Board Exam Study Tool (BEST) - 2019 (17 CME)

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*(Please note that we are developing the BEST 2020 which will be available in early May 2020)*

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

*Note: Live attendees of the 2019 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine in Dallas, TX can opt to receive the 2019 BEST at a reduced price of $100 if they sign up for the BEST on-site. Register for the Review Course Now!

The NEW 2019 BEST Includes:

700 Board-Style Self-Assessment Questions
  • Developed, reviewed and mapped to the ABPM exam blueprint content areas by national experts
  • Flexible learning modes allow users to design their study sessions and focus on specific topics
  • Personalized Reporting 
  • Access personal performance analysis reports and create a personalized study guide based on responses to the question bank
Excerpts and Highlights 
  • High-level summaries from select chapters from the newly released Principles of Addiction Medicine, Sixth Edition
  • Explore a list of important terms and definitions in the addiction medicine field
Additional Resources
  • Review the presentations slides from the 2019 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine
  • View a list of additional resources recommended by Review Course faculty by topic

Registrants will have access to content and be able to claim CME for one year from the date they start the tool. 

Additional Board Exam Preparation resources and tools are also available.

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, 6th 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 2019 ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine and other physicians who are preparing for the ABPM Certification Exam in Addiction Medicine.

NameCommercial InterestsCompensation ReceivedRole
Timothy Brennan MD, MPH, FASAMNoneNANA
Jeffrey DeVido MDAltria/Philip MorrisStockInheritance
Paul Earley MD, DFASAMAlkermes, Inc; DynamiCare Health, IncHonoraria; SalarySpeaker; VP of Medical Affairs
James Finch MD, DFASAMNoneNANA
Marc Fishman MD, DFASAMUS World Meds; AlkermesConsulting fee, Travel; HonorariaConsultant; Advisory Board
David Galbis-Reig MD, DFASAMAscension Wisconsin All Saints; Abbvie; Hospira; RespireRX Pharmaceuticals; Abbott Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer BondStock & Bond in Retirement IRA; Stock Options; Ownership InterestsOwner; Advisory Board; PI; Consultant
R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAMNoneNANA
Adam Gordon, MD, MPHNoneNANA
Leslie Hayes, MDNoneNANA
Abigail Herron DO, DFASAMNoneNANA
Petros Levounis MD, MA, FASAMNoneNANA
Carla Marienfeld MDNoneNANA
Ricardo Restrepo MD, MPH, FASAMNoneNANA
Richard Ries MD, DFASAMNoneNANA
Edwin Salsitz MD, DFASAMNoneNANA
Sharon Stancliff MD, FASAMNoneNANA
Timothy Wiegand MD, FACMT, FAACTNoneNANA
Erin Zerbo, MDNoneNANA
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 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 17 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.


Introduction and Instructions
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2019 BEST Content
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2019 BEST Question Bank
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CME Evaluation
13 Questions
CME Certificate
Up to 17.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 17.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available CME Certificate for the BEST 2019