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MKSAP 12 adds 50 new topics with electronic Update

From the October ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 2002 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Internal medicine's premier self-assessment tool is about to get better.

Later this month, the College will release an electronic update to MKSAP 12, giving subscribers new information on medical advances that have been made since it was published in September 2000.


The MKSAP 12 Update will give subscribers information on medical advances that have been made since the title was released two years ago.


It will mark the first time the College has released an update to MKSAP in the 30-plus years it has been publishing MKSAP.

"We listened to MKSAP subscribers, who told us that editions need to be kept more up-to-date," said Paul E. Epstein, FACP, Editor-in-Chief of MKSAP 12 and the College's Governor for the Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. "This new Update helps extend the value of the internist's investment in self-education that is such an important part of quality care."

The Update will make MKSAP 12 an even more valuable tool for internists who are preparing for the certification and recertification processes. It will also give current MKSAP subscribers a good way to test knowledge through self-assessment, said Sean McKinney, the College's Director of Self-Assessment Education.

More than 50 new topics featured in the Update include new guidelines for treating community-acquired pneumonia and for managing patients at risk for recurrent coronary events, and guidance for combination oral therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Update will also include interactive algorithms to treat bioterrorist agents.

In addition to new information, the Update continues the self-assessment format that has made MKSAP editions so useful, with more than 100 multiple-choice questions, answers and critiques. Update users will also qualify for up to 30 category 1 continuing medical education credits.

The Update, which is available to all MKSAP 12 subscribers, comes only on CD-ROM. For internists who bought the electronic MKSAP 12 version, downloading the Update will provide new content throughout their older version of MKSAP 12. Clicking on any Update button will lead you to new information.

Print MKSAP 12 subscribers who download the Update CD-ROM can find updated information by clicking on the table of contents.

The Update, which costs $99, will be available to MKSAP 12 subscribers on Oct. 18. For more information and to order, visit ACP-ASIM. You can also call the College's Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600, ET).

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