MKSAP 17 Audio Companion

The American College of Physicians and Oakstone Program

The “learn by listening” tool — bringing MKSAP® 17 content to life plus keeping you up to date on 11 Internal Medicine subspecialties. Audio Companion booklets included.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

    Online Audio + USB*
  • Audio CDs
  • Combo

Engaging Discussions Across Every MKSAP 17 Topic Area.

The MKSAP® 17 Audio Companion keeps you current, improves diagnostic skills and helps to close knowledge gaps. Each audio interview delivers lively, informal dialogue with expert contributors from some of the country’s leading medical facilities and teaching institutions. MKSAP content comes alive with insightful commentary and analysis across the full spectrum of Internal Medicine subspecialties. Discussion is crisp, to the point and focused on tips, techniques, preferred treatments and management strategies. You’ll get expert insight into MKSAP questions, often from the editors and contributors. You'll also receive our MKSAP® 17 Audio Companion booklets.

Get Credit for Listening. And So Much More.

With the MKSAP® 17 Audio Companion, you can:

  • Convert unproductive downtime to quality learning time
  • Get up to speed on recent clinical advances across multiple subspecialties
  • Prepare for ABIM certification or maintenance of certification
  • Get exclusive insider perspectives from MKSAP authors and eminent specialists
  • Sharpen your decision-making skills — expert insights on MKSAP questions enhance your diagnostic and management know-how
  • Glean valuable MKSAP pearls — how-to tips and techniques, preferred treatment approaches, pitfalls to avoid, proven practice-builders…and more
  • Quickly review at-a-glance tables, charts and high-impact learning aids included in our audio companion booklets
  • Earn a maximum of 120 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 120 ABIM MOC points

Audio Samples

Dermatology Sample Audio
Gastroenterology Sample Audio
Neurology Sample Audio

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Providers: Oakstone in Partnership with The American College of Physicians

Donald L. Deye, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Oakstone Publishing, LLC
District Medical Director
Allina Medical Clinics
Public Health Consulting Physician
Isanti County, MN
Coroner, Isanti County, MN
Consultant, Internal Medicine
Cambridge Medical Center
Cambridge, MN

Credits/Points: Earn a maximum of 120 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 120 ABIM MOC points

Part A

Cardiovascular Medicine - Andrew Wang, MD

Dermatology - Misha Rosenbach, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Richard Saad, MD, MS

Hematology - Peter Voorhees, MD

Oncology - Lee P. Hartner, MD

Neurology - Robert G. Kaniecki, MD

Rheumatology - Michael Pillinger, MD

Part B

Endocrinology and Metabolism - Cynthia A. Burns, MD

General Internal Medicine - Karen F. Mauck, MD, MSc

Infectious Disease - Patricia Brown, MD

Nephrology - Ashita Tolwani, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Sean M. Caples, DO, MS

Cardiovascular Medicine Contributor

Andrew Wang, MD

  • Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center


Dermatology Contributor

Misha Rosenbach, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA 


Endocrinology and Metabolism Contributor

Cynthia A. Burns, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Winston-Salem, NC


Gastroenterology and Hepatology Contributor

Richard Saad, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI


General Internal Medicine Contributor

Karen F. Mauck, MD, MSc

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN


Hematology Contributor

Peter Voorhees, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Clinical Research
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Chapel Hill, NC 


Infectious Disease Contributor

Patricia Brown, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Chief of Medicine
  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
  • Detroit, MI

Nephrology Contributor

Ashita Tolwani, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Nephrology
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL


Neurology Contributor

Robert G. Kaniecki, MD

  • Director, The Headache Center
  • Chief, Headache Division
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Contributor

Sean M. Caples, DO, MS

  • Consultant
  • Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN


Oncology Contributor

Lee P. Hartner, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates
  • Philadelphia, PA


Rheumatology Contributor

Michael Pillinger, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Department of Medicine 630-111J
  • Manhattan VA Medical Center
  • New York, NY


General internists and primary care physicians; subspecialists who need to remain up to date in internal medicine; residents preparing for the certifying examination in internal medicine; physicians preparing for the recertification examination. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the most clinically relevant patient care information in all subspecialties of Internal Medicine based on the medical literature of the last 3 to 5 years
  • Describe clinical situations in which this new knowledge will improve quality of care
  • Diagnose disease states that are less common and sometimes overlooked and confusing
  • Determine when to refer patients for surgery or care by subspecialists


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

The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 120 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CME Credits

CME credits may be earned by listening to the audio content, answering written tests that accompany the Audio Companion, and submitting the tests for scoring. 

Questions should be answered based on the information presented in the program, and 70% of the questions must be answered correctly to pass the quiz and receive credit. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 120 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

  • Part A Sections: Maximum CME/MOC Credits
  • Cardiovascular Medicine: 11
  • Dermatology: 11
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology: 11
  • Hematology: 10
  • Oncology: 8
  • Neurology: 10
  • Rheumatology: 12
  • Part A Total: 73
  • Part B Sections: Maximum CME/MOC Credits
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism: 8
  • General Internal Medicine: 15
  • Infectious Disease: 8
  • Nephrology: 8
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: 8
  • Part B Total: 47

CME/MOC Availability Dates for the MKSAP 17 Audio Companion

Part A Release:   July 31, 2015
Expiration Date: July 31, 2018
Part B Release:   December 31, 2015
Expiration Date:  December 31, 2018

Pass Guarantee

We Guarantee You'll Pass!
Pass GuaranteeDiligent study of the MKSAP 17 text — combined with listening to all topic areas of the Audio Companion — provides the strongest likelihood of passing the ABIM certification and maintenance of certification exams. Oakstone is so confident of your success that we guarantee it. If you do not pass either exam on your first attempt, and you purchased the MKSAP 17 Audio Companion, we will provide a full credit of the Audio Companion purchase price, which you may apply to future purchases of Oakstone CME materials.

MKSAP 17 Audio Companion Guarantee Procedure
Send a copy of your notification of failure from the ABIM to Oakstone Publishing, LLC, 2700 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35242. If you have answered all of the internal medicine board review questions in the MKSAP 17 Audio Companion and earned all of the CME credits, you will receive full credit of your purchase price. Your exam record will be destroyed.

Online Audio

Listen anytime, anywhere, on virtually any reliable internet-connected device (some connections may not provide optimal results), simply log in and listen to as much as you want — no downloading necessary. You will also receive a USB drive with MP3 audio files that can be that can be synced to other mobile devices.

Audio CDs

MP3 format audio discs that allow you to listen to lectures in your car, on your computer, or at home. The discs can be played on devices that are MP3 compatible. Traditional format audio CDs for older vehicles or a USB drive containing the audio MP3s use can be purchased by calling our customer service team at 800-633-4743.