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Internal Medicine Self-Assessment for Physician Assistants

Internal Medicine Self-Assessment for Physician Assistants

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
Earn up to 58.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits with Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and the Rutgers PANCE/PANRE/Pilot Review Course. Learn more.



Time to Complete

20 hours


August 3, 2015


August 3, 2020

Last Reviewed

This activity was re-reviewed and granted a 1-year credit extension effective from 8/3/2019 through 8/3/2020.

Learn More About This Course

Click here to learn more about Internal Medicine Self-Assessment for Physician Assistants.

Maximum Credits

20.00 / AAPA Category 1 CME Self-Assessment Credits

The NCCPA will now award all PAs 50% additional credit for all activities designated for self-assessment Category 1 CME credit. This means the 20 self-assessment Category 1 credits for the activity below will be converted automatically to 30 credits by the NCCPA.

Accreditation Statement

This Self-Assessment CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.

Commercial Supporter

This activity does not have commercial support.

Program Description

The ability to quickly diagnose, treat, and craft patient management strategies for a variety of therapeutic areas found in internal medicine practices is crucial to effectively improving patient outcomes. This course offers comprehensive self-assessment by using 400 board-certification-style questions to identify an individual learner’s gaps in knowledge and competence and to provide that learner the ability to close those gaps through effective follow-up utilizing additional resources included with each question.

This activity will allow participants to test their knowledge and competence regarding a variety of internal medicine issues. Each question will outline a clinical scenario and provide 4-6 answer choices and a comprehensive explanation of the correct answer along with a list of references for additional learning. A graphical comparison of the participant’s answer and peers’ answers is also displayed.

Intended Audience

All physician assistants who specialize or have an interest in internal medicine.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate knowledge & competence in screening, diagnosing, and treating patients in an internal medicine practice
  • Summarize elements of clinical guidelines and protocols within cardiovascular, pulmonology, rheumatology, GI/nutritional, EENT, endocrinology, neurology, genitourinary, , hematology, and infectious disease
  • Recognize knowledge gaps in internal medicine disease states and identify resources to assist in filling gap areas
  • Compare current knowledge and practice competence with peers’

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All faculty participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies whose products or service may be mentioned so that the participants may evaluate the objectivity of the presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by faculty.

This program is free of commercial support and is developed by faculty with no disclosures to report.


Sara Denning, MPA, PA-C
The University of Findlay
College of Health Professions
Physician Assistant Program
McComb, Ohio

Ms. Denning has no disclosures to report.




AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME Credit

Accreditation Statement

This Self-Assessment CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid until 8/3/2020.

Designation Statement

Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards.

Staff and Reviewers Disclosure

The staff and reviewers have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.

Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your digital certificate will be saved on myCME within your CME History, which you can access at any time. Keep your printed certificate of completion in your professional files, and be sure to log this activity with the appropriate agency.

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Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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