Hospice & Palliative Medicine Board
AMA PRA Category 1
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|Instant access to pass-guaranteed course for 12 months (See Agenda)|
|1000+ Hospice & Palliative Medicine Board Review practice questions|
|22+ hours of high-yield lectures featuring board-focused faculty|
|Illustrated course study guide (PDF)|
|Earn up to 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™|
|Earn 22.75 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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine Certification and Hospice & Palliative 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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up to date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Hospice & Palliative 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: 1000+ Hospice & Palliative Medicine multiple-choice questions (MCQs) 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® Hospice & Palliative Medicine exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple-choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, The Pass Machine Hospice & Palliative 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 Hospice & Palliative 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 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 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the Hospice & Palliative Medicine online course. Your annual employer-provided educational funds may be used to cover the costs of this CME activity.
MOC Points: Earn 22.75 ABIM® MOC points by participating in the Hospice & Palliative 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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine Exam Blueprint dictates.
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“Here’s the challenge: this Hospice & Palliative Medicine board review features 22.75 hours of laser-focused lectures and 1000+ 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
“It is my pleasure to let you know that I have passed my Boards. Thank you so much for your concise course and the profound sense of confidence you have given me. You have presented an unprecedented and simply amazing review of hospice and palliative care. This is the best, most focused, most useful teaching program not only for the boards but also for the practice that I have ever reviewed or attended. The clarity, simplicity and information are truly amazing. The course is very unique, focused and board-orientated. The diligence, profound knowledge in hospice and palliative care and conscientiousness makes it possible to review so much information in a few days. Anyone who can understand and memorize most of this review will certainly pass the Board.”
Gurdeep Kaur, MD, Novi, MI
“I am someone who had to pass to be able to grandfather in. I have plenty of hospice experience but really needed all the other extra formal stuff. I know for a fact that I wouldn't have passed the exam without The Pass Machine review. It was completely geared to the exam without any extra drivel, or somebody's ego making them talk about unnecessary stuff that would have been useless for the job at hand. I found you by accident on the net and bless the day I did! Thank you!”
Alina Lopo, MD, PhD, Tarzana, CA
“The course was very well-organized. I was amazed at how responsive the organizers were to our needs during the course. The speakers were excellent and the handouts for the lectures were extremely relevant and easy to follow. I truly feel that taking this course helped me prepare for and pass the Hospice and Palliative Care Boards.”
Keerti Sharma, MD, AGSF, West Orange, NJ
“I used The Pass Machine lectures for Hospice and Palliative Medicine exam and I passed it the first time! The review course is excellent and all the information is up-to-date. It was also convenient, as I took the course online!”
Bahija Saouf, MD, Goleta, CA
“The course was excellent and if it were not for the course, I would have not passed the board exams. Yes, I appeared for the ABIM Hospice and Palliative Med board and passed it the first time. I will recommend your course to everybody. Very helpful, organized, relevant and to the point!”
Sohail Khan, MD, FACO, Lynnhaven, FL
“Yes, I passed. This is a wonderful course. Very complete and to the point. Faculty is just perfect.”
Saqib Rashid, MD, Exeter, CA“Great prep. I passed on the 1st attempt and only used your course to study.”
Nathan Boles, MD, Biloxi, MS
“This course absolutely helped me pass. The lectures were well organized, and I felt properly prepared for the content on the exam.”
Jennifer Cohen, MD, MMSc, West Chester, PA
“I used The Pass Machine prep course for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine board exam in 2012. I can honestly say that I had never taken a medical board exam 'prep' course, and have always done well on licensing exams on my own - but needed good study material to help prepare for this exam. I primarily viewed this as an investment in a syllabus to study, but was surprised by the quality and spectrum of the online lectures, which became a foundation for my board prep. I felt that the lecturers were from a broad background and were leaders in their respective fields within HPM. The lectures were brisk yet easy to follow and did not have any background 'fluff.' My time and money spent on The Pass Machine were extremely well spent and I would not hesitate to strongly encourage anyone attempting the Hospice and Palliative Medicine board exam to take this course. When I sat for the exam I felt prepared and was able to calmly work through the more difficult problems, as the practice test material from The Pass Machine was generally more difficult than the actual exam.”
