Category: Medical Specialties

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7 Famous People You Never Knew Were Doctors and Nurses

7 Famous People You Never Knew Were Doctors and Nurses

If the daily grind has you dreaming of leaving medicine to pursue a different career, let's just say you wouldn't be the first. Honestly, who know [...]
How My MD Landed Me in a Job Related to Video Games

How My MD Landed Me in a Job Related to Video Games

The title makes it sound much more glamorous than it is, but it is interesting. I’m a child psychiatrist who treats children, teens, and adults wi [...]
More Pediatricians Are Dismissing Patients Who Refuse to Vaccinate

More Pediatricians Are Dismissing Patients Who Refuse to Vaccinate

  The anti-vaccination movement was born of one report in the British journal, The Lancet, in 1998 by Dr. Andrew Wakefield (this has since [...]
The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

Healthcare is full of acronyms and terminology, from STAT and b.i.d, to “attending” physicians and coccyx. The words roll off our collective tongu [...]
5 FREE Infectious Disease Board Review Questions

5 FREE Infectious Disease Board Review Questions

Are you ready for the ABIM Infectious Disease Certification Exam? Test your knowledge with five highly rated Infectious Disease board review quest [...]
6 FREE Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam Questions

6 FREE Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam Questions

  Are you ready for the ABIM or AOA Hospice & Palliative Medicine Certification Exam? Test your knowledge with six Hospice & Palli [...]
Try These FREE Rheumatology Board Review Questions

Try These FREE Rheumatology Board Review Questions

After years of tackling medical school, USMLE exams, residency, and maybe even fellowship, you’ve almost reached your goal of becoming a board-cer [...]
Traveling with Medication: How to Avoid Possible Jail Time

Traveling with Medication: How to Avoid Possible Jail Time

You pack for a long anticipated vacation. Your toiletry bag contains your toothbrush, comb, shaving gear, makeup, Vicks for your chest congestion, [...]
How the Role of the Health Science Librarian Has Changed

How the Role of the Health Science Librarian Has Changed

The role of Health Science Librarian is now a combination of up to date content management, overall procurement, and technical infrastructure mana [...]
Free Hospital Medicine MOC Board Review Questions

Free Hospital Medicine MOC Board Review Questions

Are you ready for your Hospital Medicine MOC Board Exam? We’re sure you are, but we wanted to offer a little extra help as you spend your time pre [...]
Football, The Superbowl, & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Football, The Superbowl, & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta is nearly here. While the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are preparing for the biggest game of the year, you [...]
Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

This past summer, two incidents shined a harsh light on pharmacists who refused to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. Although they had very dif [...]
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 [...]
The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

As a physician, of course you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, did you know that the rate of STDs in the US is climbing s [...]
Free Otolaryngology Board Review Questions

Free Otolaryngology Board Review Questions

Preparing for the 2019 ABOto ENT Qualifying Exam is no easy feat. But not to worry - any Otolaryngologist will tell you the key to passing is to b [...]
Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

If you’re staring down a path to becoming a doctor, there are many, probably too many, things to consider. I finished medical school and became a [...]
The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is the worst thing a patient can hear - until they start fighting it. Now a well-publicized study in the American Journal of Me [...]
Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Have you ever wondered why green or blue scrubs are usually worn in the operating room? While this may seem insignificant, this practice can actua [...]

5 Tips to help you prepare for your Internal Medicine Board Review (2018)

The Internal Medicine Board Exam is fairly difficult with a mean pass rate of 88.4% from 2013 to 2017. The mean is based on 434 schools that were samp [...]
Why Patient Education & Health Literacy Is Important

Why Patient Education & Health Literacy Is Important

There is a fine difference between health education and health literacy but it can make all the difference in the health of your patients and thei [...]
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