Psychiatry Review and Exam Prep Psychiatrists


Psychiatry Review and Exam Prep for Psychiatrists

Review your knowledge and expand clinical expertise with a collection of board exam preparation resources.

APA offers several products to help physicians prepare for exams and earn CME credit. Recognizing that not all learners learn in the same way, APA has developed exam review materials in a variety of formats.


2017 Psychiatry Review and Clinical Synthesis at IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference

  • $265 APA Member
  • $315 Nonmember
  • $365 Course-only registration

This course uses four different learning strategies to help you review and acquire new knowledge: clinical review articles, self-study questions, case-based vignettes, and in-person discussion. Prior to the meeting in New Orleans, participants will review a number of texts and self-study materials. During the live portion of this course, you will work in small groups and with expert faculty in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, child psychiatry, and consultation-liaison psychiatry to complete a series of case-based vignettes that have been designed to illustrate high-yield and key learning points for major disorders in psychiatry. This clinical synthesis session is designed to help you integrate and apply knowledge through clinical vignettes and to reinforce key principles in psychiatry.

  • Philip R. Muskin, M.D., M.A.
  • IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

FOCUS Psychiatry Review, Volume 2, DSM-5 ® Revised Edition

  • $62.40 APA Members
  • $78.00 Non-members
  • $58.50 APA Resident-Fellow Members

This workbook containing 400 board-type multiple-choice questions is designed to help psychiatrists prepare for examinations and identify areas for further study. The questions, developed by the FOCUS Editorial Board, are consistent in form and process with the questions used by high-stakes examinations. They cover important clinical areas of psychiatric practice and closely follow the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) outline of topics for the recertification examination in psychiatry.


Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination

  • $73.60 APA Members
  • $92.00 Nonmembers
  • $69.00 APA Resident-Fellow Members

A workbook designed to help psychiatrists refresh their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while remaining engaged in full-time clinical activity. Intended for readers taking either the initial psychiatry board examination or the recertification examination, the topic areas covered are consistent with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification Examination in Psychiatry 2015 Content Blueprint.


FOCUS Journal

  • $394 APA members
  • $616 Nonmembers
  • $128 APA Resident-Fellow Members

FOCUS, APA’s quarterly clinical review journal, is designed for practicing psychiatrists to keep abreast of significant clinical knowledge and advances in the field through self-directed lifelong learning. Four issues each year provide comprehensive reviews of major clinical areas of psychiatry, as well as an organized learning and self-assessment program. An annual subscription to FOCUS addresses core areas in psychiatry, with each issue overseen by a guest editor clinical expert in that area.

  • Articles on best practices, new developments and the current state of practice
  • Features designed to improve your ability to evaluate, diagnose, and manage clinical problems, communicate with your patients, and handle ethical dilemmas
  • Curation of the important publications that have shaped clinical thinking in the field