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43rd Annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine

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43rd Annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Board Review

This proven, practical review covers key clinical updates across all major internal medicine fields. Ideal for ABIM board exam prep and MOC.

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Convenient and Comprehensive

Staying on top of a seemingly endless number of internal medicine updates is made easier with the 43rd Annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine. This online CME program includes 171 lectures across more than a dozen major topic areas, and features Harvard Medical School’s most distinguished faculty as they discuss the latest updates, best practices, and guidance for:

  • Exercising newer options for diagnosis

  • Treatment and care management strategies to optimize patient outcomes

  • Avoiding medical mistakes

  • Improved approaches to common and complex clinical challenges

  • Navigating screening controversies


1. Nephrology (13)

  • Acute Kidney Injury – David E. Leaf, MD, MMSc
  • Revisiting Electrolytes – Bradley M. Denker, MD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Acid-Base Basics – Bradley M. Denker, MD
  • Proteinuria, Hematuria, and Glomerular Disease – Martina M. McGrath, MB BCh
  • Dialysis and Transplantation – J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Nephrology Q&A – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA, and J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Hypertension Cases – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Nephrology Board Review – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Nephrology: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Electrolyte and Acid-Base: Challenging Q&A – Part 1 – Bradley M. Denker, MD
  • Electrolyte and Acid-Base: Challenging Q&A – Part 2 – Bradley M. Denker, MD
  • Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 – Peter G. Czarnecki, MD

2. Hematology (9)

  • Anemia – Maureen M. Achebe, MBBS
  • Hypercoagulable States and New Anticoagulants – Nathan T. Connell, MD, MPH
  • Hematology Cases: Common, Complex, Rare – Nancy Berliner, MD
  • Bleeding Disorders – Elisabeth M. Battinelli, MD, PhD
  • Hematology Q&A – Nancy Berliner, MD, Maureen M. Achebe, MBBS, Nathan T. Connell, MD, MPH, and Elisabeth M. Battinelli, MD, PhD
  • Board Review in Hematology – Aric D. Parnes, MD
  • Leukocytosis and Neutropenia – Nancy Berliner, MD
  • Hematology: Additional Clinical Pearls & Take Home Messages – Nancy Berliner, MD
  • Coagulopathy in the Era of COVID-19 – Jean M. Connors, MD

3. Gastroenterology (11)

  • Chronic Liver Disease and Its Complications – Anna E. Rutherford, MD, MPH
  • Esophageal Disorders – Walter W. Chan, MD, MPH
  • Diarrhea – Benjamin N. Smith, MD
  • Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis – Julia Y. McNabb-Baltar, MD
  • Challenging Gastroenterology Cases – Joshua R. Korzenik
  • Gastroenterology Q&A – Muthoka L. Mutinga, MD, Joshua R. Korzenik, Walter W. Chan, MD, MPH, and Benjamin N. Smith, MD
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease – Molly L. Perencevich, MD
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Sonia Friedman, MD
  • Hepatitis B and C – Kathleen Viveiros, MD
  • Gastroenterology: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Kunal Jajoo, MD
  • Gastroenterology Board Review – Muthoka L. Mutinga, MD

4. Oncology (10)

  • Oncology: Clinical Pearls – Wendy Y. Chen, MD
  • Prostate, Testicular, and Bladder Cancer – Mark M. Pomerantz, MD
  • Breast Cancer – Wendy Y. Chen, MD
  • Lung Cancer – David M. Jackman, MD
  • Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma – Eric D. Jacobsen, MD
  • Oncology Q&A – Wendy Y. Chen, MD, Mark M. Pomerantz, MD, David M. Jackman, MD, and Eric D. Jacobsen, MD
  • Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome – Marlise R. Luskin, MD MSCE
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers – Anuj Patel, MD
  • Oncology: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Wendy Y. Chen, MD
  • Board Review in Oncology – Amy C. Bessnow, MD

5. Cardiovascular Medicine (18)

  • Cardiovascular Prevention – Samia Mora, MD
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome – Marc S. Sabatine, MD
  • Venous Thromboembolism – Samuel Z. Goldhaber,MD
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Common Supraventricular Tachycardias – Sunil Kapur, MD
  • Bradycardias, Syncope and Sudden Death – Usha B. Tedrow, MD, MS
  • Valvular Heart Disease – Brendan M. Everett, MD, MPH
  • Peripheral Artery Disease – Gregory Piazza, MD
  • Congestive Heart Failure – Anju Nohria, MD
  • Cardiomyopathies – Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease – Anne Marie Valente, MD
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Q&A – Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH, Anne Marie Valente, MD, and Anju Nohria, MD
  • 2020 Cardiology Overview – Leonard S. Lilly, MD
  • Must-Not-Miss ECG Diagnoses – Part 1 – Dale S. Adler, MD
  • Must-Not-Miss ECG Diagnoses – Part 2 – Dale S. Adler, MD
  • Inflammation and Atherothrombosis: What Clinicians Need to Know – Paul M Ridker, MD
  • Cardiology: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH
  • Board Review in Cardiology – Garrick C. Stewart, MD
  • Cardiac Issues in COVID-19 Patients – Erin A. Bohula, MD

