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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|

Distinguishing Between a Hemothorax and a Pneumothorax

One of our NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review questions has generated a fair amount of discussion and uncertainty. It asks the learner to select the best immediate response to a patient with a complication of central venous catheter (CVC) placement. The case-based question requires several cognitive...
|December 20th, 2018|Internal Medicine|8 Comments|

Letters of Recommendation: Program Directors Need to Do Better

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?...
|December 6th, 2018|Residency|2 Comments|

Medicine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. I run a clinic a couple of times a week as part of my nephrology training here at Barwon Health. I love my clinic. In addition to enjoying the...
|November 29th, 2018|Learning|Comments Off on Medicine-Induced Metabolic Syndrome|

Do Adaptive Learning Board Review Products Help Candidates Prepare for Certification Examinations?

Individuals on the path to becoming a physician in the United States spend a great deal of time in educational settings and must pass many standardized high-stakes examinations. Do adaptive learning board review products like NEJM Knowledge+ help? An Exploratory Study of an Adaptive Learning Board Review...
|October 18th, 2018|Learning|3 Comments|