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World Tuberculosis Day: Together We Unite to End TB

World Tuberculosis Day: Together We Unite to End TB

Tuberculosis (TB) can be a serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects your lungs and is spread through the air from one person to an ...
Drug Recalls: What Pharmacists Need to Know

Drug Recalls: What Pharmacists Need to Know

While thankfully drug recalls don’t happen as often as vehicle recalls do, there are still plenty of medications that get pulled from the market due t ...
Mobile Health Units: Delivering Care Where It’s Needed Most

Mobile Health Units: Delivering Care Where It’s Needed Most

Currently, about 2,000 mobile health units serve approximately 6.5 million patients across the U.S. each year. These mobile clinics bring a wide r ...
BoardVitals Partners With MedCram: Now Access Video Questions With Explanations

BoardVitals Partners With MedCram: Now Access Video Questions With Explanations

BoardVitals is excited to announce that we've partnered with MedCram to bring you something new. We pride ourselves on bringing you the most up-to ...
Can You Diagnose These 3 Oncology Cases? #WorldCancerDay

Can You Diagnose These 3 Oncology Cases? #WorldCancerDay

It's rare nowadays to meet someone who hasn't been directly affected by cancer in one way or another. It's a huge part of our culture, news, and w ...
What Are Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions?

What Are Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions?

As 2016 comes to a close, and we embark on 2017, everyone starts thinking about their 2017 resolutions. What are some things you're planning to focus ...
Healthcare Professionals’ Tell All: The Hangover Guide

Healthcare Professionals’ Tell All: The Hangover Guide

'It was for a good cause.' Ringing in the new year is a fun time to gather with your loved ones and say goodbye to last year and hello to a season ...
To Receive or Not to Receive, That is the Question with Patient Gifts

To Receive or Not to Receive, That is the Question with Patient Gifts

Ah, the holidays - the season of giving. It’s the time of year when patients want to express their gratitude for your care with gifts that may ran ...
What Are Doctors and Nurses Most Thankful For In 2016?

What Are Doctors and Nurses Most Thankful For In 2016?

As 2016 comes to a close, it is easy to see all the things that have been difficult, trying or disappointing. Thanksgiving is a time to focus on t ...
Is Physician Burnout Really A Problem?

Is Physician Burnout Really A Problem?

Feeling powerless, unimportant and useless? Angry and hopeless? Crippled with cynicism and detachment? Full of pessimism and isolation? These are ...
6 Creepy Medical Cases That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

6 Creepy Medical Cases That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

The nights are getting darker earlier. The moon is full and leaves a chill in the air. Creepy music and movies are playing on repeat and what are you ...
Mammograms: How to Talk to Your Patients

Mammograms: How to Talk to Your Patients

If you think that your responsibility as a physician is simply to encourage women to have mammograms, read up- things have changed. Given the rece ...
Top Factors To Land the Residency You Want

Top Factors To Land the Residency You Want

Did you know that when it comes to landing the residency you want, your interpersonal and communication skills matter just as much as your academi ...
Pay Equality in Healthcare?

Pay Equality in Healthcare?

“Pay equality” in healthcare is an oxymoron - in reality, there is no such thing. There are widely varying pay ranges according to position, gende ...
How Much Do Residents Really Earn?

How Much Do Residents Really Earn?

Have you noticed a gap in residents pay? It varies based on specialty, year in study, and gender. Medscape’s annual wage survey is perhaps the largest ...
The Physicians’ Guide to Social Media

The Physicians’ Guide to Social Media

Social media is part of our lives. In fact, it’s so deeply woven into our daily existence that it can be difficult to determine where we end and our ...
Malpractice: What Will Get You Sued

Malpractice: What Will Get You Sued

Congratulations, you are a practicing physician! Get ready to be sued. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but before you finish your medical ca ...
How Can Medical Schools Address Student Depression & Suicide?

How Can Medical Schools Address Student Depression & Suicide?

The rate of medical student depression in the US is 15-30% higher than that of the general population. The suicide rate among male physicians is 7 ...
How Many Medical Students Struggle With Depression?

How Many Medical Students Struggle With Depression?

Medical students have 15-30% higher rates of depression than the general population and yet only 15-20% of those who suffer seek formal help. Are ...
Why Colleagues Aren’t Choosing Primary Care

Why Colleagues Aren’t Choosing Primary Care

Have you noticed that a large percent of your classmates aren't choosing to specialize in primary care? According to The Match, only 44% of Family ...
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