Challenge Us

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2020-11-19T10:27:58-05:00April 9th, 2015|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

“Challenge Us” is what I like to think of as a super-feature of the NEJM Knowledge+ platform. In other blog posts on this site, we’ve explored how our adaptive learning system acts as a master teacher and allows people to understand the gaps in their knowledge and fill [...]

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ABFM Exam Prep: Make Time and Make a Plan

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-05-16T12:54:27-04:00April 2nd, 2015|Family Medicine|

Preparation leads to confidence, and confidence leads to success. That is what Dr. Mark Nadeau has learned from his experience preparing residents to take the ABFM certification exam and from preparing for and passing the exam five times during his career. “I think the best thing to enhance confidence [...]

Simplifying MOC for Family Physicians: The TRADEMaRQ Study

By Kristin Burati|2015-03-26T11:00:32-04:00March 26th, 2015|Family Medicine|

Physicians understand the intrinsic value of lifelong learning as they seek to deliver high-quality care in daily practice. Maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements are intended to help in that regard. Indeed, the hours spent on substantive learning are well worth it, assuming that the learning is relevant to [...]

Keeping Up with Core Medical Knowledge

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2024-04-29T16:35:06-04:00March 19th, 2015|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

Continuing to learn while I stay on top of my responsibilities, both as a doctor and as a working parent with three boys, is a challenge. But I’m not a special case. Every busy, conscientious clinician has a thousand things to do each day. Keeping up with the [...]

A Mid-Career Perspective on Lifelong Learning in Medicine

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-03-12T14:50:31-04:00March 12th, 2015|Learning|

I practice clinical electrophysiology in a private practice setting in Louisville, Kentucky. I follow patients, render opinions, do catheter ablations, and implant devices. When I left Indiana University residency and fellowship training in 1996, ablation of atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization therapy did not exist. These two procedures [...]

Finding a Balance Between Continuous Learning and Physician Stress

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2015-03-05T08:00:01-05:00March 5th, 2015|Learning|

A Q&A with behavioral economist Dan Ariely Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities can be perceived as a burden — perhaps one with an unclear benefit. Sure, physicians value medical learning and keeping up with changes in guidelines and new research, but do you [...]

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