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Top CME with Gift Card Offers

Top CME with Gift Card Offers

As the months fly by in 2020, many clinicians are in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requirements and those with emp [...]
CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

There is no doubt that maintaining certification can be complicated and different practitioners must meet different CME requirements. Whether you [...]
Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

The standing definition of “scope of practice” is “the activities that an individual healthcare practitioner is permitted to perform within a spec [...]
Does Board Certification Matter?

Does Board Certification Matter?

There is always an ongoing debate as to whether board certification enhances a physician’s skills or if it is little more than a money-making sche [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

You've earned a high GPA and you've hit your target scores on the MCAT. The medical school of your dreams should be almost a guarantee, right? But [...]
Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Despite the fact that mental illness is talked about more openly than in decades past, and in some corners, its stigma is being reduced, many rema [...]
Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

It’s well known that there is a physician shortage looming in America. It’s estimated that the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians by 2030 [...]
What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe to say that no one lau [...]
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 [...]
Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

At BoardVitals, we work hard to bring our users high quality and relevant board review practice questions and we can't do it without our medic [...]
Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

There is a commonly held belief that physicians have one of the highest rates of alcoholism and substance abuse of any profession, but is it true? [...]
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 [...]
Women Physicians Day: Recognizing BoardVitals’ Female Medical Editors

Women Physicians Day: Recognizing BoardVitals’ Female Medical Editors

On February 3rd this year, we celebrate the third annual National Women Physicians Day, which is the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first wo [...]
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