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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources from NEJM Group and the Massachusetts Medical Society

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-10-06T22:52:07-04:00March 17th, 2020|News|

These are unprecedented times. The Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic is upending personal and professional lives, and the impacts on health care systems and clinicians are profound. Both NEJM Group and our parent organization, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), are offering a number of resources to help you stay informed. If [...]

Survival Guide for ABIM Recertification Exam Day

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-21T16:16:46-04:00February 4th, 2020|Internal Medicine|

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 be [...]

Non-Opioid Analgesics Role in Pain Management

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-10-22T16:32:48-04:00December 19th, 2019|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

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 analgesics [...]

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

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2020-09-21T16:21:08-04:00August 8th, 2019|Learning|

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) program. [...]

Scoring the USMLE – where to next?

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2020-09-21T16:26:18-04:00June 27th, 2019|Learning, News, Residency|

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 Medical [...]

Applying for Residency as an International Medical Graduate

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2019-06-06T17:00:27-04:00June 6th, 2019|Residency|

*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 in [...]