MKSAP 14 Has an Online Version

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.

References:
How to Do Well on the Boards?
"ABIM Results" on Google - Guess Who's Number Two in the Search Results?
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3 comments:

  1. I found the MKSAP 14 Audio companiaon very useful, I found it on Amazon.com for a good price.

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  2. MedStudy, I've found, is far more concise than MKSAP and they cover all the topics you will need to prepare for the Boards. Don't get me wrong, MKSAP is a great product, but for Board prep MedStudy is the way to go.

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  3. I wanted to comment that the MKSAP 15 is now the most current version, and is also available in online format.

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