CSAM 2020 High Yield Question Bank

The High Yield Question Bank is designed for physicians taking the Addiction Medicine Board Exam from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

  • A goal is to improve pass rates by helping test takers focus on high-yield concepts and successful study methods.

It consists of:

  • Interactive Self-Assessment (10 CME credits) featuring over 400 updated board-style questions with feedback and/or references for each, organized by topic areas similar to those on the ABPM exam. You may take the quiz multiple times to practice!

The question bank was refreshed in 2020 by physicians in the field. If you have any questions or feedback about the question bank, please use the "Contact Us" tab above. 

PRICE: $285 (Members) | $400 (Non-Members)

Target Audience

  1. Those planning on taking the ABPM Addiction Medicine Board Exam. 
  2. Physicians and other clinicians who wish to conduct a self assessment of their knowledge of addiction medicine in order to identify areas for further study.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to assist learners in assessing their competence in subject areas that comprise addiction medicine, and plan further study as needed.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA Category 1
  • 10.00 Attendance
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Course expires: 

This set of over 400 board-style questions has been developed by physicians in the field of addictions and is aligned with the 16 key topic areas of the American Board of Preventive Medicine's exam content Blueprint. This version offers more demonstration questions on Preventive Medicine as recommended by last year's test-takers. This web-based, on-demand set of questions with correct answers indicated is ideal for self-study and self-paced learning.

Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, MD, FACP, FASAM, Co-Chair
Dr. Chen is currently Medical Director of Chemical Dependency Clinics in Primary Care at Stanford University. She is a board member of CSAM as chair of communications, Editor of the CSAM newsletter, and oversees the Test Taking Track Board Review Question Bank.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Triveni DeFries, MD
Dr. DeFries is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Department of Internal Medicine. She serves as the Associate Medical Director of the general internal medicine clinic at San Francisco General Hospital.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dustin DeYoung, MD
Dr. DeYoung, MD, is a psychiatrist for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Behavioral Health Associates and a research physician for the UCLA Department of Family Medicine.
Disclosure: BDH Pharma, LLC: Ownership Interest (stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds)

Thomas W. Meeks, MD, FASAM
Dr. Meeks is Medical Director of the Addiction Recovery Treatment Services at the Sacramento VA Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Marie A. Mulligan, MD
Dr. Mulligan has provided primary care to patients living with substance use disorders and their family members for more than twenty years. She worked at SRCH since 2006 providing primary care to primarily Spanish speaking and English-speaking patients, including those living with severe mental illness and homelessness.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Deborah Stephenson, MD
Dr. Stephenson is boarded in Preventive Medicine & Public Health, and Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She works as a Senior Staff Physician managing patients with opioid use disorder in an ambulatory care clinic, which houses an Opioid Treatment Program, a Perinatal Substance Abuse Program and a Medication Assisted Treatment program.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

John Tsuang, MD, MS
Dr. Tsuang is the director of the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Mason Turner, MD, MS, Co-Chair
Mason Turner, MD, is a psychiatrist at the Maui Lani Medical Office. He served as director of outpatient mental health and addiction medicine for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PHYSICIANS: The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this educational activity/enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits. (Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

NON-PHYSICIANS: The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) provides a certificate of attendance for this online course based upon the number of hours you participated, up to maximum of 10. 

Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA Category 1
  • 10.00 Attendance


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