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MindGames Masters: Subspecialty Review for the General Psychiatrist
MindGames Masters Onstage Competion
All submissions of the completed Self-Assessment (qualifying exam) must be completed and recieved no later than 11:59 PM EST on April 15, 2024.

Late submissions and requests for extension will not be granted.


This carefully designed master course will allow the attendees an opportunity to review critical concepts in a variety of core subjects in psychiatry. Topics related to typical development, psychopathology, diagnostic methods, neuropsychiatric concepts, and psychiatric treatment approaches will be reviewed from a clinical standpoint. In addition, high-yield topics in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and addictions psychiatry will be discussed. Select overview of high-yield psychotherapy and psychopharmacology will be included and updates in psychotic and mood disorders will be provided. Strategies for answering multiple choice questions will be reviewed in addition to above mentioned review. The course content will allow the attendees to learn using multiple methods and in an interactive and clinically relevant manner. Faculty members will lead and facilitate a discussion of topics covered by the MCQs, and convey a working knowledge of various topical areas.

Timeline for MindGames Masters Live Competition Qualifying Exam: 

  • The self-assessment will be made available on February 15 via the APA Learning Center. 
  • Participants will have 90 minutes to complete 100 questions. The self-assessment submissions will be used to identify the top three highest scores and determine who will be invited to the in-person competition. 
  • Self-assessment questions will be based on Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry concepts. 
  • Participants who wish to have their scores considered for the on-stage event need to complete the self-assessment by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 15, 2024. 
  • The top three finalists will notified on March 25 and invited to participate in the live competition. 
  • Upon completion of the self-assessment learners will be able to claim 8 CME credits.  

There will be an option to opt out of the live event that you can select on the self-assessment exam. 

MindGames Masters Live Competition Details: 

  • The self-assessment participants who earn the three highest scores will participate in MindGames Masters, a Jeopardy-style event, on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 APA Annual Meeting in New York City 
  • The participants will compete in a one-hour game for one contestant to win the inaugural MindGames Master’s trophy. 
  •  The event will be held on the Mental Health Innovation Zone stage in the Javits Center and open to the public for viewing.  
  • This activity does not offer CME.  
  • Participants have the ability to opt out of being considered for the on-stage event. 

Educational Objectives  

At the completion of the activity, participants will:  

  • Identify gaps in knowledge in psychiatry as part of an exercise in individual learning
  • Review core concepts in psychiatry and high-yield subspecialty topic areas
  • Analyze multiple-choice questions and vignettes pertinent to clinical topics

Target Audience  

Practicing psychiatrists, residents, psychologists, social workers, and all other professionals on a mental health care team, interested in assessing their level of knowledge regarding current psychiatric practice and clinical advances and streamlining their experience at the Annual Meeting.  

Estimated Time to Complete  

Estimated Duration: 8 hours  

Program Release Date: February 1, 2024  

Program End Date: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm ET)  

How to Earn Credit  

To earn credit for the Annual Meeting Self-Assessment, participants complete all questions and the evaluation and review their score. The minimum performance level requirement is fulfilled by answering all questions and by receipt of a score and peer comparison. This activity is designed to identify areas for improvement and further study; credit will be awarded for completion of the self-assessment.  

The answers, rationales, and references for further study are provided. We urge that as a minimum, the rationale for each question answered incorrectly be reviewed. Many participants may wish to review the rationales for all of the multiple-choice questions. Participants will receive a detailed score report and peer comparison online. After completing the course, you can then claim and print your CME certificate.  

A resource guide with the rational and references for each question and answer will be shared with learners after the master course on May 6.

Continuing Education Credit  

In support of improving patient care, American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.   

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

ABPN Approval for Continuing Certification (Self-Assessment)  

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the APA Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of continuing certification.  

APA reports continuing certification completion data on behalf of our members directly to ABPN, however, diplomates are still required to log on to their ABPN Physician Folios at least once per calendar year to attest to completion of their continuing certification activities.  

Faculty and Planner Disclosures  

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity - including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others - are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.  


  • Vishal Madaan, MD, Chief of Education and Deputy Medical Director, APA. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Rashi Aggarwal, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Arden Dingle, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Smita Das, MD. Reports financial relationships with Lyra Health. 
  • Rajesh Tampi, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Tobias Wasser, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.

Program Planner:  

The following Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:  

  • Vishal Madaan, MD, Chief of Education and Deputy Medical Director, APA. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Rashi Aggarwal, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Arden Dingle, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Smita Das, MD. Reports financial relationships with Lyra Health. 
  • Rajesh Tampi, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.
  • Tobias Wasser, MD. Has no financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities  

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA’s online resources, please contact us at 202-559-3900 for assistance.  

Technical Requirements  

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:  

The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari  

Internet Explorer 11+  

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.  

Optimal System Configuration:  

Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)  

Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)  

Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher  

Minimum Requirements:  

Windows PC:  

Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video 

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 12/31/2024
Cost: $150.00
Credit Offered:
12 CME Credits
12 COP Credits
Contains: 5 Courses
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