolism disorders including acid-based disorders and acute renal failure
- Define diagnosis and treatment criteria for critical neurologic disorders and the use of pain control, sedation, and neuromuscular blockade
- Formulate treatment plans for critical care of trauma and transplantation
- Differentiate diagnosis of infectious diseases including systemic and central nervous system infections
- Describe parenchymal lung disease
- Explain hemodynamic monitoring
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MOC Accreditation Statement:
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 29.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM®) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM® MOC points.
Online Course v4.1, Release Date August 27, 2018, Termination Date August 27, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 29.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Question Bank, Release Date June 20, 2018, Termination Date June 20, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22.75 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.
American Board of Internal Medicine Covid-19 Update
This information is updated weekly. For the most current update, please visit the ABIM website.
At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates to this page, including any changes to scheduled assessments. We recommend following the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.
Learn more about what to expect at test centers.
UPDATE: December 17, 2020: Board Certified Doctors Can Lead By Example with the COVID-19 Vaccine - To bolster public confidence in getting vaccinated for COVID-19, ABIM is calling on all board certified physicians to not only get the vaccine themselves, but to post selfies while they are getting it to build patient trust. As a board-certified physician, the decisions you make about being immunized will have an impact on the decisions made by your patients, your families, and your colleagues. Learn more about how to get involved on ABIM’s blog.
UPDATE: December 15, 2020: ABIM Certificate Printing Delayed - Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in our area, the City of Philadelphia has issued a stay-at-home order with which ABIM headquarters must comply. With our staff members working remotely in compliance with local and state guidelines, paper certificate printing and mailing is unavailable at this time. We know physicians take great pride in their ABIM Board Certification. While we aren’t able to produce paper certificates right now, we do encourage physicians to check out the digital badges ABIM rolled out last year. You can download your badge from your Physician Portal and add it to your email signature or web pages to promote your ABIM Board Certification. We also provide resources, such as social media images, infographics and templates for a press release and newsletter article, to promote your certification to your peers, patients and community. Please note: if asked, you do not need your paper certificate to prove your ABIM Board Certification. ABIM’s website serves as the primary source verification for credentialists.
UPDATE: October 28, 2020: Registration and Assessments for 2021 - We are actively monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and at this time, we are still planning to open registration for 2021 assessments on December 1, 2020 and administer all assessments as scheduled. We will continue to update this page and any changes specific to your certification and requirements will be communicated via email. To ensure we’re able to and we will update you if anything changes. If you haven’t already, please confirm we have your most up to date contact information.
Update July 10, 2020: Scheduled for an assessment?
ABIM is working with Pearson VUE to ensure your safety throughout your exam day. Learn more about what to expect at test centers by reading our updated FAQs.
To be admitted to the test center, Pearson VUE may ask if you live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19. We recognize many physicians are on the front lines treating patients during the pandemic, and in doing so may have come in close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Rest assured that physicians (medical/healthcare professionals) who treat patients while both are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) will be admitted to the test center.
If you experience any issues being admitted to the test center on exam day, please call us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246).
Update July 7, 2020: Update for IM Certification Exam Appointment Cancellations
Earlier today, some physicians received an automated email from ABIM reminding them to schedule their exam appointment. Our sincere apologies for any confusion that may have caused.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways. Unfortunately, capacity has decreased at all Pearson VUE test centers to maintain safety. As such, some appointments to take the Internal Medicine Certification Examination have been canceled and must be rescheduled.
If this applies to you, you should also receive this email, which clarifies important questions around why your appointment has been canceled and what your next steps are. If your exam is still scheduled in your Physician Portal, you have not been impacted.
If you need help or have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246), Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or at [email protected], and we’ll provide you with personalized assistance to walk through your options.
Critical Care Medicine Board Exam Dates
Critical Care Medicine Certification Exam
Application Opens: December 1, 2020
Application Closes (at 11:59 CT): June 15, 2021
Late Application Closes (at 11:59 CT): June 28, 2021
Exam: November 15, 2021
Critical Care Medicine MOC Exam
Application Opens: December 1, 2020
Spring Application Closes (at 11:59 CT): February 28, 2021
Fall Application Closes (at 11:59 CT): August 15, 2021
Exam: April 28, 2021; November 15, 2021
Knowledge Check In: April 13 - 15, 2021
The Pass Machine Critical Care Medicine Board Review – Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions about The Pass Machine and American Physician Institute
Is The Pass Machine different from other board reviews?
Yes, in three main ways:
1. The Pass Machine 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, The Pass Machine 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 The Pass Machine 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 The Pass Machine content is exceptional.
Who produces The Pass Machine Courses? Where do you get your faculty?
The Pass Machine board review courses are produced by American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC (API). API conducts dozens of courses and trains thousands of physicianss 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 The Pass Machine 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 The Pass Machine offer any free board review resources?
Yes! Start with our Medical 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 Critical Care Medicine review course?
Course enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:
- 29+ hours Recorded Video Lectures
- 29+ hours of mp3 audio versions of lectures
- PDF of Illustrated Study Guide (option for printed edition)
- 1100+ Practice Questions Bank
- Earn up to 52.5 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 The Pass Machine Critical Care Medicine 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 physicians. The way the ABIM tests you is not the same as the many ways you’re “tested” as a practicing physicians. Check out this reassuring video from Dr. Jack - What To Do If You Fail Your Board Exam https://www.thepassmachine.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
Critical Care Medicine Course Access
When do I receive online access to my Critical Care Medicine 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 Critical Care Medicine 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 ABIMs 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 Critical Care Medicine 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 Critical Care Medicine Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): www.ABIM.org
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