Category: Career

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Applying to NP School: What You Need to Know

Applying to NP School: What You Need to Know

Now is the perfect time to advance your nursing degree and become a nurse practitioner. This profession is projected to grow 30% by the year 2030, [...]
My Biggest Takeaways of PA Clinical Rotations

My Biggest Takeaways of PA Clinical Rotations

As a PA student, starting my clinical rotations in one of the biggest cities in the world during a pandemic was nothing short of intimidating. How [...]
A Day in the Life of a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Practitioner

A Day in the Life of a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Practitioner

People often ask me what I do as a Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CVSICU) because the role is ambiguous to [...]
The Fine Art of Calling a Consult

The Fine Art of Calling a Consult

You are just about to wrap up rounds, your feet hurt, your to-do list is longer than your CVS receipt and your N-95 has kept you from getting in t [...]
Tips for Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner

Tips for Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner

What is one of the best ways to decide if becoming a nurse practitioner (NP) is right for you? Shadow the role! Shadowing a nurse practitioner giv [...]
Robotic Surgery: The Future of Healthcare

Robotic Surgery: The Future of Healthcare

We received hundreds of submissions for the 2021 BoardVitals Medical School Scholarship. Applicants were asked to answer the question "In what fie [...]
The Future of Anti-Aging Research

The Future of Anti-Aging Research

We received hundreds of submissions for the 2021 BoardVitals Medical School Scholarship. Applicants were asked to answer the question "In what fie [...]
Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

For a lot of people, July is the start of summer, complete with fireworks, pool time, barbecues, and days at the beach. But for the latest class o [...]
How Much CE Allowance Should Nurse Practitioners Expect?

How Much CE Allowance Should Nurse Practitioners Expect?

A continuing education (CE) allowance should not be a reason to take or not take a new nurse practitioner (NP) position, but it is definitely a jo [...]
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 2CK Question Banks: UWorld vs. Kaplan vs. BoardVitals

USMLE Step 2CK Question Banks: UWorld vs. Kaplan vs. BoardVitals

If your USMLE Step 2CK exam is coming up, you've come to the right place to figure out exactly how to review. To start, let's make sure we kno [...]
BoardVitals Named Best USMLE® Prep Course of 2021

BoardVitals Named Best USMLE® Prep Course of 2021

The program was highlighted as Best Free Trial among top study solutions for the three-step medical licensing examination  New York, NY – Intel [...]
Can Nurses Have Tattoos or Piercings at Work?

Can Nurses Have Tattoos or Piercings at Work?

As with many industries, working in the nursing profession comes with dress codes that dictate specific nail colors, certain hairstyles, and other [...]
Tips for Working as a Nurse While Pregnant

Tips for Working as a Nurse While Pregnant

Working as a nurse while pregnant is a wake-up call for many registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Often, after years of being able to p [...]
How to Get the Most Out of Your CME Money

How to Get the Most Out of Your CME Money

Still looking for ways to meet your Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements? Were you provided with a CME allowance and have yet to use it? [...]
Writing a Personal Statement for NP School Applications

Writing a Personal Statement for NP School Applications

Getting into a top Nurse Practitioner (NP) program can be extremely competitive, thus every aspect of an application should be superior. That mean [...]
You Didn’t Match into Residency – Now What?

You Didn’t Match into Residency – Now What?

Every year, 4th year medical students wait anxiously for Match Week to find out if they matched into a residency program. This special week is a s [...]
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 COVID-19 vaccinations have begun to bring us back to our normal liv [...]
Recognizing and Confronting Sexism in Medicine

Recognizing and Confronting Sexism in Medicine

I always knew about the existence of inequality and sexism in medicine (and in society at large), but I still remember when I initially witnessed [...]
Non-Clinical Side Hustles for Healthcare Providers

Non-Clinical Side Hustles for Healthcare Providers

According to the American Medical School Association, 86% of medical school graduates carry a student debt which ranges between $190,000 and $200, [...]
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