Psychiatry for Psychiatrists: The Pre-Test (PFP) Certification Board Review

Course Directors: Andrea J. Weiss, MD and David Myland Kaufman, MD


Course Description
Psychiatry for Psychiatrists: The Pre-Test (PFP) prepares attendees for the newly formatted Psychiatry Certification examination. PFP has been strategically updated to include audio, visual, and written vignettes designed to familiarize participants with the new Part C of the examination.

What Makes This Course Unique
PFP uses a question and answer format based on an anonymous audience response system. It actively engages the learner and comprehensively reviews topics in psychiatry most relevant to the revised exam while providing a clinical review and update. An experienced and well-informed faculty will discuss the examination format, process, and test-taking strategies, and offer helpful insights throughout course (arrive on time!).

This format assesses “real time” knowledge and assists attendees in preparing for the actual examination. It is truly a dynamic course. Faculty will review responses and reinforce correct answers utilizing discussions and explanations. The interactive presentations, discussions and explanations will stress the main areas of psychiatry: basic science, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. The faculty will emphasize subjects that are critical, complicated, or otherwise important. They will not belabor the obvious or dwell on the esoteric.

Educational Materials
Attendees will receive an extensive syllabus and also a separate question book upon check-in.

Educational Objectives and Expected Outcome
Psychiatry for Psychiatrists: The Pre-test will prepare attendees for the new standard format of the ABPN examination and offer them a review of modern psychiatry. Attendees will improve their diagnostic skills, be brought up-to-date in psychiatric disorders, and be helped to perform best practices.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Information
This rigorous course is a stand-alone course, but it complements and completes the review of our 3–day course, Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists. Attendees have shared with us that they have felt their most confident in passing the examination after attending both courses.

Note: Please ask about of the group discount for residents and fellows from one institution attending both courses.





Monday June 23rd – Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Conference Location Only
SUNY College of Optometry – Joseph and Roberta Schwarz Theater
33 West 42nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) • New York, NY 10036
The SUNY State College of Optometry – is across 42nd Street from the New York Public Library
and Bryant Park.


Monday, May 19th – Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Conference Location & Hotel
The Westin Hotel at the Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard • Los Angeles. CA 90045


The Westin is adjacent to the Los Angeles Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle.
The hotel features a comfortable, state-of-the-art auditorium and fitness center with a pool.
(Mention Montefiore Medical Center to receive the $132+tax (by 4/18/2014)


“I am actually excited to study for my boards now”
“Dr. Kaufman is an excellent neurologist and speaker. He cleared the chaos in my brain!”
“I would recommend this course to everyone.”
“High Yield – Two thumbs up”
“Dr. Sparr was excellent- took an intimidating subject and made it understandable.”
“ I passed part I with flying colors. It was no surprise that I did so well on the Neurology (90%). I think everyone should take Dr. Kaufman’s course.”
“Top Flight – Great Instructors”
“Dr. Weiss is a great speaker and teacher. She is enthusiastic and clearly puts a lot into her presentations”
“I am more thoughtful and more strategic in my patient assessments.”