Category: Career

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Documentation & Coding Concepts While in Residency

Documentation & Coding Concepts While in Residency

First and foremost, clinicians should never purposely upcode/downcode, upcharge/downcharge, or falsely code/document when it comes to the renderin ...
What You Need to Know: ABS Continuous Certification Assessment in General Surgery

What You Need to Know: ABS Continuous Certification Assessment in General Surgery

The American Board of Surgery has introduced a new assessment process for 2018 and beyond for general surgery. It’s called the Continuous Certific ...
Should (Orthopedic) Residents Consider Pursuing a Fellowship?

Should (Orthopedic) Residents Consider Pursuing a Fellowship?

You hear it all the time, “You should do a fellowship. Everyone does a fellowship.” Most reports estimate more than 90% of orthopedic residents en ...
Coping with Death as a Nurse

Coping with Death as a Nurse

How do nurses cope with death? By talking with one another. This strategy presents itself repeatedly in the literature, blogs and nurse forums. Re ...
Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

A recent survey of 6,200 physician and clinicians in the US finds that 10% report being sexually abused, harassed, or experiencing sexual miscondu ...
The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

There are volumes written about the ways that doctors cope with death. It is a deeply personal experience and coping mechanisms vary as widely as ...
Earning Podiatry CME: Courses vs. Conferences

Earning Podiatry CME: Courses vs. Conferences

Podiatrists are the only physicians who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Due to the many complex injuries a ...
How to Communicate with Patients with Aphasia

How to Communicate with Patients with Aphasia

Every year 795,000 people in the US suffer a stroke. About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes in which blood flow to the brain is blocked. St ...
Caregivers on the Rise — Integral to the Care Team

Caregivers on the Rise — Integral to the Care Team

It’s common knowledge that the population is aging. The US Census Bureau estimates that by next year there will be 50 million Baby Boomers over th ...
From Residency to Attendingship: Tips for Success

From Residency to Attendingship: Tips for Success

I still remember Match Day like it was yesterday. And just over ten years later, here I am a full-fledged attending, having been in practice for thr ...
Continuing Medical Education: CME State Requirements

Continuing Medical Education: CME State Requirements

State by state breakdown of CME requirements. Find out how many CME hours are required to maintain your license. ...
What It Takes To Become a Correctional Nurse

What It Takes To Become a Correctional Nurse

A correctional nurse is one of the most unique positions in healthcare. While most nurses may never envision a career behind bars, it’s a rewardin ...
Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

The sad and scary truth is: 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years that number is expected to nearly tr ...
Try Your Hand at these Pediatric Cardiology Board Review Questions

Try Your Hand at these Pediatric Cardiology Board Review Questions

  Are you preparing for the Pediatric Cardiology Board Exam? It can be overwhelming to get started. A great way to identify personal weakn ...
ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

It’s meant to make life easier for physicians but is still very complicated. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is offering a two-year ass ...
Important Considerations to Help You Pass the NCLEX-RN®

Important Considerations to Help You Pass the NCLEX-RN®

If you're wrapping up nursing school and facing the NCLEX-RN®, you might be intimidated by the career-making (or breaking) exam. The NCLEX-RN® exa ...
Owning the Residency Training Process – You Get Out What You Put In

Owning the Residency Training Process – You Get Out What You Put In

Whether you matched your top choice or your #10 choice for residency, you will learn to appreciate several critical points that are vital to your ...
Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” While potentially cliché, I've seen this statement holds true in medicine. Thro ...
Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

You’re done with your shift. It’s time to go home. How many hours have you worked without sleep? If you haven’t slept at least five hours in the l ...
Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Military doctors are some of the bravest men and women in the world. Pursuing a medical profession in the military comes with sacrifice, but it ca ...
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