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Pain Medicine Board
AMA PRA Category 1
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Here’s Everything You Need to Pass:
|Instant access to pass-guaranteed course for 12 months (See Agenda)|
|1000+ Pain Medicine Board Review practice questions|
|39+ hours of high-yield lectures featuring board-focused faculty|
|Illustrated course study guide (PDF)|
|Earn up to 97.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™|
|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 Pain Medicine Certification and Pain 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 Pain Medicine board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up to date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Pain 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+ Pain Medicine multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are included. Each question carefully follows the ABA® 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 ABA Pain Medicine exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple-choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, The Pass Machine Pain 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 Pain 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 97.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – 39.75 credits from reviewing lectures plus 57.75 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.
Remember, the American Board of Anesthesiology 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 Pain Medicine Exam Blueprint dictates.
Register and Study Within Minutes – No Hassles, Wasted Energy, or Delays!
“Here’s the challenge: this Pain Medicine board review features 39.75 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
“I enrolled in the course based on a personal recommendation. I devoted enough time to review all materials twice. I appreciated the portability of the program and the ability to study on my own time and at my own pace. I noticed a significant improvement between my in-training exam and my actual board scores! I am thrilled to have passed and extremely pleased with my performance boost. With API's "triple guarantee," how can you go wrong?”
Robert Hill, MD, Omaha, NE
“I passed the pain boards exam and was in the 92nd percentile. My testimonial would be: “API provided excellent material and structure for my studies to prepare for the pain board exam. I would recommend their courses to any physician looking to not only pass but excel at their exam.” Thanks!”
Josh Suderman, MD, Ada, MI
“Some lectures were a bit slow but I can't complain, I nailed the boards with an 88 percentile score! This was all I used to study.”
Daniel Halpert, DO, Culpeper, VA
“This is a great course. Excellent and sufficient material to pass. I highly recommend this course.”
Mogin Antoine, MD, Miramar, FL
“Pertinent and succinct information delivered in different modalities for different learning types. Easy to follow and keep your learning on track. Overall a great model for board studying!"
Virginia Hardie, MD, Omaha, NE
“Very thorough course. Sufficient to pass the exam.”
Joshua Horowitz, DO, Nashville, TN
Pain Medicine Recertification Testimonials
“I did take the Pain Medicine Recertification exam in September 2015. Final results were just delivered last week. I am pleased to report that I have passed and was ranked in the 96th percentile. As a physiatrist performing primarily office based musculoskeletal care as well as interventional procedures, I have had very limited ongoing experience with peri-operative pain management; cancer pain management; pediatric pain management; and pain management in the labor and delivery setting. Your course prepared me very well to answer questions in these areas. The printed course materials were excellent in quality and content. The online lectures were easy to access and also of excellent quality. I found the speakers to be very competent and effective. I would highly recommend your courses to others who are preparing for upcoming exams.”
Laun Hallstrom, MD, DuBois, PA“I am appreciative you definitely helped me pass my anesthesia and pain boards. I hadn't practice anesthesia for 8 years (I do 100% interventional pain management), and your course was extremely helpful and content focused and accurate and I couldn't have passed it by studying on my own. Your course provided proper structure and content.”
David Lindley, DO, De Pere, WI
“I failed in 2014, skipped '15, and after taking API's course I passed with a good margin. I also learned some new things that I incorporated into my practice, AND I get more than a year's worth of CME credits too. Highly recommended if you struggle with these onerous writtens like I did.”
Lisa Mancuso, MD, Hartsville, SC
“That was the best course I reviewed. I did it at home at my own leisure. I was able to go back and forth listen to lectures and review material and did question answers. I passed my exam. Thanks to API!”
Muhammad Jilani, MD, Saginaw, MI
“Once again, I passed with your course. Watched each lecture once, took all practice questions once. Passed with ease again! (Anesthesiology last year, Pain this year)”
Sean Growney, DO, Grand Rapids, MI
“Went through all lectures twice, did all questions reviewed weak points scored 382 composite which was 99% so course works!”
Timothy Miller, MD, Bettendorf, IA
“This is just what I needed to pass the ABMS pain boards. The course is thorough and easily followed.”
Hartland Simpson, MD, Bristol, TN
“Took the recert exam and passed easily after reviewing all the lectures. I feel like this course really increased my fund of knowledge as well as prepped me for the test. The website allows for audio, video, and lecture note review and I used all of them. Worth the investment!! Basic science lectures (usually boring) are spot on and clinically relevant.”
Russell Seymore, MD, Daniel Island, SC
“Very useful course and easy to use. I found question based learning modules and practice tests to be very helpful and would use it again as needed. In my opinion it is much more effective than just studying the textbook.”
