Category: Medical Specialties

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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 ...
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 ...
ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

ABIM Knowledge Check-In Explained

It’s meant to make life easier for physicians but is still very complicated. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is offering a two-year ass ...
Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” While potentially cliché, I've seen this statement holds true in medicine. Thro ...
ABEM Qualifying Exam Test-Taking Strategies

ABEM Qualifying Exam Test-Taking Strategies

If you're pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine, we know you are no stranger to the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and the many exa ...
Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

At BoardVitals, we work hard to bring our users high quality and relevant board review practice questions and we can't do it without our medic ...
Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

There is a commonly held belief that physicians have one of the highest rates of alcoholism and substance abuse of any profession, but is it true? ...
Dr. Amiethab Aiyer: Why I Chose Orthopaedics

Dr. Amiethab Aiyer: Why I Chose Orthopaedics

Part of me wishes I could tell you that I knew I was going to do orthopaedics from the moment I exited the womb. Part of me even wishes I could tell y ...
Physician Health Part I: Doctors and Sleep, Reality & Consequences

Physician Health Part I: Doctors and Sleep, Reality & Consequences

Welcome to our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being - or lack of it. In Part I, we are going to focus on doctors and sleep. Part II will ...
Green Teeth, Green Men & Bar Brawls: St. Patrick’s Day Hazards

Green Teeth, Green Men & Bar Brawls: St. Patrick’s Day Hazards

Oh brother, this is going to take things to an entirely new level. St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. It’s bad enough when the holiday f ...
Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

People looking in from the outside often believe that physicians are happier, wealthier, thinner, and generally more satisfied with life than othe ...
Try to Ace This OBGYN MOC Practice Quiz

Try to Ace This OBGYN MOC Practice Quiz

Are you expecting your OBGYN MOC exam soon? Well, you better start refreshing your test-taking skills! The best way to get in the mindset is by ta ...
Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

You walk into the room, your patient looks at you and says “How old are you anyway?” So much for confidence and credibility when trying to treat t ...
How to Pass the Gastroenterology Board Exam

How to Pass the Gastroenterology Board Exam

  The GI exam does have a fairly high pass rate (usually over 90%). But there are still people that fail. It’s important to look at factor ...
Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

The physician-patient relationship lies at the heart of all medicine. It is the epicenter of care; the place where all information and data is gat ...
NEW MOCA-Peds Option Coming in 2019 for Pediatrics

NEW MOCA-Peds Option Coming in 2019 for Pediatrics

  The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has heard the call and answered. Beginning in 2019 there will be a new way to fulfill the require ...
Bizarre Demonstrations of Love That Landed Couples in the ER

Bizarre Demonstrations of Love That Landed Couples in the ER

Of all the things that doctors see in their practice, the injuries that come into the emergency room may well rank as some of the most bizarre. “H ...
Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Forty percent of Americans now have tattoos and they don’t simply say “Mom” or “I love Sally”. These days physicians are seeing “tats” that are me ...
How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

  This issue brings to mind the children’s book “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. It is an apt metaphor for the impact that pharmacy benefit mana ...
Can You Answer These ENT MOC Practice Questions Correctly?

Can You Answer These ENT MOC Practice Questions Correctly?

Are you preparing for the ABOto ENT MOC Exam? If you are, you'll want to make a habit of taking practice questions to refresh your brain on the fo ...
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