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Match Day Celebration Ideas While Social Distancing

Match Day Celebration Ideas While Social Distancing

Match Day this year will look different than any we’ve ever seen before. While this is a time to celebrate your accomplishments, it is also a diff [...]
Flexible Board Prep Options During COVID-19 Uncertainty

Flexible Board Prep Options During COVID-19 Uncertainty

At BoardVitals, the health and safety of our customers is everything. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and are doing everything [...]
CME Requirements for PAs: What You Need to Know

CME Requirements for PAs: What You Need to Know

If you are a physician assistant (PA), you must participate in a 10 year certification of maintenance process that includes five two-year cycles. The [...]
USMLE Step 1 Question Banks: UWorld vs Kaplan vs BoardVitals

USMLE Step 1 Question Banks: UWorld vs Kaplan vs BoardVitals

Are you getting ready to take your USMLE Step 1 exam? We get asked all the time about how the BoardVitals Step 1 Question Bank compares to UWorld [...]
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 [...]
USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Changes

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail Reporting Changes

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), co-sponsors of the United States Medical Licen [...]
BoardVitals Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android

BoardVitals Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android

BoardVitals, leading board prep question bank company and CME provider, launched the version of their mobile app for iOS and Android. This additio [...]
ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?

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 [...]
10 Noteworthy Women Physicians Who Made History

10 Noteworthy Women Physicians Who Made History

Every February 3rd, we celebrate National Women Physicians Day. February 3rd is the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a [...]
6 Free ABFAS Foot Surgery Questions

6 Free ABFAS Foot Surgery Questions

The American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) Part 1 and Part 2 Foot Surgery exams are fast approaching. Time is running out to make sure [...]
Think You Can Answer These 6 Psychiatry Board Exam Questions?

Think You Can Answer These 6 Psychiatry Board Exam Questions?

Beginning in 2016, the only pathway to board certification through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) is the computer-administe [...]
Can you answer these 4 Pediatrics Practice Questions?

Can you answer these 4 Pediatrics Practice Questions?

Have you started studying for the Pediatrics Board Exam? Hopefully, you have because this exam is no easy feat. The 2018 pass rate was 91% and the [...]
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 [...]

5 Tips to Aid Your Internal Medicine Board Review

The Internal Medicine Board Exam can be fairly difficult for first-time test takers. In 2018, the First-Time Taker Pass Rate for the ABIM Internal Med [...]
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 [...]
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