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+ hour high yield lectures featuring board-focused faculty|
|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.
Register and study within minutes – No hassles, wasted energy, or delays!
“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.
Update September 9, 2020:
ABIM is offering additional test dates on 12/14/20 and 12/15/20 for physicians registered to take a subspecialty certification exam. Before heading to your appointment, please read more about what Pearson VUE is doing to ensure the safety of test takers.
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, 2019; December 1, 2020
Application closes (at 11:59 CT): June 15, 2020; June 15, 2021
Late application closes (at 11:59 CT): June 28, 2020; June 28, 2021
Exam: November 16, 2020; November 15, 2021
Critical Care Medicine MOC Exam
Application Opens: December 1, 2019; December 1, 2020
Application closes (at 11:59 CT): August 15, 2020; February 28, 2021; August 15, 2021
Late application closes (at 11:59 CT): N/A
Exam: November 16, 2020; April 28, 2021; November 15, 2021