Internal Medicine Review Course FAQs—Answered
Written by Ashley Dreyer
If you're taking an exam this year or just need a good review for practice, our Internal Medicine Review Course will be perfect for you. Since IM review courses vary based on who is hosting them, we thought we'd start by answering some questions you may have about how a MedStudy review course works.
What's an Internal Medicine Review Course? | How's It Different From the Video Board Review
Can I Get a Discount? | Are the Lecturers Any Good? | Does the Course Come With Questions?
What Will the Watch Party Community Be Like? | Will I Get Any Print Materials?
How's the Quality of the Videos? | Can I Claim CME/MOC?
What's an Internal Medicine Review Course?
Get the newest lectures while engaging with the speakers at our Internal Medicine Review Course
The Internal Medicine Review Course is a comprehensive live review of the topics covered on the ABIM board blueprints, which makes it perfect for practice updates, too. You can get the review—and CME—you need by attending online or in person June 10-14 in Denver (choose to join onsite or you can livestream online).
For added flexibility, all course footage is sent to each attendee at the end of each day's session. This way, you'll be able to review on-demand as your schedule allows for a full year after the course is over.
If you choose the in-person course, you'll get an effective study without the distractions of your home or office. You'll also get to meet speakers and interact with them during the course or ask follow-up questions after each lecture. Not only will you move logically through the set schedule, but you'll be surrounded by people with similar interests and goals. Plus, if your office knows you're out of town, they won't call you with questions and interrupt your review.
If you choose the online version of the course, you will be in control of your study environment. You will have the flexibility to study from wherever you want—your home office, a coffee shop, the break room. Just make sure your study space is comfortable for you, your internet connection is strong, and you're ready for an awesome review. Plus, you'll still have the ability to chat and interact with other physicians from around the world also attending the event, and ask clarifying questions that will be sent to each speaker and answered as the course progresses.
Whether you choose the online or onsite version, studying doesn't have to end just because the course is over. Once the event has wrapped, you'll see the lecture footage in your myMedStudy account and have the full color, printed syllabus available to boost your review. You can also take the practice questions as many times as you need to over the next 12 months to make sure you have the material down pat.
How's it different from the Video Board Review?
MedStudy's Internal Medicine Video Board Review is a professionally edited recording from the 2022 March Review Course. Although these videos allow much flexibility (you can watch the videos anytime and from almost anywhere), you are not able to engage with speakers.
Bonus features of the Video Board Review also include the ability to add bookmarks and notes with ease, track your progress through the videos, and practice recall of the must-know information with a dedicated Question Review Video. Plus, you'll still get to deepen your study with the full color, printed syllabus.
Access the Video Board Review in one of two ways:
- Watch the videos right away online through your myMedStudy account
- View view the videos from a device of your choosing using a USB in 3–5 business days from purchase
But don't forget that with the live course, you'll be able to engage with both the speakers and other attendees during the event. Your review will be complete once the course is finished (all you'll have to do is practice recall until your exam!). And you'll be able to watch the videos for one year after the event is over.
Can I get a discount?
As of publishing, our 2023 Internal Medicine course is still being offered at the early bird rate—but that ends soon so sign-up quick! Also, groups of 5 or more are also able to purchase all MedStudy learning tools at a discounted rate. You can reach out to our group partner team at any time to discuss the custom package you need.
Are the lecturers any good?
John P. Higgins, MD Chief of Cardiology, Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital giving the Cardiology lecture
Simply put, our lecturers are amazing. We search far and wide, high and low to find the best specialists who engage and impress our Course attendees. Many of our presenters are highly lauded in their specialties, and some are recognizable on the national stage (we’re looking at you, Dr. Raj Dasgupta). Throughout the event, you’ll get guidance from our 13 world-class speakers on exactly what you need to know for board exams and updating your knowledge for practice. Plus, they'll answer any questions you have during their presentations.
Our lecturers only focus on reviewing the information that will actually be relevant, so you won’t have to worry about sifting through excess information that won’t be on the boards. And you won’t have to sit through lectures from the same doc for every specialty. We hand-select top speakers for each specialty to fill your review with engaging lectures.
Does the course come with questions?
Before the course begins we'll provision you 100 online board-style practice questions that you can use to spot any topics you need some extra review on. After you answer, there is a detailed explanation for each questions as to why the correct answer is right and why the incorrect is wrong.
The Internal Medicine Review Course comes with plenty of options for practicing recall of key information.
Plus, during the course, you'll be asked Audience Response Questions (and you can see how your peers answered!). Each Audience Response Question is included in your syllabus, too.
What will the course community be like?
Attendees using the chat feature
If you attend online, you are able to use the chat feature to talk with other attendees during the course. All attendees can use the chat feature to communicate with each other during the event. We see a lot of chat during the sessions where physicians are working together in the chat to build camaraderie, cheer each other on during intense review, problem-solve together, and answer each other's questions.
If you attend the course onsite, you'll be able to review alongside other attendees in person. Course takers will also have opportunities to form study groups and test their knowledge with each other between lectures.
Whether you attend online or in person, the speakers will also be available to answer any questions you may have.
Will I get any print materials?
Yes, you'll receive a printed full-color syllabus. Unique to MedStudy, is the high-quality, professionally-produced printed syllabus that accompanies your Internal Medicine review course. Our raved-about 500+ page full-color syllabus contains every slide shown throughout the event, formatted for easy reading.
The 500+ page full-color, printed syllabus is a course attendee favorite.
Additionally, each section starts with a table of contents and ends with the answers to all of the audience response questions. All abbreviations used throughout the course are listed in the back. We take great care when we make this syllabus so that you can focus on what's being said, not on taking notes. And your course syllabus ships free to the contiguous U.S.
How's the quality of the course videos?
An inside look at what the slides will look like during the event
They're professionally-produced HD videos, so the audio and video quality is better than being there in person! You'll be able to see and hear everything that's happening very clearly. The slides and the speaker are crystal-clear. You can see the speakers—including their gestures—like you're sitting right in front of them in the course room.
Can I claim CME credits and MOC points?
Absolutely! If an Internal Medicine CME course is what you are looking for, this review course has you covered. When you attend the course, you're eligible to claim 40.25 CME credits/MOC points. After the event is over, you can easily claim from your myMedStudy account under "CME/MOC." And, if you have any trouble claiming, you can always reach out to our Support Team for help. We have a dedicated CME manager on staff to support you through the claiming process.
Still have questions about the Internal Medicine Review Course that you’d like us to answer? Let us know.