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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP)
Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) Technology

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Description: The American College of Physicians` (ACP) comprehensive Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) provides residents and practicing physicians with an up-to-date study resource for American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification and recertification. MKSAP is designed as a clinical reference, self-assessment software, and board-prep resource where results can be compared with national averages.

This technology is available in several editions; MKSAP Print, MKSAP Digital, and MKSAP Complete. The MKSAP Print edition has no software components and is distributed as a set of paper resources. MKSAP Digital is configured as a browser-accessed portal. MKSAP Complete contains the full functionality of the previous two editions and contains an additional desktop application. Additionally, this technology is available as a mobile application. The scope of this entry covers the MKSAP Complete edition.

This technology does not utilize a database as it does not store data.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology application that operates on Mobile Operating System must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:

Note: This technology undergoes a minor name change and a versioning reset at the end of every year. MKSAP 17 corresponds to all updates performed during 2018 and MKSAP 18 corresponds to all updates performed during 2019.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.11
Decision Date: 11/19/2021 at 04:12:44 UTC
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: American College of Physicians
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/19/2021 at 04:12:44 UTC).