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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|

Draft Recommendations to ABMS on Expectations for Continuing Certification Programs — Out for Public Comment

The commission members of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Initiative released their draft recommendations for the future of maintenance of certification (MOC) on December 11, 2018. The commission, initiated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), is responsible for “assessing the status of...
| January 3rd, 2019| News| 4 Comments|

Knowledge Check-In: ABIM MOC Changes Mean More Choices

Recently, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced a significant change in their requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC). This came in response to long-standing dissatisfaction expressed by MOC candidates. Feedback from physicians indicate they felt that requirements were confusing, irrelevant, and borderline punitive. They asked...
| April 27th, 2017| News| 18 Comments|

UVM Medical School Aims to Eliminate Lectures by 2019

A recent Boston Globe article highlights an innovative, interactive group-learning approach now under development at the University of Vermont’s Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine, which could eliminate traditional classroom lectures at the school by 2019. To replace lectures for first-and second-year medical students, UVM is adopting...
| February 23rd, 2017| Learning| 5 Comments|

NEJM Resident 360: Landmark Articles, Professional Development Advice, and Community

Residency isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be quite so hard with NEJM Resident 360. Designed specifically for residents, the latest initiative from NEJM Group gives residents the foundational information, resources, and support they need to approach their rotations — and life as a resident —...
| June 23rd, 2016| Learning| 2 Comments|