Category: Medical Specialties

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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 [...]
First They Were Dead, Then They Weren’t

First They Were Dead, Then They Weren’t

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes. But as you may have experienced, is death certain? Some patients die and then come back again. Wh [...]
What You May Not Know About Breast Cancer Patients

What You May Not Know About Breast Cancer Patients

Although you may be familiar with the rates of breast cancer detection and survival, there may be three things you don’t know about breast cancer [...]
Can You Answer These 4 Child Neurology MOC Practice Questions?

Can You Answer These 4 Child Neurology MOC Practice Questions?

Is your Child Neurology MOC exam around the corner? It's time to start preparing! The best way to sharpen old skills is through practice. You know [...]
Sleepwalking: Facts About This Zombie-Like State

Sleepwalking: Facts About This Zombie-Like State

It’s nearly Halloween - the peak time for zombies and sleepwalking, (at least for some people). Some reports show that nearly 8.4 million American [...]
Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

Why Do Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctors Commit Suicide?

We all know them: the high performing, high volume physicians who seem to be in control, driven, engaged, and highly motivated. They may be physic [...]
How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

How to Pass the Pediatric Shelf Exam

The Pediatric Shelf Exam is generally considered to be a bit easier than the rest of the shelf exams you will face. There are great prep resources [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Recently scientists made several interesting discoveries about autism - particularly the ways in which new information can be found. The findings [...]
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 [...]
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