Category: General Medical Posts

General Medical Board Review News and Information

Our general medical posts offer words of wisdom from practicing physicians and specialists willing to share their insights as you prepare to earn your certification. One of the reasons students using Board Vitals have an eight percent higher pass rate is because of the extras we offer - like these helpful blog posts and our convenient study guides. Our contributors offer "insider secrets" and other useful advice that will help you gain the wide range of knowledge and expertise you'll need while preparing for your test.

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

With the rapidly approaching new year, there comes the question of New Year’s Resolutions. Are they to be made or ignored? Many physicians use the [...]
How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

How to Decorate Your Hospital or Practice for the Holidays

The holidays don’t necessarily mean shorter hours for physicians and other staff. People still get sick, still need surgery, and still arrive at t [...]
Great Physicians of the 19th Century and Why You Still Use Their Discoveries

Great Physicians of the 19th Century and Why You Still Use Their Discoveries

In honor of Doctors' Day, we would like to remember the great physicians who paved the way for modern medicine. This is no small task, given the n [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
10 Public Health Concerns Every Doctor Encounters

10 Public Health Concerns Every Doctor Encounters

As a newly practicing physician, you are going to see the adverse impacts of public health issues walk in your door every day. Sometimes you notice th [...]
5 Ways to Attack Medical School Debt

5 Ways to Attack Medical School Debt

You did it, you finally graduated! Congratulations! In exchange for your hard work, your medical school is prepared to give you... a big, fat... bill [...]
Healthcare Roundup: The End Of The Earth

Healthcare Roundup: The End Of The Earth

From India to the ends of the earth, this week’s healthcare roundup focuses on happenings both at home and around the world. Read on to learn what’s [...]
How the Role of the Health Science Librarian Has Changed

How the Role of the Health Science Librarian Has Changed

  I had the pleasure of talking to well over a hundred health science librarians and program directors this year at MLA. Health science librar [...]

Simple Ways to Make the Most of Board Reviews-Board Vitals

Medical specialty board exams are vigorous tests of your subject knowledge. Without a clear plan and study schedule, you’re likely to wind up feeling [...]
Why You Need Help Passing Your Board Exam

Why You Need Help Passing Your Board Exam

There are many challenges associated with taking and passing the medical board exam. If you are a would-be physician with only the board exam standing [...]

How Much Do Doctors Make? Physician Salaries Compared (Guest Post)

How Much Do Doctors Make? Comparing Salaries and Specialties When you take your medical entrance exams, salary is probably the last thing on your min [...]
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