Articles about ‘Learning’

A Mid-Career Perspective on Lifelong Learning in Medicine

I practice clinical electrophysiology in a private practice setting in Louisville, Kentucky. I follow patients, render opinions, do catheter ablations, and implant devices. When I left Indiana University residency and fellowship training in 1996, ablation of atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization therapy did not exist. These two procedures [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-03-12T14:50:31-04:00March 12th, 2015|Learning|8 Comments

Finding a Balance Between Continuous Learning and Physician Stress

A Q&A with behavioral economist Dan Ariely Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities can be perceived as a burden — perhaps one with an unclear benefit. Sure, physicians value medical learning and keeping up with changes in guidelines and new research, but do you [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-03-05T08:00:01-05:00March 5th, 2015|Learning|3 Comments

Decision-Making Shortcuts: The Good and the Bad

Editor's Note: This post about decision-making shortcuts was previously published in CardioExchange, an online community hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. John E. Brush, MD, is a practicing cardiologist and professor of medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. A patient comes to [...]

By Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+|2022-05-16T15:33:58-04:00January 15th, 2015|Learning|Comments Off on Decision-Making Shortcuts: The Good and the Bad

Internal Medicine Textbooks and Board Review Books: Who Uses Them and Why?

We were slightly surprised to learn that in this digital era, many physicians are still turning to internal medicine textbooks to prepare for board certification and recertification. In a recent online survey of more than 900 Physicians’ First Watch readers, 56% of respondents checked the box for “textbooks” [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-17T18:25:25-04:00December 11th, 2014|Internal Medicine, Learning|1 Comment

IM Board Review Questions: Are You Up for a Challenge?

Every week for the past 7 months, we've emailed NEJM Knowledge+ IM board review questions to thousands of physicians and residents as part of our NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week initiative. Some of the recipients are preparing for their board exams, and some are looking to maintain [...]

By Ellen McCullough|2020-09-17T18:29:40-04:00November 6th, 2014|Learning|7 Comments

Screening for HBV Infection: A Follow-Up to NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week

On July 1, the NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week asked which testing was most appropriate for a sexually active 18-year-old woman who inconsistently uses condoms for contraception. The correct answer was to screen for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV infection, but 50% of all respondents thought the patient [...]

By Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+|2020-09-17T18:35:48-04:00October 3rd, 2014|Learning|3 Comments
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