Category: Career

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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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