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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 CME with Gift Card Offers for 2019

Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2019

As we reach the end of the year, many clinicians are in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requirements and those with [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

Andrea Paul, MD: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Medical School

If you’re staring down a path to becoming a doctor, there are many, probably too many, things to consider. I finished medical school and became a [...]
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 [...]
Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

A recent survey of 6,200 physician and clinicians in the US finds that 10% report being sexually abused, harassed, or experiencing sexual miscondu [...]
The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

There are volumes written about the ways that doctors cope with death. It is a deeply personal experience and coping mechanisms vary as widely as [...]
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 [...]
Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

If you've been keeping up with our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being, you'll remember in Part I we focused on doctors and sleep, and i [...]
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 [...]
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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