The venerable Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program ® (MKSAP) by the American College of Physicians, which has been available as print books and a CD-ROM, now has a new online version.
MKSAP is helpful not only to prepare for the ABIM but also to stay up-to-date after you are certified.
MedStudy was a favorite among my peers when we were studying for the board because it was more concise and better illustrated. I was scoring at the 96-98th percentile on my in-service exams during residency and I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I never really felt the need to do a lot of MKSAP or MedStudy questions. However, the new online edition definitely makes MKSAP a stronger rival of MedStudy and a better solution to ABIM preparation, I think.
According to a recent series of interviews with medical bloggers done by Dean Giustini, most of us prefer Up-To-Date as a way to stay current. Self-assessment programs, like MKSAP, have the advantage of being more challenging and fun to use since they are in a Q&A format.
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