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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|

Spaced Repetition: The Most Effective Way to Learn

The first time I remember feeling panicky the day before a test was in seventh grade: My math teacher had handed out a list of what was definitely going to be on the mid-year exam, and half of it I didn’t actually remember learning in the first...
|May 17th, 2019|Learning|5 Comments|