Internal Medicine Board Review Course | The Pass Machine (2024)

Read What Your Colleagues Are Saying About The Pass Machine Internal Medicine Board Review Course

"The course is actually excellent. Passed with great score!"

Eduardo López García, MDLakeland, FL

"I have used The Pass Machine for my last two ABIM boards. I am impressed by ability of the expert lecturers to share their knowledge and their ability to make it simple. They covered all the major areas of the test enabling me to pass what was most likely my last board test (yeaaah!). Thank you!"

Gerald Brantley, MD, Perry, GA

"Has all new updated guidelines, new recommendations, new studies. Everything you need to pass the boards. Very comprehensive, but all important … I took this course 9 years ago, pass! I took this course this year, pass! And your app is the Best! You can have it all on your phone! Thanks, you are the best preparation for MOC!"

Daniela Spitzer, MD, New York, NY

"I took the board exam multiple times with other materials, but to no avail, and this year I used The Pass Machine video tutorials, and exam questions, with desired result of passing my ABIM BOARDS with no difficulty.

The pass guarantee with full refund in case of failure is a cherry on top, and the customer service is another plus."

Liaqat Sabir, MD, Sartell, MN

"The lectures and the question bank covered a lot of territory. I was over prepared for the test as the test had changed in asking approach to treat questions rather than memorization. Overall, it was a good refresher of old and brought in new information I wouldn't come across in my practice."

Karen Josephson, MD, Mapleton, UT

"I would like to thank you for the ABIM board review course. I received my passing score yesterday and your course and set of lecturers had a centerpiece in my preparation for this examination. This is the second time that I have taken your course in preparation for my ABIM board exam. I took the course 10 years ago and again it was my guiding light into passing this exam. I just wanted to personally thank you for the great work you do in hiring excellent lecturers."

Ramon Cheleuitte, MD, Winthrop, ME

"I am an Internist who has worked as a Hospitalist for the past 25 years and had to renew my IM board certification twice since 1995. However due to my extremely busy schedule this third recertification became a major hassle as I had no time to spare to attend any course or review sessions and therefore my readiness to sit for the recertification exam got delayed by several years. The requirements of my job prevented me from taking time off as I own my own business and have to compete with large hospitalist companies. This requires 24/7/365 commitment. So how does one keep working every day and still manage to refresh IM knowledge base? It requires highly focused tutoring by some very talented instructors, all experts in their fields to instruct me on my demand whenever I had minutes to spare... Yes The Pass Machine is designed as such - allows me to tailor my education on my terms. And it worked beautifully. I must also say that especially Dr. Raj who is a very gifted instructor and Dr. Jack, Dr. Nayak, Dr. Shuja, Dr Blinder (whom I know personally) Dr. Olson, Dr. Whitter, Dr. Mc Coyd were SUPERB and highly effective instructors in refreshing my knowledge. I could not have done it without you guys. I also found myself actually appreciating acid/base issues and electrolyte physiology better than ever before - I was impressed. Thank you Thank you. The Pass Machine is EXACTLY as advertised. If you put the time into seriously and methodically going through the material - YOU JUST CAN'T FAIL! I guarantee it! Again thank you Dr. Jack for a job well done - the experience is priceless and your team is superb - especially Dr Raj - The best instructor I've ever seen. Thank you Thank you Thank you."

Ahmet Guler, MD, Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Getting away from the office for a week and focusing on studying for this exam was just what I needed. I was able to stop worrying about how I was going to tackle this material and start narrowing down what I needed to focus on and identifying any weak points. I am thrilled to report that I passed my exam October 2010. Thank you Dr. Krasuski for organizing and developing this course!”

Allison Goldsmith, MD, Columbus, OH

“I found the course you gave the best review course I have ever attended. Since I have been in practice for 25 years I can offer a degree of validity to that statement. Your speakers provided clear concise and informative information about their subjects and gave insights into pathophysiology that I never knew existed. It cleared up a lot of doubts. I had in some of the areas I don’t always practice. I am using the online video to review and believe that is one of the most important aspects of this. I will also do the review questions after I have completed the lectures again. Your support staff were professional and ran the program like a military operation. Cudos to you for having come up with a superior product.”

Jorge Gardyn, MD, Amityville, NY

“I have the story of all stories. Previously I had failed the initial certification (Internal Medicine) exam 4 to 6 times. The ABIM notified me that was my last attempt to pass, otherwise I would have to go back to do at least another year of Internal Medicine Residency to regain my Board Eligibility 10 year exemption was up.

