General Principles, Including Normal Age-Related Findings and Care of the Well Patient (5%–10%)

Behavioral Health (65%–70%)

   Normal processes, including adaptive behavioral responses to stress and illness

   Psychotic disorders

   Anxiety disorders

   Mood disorders

   Somatic symptoms and related disorders

   Factitious disorders

   Eating disorders and impulse control disorders

   Disorders originating in infancy/childhood

   Personality disorders

   Psychosocial disorders/behaviors

   Substance abuse disorders

   Adverse effects of drugs

Nervous System & Special Senses (10%–15%)

Other Systems, including Multisystem Processes & Disorders (5%–10%)

Social Sciences (1%–5%)

   Communication and interpersonal skills

   Medical ethics and jurisprudence


Physician Task

Diagnosis, including Foundational Science Concepts (65%–70%)

Pharmacotherapy, Intervention & Management (30%–35%)


Site of Care

Ambulatory (60%–65%)

Emergency Department (20%–30%)

Inpatient (5%–10%)


Patient Age

Birth to 12 (10%–15%)

13 and older (85%–90%)

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