Category: Career

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What are Medical Students Thankful For?

What are Medical Students Thankful For?

With all the pressures of medical school; the time constraints, the pressures to perform, stressful interviews for residency, and money-money-mone ...
Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

For some doctors, Thanksgiving may be an exercise in “Do as I say, not as I do.” They counsel their patients to navigate the annual food fest in a ...
Working as a Nurse Practitioner: Clinical Diversity

Working as a Nurse Practitioner: Clinical Diversity

When someone asks me what it’s like to work as a Nurse Practitioner (NP), be it a nurse, student, or layperson, I often reply, “Well, it depends.” ...
How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

There are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the US and all of them have “prescriptive authority” as part of their profession ...
Tips for Applying to a Residency Program as an International Medical Student

Tips for Applying to a Residency Program as an International Medical Student

It can be hard to navigate applying to a US Medical Residency if you are an international student. We've brought you five tips to help you get the ...
Five Things to Know About the ARRT Radiography Exam

Five Things to Know About the ARRT Radiography Exam

The imaging techniques available today have transformed the world of medicine by allowing us to visualize the human body in ways once left only to ...
Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed Around 50 or so Autopsies”

Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed Around 50 or so 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 le ...
Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

Industry Sponsored vs. Fee-Based CME

There is a great deal of controversy over whether CME should be presented with or without corporate sponsorship, the majority of which is Big Phar ...
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 ...
Test Yourself with These Free Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Practice Questions

Test Yourself with These Free Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Practice Questions

It’s time to start mentally preparing for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam. You may be feeling overwhelme ...
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 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 ...
5 Family Medicine MOC Practice Questions to Test Exam Readiness

5 Family Medicine MOC Practice Questions to Test Exam Readiness

Are you preparing for your Family Medicine MOC exam? This test is notoriously tricky. In 2015, we noted that the pass rate was 80.6%. Get ahead of ...
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 ...
Pass the Boards With 5 Free Nuclear Cardiology Sample Questions

Pass the Boards With 5 Free Nuclear Cardiology Sample Questions

In a sub-specialty where acronyms are as regular as heartbeats, cardiologists preparing for the nuclear cardiology boards pride themselves on havi ...
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 ...
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 ...
How I Became a Surgical Technologist

How I Became a Surgical Technologist

In honor of National Surgical Technologists Week, we asked newly certified Surgical Technologist, Thomas Silvera, to share his journey to becoming ...
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