I did The Pass Machine live review course in Chicago, went thru all live lectures at least 1 more time, went thru all written lecture notes at least twice. Did the entire Q-bank.....TWICE for a total of just shy of 5,000 questions...

My compliment is this......I PASSSED!!!!!!! My situation couldn't have been any more critical with a new house, wife and kids. I would have lost my current job. I personally can't THANK API enough and can only hope my story helps others and becomes advertised widely within API. To all of API.....thank you, thank you and thank you again. I am forever in your debt.”

Todd Gray, MD, Davenport, IA

“I have been impressed with the course, including the depth of topic coverage, as well as the panel of physicians chosen as speakers. When I first signed up for the course, I did not know of anyone else who had taken the course. This course has provided me with didactic sessions and with materials I will be able to review at home in several formats, as well as board-style questions/answers. I compared to other board review courses – no other course offered all of these features and backed with the guarantee. I would highly recommend this course.”

Daniel Duran, MD, Knoxville, TN

“This course proved to be absolutely essential to passing the IM board exam! Each of the topic lectures were comprehensive yet concise enough to feel comfortable with answering any board question. Even the Acid-Base lecture was easy to follow. Planning to sign up again once MOC exam rears its ugly head!”

Allison Goldsmith, MD, Columbus, OH

“Best overall board course I have ever taken! In addition to the well-organized course materials, the faculty are attentive to important clinical pearls needed not only for passing the boards, but also important for providing excellent competent care for our patients with the latest best practices. The triple guarantee and attention to important details (excellent course materials, even markers, ad meals at a cost-effective hotel with a better negotiated rate) were much-appreciated bonuses. The availability to have an onsite as well as online course makes this an excellent choice.”

Valerie Pronio Stelluto, MD, FACP, West Roxbury, MA

“This review course was a fantastic review of Internal Medicine in regards to its focus on the IM Board Exam. It will be very useful in my clinical practice as well. The course was very attentive to my educational needs in helping me to optimize studying in the most effective way. The addition of online videos and questions further increased my satisfaction with this review. Finally, the specialists in each field represented here were exceptional.”

Jay Patel, MD, Aurora, OH

“I use the materials from the course for my clinical and expert witness work. Not only did I pass the test, I saw the material in a different way so it wasn't just rote memorization. Thank you.”

Karen Josephson, MD, Long Beach, CA

“I think this is a great review course. The information is relevant and speakers were all excellent. I would recommend this course to anyone.”

William Slama, MD, Zionsville, IN

“I think this was an excellent amount of information delivered in this short time. I have yet to do the exam to find out how the course helps. Irrespective of the exam, it is a good way to brush up and feel confident about practicing medicine. Speakers were great, knowledgeable and great presenters for the most part.”

Savita Sheth, MD, South Windsor, CT

“Overall, the course is very good. The convenience of being able to study at home cannot be overstated. The lectures were informative, educational and cleared up some ‘muddy waters’ issues for me. I learned something of value from every lecture.”

Mary Pellioni, MD, Temperance, MI

“Well-organized and pertinent material was the main focus, avoiding less helpful areas of internal medicine. The speakers were good and engaging. There was more than adequate time for some one-on-one interaction with the lecturers. Online access outside the conference venue was a big plus. I strongly recommend this course.”

Henry Roy, MD, Sweden, ME

“A great course! Choice of location (Arlington Heights, IL) was wonderful. For the intensity and focus required, it was refreshing to be away from the congestion of the down town, big-city areas. With the scope to be covered, I believe the presenters did a great job!”

Nzeribe, MD, Crystal Lake, IL

“The conference was compact and intense, but did hit all the major topics expected on the Board exam. Lecturers were very knowledgeable and audio-visual aids / slides were thorough. I would definitely recommend this course."

Faith M. Gray, MD, Atlanta, GA

“The whole course was excellent and well planned. I always like to attend live programs, it gets me out of my busy schedule. I would like to congratulate and commend you and all your staff for the excellent set up.”

Khalid Rauf, MD, Mader, CA

“I found The Pass Machine is an excellent course for review. After studying and preparing for the ABIM, The Pass Machine provided the last touches of knowledge that helped in preparation for the ABIM.”

Denyce Nichols, MD, Olympia Fields, IL

“Thank you for this very well-organized review, packed with high-yield facts and buzzwords. The presenters were excellent –they held our attention and gave frequent small breaks to keep it fresh. Highly recommend.”