6. Infectious Disease (13)

  • Infection in the Immunocompromised Host – Sarah P. Hammond, MD
  • Adult Immunization – Daniel A. Solomon, MD
  • Pneumonia and Other Respiratory Tract Infections – Michael Klompas, MD, MPH
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Todd B. Ellerin, MD
  • Infectious Disease Q&A – James H. Maguire, MD, Sarah P. Hammond, MD, and Michael Klompas, MD, MPH
  • Challenging Infectious Disease Cases – James H. Maguire, MD
  • Tropical Medicine and Parasitology – James H. Maguire, MD
  • HIV Disease: An Overview – Jennifer A. Johnson, MD
  • Tuberculosis for the Non-ID Specialist – Gustavo E. Velasquez, MD, MPH
  • Infectious Disease: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Sarah P. Hammond, MD
  • Infectious Disease Board Review – Todd B. Ellerin, MD
  • Global Epidemiology and Status/Clinical Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment of COVID-19 – Lindsey R. Baden, MD
  • Clinical Presentation and Treatment of COVID-19 – Paul E. Sax, MD

7. Women's Health (10)

  • Menopause – Heather Hirsch, MD, MS, NCMP
  • Medical Complications of Pregnancy – Ellen W. Seely, MD
  • Evaluation of the Patient with Menstrual Irregularities – Maria A. Yialamas, MD
  • Contraception: An Update – Kari P. Braaten, MD
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease – Carolyn B. Becker, MD
  • Women’s Health Q&A – Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, Caren G. Solomon, MD, Ellen W. Seely, MD, Heather Hirsch, MD, MS, NCMP, and Carolyn B. Becker, MD
  • Cervical Cancer – Statistics, Etiology, and Screening – Annekathryn Goodman, MD
  • Interpersonal Violence and Trauma Informed Care – Eve Rittenberg, MD
  • Women’s Health: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Lillian S. Mahrokhian, MD
  • Women’s Health Board Review – Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD

8. Pulmonary Medicine (17)

  • Interstitial Lung Disease – Hilary J. Goldberg, MD
  • COPD – Craig P. Hersh, MD
  • Sleep Apnea – Lawrence J. Epstein, MD
  • Asthma – Christopher H. Fanta, MD
  • Pleural Disease – Scott L. Schissel, MD, PhD
  • Cystic Lung Disease – Souheil Y. El-Chemaly, MD
  • Pulmonary Medicine Q&A – Christopher H. Fanta, MD, Souheil Y. El-Chemaly, MD, Craig P. Hersh, MD, Lawrence J. Epstein, MD, and Scott L. Schissel, MD, PhD
  • Challenging Pulmonary Cases – Part 1 – Elizabeth B. Gay, MD
  • Challenging Pulmonary Cases – Part 2 – Bradley M. Wertheim, MD
  • Pulmonary Function Testing – Scott L. Schissel, MD, PhD
  • Pulmonary Disease Overview – Christopher H. Fanta, MD
  • Pulmonary Medicine: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Christopher H. Fanta, MD
  • Chest X-ray Interpretation for the Boards – Christopher H. Fanta, MD
  • Pulmonary Board Review – Christopher H. Fanta, MD
  • Granulomatous Lung Disease – Rachel K. Putman, MD
  • Evaluation of Unexplained Dyspnea – David M. Systrom, MD
  • Chronic Cough – Christopher H. Fanta, MD

9. Neurology (8)

  • Stroke – Galen V. Henderson, MD
  • Headache – Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD
  • Seizure Disorders – Ellen J. Bubrick, MD
  • Women’s Neurology – M. Angela O’Neal, MD
  • Neurology Q&A – Galen V. Henderson, MD, Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, Ellen J. Bubrick, MD, and M. Angela O’Neal, MD
  • Neurology: Additional Clinical Pearls – Galen V. Henderson, MD
  • Board Review in Neurology – M. Angela O’Neal, MD
  • Movement Disorders – Abby Olsen, MD

