How to Adjust to Actually Earning Money


For the first time since you can remember you have money. For years you have been watching your friends get established in their careers, buying cars and houses, while you toiled away in medical school, residency and even fellowship. Now,

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ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) are the governing boards that administer tests to examinees seeking to become certified as a nurse practitioner. There are multiple test areas including Family, Adult-Gerontology, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,

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USMLE Step 1 Question Banks: UWorld vs Kaplan vs BoardVitals


Are you getting ready to take one your USMLE Step 1 exam? We get asked all the time about how the BoardVitals Step 1 Question Bank compares to UWorld and Kaplan’s, so we talked to a few MDs to get

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What Celebrating Finishing the Boards Really Looks Like

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At certain points of the year, hundreds of residents will be facing their final hurdle in receiving board certification to practice medicine. For most, the successful completion of initial certification in your chosen specialty doesn’t necessarily mean exotic vacations and extended

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6 Free Hematology & Oncology Board Review Practice Questions


The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Oncology and Hematology board exams are coming up. Don’t fret, we’re here to help you prepare with some hem onc practice questions. All the information covered on the exams are things you already

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Handcuffed By Medical School Loans


Medical school left you with a mountain of student debt. Statistics show that 81% of 2015 medical school graduates owe more than $180,000 in medical school loans. Now that it’s time to start paying those loans, declining reimbursements at the

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Ace the Sports Medicine Board Exam with Free Practice Questions


The Sports Medicine Certification Exam is coming up. Last year, the exam had an 86.6% pass rate. Make sure you’re in tip-top shape to pass. Like any muscle, your brain needs to exercise to prepare for the exam. See if you’re

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So, You Graduated Med School. Now You Need a Career.


You have studied and trained in your specialty and now you are ready to define your career path. The question is where, how, and with whom? These can be difficult questions to answer and yet, they are some of the

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Whack a Mole with 6 Free Dermatology Sample Questions


Because the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) Certification Examination is coming up soon, we’re offering 30% off our Dermatology Question Bank if you’re in need of a last minute study boost. Simply enter: BVDERM30 at checkout.  The ABD Examination is all that’s standing between you

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Pass Your Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Boards


Whether you’re studying for your pulmonary medicine or critical care board exams, these study resources will be invaluable to your success. An important thing to remember is you don’t have to commit to one study tool for all your preparation,

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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

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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?

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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?

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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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