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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Booster

Activity Type:

  • Question-Based Learning

Release Date: 7/9/2018

Expiration Date: 7/9/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1



Using an email-based "micro-learning" approach, participants will receive one multiple-choice question every other day regarding a key component of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders.  The program consists of 25 questions over 60 days.  Questions will focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and longitudinal care of patients with Opioid Use Disorders. After answering the question, learners will be provided with an explanation of the correct answer and realtime comparison to peers.

Development of this activity was supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

You can test-drive the interface by clicking on "Sample Questions."


  • General Member - $15.00
  • Resident-Fellow Member - $7.50
  • Medical Student Member - $15.00
  • Non-Member - $30.00

Learning Objectives

  • Describe key principles of Medication-Assisted Treatment including identification of appropriate patients for MAT, induction and maintenance of MAT medications, and adherence to MAT-required monitoring and regulatory guidelines.
  • Address barriers to implementing MAT in your own clinical practice.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for those who have already completed MAT basic-training, but all learners are welcome to participate.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Release Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: July 9, 2021

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A passing score of 100% must be achieved on the exam. Re-takes of missed questions are available. Course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

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 enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • John A. Renner Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, and Associate Chief of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stockholder: Johnson & Johnson, General Electric.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. 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 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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