Board Exam Study Tool (BEST) - 2018 (12 CME)


The ASAM Board Examination Study Tool (BEST) helps prepare physicians for the ABPM certification/re-certification examination utilizing an interactive and engaging format. 


This powerful study tool includes:


  • Bank of 600 self-assessment questions reviewed for accuracy by addiction medicine experts
  • Content derived from the ABPM Exam Blueprint for effective study guidance
  • Excerpts and highlights from ASAM’s Essentials of Addiction Medicine and Principles of Addiction Medicine
  • Glossary of important terms and definitions
  • Additional resources recommended by Review Course faculty and experts for each topic
  • 12 CME Credits upon completion
  • Fully searchable functionality and content
  • Access to the BEST 24/7 online at ASAM's e-Learning Center

Live attendees of the 2018 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine in Dallas, TX receive the 2018 BEST complimentary with registration. 

Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this education activity, participant should be able to:

  • Differentiate between important terms and definitions in the field of Addiction Medicine.
  • Distill knowledge on key points from the text, the Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th edition and course slides
  • Appraise addiction patient cases and respond accurately to questions about next steps and treatment options.
  • Employ knowledge gained in the educational sections of the BEST to respond accurately to self-assessment questions.

Participants of the 2018 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine and other physicians who are preparing for the ABPM Certification Exam in Addiction Medicine.

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

First Name Commercial Interests Compensation Received For what Role?
Timothy Brennan MD, MPH, FASAM None
Jeffrey DeVido MD Altria/Philip Morris Stock Inheritance
Paul Earley MD, DFASAM Alkermes, Inc; DynamiCare Health, Inc honoraria; Salary Speaker; VP of Medical Affairs 
James Finch MD, DFASAM None

Marc Fishman MD, DFASAM US World Meds; Alkermes consulting fee, travel; honoraria Consultant; Advisory board
David Galbis-Reig MD, DFASAM Ascension Wisconsin All Saints; Abbvie; Hospira; RespireRX Pharmaceuticals; Abbott Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer Bond Stock& Bond in Retirement IRA; Stock Options; Ownership Interests  Owner; Advisory board; PI; Consultant
R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM None
Adam Gordon, MD, MPH None
Leslie Hayes, MD None
Abigail Herron DO, DFASAM None
Petros Levounis MD, MA, FASAM None
Carla Marienfeld MD None
Ricardo Restrepo MD, MPH, FASAM None
Richard Ries MD, DFASAM None
Edwin Salsitz MD, DFASAM None
Sharon Stancliff MD, FASAM None
Timothy Wiegand MD, FACMT, FAACT None
Erin Zerbo, MD None


Introduction and Instructions
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Click the link below to watch the introduction video of how to navigate through the BEST 2018.
2018 BEST Content
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback.
2018 BEST Question Bank
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Begin self-paced component package. Click the link below to access the 2018 BEST Question Bank (600 questions).
CME Evaluation
13 Questions
CME Certificate
Up to 12.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 12.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available CME Certificate for the BEST 2018