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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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Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Depending on where you work, you may already have access to telemedicine applications in your practice. If not, you may…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Earning Podiatry CME: Courses vs. Conferences

Podiatrists are the only physicians who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Due to…

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How to Communicate with Patients with Aphasia

Every year 795,000 people in the US suffer a stroke. About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes in which…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Caregivers on the Rise — Integral to the Care Team

It’s common knowledge that the population is aging. The US Census Bureau estimates that by next year there will be…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

From Residency to Attendingship: Tips for Success

I still remember Match Day like it was yesterday. And just over ten years later, here I am a full-fledged attending,…

Amiethab Aiyer, MD

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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What It Takes To Become a Correctional Nurse

A correctional nurse is one of the most unique positions in healthcare. While most nurses may never envision a career…

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Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

The sad and scary truth is: 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years that number…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Try Your Hand at these Pediatric Cardiology Board Review Questions

  Are you preparing for the Pediatric Cardiology Board Exam? It can be overwhelming to get started. A great way…

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Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Checking a patient’s vital signs, reviewing medical history, imaging, and lab reports give you insight into a patient’s condition and…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

It’s meant to make life easier for physicians but is still very complicated. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

Important Considerations to Help You Pass the NCLEX-RN®

If you're wrapping up nursing school and facing the NCLEX-RN®, you might be intimidated by the career-making (or breaking) exam.…

Karen Shackelford

Owning the Residency Training Process – You Get Out What You Put In

Whether you matched your top choice or your #10 choice for residency, you will learn to appreciate several critical points…

Matt Varacallo, MD

Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” While potentially cliché, I've seen this statement holds…

Jonathan Kaplan, MD

Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

You’re done with your shift. It’s time to go home. How many hours have you worked without sleep? If you…

Deborah Chiaravalloti

ABEM Qualifying Exam Test-Taking Strategies

If you're pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine, we know you are no stranger to the American Board of Emergency…

Karen Shackelford

Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

At BoardVitals, we work hard to bring our users high quality and relevant board review practice questions and we can't…

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Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Military doctors are some of the bravest men and women in the world. Pursuing a medical profession in the military…

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