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2018 Psychopharmacology Master Course: Self-Assessment Exam

Activity Type:

  • Self-Assessment

Release Date: 5/5/2018

Expiration Date: 8/9/2018

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 2
  • Participation: 2

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Participants of the Essentials of Psychopharmacology Master Course, held at the 2018 APA Annual Meeting, are eligible to earn CME credit toward meeting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. This activity provides Self-Assessment credit (Part 2 of MOC).  

Credit must be claimed by August 9, 2018 (11:59pm EST)


Enrollment in this activity is limited to participants of the Essentials of Psychopharmacology Master Course held at the 2018 APA Annual Meeting.   

Attendees must enter the Group ID code, provided in your course packet, on the purchase step to unlock this activity and claim credit.

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Educational Objectives

  • Discuss new drugs and developments in psychopharmacological research
  • Review current medication indications for psychiatric disorders
  • Review side effects and medication interactions

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, physicians, other healthcare providers with prescribing privileges interested in psychopharmacology who attended the Essentials of Psychopharmacology Master Course.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimate Duration: 2 hours
Program Release Date: May 5, 2018 (5:00 pm ET)
Program End Date: August 9, 2018 (11:59 pm ET)

How to Earn Credit

Attendees of the Master Course will take a live self-assessment activity consisting of a 30-question self-assessment test using second screen technology via the FXP Touch App. Each question will be projected on a screen and participants will need to enter their answer into the FXP Touch App. The responses will then be tallied by percentage and projected to the attendees, along with the correct answer (peer comparison).

Following the Master Course, participants can access the live self-assessment questions through this activity, along with rationales and references for each question. Master Course participants can either retake the test for practice or just review the rationales and references.

To earn credit, participants must evaluate the self-assessment exam.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this self-assesment activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the APA Annual Meeting Essentials of Psychopharmacology Master Course Self-Assessment and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

  • Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine, Consultant/Advisory Board: Alkermes, Avanir Corporation, Forum Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, McKinsey Pharmaceuticals, Myriad Pharmaceuticals, Neuronetics Inc. Clintara and Owl; Grant/Research Support: Janssen; Stock/Other Financial Relationship: Corcept Therapeutics Inc., Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., Titan Pharmaceuticals, Xhale, Incyte, Intersect ENT, Owl and Seattle Genetics; Intellectual Property: Dr. Schatzberg is a named inventor on pharmacogenetic and antiglucorticoid use patents on prediction of antidepressant response
  • Charles DeBattista, M.D., D.M.H., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, Consultant/Advisory Board: Alkermes; Grant/Research Support: Bioline, Janssen, Neuronetics Inc.; St. Jude Medical
  • Kristen Moeller, Director of Continuing Medical Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This website 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 Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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