Why Take the Tutorial?

ABIM strongly urges you to take the online tutorial before exam day. Becoming familiar with the exam will greatly improve your efficiency on exam day. The tutorial takes about 30 minutes, and gives you the opportunity to practice:

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Exam Tutorials

Tutorials for Examinations Windows/Mac Users

Cardiovascular Disease - Certification Exam Only

Complete both tutorials to prepare for the exam:

  1. ECG and Imaging Studies tutorial
    (Used only for Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exam)
  2. All Subspecialties tutorial (below) which provides multiple-choice question examples

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ECG and Imaging Studies

Answer Key
ECG and Imaging Studies

All Subspecialties - Certification and MOC Exams
(Except Adolescent, Hospital and Sports Medicine)

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Answer Key

Hospital Medicine - MOC Exam

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Answer Key

Adolescent Medicine - Certification and MOC Exams

The American Board of Pediatrics website offers online exam demonstrations that will familiarize you with the computer-based testing environment.

If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, contact ABP.

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Sports Medicine - Certification and MOC Exams

The American Board of Family Medicine website offers online exam demonstrations that will familiarize you with the computer-based testing environment.

If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, contact ABFM.

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Requirements for Windows

  • Internet access
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Web Browser
  • Internet Explorer – 10 or higher
  • Google Chrome – 29
  • Firefox – 23
  • Safari – 6.0.5
  • High resolution monitor (1024 x 768 recommended), with high color (16 bit)
  • Microsoft compatible mouse or pointing device

Requirements for Macintosh

  • Internet access
  • Web Browser
  • Safari – 6.0.5
  • Google Chrome – 29
  • Firefox – 23
  • High resolution monitor (1024 x 768 recommended), with high color (16 bit)
  • Computer compatible mouse or pointing device

Note: the tutorial is not currently iPad compatible.

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Answers to the Exam Tutorials

For Cardiovascular Disease Certification – ECG and Imaging Studies

Sample ECG Sample Echocardiogram Sample Angiogram
The correct answers are sinus rhythm AND Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern. The correct answers are ruptured papillary muscle AND inferior/posterior hypokinesis OR inferior/posterior akinesis AND enlarged left atrium AND severe mitral valve regurgitation. The correct answers are insignificant stenosis of the left circumflex coronary artery AND insignificant stenosis of the right coronary artery AND severe stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

See Sample Cases - Electrocardiograms and Imaging Studies (pdf) for more detailed information on the answers below.


For All Subspecialties - Certification and MOC Exams

Session 1
Question Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
Answer D A D A A E
Session 2
Question Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
Answer C D C A E D

For Hospital Medicine MOC

Question Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
Answer D A E C D C