Category: Medical Specialties

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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 prepp [...]
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 [...]
What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

As the United States population continues to increase and Baby Boomers continue to age, a growing need has developed in healthcare. With fewer phy [...]

Top Ten Tips for Taking the NBSTSA Surgical Technology Exam

Surgical Technologists take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification exam. The test contains 175 questi [...]
10 High Yield Tips for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

10 High Yield Tips for the Internal Medicine Shelf Exam

By Guest Writer: Andrew T. Colucci, MD (Harvard) The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Subject Exams, or “shelf exams” as they are co [...]
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 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 Aid Your Internal Medicine Board Review

The Internal Medicine Board Exam can be fairly difficult for first-time test takers. In 2018, the First-Time Taker Pass Rate for the ABIM Internal Med [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social determinants of health is a term that is tossed around with increasing frequency. Literature and policy makers tout it as an effective way [...]
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 [...]
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