Lauren Loftis, MD, Durango, CO
“I had very little exposure to hospice, but this course taught me all that is needed to pass the board! This course, I believe, will be particularly helpful to the vast majority of physicians who cannot grasp all material with a one-time hearing. I checked the website after the first day and as promised, material was uploaded on the website!”
Abulhasam Sayed, MD, Farmington Hills, MI
“Using The Pass Machine in preparing for the hospice boards was the best decision I could have made. It was very comprehensive and really helped focus on key points. I think the practice tests were what put my preparation on track. I felt using this review course helped me study and prepare more efficiently. I felt very confident going into the board exams- it made a huge difference for me. I will be using the course for my internal medicine boards in the future. Thank you.”
Kristin Griffin, MD, Ozark, MO
“By far the most convenient, goal-oriented, and focused review you can ever encounter. Not a single question on the test felt out of context or foreign. I recommend it without reservations. I am a busy practicing nephrologist and during my preparation for the test with The Pass Machine, I did not have to change my full schedule in the office, the dialysis center, or the hospital consults!”
Sergio Vega, MD, FASN, West Palm Beach, FL
“The American Physician Institute course was an integral part of my preparation and I am appreciative of the physician educators who participated in the course lectures. The intensive review course, from a clinical and practical standpoint, was part of the strategy for my successful completion of the Hospice and Palliative Care Boards.”
Holly Cranston, MD, Pittsburgh, KS
“This is my first time attending API board review. I was very impressed with the course. Most of the speakers are excellent, the staff is wonderful! Hopefully, I will pass the board of Hospice & Palliative Care medicine. If I pass the board, I’m considering taking the review course for my internal medicine & geriatric medicine recertification.”
Xiangrong Shao, MD, Baltimore, MD
“It was easy to pay attention and stay awake. I enjoyed the course in its entirety and regretted missing the first hour due to flight problems. However, the tape was available online that night and I felt as though I missed nothing. I am looking forward to the next two months of focused review as I study this material for my exam.”
Gary Spangler Jr., MD, League City, TX
“Excellent course, with the main objective of board preparation. Material was very much board-focused, in contrast to some of the other board review courses I attended. Would highly recommend for anyone working towards board certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.”
Sayyed T. Hussain, Tampa, FL
“I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Location was great, course was well-run & scheduled. I feel it has been an effective review/preparation for the HPM board test. The added benefit was the clinical/real-world information provided.”
T. Holmstra, MD, Camden, SC
“Thank you for achieving my goal. Your speakers are very dedicated to their careers and made Hospice and Palliative Medicine a privilege to be part of this specialty.”
Myrna Sanchez, MD, Malone, KY
“The Pass Machine approached the review material in a totally different way than any other review course I have ever been to. I owe a lot of my successful completion of the Palliative Care boards to The Pass Machine.”
Asim K. Jaffer, MD, Peoria, IL
“I enjoyed studying for the Palliative Care Boards with The Pass Machine. I was able to apply what I learned immediately to my daily patient care, and had the side benefit of crushing the boards.”
Anna. Abramson, MD, Mill Vally, CA
“The course was great. Not only did I pass and feel really comfortable with my knowledge during the test, I learned a great deal that I use in daily practice.”
Marion Cooper, MD, Mount Pleasant, SC
“I truly enjoyed this course. The speakers were great and effective. I will recommend the course to friends, as it has increased my confidence of passing.”
Akinwole Awujo, MD, Atlanta, GA
“It’s obvious the speakers put a lot of time & energy to develop their thoughts and notes. Learned a lot. An exceptional review. Cutting-edge treatment and new material will help my practice.”
Gary Lehman, MD, Orland, FL
“I have not taken a certification exam for decades. The structure of this course and the speakers have given me confidence and provided me with a nice road map to enhance my preparation for the exam.”
Henry Mangurten, MD, Northbrook, IL
“The course was well-organized and executed. It provided me with appropriate level knowledge, medical fact-filled lectures, and a road map to help me prepare myself for the exam”
Joseph Greco, MD, FAAFP, Philadelphia, PA
“Very good, comprehensive board review course. Very conducive to learning geared towards board exam. Would recommend to colleagues and friends.”
Deepak Sarwal, MD, Dayton, OH
“The course gave an excellent overview of the important topics on the board exam. I believe I will know what to study to prepare for the board exam.”
