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)|
|850+ Pulmonary Disease practice questions|
|33 hours of high-yield lectures featuring board-focused faculty|
|Illustrated course study guide (PDF)|
|Earn up to 50.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™|
|Earn 33 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 Pulmonary Disease Certification and Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up to date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Pulmonary Disease 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: 850+ Pulmonary Disease 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® Pulmonary Disease exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple-choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, The Pass Machine Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease 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 50.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – 33 credits from reviewing lectures plus 17.5 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 33 ABIM® MOC points by participating in the Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease Exam Blueprint dictates.
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“Here’s the challenge: this Pulmonary Disease board review features 33 hours of laser-focused lectures and 850+ 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 used the API for my pulmonary board prep for spring of 2015 and passed with an overall score well above the median. The API provided an excellent collection of materials with a study guide and enlightening online presentations that could be viewed multiple times and even at faster speeds so as to decrease study time. I did review the ACCP study lectures as well and found the API was more up to date, easier to use and had great speakers covering the pertinent material. If I had to choose, I would use the API study series as it is cost effective, deals with the core curriculum and is user friendly. I will use the API for my ABIM Sleep review in the near future.”
Milledge Newton, MD, Valdosta, GA
“I used The Pass Machine online course for Pulmonary certification. I found it to be very spot-on in regards to the material covered. I think it really helped me pass the exam.”
Brad Edgington, MD, St. Augusta, MN
“Course was great, I passed the exam.”
Elijah Poulos, MD, Flagstaff, AZ
“The Pass Machine is truly is a passing machine without doubt. I passed my exam, I believe, just because of this course. It is thorough, to-the-point but very comprehensive, plus adds your knowledge for your practice too, especially physicians in private practice with limited time. This course is a guide to success. I thank Jack and his team to accomplish my goal”
Anees Arshad, MD, Fort Mohave, AZ
“I feel that the Pass Machine had me ready for the exam! I would recommend it to anyone taking the exam. I will be using it again when I take my critical care exam!”
James Perry III, DO, Barboursville, WV
“The course was definitely helpful in structuring my studying; I particularly like the section on lung cancer, which I found to be excellent. I passed the boards with flying colors.”
Michel Samaha, MD, Milford, DE
“Excellent course. I highly recommend it to any doctor, especially in academic settings and in private practice. The guarantee is unique. I know it is the success of the attendees passing the boards that counts, not just making money. After passing the Pulmonary boards in 1978, this is a very good refresher course for me.”
Madeleine Hernandez, MD, Paso Robles, CA“One of the best courses I’ve been to. Very comprehensive yet focused on board examination. Highly recommend!”
M. Taruj, MD, Richmond, VA
“Well-organized course with great speakers, excellent board review materials and online resources (same-day webinars loaded, practice exams) Excellent location and timing of course.”
Carey Thomson, MD, MPH, Boston, MA
“This was a concise, brief course directed at preparing the physician for the boards examination.”
John J. Cortina, DO, Georgia
“The speakers were very clear and informative.”
Brune Dilolms, MD, New Canaan, CT
Pulmonary Disease MOC Testimonials
“I passed with a good score, I am very pleased the way your course layout is. Even though I watched 2014 course videos, it did help me for my board exam and in my practice too . You have a excellent team of speakers. I felt there was some deficiency in ventilator mechanic questions, which I found were difficult in the exam. Overall very happy, and would use the course again, and would recommend it strongly. Thank you again, for putting up a nice team.”
Srinivas Vodnala, MD, Cypress, TX
“I passed my pulmonary medicine recertification with flying color with the help of API board review. This year I will be using API again for critical care medicine review and looking forward to similar success. The system is great because you can do it at your convenience wherever you want rather than paying to stay in a hotel for board review.”
Susan Rohr, MD, Sioux Falls, SD
“This course was superb. It was very easy to follow and complete in my home environment at my pace. Excellent faculty. Course information and format is very helpful in preparing for the board examination. Because of this course’s help. I am pleased to inform you that I have passed my Recertification in Pulmonary Medicine.”
Satish K. Mittal, MD, FCCP, Pilsgrove, NJ
“I PASSED! As you know, Pulmonary Medicine is a tough field due to its broad reach, so you need concise yet in-depth review to pass. And that is EXACTLY what The Pass Machine did for me. Excellent faculty went through each topic in a Board-oriented fashion. Thanks!””
Muhammad Fuad Bangash, MD, Mequon, WI
“I feel the American Physician Institute on-line course was invaluable in my preparation for the Pulmonary Disease MOC exam. I could not believe how closely the course content mirrored the exam content. I left the exam feeling confident that I had been well prepared.”
James Rish, MD, Tupplo, MS
“The QBL format for lectures allows for easier assimilation of the information. In addition, being able to watch the lectures online helped reinforce certain aspects of the lecture. Having been to other review courses in the same year, this course is the best and most efficient use of time.”
Andrew John, MD, Riemide, CA
“Love the 10 minute breaks after lectures. Makes it easier to pay attention. No other course does this. Bravo API.”
Imrana Malik, MD, Houston, TX
“Entire course was excellent. Very useful information for MOC examination. Very much satisfied.”
Sunil J. Vaidya, MD, Mansfield, OH
“Definitely recommending this course to colleagues.”
Jason Aliota, MD, Providence, RI
“Super job! Thanks!”
Gregory Ardoin, MD
Obstructive Lung Disease
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Basic Science and Physiology
Quality, Safety, and Ethics
Epidemiology and Statistics
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Classify types of pulmonary neoplasia
- Assess pulmonary infections and treatment guidelines respective to the infection
- Differentiate respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders
- Explain pulmonary critical care including chest trauma, mechanical ventilation, pharmacotherapy, and respiratory failure
- Develop comprehensive management and treatment plans for patients with COPD
- Describe the variations of Asthma and corresponding causes in determining treatment
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 33 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 v5.1, Release Date August 13, 2018, Termination Date August 13, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 33 ABIM® MOC points. 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 17.5 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.
Pulmonary Disease Board Exam Dates
Pulmonary Disease 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 16, 2021
Pulmonary Disease MOC Exam
Spring Application Dates: December 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Fall Application Dates: December 1, 2020 - August 15, 2021
Exam: April 22, 2021; November 16, 2021
Knowledge Check In: March 3 - March 8, 2021; November 12 - 13, 2021
The Pass Machine Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease review course?
Course enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:
- 33 hours Recorded Video Lectures
- 33 hours of mp3 audio versions of lectures
- PDF of Illustrated Study Guide (option for printed edition)
- 850+ Practice Questions Bank
- Earn up to 50.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™
- 33 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 Pulmonary Disease 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
Pulmonary Disease Course Access
When do I receive online access to my Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease 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 Pulmonary Disease Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): www.ABIM.org
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