Healthcare Roundup: Concussions and Strokes, and Pink Viagra, Oh My!

From “Pink Viagra” to a rise in concussions, the healthcare arena is buzzing with interesting news. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week.

I Look Like A Surgeon: Nina Shapiro

Dr. Nina Shapiro - #ILookLikeASurgeon

The medical field is filled with diversity and inspiring surgeons. Today we’re excited to profile Dr. Nina L. Shapiro, an industry role model with deep expertise as part of our I Look Like A Surgeon series.  Name: Nina Shapiro Profession:

Continuing Medical Education: CME State Requirements

State by state breakdown of CME requirements. Find out how many CME hours are required to maintain your license.

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BoardVitals Announces New Online CME

We’re excited to announce that we now offer CME credits on select specialties. Now, it’s easy for MDs and DO’s to use BoardVitals to earn hours online by answering questions. From board preparation to CME, BoardVitals offers a full suite

I Look Like A Surgeon: Debb Farr

I Look Like A Sugeon - Debb Farr

Surgeons save thousands of lives everyday. We’re fortunate to work with so many great medical professionals and hear their stories. Meet Debb, a breast surgeon committed to helping patients lead a happy and healthy life. We loved learning more about her

BoardVitals Featured On TechCrunch Radio

BoardVitals Featured On TechCrunch

This month, CEO Daniel Lambert had the opportunity to chat with John Biggs and Anthony Ha on TechCrunch Radio during their weekly “Startup-up Pitch-Off”. During the pitch-off startups go head to head to see who is poised for success and

Top 100 Study Items for the Otolaryngology (ENT) Board Examination

  We’ve compiled over 1100 ENT Questions that are specific to topics covered on the board exam as well as the re-certification exams. We asked our writers to identify the top 100 ENT exam topics: Branchial arches, clefts, and derived

Internal Medicine MOC FAQs

The Internal Medicine MOC exam is one of the harder recertification exams. The first time MOC pass rate is usually around 85%. The eventual pass rate is quite a bit higher, but it’s also a time consuming and expensive process

Psychiatry Maintenance of Certification Review Course provides over 1,500 psychiatry MOC practice questions and guarantee that you’ll pass! This interactive, online psychiatry board review course is much cheaper (starting at under $100) and convenient than the competition. Why carry around a heavy book, sit through

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9 things you must know before taking the USMLE Step 1 exam

The United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1, commonly called “the Boards,” is a standardized test that assesses a med student’s ability to apply basic science fundamentals to the practice of medicine. The entire exam has three steps, but

Child Neurology Board Exam Prep Resources

If you’re preparing for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) exam for Child Neurology, there are a few must-have resources to help ensure you’ll ace the test. We’ll explain what resources to use, how to test yourself and

Big News for IM Subspecialists. No more Certification Maintenance!

Internal medicine physicians will no longer need to maintain underlying certifications for nine subspecialties, according to the American Board of Internal Medicine. The change in policy, which was passed unanimously by the ABIM Council, was spurred by outrage among internal

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Neurology MOC FAQs

The Neurology MOC exam is a straightforward test that focuses on the fundamentals of Neurology practice. The eventual pass rate is much higher than many other specialties (97-99% depending on the year). Based on our survey data, however, most Neurologists

Sleep Medicine Practice Questions

Prepare for the Sleep Medicine Board Exam with these practice questions. These questions were taken from the Board Vitals Sleep Medicine Board Review Question Bank. Question 1. Normal sleep and variants The most likely diagnosis shown in this 30-second epoch

Tips and Advice for the Sleep Medicine Board Exam

So you’re about to take the Sleep Medicine Boards. What should you expect? You’re likely wondering which preparation books and courses are worth your time, energy and money. We’ve compiled the best time-tested resources (in order) to help you prepare

FAQs about the Family Medicine Recertification Exam

Family Medicine is one of the more challenging recertification exams (based on a lower pass rate than for most other specialties). The topics are fairly broad and the exam is fairly lengthy. These are the most frequently asked questions about

Top 7 Resources for the NBDE I Exams

  The NBDE I exam is a review of the many of the basic science fundamentals as well as an introductory concepts in Dental Anatomy. Here are the four categories that are on the exam: Anatomic Science Biochemistry/Physiology Microbiology/Pathology Dental

FAQs about the Pathology Recertification Exam

If you’re scheduled to take the Pathology MOC exam this year, we suggest starting with the ABPATH guide. The MOC exam is generally considered to be easier than the initial certification, but plan on at least a month of prep

FAQs about the Pediatric Recertification Exam

Here are some common questions that we are asked about the Pediatric MOC Exam: How much does the exam cost? Your exam fee is included in your annual Maintenance of Certification re-enrollment fee through the American Board of Pediatrics when

FAQs about the Radiology Recertification Exam

Here are some common questions that we are asked about the Radiology MOC Exam: How much does the exam cost? The MOC examination is covered in a candidate’s annual MOC fee. The annual fee varies depending on a candidate’s certification