Angela Self, MD, Fort Worth, TX

“Cardiology, internal medicine questions, GI.Pulmonary. ID, and Rhematology were great. Nephrologist was a very good teacher. He really simplified the formulas and helped to better understand Acid/Base.”

Sangita Patel, MD, Harvard, IL

“Comprehensive, focused and straight forward. Course is well organized, well prepared by the organizers, presenters and support staff very helpful and courteous.”

Sudha Cheekat, MD, Alpharetta, GA

“Whirlwind review with updates as well as review of basics that we don’t often think of in day-to-day practice. Hopefully I won’t be taking advantage of the guarantee!”

F. DeChurch, MD, Reidsville, NC

“Course was good overall. Some of the best presentations were in Cardiology (Dr. Kapoor) and Pulmonology – best presenters of these two topics, which was helpful.”

Annie-Marie Cole, MD, New Hope, MN

“A lot of good information; Overall well presented by excellent speakers. I appreciate the take-home course materials and ability to review lectures online.”

Mary Barres, MD, Louisville, KY

“This was an excellent review course – the core topics of IM were discussed without excessive detail. The course was very board-specific. It is an efficient way to learn about IM and score well at the boards.”

Christian Lu, MD, Irvine, CA

“One of the best courses that I have attended. I wish I had taken live course in 1st or 2nd year of residency, which would have helped me prepare for the exam & also help in patient care.”

Naveen Kumar Krishna, MD, St. Louis, MO

“I appreciated the pace of the course. All of the speakers were well organized and moved very quickly through the material. I feel we covered almost all of the important topics necessary to do well on the boards.”

Joseph Gaburl, MD, Columbia, SC

“Complete and detailed lectures. Complete review of all material. Better than my medical school and residency teaching. Most comments and lectures helping in my practice in addition to review for board exams.”

Michael Toiserkani, MD, Los Angeles, CA

“This is a concise, detailed review more intense than other review courses I’ve taken. The concept of questions followed by lectures then more questions keep me focused”

Marissa Magsino, MD, Orlando, FL

“The course was an excellent way to prepare for the boards. It is structured & keeps me motivated. Also, the topics will be useful for my future primary care practice.”

Charlemagne Guerrero, MD, Elmwood Park, IL

“Overall it is a very good course with very good contents, most of the speakers were very good. Staff was very accommodating and helpful.”

Hosn Maatouk, MD, Chesterton, IN

“Excellent experience. I just stumbled on the course online and I am so glad I did. Excellent faculty and staff. Pace of the course was great. Content extremely useful.”

Amna Buttar, MD, Milwaukee, WI

“I found this course very focused for the Board of IM, with excellent format and faculty. Very good review of IM with up-to-date information. Event was well-organized. Thanks!”

Diego Fallon, MD, Bradenton, FL

“Outstanding 5 day whirlwind review of Internal Medicine. Fast paced, excellent speakers, excellent handouts and online materials. Overall excellent course.”

Lisa Larkin, MD, Cincinnati, OH

“A well formatted course with a good combination of talks, sample board questions and ample stimulation of ways to focus my preparation further.”

Tye Young, MD, Billings, MT

“The course was good. A wonderful experience! It will not only help me for the board exam, but also in my office practice. Keep up the good work.”

Syedi Zaidi, MD, FACP, Sebastian, FL

“Great confidence-builder. Opened my eyes to what I really needed to study and concentrate on. Lecturers were great. It revealed my weaknesses and strengths.”

Bruce Bailey, MD, Santa Barbara, CA

“I want to thank the entire group of physicians at API for offering such an excellent prep course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.”

RS, MD, North Canton, OH

“I think this is the best comprehensive and succinct review for internal medicine. It is ideal for new fellows in a busy fellowship.”

Shan Azeem, MD, Naperville, IL

“Wow! What a change from ACP courses that only review MKSAP. This was an intense, thorough review of Internal Medicine.”

Henry Rothfuss, MD, Newport News, VA

“Great review. Very comprehensive. Great tips on what the boards are looking for. Online videos are great for review.”

Heyun Cho, MD, Palm Desert, CA

“I thought this was an excellent course. On a scale of 1-10, it scores 100! I would recommend this course to anyone.”

Bill Slama, MD, Zionsville, IN

“Overall good review of high-yield material. The material is organized well and is a good source to review for the boards.”

