MKSAP 18 Audio Companion

The American College of Physicians and Oakstone Program

Captivating, engaging dialogue filled with practice-focused commentary and invaluable clinical advice spanning 11 MKSAP topic areas. Audio Companion Reference Booklet included, plus 4 FREE sets of extension questions.

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 MP3 CDs

Connect with the Experts.

Packed with the latest diagnostic approaches and management strategies, the MKSAP® 18 Audio Companion provides comprehensive, go-anywhere audio coverage of recent clinical advances and treatment guidelines across 11 internal medicine subspecialties. Listen as your host Donald L. Deye, MD, FACP, leads lively discussions with esteemed colleagues in each area. Experienced clinicians, program directors, and department chairs from some of the world's finest medical institutions share patient stories, insightful views on new treatments, and more.

Listen. Learn. Earn.

With the MKSAP® 18 Audio Companion, you get:

  • All-new advice and commentary — a reliable, and entertaining way to stay current
  • Flexible learning anytime, anywhere — in your car, between appointments, while you work out
  • A convenient way to prep for your ABIM certification or MOC exam
  • Companion booklets — high-impact learning aids to quickly review and retain key points
  • The opportunity to earn a maximum of 120 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 120 ABIM MOC points
  • Four FREE sets of extension questions — a $350 value that brings you an incremental 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC points

Audio Samples

Cardiovascular Medicine Sample Audio
gastroenterology sample audio
rheumatology 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 - Jeremy Jackson, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Richard Saad, MD, MS

Hematology - Richard S. Eisenstaedt, MD, MACP

Oncology - David Mintzer, MD

Neurology - Robert G. Kaniecki, MD

Rheumatology - Michael Pillinger, MD

Part B

Endocrinology and Metabolism - Leigh M. Eck, MD

General Internal Medicine - Fred A. Lopez, MD

Infectious Disease - Darlene Nelson, MD

Nephrology - Michael J. Ross, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Kurt Pfeifer, MD

Cardiovascular Medicine Contributor

Andrew Wang, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Chapel Hill, NC


Dermatology Contributor

Jeremy Jackson, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Dermatology
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Brandon, MS


Endocrinology and Metabolism Contributor

Leigh M. Eck, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas City, KS


Gastroenterology and Hepatology Contributor

Richard Saad, MD, MS

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


Infectious Disease Contributor

Darlene Nelson, MD

  • Associate Program Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Rochester, MN


General Internal Medicine Contributor

Fred A. Lopez, MD

  • Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair
  • Department of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • New Orleans, LA

Hematology Contributor

Richard S. Eisenstaedt, MD, MACP

  • Chair, Department of Medicine
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Abington, PA


Nephrology Contributor

Michael J. Ross, MD

  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
  • Bronx, NY


Neurology Contributor

Robert G. Kaniecki, MD

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


Oncology Contributor

David Mintzer, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine
  • Chief, Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Abramson Cancer Center of Pennylvania Hospital
  • Philadelphia, PA


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Contributor

Kurt Pfeifer, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, WI


Rheumatology Contributor

Michael Pillinger, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Department of Medicine
  • 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. 

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 (Audio Companion) and 20 MOC points (5 for each of four sets of extension questions) 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.


Oakstone Publishing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 120 Provided by Oakstone Publishing

MKSAP 18 Audio Companion

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. 

  • Part A Sections
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Part B Sections
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

CME/MOC Availability Dates for the MKSAP 18 Audio Companion

Part A Release: July 31, 2018
Expiration Date: July 31, 2021
Part B Release: December 31, 2018
Expiration Date: December 31, 2021

MKSAP 18 Audio Companion Extension Questions

The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CME/MOC Availability Dates for the MKSAP 18 Audio Companion Extension Questions

Extension Question Set 1 Release: December 31, 2019
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Extension Question Set 2 Release: July 31, 2020
Expiration Date: July 31, 2023
Extension Question Set 3 Release: December 31, 2020
Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Extension Question Set 4 Release: June 30, 2021
Expiration Date: June 30, 2024

Pass Guarantee

We Guarantee You'll Pass!
Pass GuaranteeDiligent study of the MKSAP 18 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 18 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 18 Audio Companion Guarantee Procedure
Send a copy of your notification of failure from the ABIM to Oakstone Publishing, Two Perimeter Park South, Suite 160 East, Birmingham, AL 35243. If you have answered all of the internal medicine board review questions in the MKSAP 18 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 + USB

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 download necessary. You will also receive a USB flash drive pre-loaded with MP3 audio files that can be synced to other mobile devices, a PDF copy of the Audio Companion Reference Booklet, and a Quick Start Guide. (MP3s are standardized, compressed audio-only files.)

Audio MP3 CDs

Along with a spiralbound printed copy of the Audio Companion Reference Booklet and a Quick Start Guide, you'll receive MP3 discs that allow you to listen to lectures in your car, on your computer, or at home on devices that are MP3 compatible.