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Survival Guide for ABIM Recertification Exam Day

With your exam day approaching, you probably have questions about what to expect on that day. Even if you’ve been through this before, it’s been awhile. We hope this preview, along with some tips, will alleviate any anxiety about the unknown and help get you ready to...
|February 4th, 2020|Internal Medicine|7 Comments|

Non-Opioid Analgesics Role in Pain Management

Non-opioid analgesics are over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications used to alleviate pain. They have become increasingly emphasized in a variety of clinical settings as a preferred, safe, and effective first-line therapy alternative to opioid medications for mild to moderate acute and chronic pain. The most common non-opioid...
|December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments|

The ABIM Knowledge Check-In: Q&A with a double-boarded physician

Internal medicine physicians looking for an alternative to the high-stakes, every-10-years board exam that was required to keep up certification are now able to opt-in to a 2-year Knowledge Check-In (KCI), the longitudinal assessment option from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)...
|August 8th, 2019|Learning|3 Comments|

Scoring the USMLE – where to next?

Since the inception of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in 1992, sitting for this multi-part examination is a rite of passage for all physicians wishing to practice medicine in the United States — but has it become too important? Sponsored by the Federation of State...
|June 27th, 2019|Learning|1 Comment|

Applying for Residency as an International Medical Graduate

*This post was originally published on NEJM Resident 360.* The medical profession in the U.S. has a remarkable international flair. One in four U.S. physicians is an international medical graduate (IMG), and every year around 12,000 IMGs apply for U.S. residency positions. But the path to practicing...
|June 6th, 2019|Residency|2 Comments|