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How to Study for Boards: Avoid these 10 Common Mistakes PLUS 10 Tips and Strategies

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education and Kyle Simmons|2021-05-07T10:51:13-04:00June 19th, 2018|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

You have been taking high-stakes exams your whole life, and here you are studying for the boards in preparation for the Board Certification or Maintenance of Certification exam, just as nervous as ever. That’s natural! But knowing how to study for the boards and avoiding these 10 mistakes [...]

Staying Current in Medicine: Advice for New Doctors

By Elisabeth Poorman, MD|2016-11-10T10:23:40-05:00November 10th, 2016|Learning, Your Experiences|

In 1950, doctors in practice could expect the total amount of medical knowledge to double every 50 years. By 2020, it will take just 73 days. How’s a young doctor supposed to keep up while managing the hectic pace of practice? In residency, I was surrounded by educational [...]

How I Learn at the Point of Care

By Jennifer M. Joe, MD|2015-10-22T09:00:01-04:00October 22nd, 2015|Learning, Your Experiences|

I’ve always been an active learner who learns best in “need-to-know” situations — and the point-of-care context is the epitome of “need to know.” It’s hard for me to retain information if I don’t know why I need to know it. Thus, I enjoy incorporating learning into my [...]

Why Is It So Hard to Ask for Advice?

By Sara Cohen, MD|2015-09-30T09:00:21-04:00September 30th, 2015|Learning|

I recently cared for a brain-injured patient who was having side effects from an antiepileptic medication. While trying to figure out what to do for him, I happened upon a colleague of mine (let’s call him Dr. Brain) who wrote one of the leading textbooks on traumatic brain injury, and [...]

Getting It Done: Four Tips for Learning Efficiently

By Jalan Burton, MD, MPH|2015-08-27T09:00:58-04:00August 27th, 2015|Learning|

I like to think of my ability to study as B.C. and A.C. – before child and after child. For the past 4 years (one in medical school and 3 in residency), I’ve juggled patient care and scholarship and spending time with my husband and our energetic son. [...]