Category: Medical Specialties

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What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of those deaths in 2017 involved an opioid like heroin or i [...]
Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has been growing exponentially in America since the drug’s introduction during World War I. Between an initial [...]
How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

In the US, 130 people die every day from opioids alone. Since 1999, the country has seen three separate waves of opioid overdose deaths that have kill [...]
Your Guide to Fellowship Interviews

Your Guide to Fellowship Interviews

As I wrap up my final year as an internal medicine resident, I’ve looked ahead to the next steps in my career – fellowship. For the past month, I [...]
Identifying Common Psychiatric Disorders in Children

Identifying Common Psychiatric Disorders in Children

Mental health disorders in childhood often get overlooked. As doctors, we like to reconcile issues quickly, without seeing the bigger and sometime [...]
Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Each state’s medical licensing board has its own set of requirements for medical professionals to maintain their state medical licenses; some stat [...]
Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis has affected thousands of individuals in the United States. Due to increasing rates of opioid addiction, it is more important th [...]
Are Doctors Addicted to Prescribing Opioids?

Are Doctors Addicted to Prescribing Opioids?

Addiction to opioids is a national epidemic, yet public discourse does not recognize that it is a multi-faceted problem. On the one hand, up to 1 [...]
How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse

How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse

Even as physicians work to prescribe opioids in an effective, educated manner- the river of past, unabated opioid prescribing will continue to cou [...]
Real-Life Molotov Cocktail: Senior Opioid Epidemic

Real-Life Molotov Cocktail: Senior Opioid Epidemic

The story of the senior opioid abuse epidemic is one of a Molotov Cocktail- an unpredictable situation fraught with unstable components that could [...]
Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

Interview with a Pathologist: “I’ve Performed More Than 1,000 Autopsies”

As the weather cools, the pumpkins and skeletons emerge from their storage boxes, death becomes a regular topic of discussion. But we wanted to learn [...]
What are Plague Doctor Masks?

What are Plague Doctor Masks?

As you search for the perfect spooky Halloween costume, you might come across a plague doctor mask or two. These beaked masks are a popular access [...]
Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

Tips to Pass the Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam

The Emergency Medicine Shelf Exam, also known as the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical exam, is designed to evaluate your performance at the en [...]
Auto Brewery Syndrome: Drunk Without a Drink

Auto Brewery Syndrome: Drunk Without a Drink

If you are a beer lover, you're likely always seeking out the best new brews to quench your thirst for barley and hops. But for those living with [...]
Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

Interview with a Pathologist with More than 40 Years of Experience

We're celebrating International Pathology Day by sharing this interview with board-certified Pathologist, Dr. Charu Subramony. Dr. Subramony has bee [...]
New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

Beginning in January of 2018, all doctors in Georgia will be required to take three hours of continuing medical education on opioid prescription t [...]
How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

Discussions about end of life are some of the most difficult to hold with a patient and his or her family. Some clinicians report that they never [...]
6 Geriatric Medicine Board Review Questions to Try

6 Geriatric Medicine Board Review Questions to Try

Think you’re ready for the Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam? Try your hand at six Geriatric Medicine board review questions from the BoardVit [...]

How Much Do Doctors Make?

When you take your medical entrance exams, how much you will make as a doctor is probably the last thing on your mind. But after you prepare for your [...]
Try Answering These 6 Family Medicine Sample Questions

Try Answering These 6 Family Medicine Sample Questions

Before you know it, the ABFM Family Medicine Certification Exams will be right around the corner. We want to give you the biggest advantage by off [...]
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