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Self-Assessment Examination 2021
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Enroll by: November 31, 2023
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2023

Content Available Until: December 31, 2024

Ability to purchase this activity will end on the enroll by date to be sure learners have time to complete the activity for credit prior to the expiration date. This activity is available for the designated credit until the expiration date. Once the activity expires, the content will be available for learners to view for one additional year. Access to the content will then be removed to ensure content validity in all AAAP educational activities. 
About this Course
Overview: This examination is an educational resource developed to help board certified addiction psychiatrists meet one of four Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements established by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).  The ABPN has reviewed this activity. This activity awards up to 10 Category 1 CME as Self-Assessment credits. The ABPN has approved this program as part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment Program which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

Target audience This self-assessment examination is relevant for addiction psychiatrists preparing for recertification. It may also serve as a tool for any academic and treatment professional to stay updated on the most recent trends in the addiction field.

Educational Objectives The goal of this activity is to provide timely clinical updates on new developments in addiction psychiatry.  

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Assess how s/he makes decisions in common clinical situations; where s/he is likely to error and then develop her/his own self-assessment program of improvement;
  2. Increase her/his knowledge of the latest findings in the field of addiction psychiatry;
  3. Expand her/his knowledge of substance use disorders;
  4. Identify strengths and weaknesses in the practice of addiction psychiatry.
Description: 100 multiple-choice question self-assessment exam which follows the ABPN cotninuing certification / MOC examination in Addiction Psychiatry 2021 Content Blueprint. Examples of subject areas included:
    • General Concepts in Substance Use Disorders
    • Neurobiology and Genetics of Substance Use Disorders 
    • Screening/Brief Intervention and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders 
    • Psychosocial Treatments of Substance Use Disorders 
    • Alcohol Use Disorders 
    • Opiate use Disorders
    • Pain and Addiction 
    • Sedative/Hypnotic Addictions 
    • Tobacco Use Disorders and Smoking Cessation 
    • Psychostimulant Use Disorders 
    • Club Drugs/Cannabis 
    • Medical Co-Morbidities of Substance Use Disorders
    • Dual Diagnosis – Affective and Anxiety Disorders 
    • Dual Diagnosis – Personality Disorders and Psychosis 
    • Children and Transitional Youth/ADHD 
    • Special Populations 
    • Legal issues and Drug testing    
  • Test-taker may log-in and log-out at will before the exam closes on 12/31/2023. 
  • Participants have the option of taking the exam in Learn Mode (feedback provided after answering each question) or Exam Mode (feedback provided aftering all questions).
  • To claim designated credit, test-takers must earn a minimum passing grade of at least 70% on the examination.

Method of physician participation in the learning process This examination should be used as a study guide for completing a Maintenance Of Certification (MOC) Board Examination. In order to fulfill ABPN’s requirement each physician should complete all 100 questions in the self-assessment examination and in order to receive credit, learners need to receive a passing grade of 70% or higher. The estimated time to complete the examination itself is 10 hours (3 hours completing the examination including studying research and materials; 7 hours review of responses, explanations, references, peer responses and selection of areas identified after the learners have taken the examination.)

Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $100.00
Non-Member: $249.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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