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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 [...]
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 [...]
Updates to the PMHNP Board Exam for 2020

Updates to the PMHNP Board Exam for 2020

The American Nursing Credentialing Center released an updated test content outline in December 2019 for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practi [...]
Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Here are some free Family Nurse Practitioner practice questions from the AANP FNP & ANCC FNP BoardVitals question banks. Family Nurse Practit [...]
Earning CME Requirements: Different Types of CME Credits

Earning CME Requirements: Different Types of CME Credits

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) assigns CME credit in different categories as highlighted be [...]
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 Ten Tips for Taking the NBSTSA Surgical Technology Exam

Surgical Technologists take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification exam. The test contains 175 questi [...]
10 High Yield Tips for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

10 High Yield Tips for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

By Guest Writer: Andrew T. Colucci, MD (Harvard) The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Subject Exams, or “shelf exams” as they are co [...]
Try Answering These 5 APMLE Part 2 Practice Questions

Try Answering These 5 APMLE Part 2 Practice Questions

Are you preparing for your APMLE Part 2 exam? This test is notoriously hard with a first-time pass rate of 89%. Prepare yourself in the best way b [...]
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 Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Have you ever wondered why green or blue scrubs are usually worn in the operating room? While this may seem insignificant, this practice can actua [...]

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 [...]

Tips on Passing the PANCE and PANRE Exams-Board Vitals

The Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE) can be intimidating tests. The PAN [...]
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 [...]
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