10. General Internal Medicine/Primary Care/Hospital Medicine (23)

  • End of Life (including COVID-19) – Lisa S. Lehmann, MD, PhD
  • Addiction in Pain Management – Sarah E. Wakeman, MD, FASM
  • Update in Geriatrics 2020 and COVID-19 – Suzanne E. Salamon, MD
  • Hyperlipidemia – Jorge Plutzky, MD
  • Biostatistics Board Review – Julie E. Buring, ScD
  • Obesity – Caroline M. Apovian, MD
  • Morning Report 2020: Instructive Cases – Maria A. Yialamas, MD
  • Challenging General Internal Medicine Cases – Richard N. Mitchell, MD and Joel T. Katz, MD
  • General Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Hospital Medicine Q&A – Lori W. Tishler, MD, Lisa S. Lehmann, MD, PhD, Sarah E. Wakeman, MD, FASM, Julie E. Buring, ScD, and Caroline M. Apovian, MD
  • Workshop: General Internal Medicine Case Studies – Lori W. Tishler, MD
  • General Internal Medicine: Additional Clinical Pearls & Take Home Message – Lori W. Tishler, MD
  • General Internal Medicine Board Review – Ann L. Pinto, MD, PhD
  • Update in Hospital Medicine: The COVID-19 Pandemic – Christopher L. Roy, MD
  • Emerging Topics for the Boards: Bringing Health Equity into Clinical Practice – Cheryl R. Clark, MD
  • Dermatology – Adam Lipworth, MD
  • 2020 Allergy/Immunology Overview – David E. Sloane, MD
  • Depression Update – Russell G. Vasile, MD
  • Evaluation of Cardiac and Pulmonary Risk in the Preop Patient – Adam C. Schaffer, MD
  • Physician Wellness in a COVID-19 World: Lifestyle Medicine for Leaders – Elizabeth P. Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM
  • Emergency Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Eric Goralnick, MD
  • Managing Stress and Psychological Complications During the COVID-19 Crisis – Luana Marques, MD
  • Immunologic Testing for COVID-19 – Michael Mina, MD
  • Diagnostic Errors in Medicine – Gordon Schiff, MD

11. Critical Care (12)

  • Sepsis and Septic Shock – Rebecca M. Baron, MD
  • Cardiogenic Shock, CHF and Malignant Arrhythmias – Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH
  • Mechanical Ventilation: Basics to Advanced Concepts – Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD
  • Respiratory Failure – Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD
  • Evidence-Based Preventive Care in the ICU – Kathleen J. Haley, MD
  • Challenging Critical Care Cases – Rebecca Sternschein, MD
  • Critical Care Q&A – Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD, Kathleen J. Haley, MD, and Rebecca M. Baron, MD
  • Critical Care: Take-Home Messages and Clinical Pearls – Carolyn M. D’Ambrosio, MD, MS, FCCP
  • Board Review in Critical Care – Rebecca Sternschein, MD
  • Popular ICU Topics – Kathleen J. Haley, MD
  • The ABCDF Bundle – Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD
  • Critical Care Management of the COVID Patient – Samuel Y. Ash, MD

12. Endocrinology (12)

  • 2020 Diabetes Overview – Marie E. McDonnell, MD
  • Diabetes: Managing Common Complications – Marie E. McDonnell, MD
  • Pituitary Disorders – Ursula B. Kaiser, MD
  • Thyroid Disease – Matthew I. Kim, MD
  • Calcium Cases – Carolyn B. Becker, MD
  • Endocrinology Q&A – Carolyn B. Becker, MD, Nadine E. Palermo, DO, and Matthew I. Kim, MD
  • Adrenal Disorders – Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc
  • Endocrine Board Review – Juan Carl Pallais, MD, MPH
  • Endocrinology: Additional Clinical Pearls & Take Home Messages – Carolyn B. Becker, MD
  • Care of the Transgender Patient – Ole-Petter R. Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc
  • Testosterone Therapy in Men – Shehzad Basaria, MD, MBBS
  • Management of Diabetes in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 – Nadine E. Palermo, DO

13. Rheumatology (11)

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and New Treatment – Lydia Gedmintas, MD, MPH
  • Soft Tissue Syndromes – Susan Y. Ritter, MD
  • Monoarticular Arthritis – Derrick J. Todd, MD, PhD
  • Vasculitis/GCA/PMR – Paul A. Monach, MD, PhD
  • Spondyloarthritis, including Psoriatic Arthritis – Joerg Ermann, MD
  • Scleroderma/Sjögren’s and Myositis – Paul F. Dellaripa, MD
  • SLE and the Antiphospholipid Syndrome – Laura L. Tarter, MD
  • Rheumatology Q&A – Paul F. Dellaripa, MD, Derrick J. Todd, MD, PhD, Susan Y. Ritter, MD, and Paul A. Monach, MD, PhD
  • Rheumatology: Additional Clinical Pearls & Take Home Messages – Paul F. Dellaripa, MD
  • Rheumatology Board Review – Part I – Joerg Ermann, MD
  • Rheumatology Board Review – Part II – Joerg Ermann, MD

14. Board Review Practice (4)

  • Board Review Practice – 1 – Images Part I – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Board Review Practice – 2 – David D. Berg, MD
  • Board Review Practice – 3 – Sanjay Divakaran, MD
  • Board Review Practice – 4 – Images Part II – Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA

Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, the participant will be better able to:

  • Apply current/recommended guidelines in clinical practice

  • Perform differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations

  • Identify/integrate current therapeutic options for specific disorders, including end-of-life care

  • Review and interpret up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice

  • Describe pathophysiology as it applies to management of clinical problems

  • Apply knowledge gained to the ABIM certification/recertification examinations

Intended Audience

The target audience for the Intensive Review of Internal Medicine course is clinical and academic internists, pediatricians, and primary care physicians/trainees preparing for ABIM internal medicine certification/recertification examinations and/or seeking a comprehensive update in internal medicine and its subspecialties.


Date of Original Release: September 15, 2020
Date of Original Release: January 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 97.5 hours

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