FAQs

What is AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine on NEJM Knowledge+?

AACC Learning Lab provides continuing education materials for professionals and trainees in Laboratory Medicine. The material in your monthly subscription will ultimately cover all disciplines of Laboratory Medicine, beginning with Clinical Chemistry and later including Hematology and Coagulation, Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics in five separate, curriculum-based Programs.  Each program, written and edited by leaders in the field, will consist of approximately 20 Courses addressing different topics in that discipline.

What is the NEJM Knowledge+ Adaptive Learning Platform?

Traditional options for lifelong learning and proficiency are inefficient, ineffective, and unrewarding. Now there’s a better way. At the heart of AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine on NEJM Knowledge+ is a smart, adaptive engine that helps you succeed by providing a personalized learning path that's based on your responses to questions as well as your level of confidence in your answers.

Why is this adaptive learning method better?

AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine on NEJM Knowledge+ helps you learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge.

Using revolutionary adaptive technology that’s already been demonstrated to work for physicians for their maintenance of certification, each course in NEJM Knowledge+ adapts to your pace and knowledge gaps to deliver the information you need to know. The technology uses research-proven methods to help you accelerate proficiency and continuously sharpen skills regardless of your profession.

This adaptive-learning platform continually tailors your experience to your specific learning needs. It ensures you don’t waste time on content you already know. Instead, it delivers material to you on those subjects where you need reinforcement and keeps you focused until you achieve proficiency. You’ll even retain knowledge better.

It’s new. It’s fun. Plus, best of all, it works. Experience how adaptive learning helps you tackle the challenges of lifelong learning and building proficiency so you can get and stay ahead in your career.

Who is AACC Learning Lab for?

This product is designed for a wide range of clinical laboratory professionals including Clinical Pathologists, Clinical Chemists, Microbiologists, Medical Technologists and Laboratory Technicians who want an efficient and enjoyable way expand knowledge and build and maintain proficiency in a fast-paced, ever-evolving field. AACC Learning Lab is an excellent way to help you get and stay ahead while building your career.

How do you get started?

It’s easy. Simply click the Subscribe button on the Learning Lab page. First you’ll be asked to sign into or create an AACC account. Then you’ll be directed to fill in your monthly billing information using PayPal.

Once you sign up, you’ll be sent directly to your own AACC Learning Lab account to begin learning with your first course in the Clinical Chemistry series on Thyroid.  And, as a bonus for initial subscribers, you will also receive the Protein Electrophoresis course in your first month.

One new course will be activated each month on your personal dashboard. As your personal library of courses grows over time, you can move back and forth from one course to another.

The program also provides mobile access for subscribers on iOS smartphones and tablets. Download the app from the Apple stores. The Android app is coming soon.

Where does the content come from?

Groups of MDs, PhDs, faculty, fellows, and residents, chosen from centers of excellence in each course area, wrote the laboratory medicine questions and learning resources. They then worked with their teams and the AACC editorial staff to refine the content.

Specialty editors provided a completely independent review of each question and learning resource, carefully examining content for veracity, clarity, and relevance.

Reviewers — master clinicians and educators — were charged with evaluating content for clinical relevance and verifying that the feedback was accurate and impactful.

Finally, the Editor, Nader Rifai, PhD, staff editors and proofreaders worked in concert to bring all of the moving parts together in a clear, concise, and accurate product.

Our editorial process ensures each content item is thoroughly scrutinized during multiple layers of review.

Can I earn Continuing Education (CE) or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM ?

Yes, the following types of credit are available.

ACCENT ®
AACC designates this online enduring material for 1.0 ACCENT ® credit hours for every 8 questions answered correctly. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT ® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC and NRCC. AACC designates this online enduring material for 1.0 ACCENT ® credit hours for every 8 questions answered correctly.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM
AACC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AACC designates this online enduring material for up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM for every 8 questions answered correctly. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME-SAM Credits
These credits meet the requirements of the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs). AACC is approved by the ABP as a provider of SAM credits. The AACC designates this online enduring material for up to 1.0 CME-SAM credits for every 8 questions answered correctly.

What are the system requirements for the product?

Hardware and software requirements

The desktop version is delivered through a browser window using Flash.
Adobe Flash Plug-in 10.1+ is required. Download the latest version here. Adobe Reader is required.

Windows
Google Chrome 30+, Safari 5.0+, Internet Explorer 11.0+, Mozilla Firefox 10.0+, Microsoft Edge
Recommended: Google Chrome 39+, Safari 7+, Internet Explorer 11, or Firefox 32+
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8+. Windows 7+ is recommended.
Minimum 1 GB of RAM but 2 GB or greater is recommended
2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6 GHz or faster processor for netbooks
Display resolution: 1024 × 768 or better

Mac OS
Google Chrome 14+, Safari 5.0+, Mozilla Firefox 12.0+
Recommended: Google Chrome 39+, Safari 7+, or Firefox 32+
Mac OS X v10.6+
Minimum 1 GB of RAM but 2 GB or greater is recommended
Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
Display resolution: 1024 × 768 or better

Mobile/Tablet
Apps are available for iOS smartphones and tablets.
iOS devices running OS 8+(includes iPhone and iPad devices).

Android version coming soon.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You will need to cancel your subscription from your PayPal account.  Refunds are not available for AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine.

Where can I go with additional questions?

We're here to help, 24x7x365. Call 1-202-420-7644 or toll-free in the US and Canada at 1-888-250-2513. Or email learninglabsupport@aacc.org.