MCCKAP

The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP) online exam assesses critical care fellowship programs nationally. Every spring, the MCCKAP exam helps program directors:

  • Prepare fellows for the subspecialty board examinations in critical care
  • Identify specific areas of strength and weakness for each fellow with lists of references and key terms for missed questions
  • Assess results for each individual fellow and the overall program as well as the institution’s national ranking

Available in both adult and pediatric formats, the exam is offered exclusively online and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions pertaining to critical care knowledge and patient management based on national standards. Exam content is developed by multiprofessional critical care professionals experienced in exam preparation and analysis.

Immediate preliminary scores and analysis are available to the examinee and the corresponding program director upon completion of the test. Final results are available approximately five weeks after exam week.

 

 Program Directors

 

Program directors are able to see the progress of their fellows in real time and access raw scores immediately upon student completion through the Test Administration page. This page also provides access to a subject-by-subject breakdown of fellows' performance.

Test Format
The MCCKAP exam is presented as a four-hour, timed multiple-choice test with accompanying graphics, including diagnostic imaging, monitoring waveforms and photomicrographs. The exam is given in English and requires a connection to the Internet.

CE/CME
No CE/CME is provided by SCCM for this program.

 

 
Sample Institution Report Sample Individual Report Sample Preliminary Report
 

 

 

 Registration & Pricing

 

Exam Dates: February 26 to March 6, 2015

Registration Fees  

​Early Rate (Act by 11/26/2014) ​$250
​Advance Rate (Act by 1/28/2015) ​$300
​Rush Rate (Act by 2/11/2015) ​$350


Registration Options
Online: Register Now
Phone: +1 847 827-6888
Fax or Mail: Download the Registration Form for Program Directors or the Registration Form for Individuals

Payment Information
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.
Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.
Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.
For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.
Inquiries can be emailed to registration@sccm.org.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $75 non-refundable processing fee and must be postmarked prior to February 11, 2015, to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date will not be refunded. Dates for MCCKAP are subject to change and/or cancellation. In the event of cancellation, only individual registration fees will be reimbursed. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. 

 

 Test Administration

 

What is the format of the test?

The MCCKAP exam is presented as a four-hour, timed multiple-choice test with accompanying graphics, including diagnostic imaging, monitoring waveforms and photomicrographs. One un-timed break is allowed during the exam. The exam is given in English.

Will special hardware or software be needed for the test?

The exam requires a reliable, high-speed Internet connection. View all system requirements.

Once the test is purchased, how is it accessed?

About one week before exam week begins, the test administrator will receive e-mail notification that a link to the exam, titled “2014 MCCKAP Examination,” has been added to his/her MySCCM.org webpage. This email also will contain the system requirements for the exam and instructions on how to enroll fellows. Please note that all exam information will be sent to the e-mail address provided when ordering the test.

How are fellows enrolled in the test?

Once the test administrator successfully logs in to MySCCM.org and accesses the link to the exam, he/she will be brought to the Test Administration webpage. On this webpage, each fellow’s name and corresponding e-mail address must be entered. From this webpage, the test administrator can send each fellow an e-mail containing the login information for the test. Test dates and times are set at the discretion of administrators and are scheduled outside of the exam link. Fellows within a program do not need to take the test simultaneously; hence, the login emails can be sent as needed. 

How is the test administered?

All exams should be administered in a proctored environment, a setting that will best prepare participants for the subspecialty board exam.

Will there be technical assistance available during exam week?

Yes. Technical assistance will be available during SCCM business hours during exam week. The phone number and e-mail address of technical support personnel will be sent to test administrators.

How will I receive results?

Test administrators can track fellows’ progress throughout the exam from the Test Administration webpage. This webpage will also display the preliminary and final results as they become available. Preliminary reports can be accessed immediately after completion of the test. These results may be printed, sent to an e-mail address, or both. Final results will be available approximately five weeks after exam week.

What information is included in the preliminary reports?

Preliminary reports include a comprehensive score, as well as scores by knowledge area or category. These results are considered preliminary until the key is validated by the MCCKAP Committee, which will occur within days after exam week ends. Validation is an important step, ensuring that items with questionable performance statistics are reviewed before final scores are calculated. Generally, few items are affected by the key validation so the preliminary results should closely approximate the final results.

What are the start and end dates and times to take the exam?

The 2015 MCCKAP exam will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on February 26, 2015, until 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2015. If a conflict prohibits taking the exam during the identified period, contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888  to discuss your needs.

 

 Test Takers

 

What is the format of the test?

The MCCKAP exam is presented as a four-hour, timed multiple-choice test with accompanying graphics, including diagnostic imaging, monitoring waveforms and photomicrographs. You are allowed one un-timed break during the exam. The exam is given in English.

Will special hardware or software be needed for the test?

The exam requires a reliable, high-speed Internet connection. View all system requirements.

How do I access the test?

You will need to provide your test administrator with a valid e-mail address prior to test day. Your test administrator will send an e-mail to the address you provide; this will contain the link to the exam, your user ID and password. 

Will I be required to log in when I click on the link to the exam?

Yes. Your test administrator will e-mail your user ID and password. Please note that the timer for the exam starts as soon as you log in.

Can I take the exam at home?

All exams should be taken in a proctored environment, a setting that will best prepare participants for the subspecialty board exam.

Do I have to take the exam all in one sitting or can I return to it later?

The MCCKAP exam is meant to provide a practice exam-taking experience. Therefore, it must be taken in one sitting and is a timed examination.

Will I lose my answers if I lose my Internet connection?

No. Answers are automatically saved once you hit submit. The only answer you may lose is that of the question you were working on. If you lose your Internet connection, log back into the exam and continue working.

Will there be technical assistance available during exam week?

Yes. Technical assistance will be available during SCCM business hours during exam week. The phone number and e-mail address of technical support personnel will be sent to test administrators.

If I decide to change an answer to a previous question, or if I skip a question, may I go back to change or complete the answer?

Yes. You will be able to review and change the answer to previously answered questions or complete skipped questions. The program will display arrows that allow you to scroll forward or backward through each question.

How will I receive results?

Preliminary results will be displayed on screen after completion of the exam. These results may be printed, sent to an e-mail address, or both. Final results will be provided electronically to test administrators approximately five weeks after exam week.|

What information is included in the preliminary results?

Preliminary results include a comprehensive score, as well as scores by knowledge area or category. These results are considered preliminary until the key is validated by the MCCKAP Committee, which will occur within days after exam week ends. Validation is an important step, ensuring that items with questionable performance statistics are reviewed before final scores are calculated. Generally, few items are affected by the key validation so the preliminary results should closely approximate the final results.

 

 System Requirements

 

System requirements for the 2015 Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program:

  • Standard HTTP Web connection (TCP/IP port 80) allows access to our servers.
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled.
  • Screen resolution must be set to 800 x 600 pixels or larger.
  • Minimum recommended bandwidth is a dedicated 56 kbps client-side connection per workstation. At this speed, tests will give acceptable, although slow, performance during the test.
  • Adobe Reader 6.0+ is required to access PDF files. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

The MCCKAP exam has been tested successfully in the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • The MCCKAP exam is not currently compatible with Apple Mobile OS (i.e., iPad, iPhone).

Please note that spam filters in the location where the test will be proctored must allow fellows to receive a login e-mail from SCCM's test vendor. This means that fellows must either be able to receive that e-mail through institutional mail servers or have access to outside e-mail providers (e.g., gmail, hotmail).