Intensive Review Course
AAHPM’s Intensive Review Course is designed to facilitate a framework for physicians to prepare for the hospice and palliative medicine certification board examination as outlined in the 2022 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint.
This intensive review is further intended to advance the knowledge, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical judgment skills, attitudes, and strategies of physicians and advanced practice providers practicing hospice and palliative medicine.
Content is focused on the ability to make appropriate diagnostic and clinical decisions that have important consequences for patients and families experiencing serious and complex illnesses.
Hospice Medical Directors
Learners will self-report the ability to apply, analyze and evaluate the following:
• Prognostication and Natural History of Serious and Complex Illness
• Comprehensive Whole-Patient Assessment
• Management of Suffering and Distress
• Palliative Care Emergencies and Refractory Symptoms
• Management of Medical Interventions
• Impending Death and the Death Event
• Communication Skills
• Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
• Interdisciplinary Teamwork, Quality, and Professionalism
• Quality and Compliance
• Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care
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.
All editors, faculty and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
*An ineligible company is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
Eric Widera, MD FAAHPM and Sonia Malhotra, MD MS FAAP - Co-Chairs
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
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The AAHPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful activity completion includes attesting to meaningful participation in the activity and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.
The AAFP has reviewed Intensive Review Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 18.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 08/11/2022 to 08/13/2022.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Evaluation period closes September 30, 2022, for claiming CME credit.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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 submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
- 18.25 AAFP
- 18.25 ABIM MOC
- 18.25 ABS MOC
- 18.25 CME (physician only)
- 18.25 Participation