Swathy Reddy, MD, Port Matilda, PA

“Great course, best bang for the buck. Well organized, enthusiastic speakers who are well-known experts.”

Swathy Reddy, MD, Port Matilda, PA

“Very comprehensive course. All topics were thoroughly covered. Laser focused coverage of material presented by dynamic speakers.”

Francisco Damels, MD, Haerstown, MD

“Information-packed yet precisely focused. The speakers were experts and concisely presented the topics vital to success in board exam preparation.”

Mauro Ortiz, MD, San Antonio, TX

“Great review course! Very intense, but well worth the time and money. Has great speakers and excellent coverage."

Princess Bordador, MD, Rancho Paolos Verdes, CA

“This course is a good comprehensive review for board preparation. The combination with a strong question bank, I feel I will be prepared for the test.”

Daniel Cano, MD, Victoria, TX

“The course gives you a wide overview. It helps start as well as motivates you to begin preparing for the exam. A good initial boost!”

Afi Bruce, MD, Las Vegas, NV

“It is an excellent, focused course with speakers who are knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend it.”

Janet Lawrence, MD, Portsmouth, VA

“Great review course with guest speakers that are easy to understand and thorough content. Also, free breakfast included!”

Kim Schurman, MD, Ft. Myers, FL

“This is by far the best intensive review course of Internal Medicine. Course was board-oriented and to-the-point. Thank you.”

A. Moustiatse, MD, Cliffside Park, NJ

“I honestly got a lot from the course. Very simple and very deep at the same time. I just love it!”

Jean Renelien, MD, Boca Raton, FL

“Good, clear-spoken, organized lectures. Strong foundation for Internal Medicine board certification/recertification.”

E. Geigel, MD, Windermere, FL

“It was greatly appreciated; everyone involved was supportive and helpful. Thank you to all.”

Ewa Hozakowska, MD, Pittsburgh, PA

“Excellent course – very complete and comprehensive. I would highly recommend”

Dorothy K. Hines, DO, Glendale Heights, IL

“Best approach to Acid-base problems for boards and practice in all my experiences.”

Chike Onyejekwe, MD, Pueblo West, CO

“The course was very complete and intense. Staff was responsive to student feedback.”

Christine Delgado, MD, Wheaton, IL

“Very good review course.”

Venkateswara Narla, MD, Glastonbury, CT

Internal Medicine MOC Testimonials

“As an internal medicine and pediatrics physician, I had to maintain certification for both boards. I first took the pediatrics course and passed the exam. I just completed the internal medicine board review course.Again, I passed with a score well above the mean. Both times, I felt I was well prepared for the exams. The study material and questions were very representative of the questions on the board exams. Major topics were highlighted by the lectures and study materials. I have recommended this course to my colleagues who havecome back to thank meforletting them know about this excellent course. I definitely will be taking the course again when I am due to recertify again.”

Hugh Pabarue, MD, Macomb, MI

“I first took the IM boards right after residency and used MKSAP. I failed. I then retook the exam a few years later, again using MKSAP, and just barely passed. Now, 10 years later, for the MOC exam, I again used MKSAP and failed the exam. This past fall, I saw The Pass Machine and decided to try it out as I was striking out with MKSAP. I went to The Pass Machine in Las Vegas, and studied exclusively with your materials for this exam. I am happy to report that I SMOKED the MOC exam thereafter -- I didn't just barely pass, I SMOKED it with a very high score.

Sandra Barton, MD, Portland, OR

“I signed up for your course for the ABIM maintenance of certification exam preparation. I was very pleased with your program as a video with many test questions. Your speakers were clear, concise and dynamic. The test questions were mostly very good and helpful in identifying those subtleties the boards always seem to include in their tests. I am pleased and proud to say I passed. Thank you for your help.”

Catherine R. Landers, MD, Skokie, IL

“I loved The Pass Machine. It was intense and packed full of both the obvious and obscure. I was reassured that much of the material presented was familiar to me and those old "pearls" from medical school and residency came flying back from the dark reaches of my memory banks. The course instructors effectively guided me and the other attendees through the realm of Internal Medicine and most sub-specialty areas. They were spot-on! Almost all of the questions on my exam had been covered by the Pass Machine course material and very little of the study guide "lists" material was needed. The material presented was not new, it just needed refreshing and The Pass Machine did that. I can't say that I was completely confident going in to my ABIM exam, but when I saw so many familiar topics and questions, I was pretty confident coming out. 2 months later when my "pass" letter came, I was not surprised. I feel the refresher course (that’s how I think of The Pass Machine now) has made me a better internist. I will take the course again in about 5 years, well before my next recertification, just to keep me up to date. Thanks, Pass Machine.”

