Category: Career

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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 [...]
Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Here are some free Family Nurse Practitioner practice questions from the AANP FNP & ANCC FNP BoardVitals question banks. Family Nurse Practit [...]
PNCB vs ANCC Pediatric NP Exam: How to Decide Which One to Take

PNCB vs ANCC Pediatric NP Exam: How to Decide Which One to Take

When you are ready to take the boards to become a certified pediatric nurse practitioner there are a lot of details to consider including content, te [...]
9 Things You Must Know Before Taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam

9 Things You Must Know Before Taking the USMLE Step 1 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 [...]
An Interview with Daniel Cobine, Rad Tech

An Interview with Daniel Cobine, Rad Tech

To honor Radiologic Technologist Week, we asked a few to tell us a bit about what led them down the Rad Tech path, and what advice they may have for f [...]
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 [...]
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