Joseph Gabriel, Columbia, SC
“Very well-organized course. Excellent lecturers. Very helpful & well-organized to pass boards and understand the material. I would definitely recommend it to others.”
Robert Beitman, MD, Somers Point, NJ
“It was beyond my expectation. I hope it will help me in my future practice, caring for my patients, and passing my Hospice & Palliative Medicine board.”
Saba Abolahrari, MD, Mineola, NY
“This course was more than I expected! I wish all doctors would be familiar with this info, even if not associated with Hospice & Palliative Care directly.”
Michael Wusylko, Pittsburgh, PA
“The course is very well organized and orchestrated by highly skilled and pleasant staff. To have a guaranteed refund is icing on the cake!”
Susan Lowry, MD, Martin, TN
“Intense 3 days. Very focused, high-yield lectures. Would highly recommend to anyone preparing for boards in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.”
Shawnta Pittran-Hobbs, MD, Dallas, TX
“This was an excellent, well-balanced and orchestrated course. One of the best I have attended in 30 years!”
David Munoz, MD, Tacoma, WA
“Overall an excellent course, touching on all aspects of Hospice & Palliative Care that need to be addressed.”
Ahinesh Samuel, MD, Butler, PA
“Better than other review courses I have taken. More focused on what will be asked on the exam.”
Jeffrey Kin, MD, Vienna, VA
“I like the concept-based approach to the “re-view” course, rather than a “re-teaching” of content.”
Anis Ansari, MD, Carrollton, TX
“Excellent overview of Hospice & Palliative Care. Impressed overall with setup and info provided.”
Debra Lehrer, MD, Canton, OH
“Very nice course, board-focused. Nice lecturing with short breaks to complete the course in 3 days.”
Saeeduddin Khan, MD, Baltimore, MD
“Comprehensive yet concise. Highly recommend to future board exam applicants.”
James Franko, MD, Roanoke, VA
“Excellent preparation for Board and overview of field, with great practical advice.”
Frank Johnson JR., MD, Bluefield, VA
“I nailed the Hospice & Palliative Medicine boards. Awesome Prep course. Highly recommended.”
Sapan Bhatt, MD, Houston, TX
“It’s an excellent course. Most of the material is very precise. It’s also a well-monitored course.”
Sapan Patel, MD, St. Joseph, MI
“Excellent course with excellent organization. Highly recommended!”
Juan Bereao, Miami, FL
“Practice questions from practice tests on dashboard are excellent.”
Asim Jaffer, MD, Peoria, IL
“Excellent review course that touched on the important facets of the exam.”
Kim Higgins, DO, Fort Worth, TX
“Very informative. Excellent topics. Covered broad range of materials.”
Michelle Sovern, DO, Fort Worth, TX
“Very good course. Enjoyed the topics and presentations. Thank you!”
Rual Swanson, MD, Morristown, TN
“Excellent presentation of material tailored to test preparation.”
Todd Swanson, MD, Houston, TX
“Excellent review course. Superb speakers. Fantastically organized.”
Vijay Mhaatre, MD
“Well-organized and focused review. Great educational experience!”
Michael Aheam, MD, Kewanee, IL
“Generally great course, informative. Lecturers, staff very helpful!”
John Nardandrea JR., MD, Ocala, FL
“Great course, good focus and good board review course.”
Nagasamudra Ashok, MD, Glendale, CA
“Very well-planned. Well organized. Very thorough.”
Victor Estevez, MD, Miami, FL
“Very good course with minimal shortcoming.”
Prem Srivastava, MD, New York, NY
“Mostly excellent. Highly recommended.”
George Drasian, MD, Portland, OR
“Excellent board review course.”
Ahsan Nazir, MD, New York, NY
“Overall good experience.”
Margot Vloka, MD, Racine, WI
Lenin Pinnamaneni, MD, Huntington, TX
“Overall good program.”
Gurdeep Kaur, MD, Novi, MI
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Assess discontinuation of technological support and palliative sedation.
- Explain the prognosis, manifestations, and management of impending death.
- Describe modalities and interventions for grief and bereavement.
- Develop comprehensive management and treatment plans for pain.
- Identify the ethical and legal considerations that may arise when managing patients.
- Demonstrate medical management of urgent medical conditions including: malignant cord compression, hemorrhage, hypercalcemia, pathologic fracture, seizure, and superior vena cava syndrome.
