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Staying Current in Medicine: Advice for New Doctors

In 1950, doctors in practice could expect the total amount of medical knowledge to double every 50 years. By 2020, it will take just 73 days. How’s a young doctor supposed to keep up while managing the hectic pace of practice? In residency, I was surrounded by...
| November 10th, 2016| Learning| 6 Comments|

The Book and The Novelty

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in In Practice, which is hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. In 1985, Frederic Friedel destroyed the game of chess. At least that’s what some purists think. Friedel rocked the chess world when he...
| July 14th, 2016| PAs (Physician Assistants)| 5 Comments|

Continuing Medical Education and Social Media for Physicians: Finding the Right Mix

When most of us think of continuing medical education, we think of conferences, question banks, and journal articles. But social media is quickly gaining a foothold in this space. A new survey of 250 physicians, conducted by MedData Group, found that about half of all respondents were...
| December 10th, 2015| Learning| 0 Comments|

How I Learn at the Point of Care

I’ve always been an active learner who learns best in “need-to-know” situations — and the point-of-care context is the epitome of “need to know.” It’s hard for me to retain information if I don’t know why I need to know it. Thus, I enjoy incorporating learning into...
| October 22nd, 2015| Learning| 0 Comments|

When to Start HCV Treatment: The Intersection of Guidelines and Real-World Practice

Treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is changing at a pace almost too rapid for the average physician to keep up with. Until recently, HCV treatment required weekly interferon injections plus oral ribavirin for up to a year and was effective in only about half of...
| August 20th, 2015| Internal Medicine| 6 Comments|