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Improve Your Recall for Medical Board Exams

Most physicians use multiple study methods to prepare for their medical board exams, and most have a multitude of tricks for remembering what they need to know — from mnemonics and anecdotes to visual memory. Did you know, though, that the very act of testing yourself can improve [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-07-30T09:00:02-04:00July 30th, 2015|Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|5 Comments

Open-Book vs. Closed-Book Exams

If you are a physician who has been in practice for over 20 years, you know from personal experience that medical knowledge has increased tremendously in recent times. More-experienced physicians have absorbed this knowledge organically — as new techniques, drugs, and test are developed, they are adopted by [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-06-25T09:00:21-04:00June 25th, 2015|Learning|9 Comments

ABIM Announces New Blueprint and Score Report for Recertification Exam

One of the criticisms that has been leveled against the ABIM recertification exam is that some of the topics covered aren't relevant to the practice of general internal medicine. In February 2015, ABIM announced that they would be making adjustments before the fall exam; since then, they have [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-06-18T09:00:42-04:00June 18th, 2015|Learning|2 Comments

Test Anxiety: Why the Struggle to Remember Is Worth It

When you struggle to recall what you have learned for a test, the struggle itself reinforces what you know. The test anxiety you may feel while actively trying to recall what you have learned may cause you to be less confident about how you would perform on a [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-06-11T13:51:13-04:00June 11th, 2015|Learning|2 Comments