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The Neuroscience of Learning: Beyond Just “Making It Stick”

Medical trainees are struggling with the apparent dichotomy of being able to provide optimal clinical care for their patients as clinicians, yet allowing time to master new knowledge and prepare for high-stakes examinations. Given these time pressures, study time of various educational materials must be “worth it,”...
| August 9th, 2018| Learning| 2 Comments|

How Do You Approach a Patient with Suspected Bacterial Meningitis?

In NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review, we have a number of questions about managing patients with suspected bacterial meningitis, and these tend to generate comments from our learners. How do you balance the need to give antibiotics rapidly with the time needed to obtain required diagnostic...
| July 26th, 2018| Internal Medicine| 7 Comments|

How to Study for Boards: Avoid these 10 Common Mistakes PLUS 10 Tips and Strategies

You have been taking high-stakes exams your whole life, and here you are studying for the boards in preparation for the Board Certification or Maintenance of Certification exam, just as nervous as ever. That’s natural! But knowing how to study for the boards and avoiding these 10...
| June 19th, 2018| Learning| 9 Comments|

Internal Medicine CME: Lifelong Learning for the Busy Internist

Internists want to stay up to date on medical knowledge, and they need to meet state licensing requirements — this is where continuing medical education (CME) comes in. But between practice, research, and the many other duties of a practicing physician, where exactly does internal medicine CME...
| January 26th, 2018| Internal Medicine| 4 Comments|

Bloom’s Taxonomy — From Knowledge to Practice

Identify. Recognize. Interpret. Distinguish. What do these words have in common? They are all “Bloom’s verbs” — the foundational building blocks of learning objectives, according to one of the most widely used pedagogic models, Bloom’s taxonomy. Bloom’s taxonomy is the backbone of most CME and residency programs’...
| January 11th, 2018| Learning| 2 Comments|