Sarah Meloche, MD, Friendswood, TX

“I'm a busy practicing physician, mother, and wife and had no time to take off or start preparing months in advance for recertification. I really found this board review helped my practicing knowledge as well as pass the boards. The material was comprehensive and yet relevant to the boards. All the speakers were well prepared. Best of all, I could listen to the lectures at my convenience. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues. In fact, I persuaded my husband to try it and he passed the boards the following year! Thanks!”

Sabahat Nawab, MD, McLean, VA

“I passed the ABIM/MOC with a high grade. The American Physician Institute prepared me well to pass the boards.The American Physician Institute provides a balanced, bias-free, and well organized continuing medical education program which prepares us for the challenges of certification and recertification. It is a great preparation course for your boards.”

Mohamed Abouhasira, MD, Midlothian, VA

“Thank you again for this course. I was able to successfully pass the boards. The information provided was concise and accurate without extraneous filler. I will recommend this to my peers!”

Debjoti Sensharma, MD, Phoenix, AZ

“The course was a complete, concise and engaging review of General Internal Medicine. I took the course for recertification and passed! Although, I have recertified I plan on listening to the lectures again! I enjoyed the lectures very much.”

Geraldine Darroca, MD, Carmel, IN

“The Pass Machine Board Recertification prep course helped me immensely and was a critical factor in my passing first time. I feel that without having attended the course, despite my private study over many months, it would have been a real challenge! I found the prep questions we went through during the various modules were at precisely the level of difficulty of the exam itself, and in that regard were an ideal form of preparation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your course to anyone preparing for Boards for the first time, or for re-certification.”

Christopher Da Costa, MD, Furlong, PA

“I took the Internal Medicine recertification exam in September 2012. This was my first time to recertify in IM. As an osteopathic physician I was required to attend the ACOI Internal Medicine Board Review course. I also signed up for the Pass Machine’s online course. I found the Pass Machine lectures easy to watch, engaging and very thorough. As a sub-specialist I have not practiced Internal Medicine since my residency and have thus forgotten a lot of the material. The Pass Machine provided a comprehensive review of material I had not thought of in 10 years! Compared to the board review course I was required to take, the Pass Machine was by far superior and more thorough. I particularly liked the sample questions. They were effective at getting you back into test taking mode. I also like that you can have access to all of the materials by purchasing the online only version. I was 7 months pregnant with twins when the in-person course was offered and unable to travel, so the online option was perfect for me. One of the first questions on my recertification exam was covered directly in one of the lectures I watched the night before the exam! I am extremely pleased that I purchased this course and have recommended it to many of my colleagues facing recertification.”

Jessica Hals, DO, FACOI, Fort Worth, TX

“There were many board review courses to choose from; however, I chose The Pass Machine because of the location, the timing, and the guarantee that I would pass. Other positives included the syllabus of medicine topics, the fact that I could review the lectures I attended on-line, and the many practice exams at my fingertips. After returning home, I reviewed the syllabus, watched some of the lectures on-line, and as test time drew closer, I used the practice exams as a method of studying. I was very pleased with your course and I would recommend it to anyone recertifying for internal medicine. Thank you.”

Sonia Proudfoot, MD, Somerset, KY

“There is so much information to study, it is hard to know what to review for the MOC. Taking this course allows you to focus on the subjects to the extent necessary to Pass the Internal Medicine MOC. If you know what is in this material, it will be enough to pass!”

Scott Brasseur, MD, Hastings, MI

“This has been the most useful part of my effort to prepare for Recertification in Internal Medicine. The lectures are interesting and remind me of so much I would have forgotten. The instructors clearly focus on the material that we need. They are all well-spoken, organized and coherent. Terrific course!”

Alice Emery, MD, Grand Rapids, MI

“I came with the intention of seeing what I already knew & what I still need to learn prior to recertifying in April 2011. The course covered a good amount of information, but more important is the fact that I can now review more specific areas when I get home. The fact that the course is available online & especially on the iPod will make it much easier to study anywhere.”