ACCME 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 American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
MOC Accreditation Statement:
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 22.75 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 v2.4, Release Date May 30, 2018, Termination Date May 30, 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: March 8, 2021: All MOC Requirements Extended Through 2022 – ABIM’s Board of Directors is a diverse set of clinicians practicing in a variety of settings, and just like you, has experienced directly the unprecedented clinical demands posed by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. We know internists and internal medicine subspecialists have been on the front lines meeting the country’s needs, many experiencing the tragedy of COVID in deeply personal ways. In recognition of the disruption and urgent clinical responsibilities our colleagues have lived through, ABIM is extending deadlines for all Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements to 12/31/22.
This means that no one will lose certification if they aren’t able to complete any MOC requirement this year. You and your well-being were the most important factors in this decision.
Knowing that the effects of the pandemic have not been evenly distributed and that some of you may elect to take an exam in 2021, ABIM will continue to offer all exams this year as scheduled. You can find more details on our website and via a link at the bottom of this email. In January, 2022 ABIM will launch a new longitudinal knowledge assessment, a more flexible and convenient way to maintain your certification. Physicians who decide to delay their 2021 assessment will be able to enroll in the longitudinal assessment when it rolls out (pending availability), or can choose to take the traditional, 10-year MOC exam if they prefer. In certain cardiology disciplines the Collaborative Maintenance Pathway will remain an option.
The pandemic is a once-in-a-century event, and when we announced an extension of MOC requirements last year we all hoped it would be over by now. But even as we’ve collectively made significant progress toward that end, the fact remains it will still be some time until we are on the other side of this.
We know and understand the demands that have been placed on you, your practice, and your life. While you’ve been keeping up with the rapidly emerging science and evidence on how to treat COVID-19, you may not have had the time to adequately prepare for an ABIM assessment the way you would in a normal year. We also recognize the high levels of stress you may have faced over the last 12 months, and that it will likely be some time until it subsides. We hope this gives you one less thing to worry about.
We are in the process of updating the ABIM Physician Portal to reflect these changes, and if you have any questions about your requirements, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-441-ABIM or email [email protected]. We will continue to keep you informed via email and on abim.org about important program updates.
No matter what you decide to do this year, we speak for our entire Board as we thank you for all you do for your patients as an expert board certified physician. Stay safe.
Update: March 2, 2021: ABIM to Extend All MOC Requirement Deadlines Through 2022 – In light of the impact the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on physicians, ABIM’s Board of Directors has decided to extend the deadline for all MOC requirements – including points, assessments and attestations – through the end of 2022. We will be communicating this information broadly to all board certified physicians the week of 3/8 via email.
During the week of 3/1, ABIM has prioritized getting this information to physicians who are scheduled to take the Cardiology, Gastroenterology or Rheumatology Knowledge Check-Ins (KCI) on 3/5 and 3/6 in order to give those physicians the opportunity to immediately make the decisions that work best for them.
As these physicians may need help with understanding their options, as well as technical support on the KCI testing days, we are asking for physicians in all other specialties who are not facing imminent deadlines to hold off on contacting us during the week of 3/1 - 3/6 so that we are available to those physicians who face time-sensitive demands. Please be on the lookout for an email from ABIM early the week of 3/8 with more information about the Board’s decision and what it means for you.
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.
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Board Exam Dates
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Certification Exam
No exam in 2021
Hospice & Palliative Medicine MOC Exam
Application Opens: December 1, 2020
Application Closes (at 11:59 CT): August 15, 2021
Exam: November 1, 2021
The Pass Machine Hospice & Palliative 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 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.
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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine review course?
Course enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:
- 22+ hours Recorded Video Lectures
- 22+ hours of mp3 audio versions of lectures
- PDF of Illustrated Study Guide (option for printed edition)
- 1000+ Practice Questions Bank
- Earn up to 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™
- 22.75 ABIM MOC Points
- CME Vault for claiming and storing your CME certificates
- Triple Trust Guarantee
Board Exam Results and Triple Trust Guarantee
Is The Pass Machine Hospice & Palliative 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 physician. The way the ABIM tests you is not the same as the many ways you’re “tested” as a practicing physician. 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
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Course Access
When do I receive online access to my Hospice & Palliative 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 Hospice & Palliative 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.
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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 Hospice & Palliative 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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): www.ABIM.org
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