Weiss-Kaufman Self-Assessment On-line Course

CME Release Date: June, 2015
Updated: July, 2023


Andrea J. Weiss, MD and David M. Kaufman, MD


For physicians, there is new maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements.  This self-assessment module helps you meet these new standards.

As part of recertification requirements, physicians must now participate in Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) activities like this one to cultivate a focus on lifelong learning and competency throughout one’s profession. This module helps you hone in on clinical and practice management skills that are central to quality patient care and improved outcomes for patients with substance use disorders.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed the Kaufman Psychiatry Self-Assessment Module and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

This is a 200-question exam.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the presentation of psychiatric disorders.
  • Diagnose and treat patients with psychiatric disorders.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this module is psychiatrists.


Merrill S. Herman, MD


Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY

David M. Kaufman, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY

John M. Kenny, MD
JSA Health Telepsychiatry
Houston, TX

Bruce J. Schwartz, MD
Deputy Chairman and
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry &
Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY


Andrea J. Weiss, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, NY

Stephen E. Nicolson, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Adult Psychiatry Consult Service
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Special thanks to our additional question writers and editors:
Ian Johnson, MD
Austin Katona, MD
April Malikowski, MD
Eric Nelson, MD
Julia Rutenberg, MD


The faculty for this activity has no relevant financial relationship with an ACCME-defined ineligible company in the last 24 months.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The activity awards up to 16 Category 1 CME as Self-Assessment credits. The approval period is for November 12, 2022 – November 12, 2025.


$75 if the participant has attended a Kaufman Course in the past 3 years

$125 if the participant has not attended a Kaufman Course in the past 3 years

There are two types of assessment modes available in this program:

  1. In review mode, answers and explanations are provided immediately after answering each question.
  2. In live exam mode your choices will automatically be tracked and saved to your profile.


To receive credit, participants must (1) read the description, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the 200 question self-assessment in ‘live exam mode’, and (3) complete the activity evaluation. It is estimated that this module will take approximately 16 hours to complete. To receive credit participants must receive a minimum score of 70%.


(CME Certificate will only be issued if the assessment is completed and submitted in the LIVE EXAM MODE)

No commercial support was received for this activity.


The material is prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information but is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials about the subject matter other than relying solely on the information contained in this material.

The information presented for this CME activity represents the views and opinions of the individual faculty, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. Reasonable efforts have been made to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Each participant must use his/her personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

For Further Information or Assistance:

Stacy Atkinson
Center for Continuing Professional Development:
Phone: 718-920-6674
Email: statkins@montefiore.org

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