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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.


Explore. Earn. Excel.

We know your time is valuable, and that staying on top of the latest developments is crucial. It’s why we created Practical Reviews 40 years ago, and why we developed our newest online all-access resource, CMEinfo Insider.

Both subscription services are geared toward busy medical professionals like you, offering time-saving, practical solutions to help you enhance care and achieve better outcomes.

Practical Reviews delivers monthly clinical briefs, curated from dozens of top medical journals, with audio commentary from practicing physicians in your specialty.

CMEinfo Insider merges those same monthly briefs with more than 1,000 evidence-based video lectures — available at your fingertips for board exam prep or to research clinical questions. No more time away, no more costly meetings and conferences.

With the opportunity to explore the topics you choose while earning the CME credits you need, you’re sure to excel — whichever path you take. Here’s a quick look at what you get:

Learn more about Practical Reviews or CMEinfo Insider, or review Accreditation information.


A World of Medical Information at Your Fingertips

Expert physician editors conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add audio commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

You have access to 23 specialty and subspecialty areas – See below.


Exclusive Access. Guaranteed Success.

Medical professionals like you asked us to help them save time and money — so we developed CMEinfo Insider.

Stay current on cutting edge content in your primary specialty, with a limitless opportunity to research and learn from other fields of medicine and unlimited CME credit-earning potential.

A World of Medical Information at Your Fingertips

CMEinfo Insider relies on a roster of recognized authorities to develop quality CME content – from recorded medical conferences, board prep courses and clinical updates, to expert journal article summaries and audio commentary – all to keep you current and save you valuable time. You get exclusive Insider access to your primary specialty plus 14 others. This number will continue to grow as new specialties are added.

Medical Directors & Editors

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Donald L. Deye, MD, FACP serves as Oakstone Chief Medical Officer.

Below is a list of directors and editors by specialty. (Once your membership is activated, you'll be able to view a detailed list of all contributors associated with each activity.)



Kumar G. Belani, MD, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP

  • Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Schools of Medicine & Public Health
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN


David L. Swanson, MD

  • Vice Chair of Medical Dermatology
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Emergency Medicine

Steven B. Abrams, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Bronx, NY

Arjun Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA

  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Family Medicine

Norman A. Poulsen, MD, FAAFP

  • Chief, Primary Care Section (Retired)
  • Annaoplis, MD


William Steinberg, MD

  • The Rockville Internal Medicine Group
  • Rockville, MD
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • George Washington University
  • Washington, DC

General Surgery

Raminder Nirula, MD, MPH

  • Trauma Medical Director
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Department of Surgery
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Internal Medicine

Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Rathmann Family Foundation
  • Endowed Chair for Patient-Centered Clinical Education
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA


James Warne Schmidley, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
  • Adjunct Professor Virginia Tech-Carilion Research Institute
  • Roanoke, VA


N. Scott Litofsky, MD, FACS

  • Professor and Chief
  • Director, Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery
  • Division of Neurological Surgery
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
  • Columbia, MO


Stacey E. Mills, MD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Department of Pathology
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
  • Charlottesville, VA


William Schwartz, MD, FAAP

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
  • Chairman of Pediatrics
  • Phoenixville Hospital
  • Phoenixville, PA


Gary S. Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • New York, NY


David Bushnell, MD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • University of Iowa and National Nuclear Medicine Program
  • Director Veterans Administration
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • Department of Radiology
  • Iowa City, IA


J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS

  • Professor & William L. Valk Chair
  • Department of Urology
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS

We Guarantee You'll Pass.

Diligent study of the Board Review text provides the strongest likelihood of passing board certification and maintenance of certification exams. We are so confident of your success that we guarantee it. If you do not pass either exam on your first attempt, and you subscribed to CMEinfo Insider, we will provide a full credit of the purchase price, which you may apply to future purchases of Oakstone CME materials.

CMEinfo Insider Guarantee Procedure

Send a copy of your notification of failure from the board to Oakstone Publishing, LLC, Two Perimeter Park South, Suite 160 East, Birmingham, AL 35243. If you have answered all of the board review questions and earned all of the CME credits, you will receive a full credit of your purchase price toward future CME products. Your exam record will be destroyed.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates each enduring material for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ listed on each activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Review the written abstract or audio/video activity, complete the activity evaluation and score 100% on the required post-test questions to assess the knowledge gained from reviewing the activity. Once you click Submit on the post-test, you will receive immediate feedback on your score. Questions should be answered based on the information presented in the activity.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be successfully completed by the expiration date listed on each activity. For release and expiration dates, please review the CMEinfo tab for each activity.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.