Barbara Modic, MD, Youngstown, OH

“This was the second time I had to sit for the recertification examination. The course was well worth the time, effort and cost. I was very impressed with the study guide, the lectures, the online review and MOC test questions. I highly recommend the class to all of my colleagues and I'm sure I'll be seeing you again in ten years!”

Paul Schwartz, MD, Delray Beach, FL

“I really enjoyed the course as MOC review but also from a practice standpoint. I’m boarded in psych as well and will probably take the MOC course for this, as well as the Master Psychopharmacology Course.”

Greg Clary, MD, Morganton, NC

"Very concise, up-to-date information. Excellent speakers from renowned institutions. Great way to prepare for MOC and refresh knowledge in a short time.”

Mukesh Patel, MD, Houston, TX

"Very good course for recert preparation, speakers are very qualified and they attached to board regulations and definitely give you peace of mind.”

Ramon Guerrero, MD, Tampa, FL

"Loved the course. Board or no board, everybody should take this course after every 10 years in practice.”

Renu Mahajan, MD, Saint George, UT

"A good way to force myself to prepare for my recertification & simultaneously updates my knowledge about current issues and therapy.”

Percival Bigol, MD, Naperville, IL

“Every portion of this course very organized. Excellent lecturers. Great content!”

Christine Myatt, MD, Tampa, FL

“Preparation was very thorough – as long as I pass my exam I will surely recommend this course.”

Imran Naqvi, MD, Cincinnati, OH

“I really liked it. Excellent faculty and very comprehensive coverage of relevant subjects.”

Karla Peuente-Schultz, MD, Scottsdale, AZ

“If you need help with nephrology and Dr. Whittier is the speaker, then this course is for you.”

Melissa Harris Martoeanew, MD, Martin, OH

“I’m leaving with an excellent feeling of time and money well-spent.”

Murali Maddipati, MD, Marianna, FL

“This course is complete, intense and well-organized. The speakers were excellent.”

Hima Illindala, MD, Las Vegas, NY

“Excellent course designed to help you pass the board examination.”

Oliver Diaz, MD, Burlington, CT

“Possible board questions are very helpful. I highly recommend it.”

Edna Torlak, MD, Louisville, KY

“Excellent, professional, well-organized review course in Internal Medicine.”

Alexander W. Kmicikewycz, MD, Orlando Park, IL

“Excellent faculty. I believe The Pass Machine is a great value.”

Clyde Watkins, MD, Atlanta, GA

“Overall, excellent course! High quality lectures, High yield topics!”

Ezinma Ezealah, MD, Rochester, NY

“Course is excellent, very thorough. Binder is equally thorough.”

William Province, MD, Franklin, IN

“The live program was a great jump start for my board review.”

Saurabh Joneja, MD, Mishawaka, IN

“Very organized; outstanding board review!”

Luis Nascimento, MD, Hamlet, NC

“Course was well-organized. The material was well-presented.”

T. Ruse, MD

“An acute infusion of knowledge! Very much appreciated!”

Hema Vangala, MD, San Jose, CA

“Intense but enjoyable. Worth the time, cost, and effort.”

Paul Schwartz, MD, Delray Beach, FL

“Overall it was a very useful course.”

Elizabeth E. Klenk, MD

“One of the best courses I have ever attended.”

Sikander Hayat, MD, Dixon, IL

“Intense, balanced coverage of relevant materials.”

John Onyema, MD, Las Vegas, IL

“Excellent review! Will recommend to colleagues!”

Charles Ampadu, MD, Ofallon, IL

“Received many pearls that were extremely helpful.”

Dave Levey, MD, Delray Beach, FL

“Makes learning fun. Would do it over again.”

Jared Santana, MD, Fort Worth, TX

“Good review of the material.”

Salman Ahmad, MD, Cincinnati, OH

“Excellent board prep course!”

Min Young Cha, MD, Los Angeles, CA

“Highly focused, clear.”

Naser Elsomi, MD, Delray Beach, FL

“Good course!”

Elizabeth Becerra, MD, Chicago, IL

“Perfect, great course!”

Satwant Pdrmar, PA

“Painless learning.”

Russell Chlysta, MD, St. Louis, MO

Internal Medicine Board Review Course | The Pass Machine (2024)


What is the best board review course for internal medicine? ›

1. Oakstone Internal Medicine CME. The Oakstone Internal Medicine CME is widely recognized as a premier and highly acclaimed course that offers a comprehensive and meticulously curated curriculum to ensure success in internal medicine board exams.

