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What You May Not Know About Breast Cancer Patients

Although you may be familiar with the rates of breast cancer detection and survival, there may be three things you…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Can You Answer These 4 Child Neurology MOC Practice Questions?

Is your Child Neurology MOC exam around the corner? It's time to start preparing! The best way to sharpen old…

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Sleepwalking: Facts About This Zombie-Like State

It’s nearly Halloween - the peak time for zombies and sleepwalking, (at least for some people). Some reports show that…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

We all know them: the high performing, high volume physicians who seem to be in control, driven, engaged, and highly…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

The Pediatric Shelf Exam is generally considered to be a bit easier than the rest of the shelf exams you…

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Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

It’s estimated that by the year 2030, the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians. The latest report…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

We all come from different backgrounds. I remember my incoming medical school class at Penn State consisted of a wide…

Matt Varacallo, MD

What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

There are nearly 3 million registered nurses (RNs) in the US - 2,824,641 to be precise. Just over 9% of…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration comes in many different forms, but for medical residents, it is usually in the shape of a human being…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

We’ve already discussed the differences regarding private practice and academics, but the ultimate question any medical student and resident asks themselves…

Jonathan Kaplan, MD

Documentation & Coding Concepts While in Residency

First and foremost, clinicians should never purposely upcode/downcode, upcharge/downcharge, or falsely code/document when it comes to the rendering of actual…

Matt Varacallo, MD

What You Need to Know: ABS Continuous Certification Assessment in General Surgery

The American Board of Surgery has introduced a new assessment process for 2018 and beyond for general surgery. It’s called…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Should (Orthopedic) Residents Consider Pursuing a Fellowship?

You hear it all the time, “You should do a fellowship. Everyone does a fellowship.” Most reports estimate more than…

Matt Varacallo, MD

Coping with Death as a Nurse

How do nurses cope with death? By talking with one another. This strategy presents itself repeatedly in the literature, blogs…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Recently scientists made several interesting discoveries about autism - particularly the ways in which new information can be found. The…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

A recent survey of 6,200 physician and clinicians in the US finds that 10% report being sexually abused, harassed, or…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

BoardVitals Ranks 251 in Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. magazine named BoardVitals at number 251 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's…

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The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

There are volumes written about the ways that doctors cope with death. It is a deeply personal experience and coping…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

When it comes to populations, disease runs rampant, influenced by location, climate, and access to care. As time progressed, scientists…

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