5 Tips to Surviving Relationships in Residency

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The running joke in medical circles is, “How do you hide money from a surgeon? Tape it to his kid’s forehead.” A bit crass, but many residents will agree that time is a finite resource and studying eats up most

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Free Pulmonary & Critical Care Board Review Questions

Pulmonary & Critical Care Sample Questions

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine board exams are coming up. Feeling anxious? Most pulmonologists who’ve taken the examination would recommend you to “calm down and breathe.” See if you’re ready to take the exam by

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Real-Life Molotov Cocktail: Senior Opioid Epidemic


The story of the senior opioid abuse epidemic is one of a Molotov Cocktail- an unpredictable situation fraught with unstable components that could explode at any time. This elderly combustible cocktail sits right in the backyard of every physician practice,

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8 Americans Who Believe in the Power of Patriotism


This Memorial Day, we’re taking the time to remember those who’ve fallen in the fight for our freedom. Here are eight Americans who believed in the power of patriotism and the strength of the United States. No matter how you

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An Anesthesiologist on the Road


As I travel frequently, I am often asked by a fellow passenger, “What do you do for a living?” It’s a simple enough question, but one that is sometimes difficult for me to define. Most often, I’ll simply say, “I’m

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A Memorial Day Poem By A Doctor Who Served in Iraq


 “Memorial Day 2006” by Dr. Sumeru “Sam” Mehta, Emergency Physician, Board of Directors, GSEP Emergency Medicine There were no barbecues. There was no baseball.  But there was heat and American flags everywhere. It was Memorial Day 2006 in Baghdad. It

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How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse


Even as physicians work to prescribe opioids in an effective, educated manner- the river of past, unabated opioid prescribing will continue to cough up addicts and lay them at the emergency room door like so many river stones. Treatment options

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Can You Answer These 5 CCRN Exam Sample Questions?

Critical Care Nursing Sample Questions

Caring for patients who are more ill than ever before is the duty of a critical care nurse. Although CCRN certification is not mandatory, successful employment may hinge on the diligence demonstrated through the completion of the CCRN exam offered by

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Can You Answer These 5 Free Anesthesiology BASIC Sample Questions?

ABA Anesthesiology Sample Questions

Don’t catch yourself drifting off to sleep as you begin preparing for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) BASIC Examination; it requires sharp focus on minutiae and factual recall in order to pass, so it’s best to stay alert. Try your

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How to Study for the Anesthesiology BASIC Board Exam


If you are about to complete your 18 months of Anesthesiology Residency, you’re probably starting to prepare for your Anesthesiology BASIC exam. You learn so much in medical school and residency, it can be overwhelming when you have a comprehensive exam.

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Pass the Boards With 5 Free Nuclear Cardiology Sample Questions

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In a sub-specialty where acronyms are as regular as heartbeats, cardiologists preparing for the nuclear cardiology boards pride themselves on having an eye for the finest details and a knowledge base that may rival that of Siri. Since you’re seeking to

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5 Ways for Doctors to Reduce Their Taxes This Year


Nearly every physician I know thinks he pays too much in taxes. Most of them are right. This largely stems from not understanding how the tax code works. Doctors assume that reducing their tax burden is a function of finding

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How to Effectively Prepare for the Nuclear Cardiology Boards

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Those sitting for the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) exam include people from very different backgrounds including cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. Therefore, there is no cookie cutter approach to studying for the nuclear cardiology boards. If you

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The Graveyard Shift Struggle is Real. Am I Right, Nurses?


“WHAT IS LIFE?! WHY?!” We know an internal conflict erupts when you’re asked to sacrifice day light for the bizarre, lonely hours of a graveyard shift. We can empathize. Here are 10 GIF’s that all nurses who are asked to cover

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More than “Just a Nurse”


An interview with Stephanie Schutter, FNP I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a caregiver, I am a friend, I am a confidant. I am more than just a nurse, but I am a nurse and I

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5 Informative Books for the Nuclear Cardiology Boards


Are you ready for the Nuclear Cardiology boards? It’ll be here before you know it so it’s time to get cracking on studying. There are many resources available to complement your review; we’ve narrowed down the top 5 books to help you pass

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Why is There a Bias Against Naturopathic Medicine?


When you think of naturopathic medicine, what first comes to mind? There are many stereotypes out there about naturopathic doctors and even more people who have never heard that this type of healthcare provider exists. With the ongoing shortage of

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Are You Nervous About Passing the ABFAS Exams?

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You have reached a milestone in your podiatric career. It’s time to sit for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS) qualification exams. They are broken down into two exams: Part 1 primarily deals with forefoot surgery and

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See the Big Picture: 5 Free COMLEX Sample Questions


The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) is known as the “big picture” medical exam; meaning, it’s vague in providing finer details, forcing you to draw upon a wider breadth of knowledge to narrow down the options and find the right answer. Don’t let

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So You Want To Be A Pathologist…


Before becoming a Pathologist there are major hurdles you must clear. Preparing for the Pathology Board Exam will not be without its difficulties. From blood banking to neuropathology, anatomic to clinical pathology; it won’t take much review until that all-too-familiar feeling of

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