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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| Comments Off on How I Learn at the Point of Care|

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|

Keep Learning Even When You’re Not Studying for the Boards

Back when I was in medical school, studying for a big exam meant holing myself up in my room for 48 hours straight with no contact with the outside world, eating pizza for breakfast and frozen waffles for dinner, drinking massive quantities of caffeine, taking intermittent breaks...
| July 9th, 2015| Learning| 3 Comments|

Internal Medicine Question Banks — The Best Way to Study for Boards?

Many physicians are using internal medicine question banks to prepare for their board exams – and the vast majority find these banks to be highly effective, according to a recent survey conducted by NEJM Knowledge+ of more than 900 Physician’s First Watch readers. Among all survey respondents,...
| November 20th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 2 Comments|

Maintaining Multiple Subspecialty Certifications — One Physician’s Experience

With so much controversy swirling around the changes in ABIM Maintenance of Certification, we thought it might be interesting and instructive to gain perspectives from so-called super certifiers — physicians who elect to maintain not just one but multiple subspecialty certifications throughout their clinical careers. Jack Ringler,...
| August 7th, 2014| Your Experiences| Comments Off on Maintaining Multiple Subspecialty Certifications — One Physician’s Experience|