Category: Career

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CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

There is no doubt that maintaining certification can be complicated and different practitioners must meet different CME requirements. Whether you [...]
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 [...]
Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Doctors as Patients: What it’s Like on Both Sides

Two weeks after my ninth birthday, something was very wrong. My body was shedding pounds on my already skinny frame, I was urinating constantly, a [...]
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 [...]
NCLEX® Test Day Preparation Tips

NCLEX® Test Day Preparation Tips

You went through years of nursing school, spent hundreds of hours studying, woke up early, stayed up late, and now FINALLY it’s time for the final [...]
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 [...]
What is Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome)?

What is Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome)?

Because it’s the month that houses Valentine's Day, it is obviously the most appropriate month to share information about takotsubo cardiomyopathy [...]
The Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

The Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

If you’re a nurse, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “no one ever goes into nursing for the money,” but there are ways to make an above average livi [...]
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 [...]
Does Board Certification Matter?

Does Board Certification Matter?

There is always an ongoing debate as to whether board certification enhances a physician’s skills or if it is little more than a money-making sche [...]
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 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 [...]
Your Guide to Fellowship Interviews

Your Guide to Fellowship Interviews

As I wrap up my final year as an internal medicine resident, I’ve looked ahead to the next steps in my career – fellowship. For the past month, I [...]
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