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What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

As the United States population continues to increase and Baby Boomers continue to age, a growing need has developed in healthcare. With fewer phy [...]
What To Do If You Miss Your CME Deadline

What To Do If You Miss Your CME Deadline

Accruing CME hours is essential to maintain any board certification and license to practice medicine at the nursing, advanced practitioner, or phy [...]
Relaxation Tips for Nurses

Relaxation Tips for Nurses

Long hours, high-stress scenarios, on your feet for what seems forever. As a nurse, you’re highly susceptible to burnout, depression, and physical [...]
Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2019

Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2019

As we reach the end of the year, many clinicians are in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requirements and those with [...]
Maintaining Your Physician Assistant Certification

Maintaining Your Physician Assistant Certification

So you’ve passed the PANCE and now you’re officially a certified physician assistant. Now you need to make sure you maintain your PA-C license. It [...]
7 Ways to Survive Studying During the Holidays

7 Ways to Survive Studying During the Holidays

The holiday season is filled with endless activities that make it difficult to keep your eye on the prize. With all of the family dinners, friend [...]
Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has been growing exponentially in America since the drug’s introduction during World War I. Between an initial [...]
Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Each state’s medical licensing board has its own set of requirements for medical professionals to maintain their state medical licenses; some stat [...]
Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis has affected thousands of individuals in the United States. Due to increasing rates of opioid addiction, it is more important th [...]
USMLE Step 1 Exam: 9 Things to Know Before Taking the Exam

USMLE Step 1 Exam: 9 Things to Know Before Taking the Exam

The United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1, commonly called “the Boards,” is a standardized test that assesses a medical student’s ab [...]
A Surgical Tech’s Visit to Mexico City to Witness Smile Train’s Local Programs

A Surgical Tech’s Visit to Mexico City to Witness Smile Train’s Local Programs

1 in every 700 babies is born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Smile Train is a children's charity that helps children with untreated clefts get th [...]
Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

As the weather cools, the pumpkins and skeletons emerge from their storage boxes, death becomes a regular topic of discussion. But we wanted to learn [...]
What are Plague Doctor Masks?

What are Plague Doctor Masks?

As you search for the perfect spooky Halloween costume, you might come across a plague doctor mask or two. These beaked masks are a popular access [...]
Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

The Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam, also known as the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical exam, is designed to evaluate your performance at the en [...]
Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

We're celebrating International Pathology Day by sharing this interview with board-certified Pathologist, Dr. Charu Subramony. Dr. Subramony has bee [...]
The History of White Nurse Uniforms

The History of White Nurse Uniforms

Nurses uniforms have been slaves to fashion for centuries. It began with Florence Nightingale’s nurses - the first to wear uniforms - and continue [...]
Top 10 Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2020

Top 10 Medical School Scholarships to Apply to in 2020

There’s no way around it, medical school is expensive and unfortunately for medical students, the costs have been increasing over the past several [...]
The Benefits of Group Studying

The Benefits of Group Studying

There can be many pros and cons of studying alone vs. in a group setting. Discovering your preferred method, along with healthy study habits and t [...]
6 Geriatric Medicine Board Review Questions to Try

6 Geriatric Medicine Board Review Questions to Try

Think you’re ready for the Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam? Try your hand at six Geriatric Medicine board review questions from the BoardVit [...]
Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

For a lot of people, July is the start of summer. The start of pool time, barbecues with friends, but for Medical Interns, it's time to get to wor [...]
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