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How to Become a Physician Assistant (PA)

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-10-04T11:43:35-04:00October 4th, 2022|Learning, PAs (Physician Assistants)|

So, you are considering a career as a Physician Assistant (PA)? Also called Physician Associates, there are many solid reasons for joining this growing health care field. With the median salary over $115k, PAs enjoy a good standard of living along with job security and geographic mobility, as [...]

Non-Opioid Analgesics Role in Pain Management

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-09-14T13:36:29-04:00September 14th, 2022|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

As opioid prescriptions decline, non-opioid analgesics are increasingly emphasized in a variety of clinical settings as a preferred, safe, and effective first-line therapy for mild to moderate acute and chronic pain. Examples of Non-Opioid Analgesics Non-opioid analgesics include a variety of agents, indicated for a number of pain [...]

The Nature of the Beast — Resident In-Training Exams

By Jane Boston|2022-07-25T18:04:45-04:00July 25th, 2022|Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Residency|

What Are In-Training Exams (ITE)? In-training exams are designed to assess residents’ progress in training. Two such tests are the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination (ABFM-ITE) and the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE). The ABFM-ITE is given annually during the last week of October and can [...]

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Strategies for Working Through ABIM Board Questions

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-07-25T13:00:32-04:00July 25th, 2022|Learning|

ABIM Board questions can pose challenges for almost any test taker, even those who are highly experienced. There are up to 60 questions in each 2-hour segment of the ABIM internal medicine exam, so you need to make the most of your time and knowledge. This post will [...]

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|2022-09-16T18:30:31-04:00July 12th, 2022|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

You have been taking high-stakes exams your whole life, and here you are preparing for the Board Certification or Maintenance of Certification exam, probably just as nervous as ever. That’s natural! But knowing how to study for the boards and avoiding mistakes is crucial. After all, failing the [...]

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