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NEJM Knowledge+ Challenge Us Feature: Exploring Challenger Motivation and Educational Effect

By Michael G. Healy, EdD, Carl Gustaf S. Axelsson, MD, MPhil, MMSc, Matthew O'Rourke, Michelle Hache, Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+, Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education, Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS|2021-02-17T12:39:46-05:00February 17th, 2021|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

Introduction Learners in medical education are utilizing e-learning products, such as podcasts, question banks, and videos, at an increasing rate. Specifically, question banks are likely a popular method to help learners reinforce knowledge and assess their individual learning needs.1,2 However, there is great variability in question banks, which [...]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources from NEJM Group and the Massachusetts Medical Society

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-05-16T15:24:45-04:00March 17th, 2020|News|

These are unprecedented times. The Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic is upending personal and professional lives, and the impacts on health care systems and clinicians are profound. Both NEJM Group and our parent organization, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), are offering a number of resources to help you stay informed. If [...]

Non-Opioid Analgesics Role in Pain Management

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-10-22T16:32:48-04:00December 19th, 2019|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

Non-opioid analgesics are over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications used to alleviate pain. They have become increasingly emphasized in a variety of clinical settings as a preferred, safe, and effective first-line therapy alternative to opioid medications for mild to moderate acute and chronic pain. The most common non-opioid analgesics [...]

Scoring the USMLE – where to next?

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2020-09-21T16:26:18-04:00June 27th, 2019|Learning, News, Residency|

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 Medical [...]

Applying for Residency as an International Medical Graduate

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2022-05-16T14:37:30-04:00June 6th, 2019|Residency|

*This post was originally published on NEJM Resident 360.* The medical profession in the U.S. has a remarkable international flair. One in four U.S. physicians is an international medical graduate (IMG), and every year around 12,000 IMGs apply for U.S. residency positions. But the path to practicing in [...]

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. [...]

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