Author: Deborah Chiaravalloti

Deborah Chiaravalloti is an award-winning writer and former hospital executive. Her insider experience helps healthcare clients launch medical procedures, products including artificial intelligence software and knowledge sharing platforms. Deborah writes websites, blogs, opinion pieces, and marketing strategy for elder care, health care consumerism, revenue cycle management (RCM), and the business of healthcare. Her printed pieces have been published and her radio shows syndicated nationally.

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So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

So, You Failed Your MOC Exam – What next?

As a physician, you may have experienced emotions ranging from frustration to fury when it comes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process ...
Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

Earning CME: Drawback of CME Conferences

There are many ways to earn CME nowadays. It doesn't need to be an out of town, expensive CME conference anymore, and that shift might be benefici ...
Additional MOC Requirements: Breaking Down Alternative Credits

Additional MOC Requirements: Breaking Down Alternative Credits

In addition to earning Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points through CME and learning activities, you can also earn them through self-assessme ...
Earning MOC Points Vs. Taking the MOC Exam, & A New Option for 2018?

Earning MOC Points Vs. Taking the MOC Exam, & A New Option for 2018?

Just when you thought your MOC requirements couldn't get more confusing, you may be wondering what is being referred to when someone says "MOC". M ...
5 Different Ways You Can Fulfill Your MOC Requirements

5 Different Ways You Can Fulfill Your MOC Requirements

As a physician, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) must be kept current alongside continuing medical education (CME). It is considered a demonstra ...
You Know You Are a Pediatrician When…

You Know You Are a Pediatrician When…

As a pediatrician you give vaccines, check rashes, explain infant behavior to nervous new parents, diagnose screaming children, and tell parents w ...
What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. As the baby boomer population ages, there will be ...
You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

Sometime between the rigors of medical school and your full-time practice as a surgeon, you may have realized that the profession changed the way ...
Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

The Medscape 2017 Resident Salary and Debt Report has been released and it finds that the average resident salary has increased by $1800 over the ...
New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

Beginning in January of 2018, all doctors in Georgia will be required to take three hours of continuing medical education on opioid prescription t ...
Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Fans of Star Trek, the original series, may remember Dr. Leonard McCoy of the Starship Enterprise saying “Damn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a brickl ...
Physician Heal Thyself: Ensure a Sustainable Career

Physician Heal Thyself: Ensure a Sustainable Career

Given the pace of medical school, residency and full-time physician practice, it would be easy to assume that doctors aren’t very healthy. Given t ...
5 Foods to Give You Long-Lasting High Energy

5 Foods to Give You Long-Lasting High Energy

You need lots of energy to get through every day as a medical/healthcare professional and food can be your secret weapon. Eating the right foods i ...
Key Components to an Active Medical Career

Key Components to an Active Medical Career

As an actively practicing physician, two primary components of your medical credentials are your state medical license and your board certificatio ...
Sensitive Medical Mobile Software is Not Immune to High-Risk Malware

Sensitive Medical Mobile Software is Not Immune to High-Risk Malware

We are all well aware of the insidious danger posed by cyber threats that are launched from the dark corners of the globe - but did you know that ...
Finding A Job After Medical School

Finding A Job After Medical School

So, you've graduated from medical school - congratulations! Now you need to focus your efforts on finding a job - not just any job - but the right ...
Compensation Report: Is Physician Compensation Equality Improving?

Compensation Report: Is Physician Compensation Equality Improving?

There are pieces of good news and bad news in the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report based on surveys from 19,000 physicians in 27 specialtie ...
How to Manage Being Married During Medical School

How to Manage Being Married During Medical School

If you are wondering how to handle being a married medical student or resident, all you have to do is scratch the surface of a Google search. Ther ...
Earth Day: Why the March for Science Matters in Medicine

Earth Day: Why the March for Science Matters in Medicine

Regardless of our personal politics, as physicians and scientists, we can all agree that research and the pursuit of advanced science benefit mank ...
Medical Marijuana: Current Status and CME Requirements

Medical Marijuana: Current Status and CME Requirements

There has been much cheering about the fact that medical marijuana is now being legalized, but where do we really stand? The answer is that it all ...
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