Category: Career

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How To Find CME Requirements By State

How To Find CME Requirements By State

Just as Core Measures are the standard by which the quality of patient care is measured, Continuing Medical Education (CME) provides standards by [...]
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 [...]
What Happens If I Don’t Complete My CME Hours?

What Happens If I Don’t Complete My CME Hours?

I'm sure you can all agree, that making time to earn your Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits is tricky. You have a full-time job, a full-t [...]
Free ARRT Exam Questions for Radiography Certification

Free ARRT Exam Questions for Radiography Certification

Preparing for the Radiography Certification exam? Test your knowledge with two free sample questions taken from the BoardVitals Radiography question b [...]
Can You Answer These 4 Child Neurology MOC Practice Questions?

Can You Answer These 4 Child Neurology MOC Practice Questions?

Is your Child Neurology MOC exam around the corner? It's time to start preparing! The best way to sharpen old skills is through practice. You know [...]
Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

We all know them: the high performing, high volume physicians who seem to be in control, driven, engaged, and highly motivated. They may be physic [...]
How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

The Pediatric Shelf Exam is generally considered to be a bit easier than the rest of the shelf exams you will face. There are great prep resources [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe to say that no one lau [...]
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 [...]
Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

We all come from different backgrounds. I remember my incoming medical school class at Penn State consisted of a wide range of individuals—some th [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

What Inspired You to Become a Nurse?

There are nearly 3 million registered nurses (RNs) in the US - 2,824,641 to be precise. Just over 9% of them are men. That’s triple the rate o [...]
Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration comes in many different forms, but for medical residents, it is usually in the shape of a human being who loomed large somewhere in th [...]
Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

We’ve already discussed the differences regarding private practice and academics, but the ultimate question any medical student and resident asks [...]
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 [...]
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