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Spaced Repetition: The Most Effective Way to Learn

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2019-05-17T09:00:32-04:00May 17th, 2019|Learning|

The first time I remember feeling panicky the day before a test was in seventh grade: My math teacher had handed out a list of what was definitely going to be on the mid-year exam, and half of it I didn’t actually remember learning in the first place. [...]

The NFL Draft, the Weight of an Ox, and the Art of the Rank List

By Benjamin Doolittle, MD|2019-02-27T03:30:26-05:00February 27th, 2019|Residency|

The ERAS applications are scored. Applicants and program directors alike have hung their interview suits back in the closet. It is time for the single most important moment of a residency program — the rank list meeting. Of all days, this day is the most important, even more [...]

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

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2019-01-03T14:00:10-05:00January 3rd, 2019|News|

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 continuing [...]

Letters of Recommendation: Program Directors Need to Do Better

By Benjamin Doolittle, MD|2018-12-06T09:00:59-05:00December 6th, 2018|Residency|

It is interview season, and I am reviewing candidates for my residency program. It is a very humbling process. Even considering board scores, transcripts, and personal statements, the true person behind the dossier can remain opaque. How do we figure out who might be a good fit? I [...]

Medicine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2018-11-29T12:32:21-05:00November 29th, 2018|Learning, Your Experiences|

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. Justin Davis, MBBS, is a Chief Resident at Barwon Health in Geelong, Australia. I run a clinic a couple of times a week as part of my nephrology [...]

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