“I used the online BoardVitals and found that the 600+ questions for my specialty were pretty comprehensive with answers to each question and a convenient monitoring of my progress. I could choose as short or long a test as desired and then review missed questions to hone areas requiring more review. It is also quite affordable and perhaps most importantly really preps you for test-taking skills.”Steven Taylor
Your knowledge, diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment skills will all be evaluated as well as your ability to make appropriate diagnostic and management decisions in behalf of your patients. You may have to recognize common as well as rare clinical problems that certified gastroenterologists encounter on a daily basis. A pre-established blue print can help give you an idea as to what categories and percentages assigned to each will be included on the exam. Categories include: Esophagus (11%), Stomach/Duodenum (15%), Liver (25%), Biliary Tract (10%), Pancreas (11%), Small Intestine (10%) and Colon (18%). The exam consists of single-best-answer multiple-choice questions, mostly pertaining to patient scenarios in practice settings. Diagnostic imaging studies and endoscopic videos may also be incorporated into the exam questions. You will be asked to make a diagnosis, create a treatment or management plan, order diagnostic tests, recognize clinical features of a disease or determine means of prevention, screening, staging or follow-up. Check out some practice questions on our blog.
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The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Gastroenterology CME info found here.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 35 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 credit.