ASCeXAM Review Course: Virtual Experience

Review Course

ASE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCeXAM Review Course is specifically designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to pass the ASCeXAM exam. Even if you are not taking the exam this year, this course offers comprehensive cardiovascular ultrasound education that includes 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. (Pending approval.)

This Review Course will cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound essential to these examinations, including physics, valvular heart disease, strain and 3D imaging, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and more. The expert faculty will use case studies and lectures to help prepare attendees for the ASCeXAM® examinations.

ASE is offering online access to pre-recorded presentations of the entire course beginning Monday, May 6, 2024. You will have access to the PDF slides, along with the voice recordings, to view in your home or lab on-demand. Registrants will have unlimited on-demand access to the content through August 12, 2024.

This virtual CME review course will also include a live component with expert faculty and led by Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE, and Akhil Narang, MD, FASE, will host a Q&A Session. The date and structure of this live component will be added soon.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the essential physical principles of cardiac ultrasound.
  • Recognize common ultrasound artifacts and their genesis.
  • Estimate systolic function using standard M-mode and 2D echocardiography, as well as newer modalities such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography.
  • Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity.
  • Describe the application of Doppler in the assessment of hemodynamics and diastolic function.
  • Perform clinically relevant calculations of valve areas and intracardiac pressures.
  • Explain proven techniques for interpreting stress echocardiographic examinations.
  • Differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
  • List appropriate applications of echocardiography.
  • Recognize newer applications of echocardiography such as myocardial contrast.

Please note that you will not have access to the course evaluation, to claim CME, until after the Live Q&A Session. Date: July 22, 2024.

NBE Exam

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Simulation Exam

Did you know that ASE has an online simulation exam? You may want to take this practice exam either before or after the course to determine where to concentrate your effort.

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Online Practice Exam Simulation is designed to prepare physicians for the National Board of Echocardiography’s ASCeXAM or ReASCE certification examinations. Developed by renowned experts in the field of echocardiography, the test bank consists of 300 multiple choice questions containing over four hundred images and video. In addition to objective based questions, case studies are included to evaluate your knowledge of the field. During your eighteen week access, you will be given the opportunity to take two simulated exams consisting of one hundred fifty questions each, assessing your skills and knowledge in all areas. You may repeat these exams a total of six times. The grading and feedback for all six attempts will be saved. In addition to an overall grade, a percentage breakdown of your incorrect and correct answers over the five categories will be provided for each attempt, so that you may focus your study accordingly. Feedback includes explanations of the correct and incorrect answers, offering valuable instruction.

To introduce you to the exam format and to ensure that you are comfortable with the method of answering the exam questions, a practice quiz is provided before you begin your attempts at the full exam simulation. You may take this quiz as many times as you wish.

* The educational content of the quiz is just as important as what is contained in the exam simulation.   Click here to learn how to purchase this important self-assessment tool

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