Articles about ‘Learning’

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, Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+ and Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|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

My Recent ABIM Maintenance of Certification Experience

Editor's Note: This post about one physician's experience with ABIM maintenance of certification 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 [...]

By John E. Brush, MD|2020-09-21T15:57:21-04:00July 17th, 2014|Learning|4 Comments

ABIM Review — Use Reflection to Improve Your Performance

There's so little time in the day to keep up with medical knowledge, let alone ABIM review. But a little time spent reflecting on your learning could go a long way. In a recent paper titled "Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance," researchers Giada Di Stefano of [...]

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2020-09-21T14:49:06-04:00June 12th, 2014|Learning|1 Comment

Adaptive Learning Makes Medical Board Review Time More Valuable

In Part 4 of our Q&A with Area9 Learning founder and CEO Ulrik Christensen, MD, we learned about specific Area9 innovations aimed at more effective learning and long-term retention of information. Here in our final installment, Christensen discusses how medical professionals can expect to benefit from adaptive learning [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-21T14:46:30-04:00June 5th, 2014|Learning|Comments Off on Adaptive Learning Makes Medical Board Review Time More Valuable