HPM PASS 4th Edition

Are you prepared to take the HPM Medical Boards?
Test your knowledge today with the new HPM flashcard study guide.

The new HPM PASS 4th Edition is an ultimate virtual flashcard study guide, helping physicians, fellows and advanced practice providers with their diagnostic reasoning, clinical judgment, and practice knowledge of hospice and palliative medicine. This mock exam and associated study guide include questions and response critiques to help you identify focus areas and prepare you for the HPM medical boards.

Flashcard Study Guide with:
CME Credits- Earn up to 4 hours of ACCME CME Credits and MOC points for applicable ABIM boards
Question Bank- 80 peer-reviewed questions, covering 11 content modules identified in the current ABIM Hospice & Palliative Medicine Certification exam blueprint 

Test format modes: 
Test Your Knowledge (Not timed/Study Mode)- offers testing features without a time limit. You can focus on areas where you need to study more, with additional resources, critiques, and learning references provided.
Mock Exam (Timed)- allows you to take a timed mock exam, review your test results, and retry questions based on your performance or confidence level. You have 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 82% or higher in the mock exam mode.

Learning Outcomes

• Gain instant access to this easy-to-use, self-study tool from your desktop or mobile device. 
• Assess your knowledge with evidence-based questions and referenced discussion of the correct answers and additional resources. 
• Experience an online test first hand before sitting for the certification exam. 
• Earn CME credits and MOC points 

Disclaimer: This is NOT an actual exam. The test your knowledge study mode and timed mock exam questions do not represent the real exam questions in content or difficulty. This study tool is designed to assess your knowledge of hospice and palliative medicine as you prepare for the hospice and palliative medicine board exam and uncover areas where additional study may be helpful. Content is based on the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) blueprints for the certification examination.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, its officers and directors, and the authors and reviewers of this activity make no claims that completing this course will guarantee success on the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Examination. AAHPM has exclusive rights to this activity. All rights reserved. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. 

The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare practitioner relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Any recommendations made by the authors and reviewers of this activity must be weighed against the healthcare clinician’s own clinical judgment based on, but not limited to, such factors as the patient’s condition, benefits versus risks of suggested treatment, and comparison with recommendations of pharmaceutical compendia and other medical and palliative care authorities.

Copyright © AAHPM 2023

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 ABIM MOC
  • 4.00 ABS MOC
  • 4.00 CME (physician only)
  • 4.00 Participation
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AAHPM endorses the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for disclosure and commercial support and endeavors to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited products or programs. All who are in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.*Disclosure documents were reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, were resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity.

The planners, faculty and reviewers of this educational activity disclosed no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

*An ineligible company is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. 

Item Writing Faculty Contributors
Eric Widera, MD FAAHPM 
Sonia Malhotra, MD MS FAAP
Kim Curseen, MD FAAHPM
Jessica McFarlin, MD
Joe Shega, MD
Christian Sinclair, MD MS
Ishwaria Subbiah, MD MS
Gregg VandeKieft, MD MA FAAHPM
Michelle Weckmann, MD MS FAAHPM

Reviewed in 2023 by:
Elham BinKhamis, MD MBBS
Rachel Denny, DO
Hillary Fitzgerald, MD
Dyman Kwarciak, MD  
Neill Nixdorff, MD

Leah Farfan, BA
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Liz Watson, BA
Angie Tryfonopoulos, BS
Theresa Nissen, BA
Laura Witt, MS-HSM
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.

Evaluation period closes September 30, 2026 at 11:59 PM CT for claiming CME credit. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, HPM PASS 4th Edition, (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
• Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
• Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to share participant completion information with the learner’s Board to ACCME via PARS for the purpose of granting MOC credit. By submitting your CME activity evaluation, you grant AAHPM permission to submit completion information to ACCME to grant respective BOARD MOC program credit or points as applicable. 

Evaluation period closes September 30, 2026 at 11:59 PM CT for claiming MOC credit. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 ABIM MOC
  • 4.00 ABS MOC
  • 4.00 CME (physician only)
  • 4.00 Participation


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