Vladimir Fiks, MD, Portland, OR
“I found the review course to be broad and covered all of the relative areas of testing, in fact, areas that I thought would be less pertinent were addressed more than anticipated. Thank you”
Bryan Peterson, MD, Morgan, UT
“Great review of the Pain Medicine sub-specialty. I highly recommended as a board prep course or core-topics review in Pain Management.”
Manuel Colon, MD, Fargo, ND
“This course was comprehensive. I did not come across subject matter on my board exam that had not been covered.”
James Murphy, MD, Louisville, KY
“Excellent! Highly recommended. I listened to the lectures during my commute, jogging and the repetition was extremely helpful.”
Gilberto Carrero, MD, Nashville, TN
“Prepared me well. Finished test over an hour ahead of schedule. Highly recommend it for boards preparation.”
Robert Orr, MD, Kansas City, MO
“Excellent course! The review materials reflected topics covered on the exam.”
David Russo, DO, Hood River, OR
“The course material prepares you well to pass the test! Excellent review!”
Linka Matos, MD, San Juan, PR
“The review course was very helpful. I would recommend it.”
Mandeep Powar, MD, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Claudia Camacho, MD, Bullhead City, AZ
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate pharmacological, psychological, cognitive, and behavioral management of pain.
- Recall mechanisms of nociception.
- Differentiate pain in older adults, infants and children.
- Apply surgical pain management.
- Develop comprehensive management and treatment plans for patients.
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.
Online Course v3.1: Release Date June 11, 2018, Termination Date June 10, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 39.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Exam Builder, Release Date June 20, 2018, Termination Date June 20, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 57.75 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 Anesthesiology Covid-19 Update
This information is updated weekly. For the most current update, please visit the ABA website.
Update August 31, 2020: How the MOCA 2.0 waiver impacts your certification. Earlier this year, we waived all 2020 MOCA requirements in light of the extraordinary circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve created a plan to ensure your certification will not be negatively impacted if you are unable to complete MOCA requirements this year.
All ABA diplomates have been sent personalized emails specific to the certifications they’re maintaining. Please contact us at 866-999-7501 or at [email protected] if you have questions or have not received a message from us.
Update August 24, 2020:Board moves to virtual administration of the APPLIED Exam in Spring of 2021.The Board—which has been working carefully and diligently since May to adapt the APPLIED Exam to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic—has voted to move forward with a virtual administration of the APPLIED Examination in the spring of 2021.
In working to adapt the APPLIED Exam for a virtual administration, our goal has been to maintain the integrity of the exam and assess as many candidates as possible, while avoiding as many preventable technical issues as possible. We acknowledge that, while this solution will not be perfect, we will do our utmost to provide a valid and reliable exam experience for our candidates and our examiners. We plan to return to in-person assessments as soon as it is safe to do so, possibility in the fall 2021.
Update July 14, 2020: Statement from ABA Secretary on the Cancellation of 2020 APPLIED Exams.
ABA Secretary David O. Warner, M.D., explains in the video below our rationale for cancelling this year’s APPLIED Exams and addresses our plans for the future. It is with deep regret that the Board has cancelled APPLIED Exam Weeks 7.5-9. This decision was made in light of travel restrictions ordered by states and cities across the U.S. due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and out of concern for the safety of our candidates, examiners and staff. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue the work we have already begun to adapt the APPLIED Exam to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic (e.g. risk-mitigation measures for in-person exams and a virtual administration). We will continue to share our 2021 exam plans as they progress.
All candidates whose 2020 APPLIED exam were cancelled will be automatically registered for a 2021 exam. Appointments will be assigned based on the order of this year’s exam weeks (e.g. 2020 Week 2 candidates will be scheduled for an earlier appointment than 2020 Week 7 candidates). For more information contact us at [email protected]
Pain Medicine Board Exam Dates
Pain Medicine Certification Exam
Application Opens: March 1, 2020
Application Closes (at 11:59 CT): August 13, 2020
Late application closes (at 11:59 CT): N/A
Exam: September 11, 2021
Pain Medicine MOC Exam
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The Pass Machine Pain 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 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 PRA / AMA 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 CCR 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 Pain Medicine review course?
Course enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:
- 39+ hours Recorded Video Lectures
- 39+ hours of mp3 audio versions of lectures
- PDF of Illustrated Study Guide (option for printed edition)
- 1000+ Practice Questions Bank
- Earn up to 97.5 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 Pain 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. 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 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 ABA tests you is not the same as the many ways you’re “tested” as a practicing anesthesiologist. 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
Pain Medicine Course Access
When do I receive online access to Pain 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 Pain 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 anesthesiologists 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 are not available to Group registrations.
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 Pain Medicine board review includes access to CME(TM)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 Pain Medicine Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA): www.TheABA.org
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