How hard is it to pass internal medicine boards? ›

Internal medicine board exam pass rates

The internal medicine board exam is pass/fail based on your entire test performance. Over the past two years, the ABIM pass rate for first-time test takers has fallen from 93% to 88%.

What is the pass rate for ABIM internal medicine? ›

2018: 91% pass rate. 2019: 91% pass rate. 2020: 93% pass rate. 2021: 88% pass rate.

How many questions do you have to get right to pass ABIM? ›

In order to get an ABIM passing score, you need to score at least a 366, which is 64% of questions correct on the ABIM exam.

Is ABIM easier than MKSAP? ›

The American College of Physicians' MKSAP is another popular choice for ABIM board studying. MKSAP questions are slightly easier, with little to no reading between the lines.

Is MedStudy better than Mksap? ›

IF YOU ARE ONLY PURCHASING ONE PROGRAM, BUY MKSAP. MEDSTUDY IS EASY TO READ AND GIVES A LOT OF INFO, BUT THE QUESTIONS YOU ARE GOING TO SEE ARE IN MKSAP. medstudy, a condensed review of internal medicine: I used it for ABIM certification and found it exceptionally useful, far better than the rest.

How many times can you fail ABIM? ›

After three failed attempts, you must wait one year before being able to register for the exam again. Each subsequent attempt incurs a full examination fee.

Is ABIM harder than Step 3? ›

And you might be daunted by the pass rate: In 2013, the pass rate for the ABIM certification exam was 86% among first-time test-takers, considerably lower than the 96% pass rate for the USMLE Step 3 exam among first-timers from U.S. and Canadian schools.

How long should you study for ABIM? ›

It's highly recommended to spend 10-14 hours a week for three or more months. Take a practice exam simulation as see where your weaknesses are. Work through the individual topics of difficulty to master them, then re-assess overall knowledge with larger exam simulations.

What happens if you fail ABIM board exam? ›

What Happens If You Fail an ABIM Certification Exam? If you fail the ABIM certification exam, you can retake the exam two more times for a total of three attempts. If you fail three attempts of the ABIM exam, you will need to wait one year before registering for the exam again.

What is the highest score in ABIM? ›

Overall performance is reported on a standardized score scale ranging from 200 to 800, with a mean of 500. Candidates with equal ability will achieve the same standardized score.

How many questions are there in UWorld for ABIM? ›

It is very easy to see how many questions you have left, what percentage you got correct, and more. There are currently over 1275 questions in the UWorld QBank. When you log in, there is a Performance page that acts as a dashboard. You can see your progress on how many questions you have completed.

Which question bank is best for ABIM? ›

BOTTOM LINE: MKSAP is probably the gold standard of review materials for ABIM. It is a thorough review program with the added benefit of highlighting inpatient content for budding hospitalists.

When should I start studying for ABIM boards? ›

Medical educators typically recommend making a plan that starts at least six months before your exam date, with dedicated study time set aside each week, and generally increasing the amount of time in the two months before the exam.

How many questions are in a block of ABIM? ›

How many questions are on the ABIM board exam? There are 240 total questions administered in 4 blocks of 60 questions each. According to the ABIM website, you will have up to 2 hours to complete each block of questions.

How do I study for boards internal medicine? ›

It's highly recommended to spend 10-14 hours a week for three or more months. Take a practice exam simulation as see where your weaknesses are. Work through the individual topics of difficulty to master them, then re-assess overall knowledge with larger exam simulations. The best IM board reviews are built for this.

What is the best way to study for internal medicine shelf? ›

While we recommend studying in a mixed fashion (not by organ system) for most students, those who do not feel they have a solid knowledge base may want to consider breaking their studying into smaller chunks by organ system. In the schedule, assign specific organ-system questions, videos, and flashcards on each day.

How to prepare for internal medicine board certification? ›

Read and study from a variety of sources that match your learning style. Reading broadly in internal medicine provides a comprehensive view of the discipline and allows you to know about important concepts and facts that you may not encounter on your clinical rotations but may be covered on the examination.

How to prepare for internal medicine board recertification? ›

  1. Gather Data About Your Strengths and Weaknesses. ...
  2. Find an Internal Medicine Question Bank. ...
  3. Calculate Your Available Study Time. ...
  4. Allocate Your Available Study Time Based on the ABIM Exam Blueprint and Your Knowledge Base. ...
  5. Create Your ABIM Study Schedule. ...
  6. Assign Categories to the Time Blocks In Your Calendar.
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