PIPE

The 2024 Psychiatrists In-Practice Examination® (PIPE) will be available shortly - our apologies for the delay.

The 2022 exam is still available for purchase and CME - please click here to buy the 2022 exam.

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The American College of Psychiatrists’ PIPE exam fulfills ABPN Self-Assessment MOC Requirement

Developed for practicing psychiatrists by the creators of PRITE®, PIPE is a comprehensive, online exam that:

  • Prepares psychiatrists for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) maintenance of certification (MOC) examination
  • Fulfills ABPN’s self-assessment MOC requirement, by providing up to 30 hours of self-assessment CME credit (MOC candidates must complete 24 hours of self-assessment CME every three years)

This 200-question multiple-choice evaluation tool has been designed to provide comprehensive self-assessment of professional skills for practicing psychiatrists and to promote lifelong learning. The questions cover the content areas represented on the ABPN’s maintenance of certification exam. The 2022 exam has been expanded to include questions covering topics taken directly from survey feedback of past PIPE exam-takers. These topics include, but are not limited to, ethics and forensic issues, physician wellness, and infectious diseases. Test-takers receive immediate feedback on each item, including a written discussion of correct responses and two reference citations for additional information about each topic. Upon purchasing PIPE, you will have one year to complete the exam, returning to the test as often as you like during that time period.

To purchase the 2022 PIPE Exam, please follow this link: https://www.dxrcore.com/acp/store. To take a free demo exam, visit www.acpsych.org/pipe. If you are a member of The American College of Psychiatrists, a Residency Training Program Director, or a current/former Laughlin or PRITE Fellow, please follow this link (the order form will go to your browser’s download folder) to purchase the exam at a discounted rate

Please contact Nathan Zastrow at The American College of Psychiatrists with any questions, comments or concerns, via nathan@acpsych.org, or 312-938-8840 ext. 16. You can also find answers to many of the most frequent questions by clicking here and reviewing a FAQ PDF (the FAQ will go to your browser’s download folder).

 

Participants

This activity is designed for psychiatrists who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to assess their current knowledge of clinical psychiatry.

Learning Objectives

After completing PIPE, participants will be able to:

  • assess their clinical competence in the topic areas covered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s maintenance of certification exam;
  • identify topics that need additional study; and
  • design a continuing medical education program to address those topics.

ABPN Comprehensive Lifelong Learning Program

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed PIPE and has approved it as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

CME Accreditation

The American College of Psychiatrists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Psychiatrists designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants must score 50 percent or higher to receive CME credit.

The College certifies the 2020 version of the PIPE exam for CME credit if purchased by July 15, 2024.

Internet Privacy Policy

Purpose
This policy is written in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The American College of Psychiatrists is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. The ACCME requires that its accredited providers who offer Web-based activities have a separate Internet privacy policy. The purpose of this document is to inform the learner about how his/her privacy is protected when participating in a web-based CME activity accredited by The American College of Psychiatrists.

Privacy Policy Statement
The American College of Psychiatrists is committed to protecting the privacy of its Internet CME customers. Internet activities sponsored by the American College of Psychiatrists may be used as an educational resource for psychiatrists.

Personal and credit information collected over this Internet site will be kept confidential and used to maintain an adequate record of an individual’s participation in the relevant activity. This information will not be released, sold, or distributed to an outside organization except as required by law.

If you have any questions about Web-based CME activities delivered by The American College of Psychiatrists, please contact The College at 312.938.8840

Copyright

©2022 by The American College of Psychiatrists.  All rights reserved.  No part of PIPE may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted by law or in writing from The American College of Psychiatrists.

Author/faculty disclosures

The content of the PIPE exam is developed by The American College of Psychiatrists’ PIPE Editorial Board. Members of the Editorial Board have disclosed the following relationships with proprietary entities producing, marketing, reselling or distributing healthcare goods or services:

Amy S. Hoffman, M.D.
Nothing to disclose

Andrew C. Furman, M.D.
Nothing to disclose

Gary R. Collins, M.D.

Nothing to disclose

Paul Dagg, M.D., F.C.P.C.
Nothing to disclose

Wei Du, M.D., M.S.
Nothing to disclose

Mary J. Fitz-Gerald, M.D., M.B.A.
Nothing to disclose

Gail Manos, M.D.
Nothing to disclose

Scot G. McAfee, M.D.
Nothing to disclose

Michael J. Ostacher, M.D.M.P.H.

Ineligible company disclosed: Freespira

Nature of this relationship: Research grant

Statement of mitigation: Peer-reviewed. All materials and comments submitted by this Editorial Board Member were reviewed by an Editor with no relevant financial relationships for evidence of bias; upon review, it was determined that no bias existed, thus any potential conflict of interest has been mitigated.

Ineligible company disclosed: Neurocrine

Nature of this relationship: Consulting fee

Statement of mitigation: Peer-reviewed. All materials and comments submitted by this Editorial Board Member were reviewed by an Editor with no relevant financial relationships for evidence of bias; upon review, it was determined that no bias existed, thus any potential conflict of interest has been mitigated.

Marcia Slattery, M.D., M.H.S.
Nothing to disclose

Donna M. Sudak, M.D.
Nothing to disclose

Paul K. Switzer III, M.D., D.H.A. 
Nothing to disclose

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