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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|

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|

Medicine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. I run a clinic a couple of times a week as part of my nephrology training here at Barwon Health. I love my clinic. In addition to enjoying the...
| November 29th, 2018| Learning| Comments Off on Medicine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome|

Do Adaptive Learning Board Review Products Help Candidates Prepare for Certification Examinations?

Individuals on the path to becoming a physician in the United States spend a great deal of time in educational settings and must pass many standardized high-stakes examinations. Do adaptive learning board review products like NEJM Knowledge+ help? An Exploratory Study of an Adaptive Learning Board Review...
| October 18th, 2018| Learning| 3 Comments|