The Patient Safety Requirement

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2020-09-17T18:24:52-04:00December 18th, 2014|Internal Medicine|

It’s a cold, clear morning in December. The lights in the operating room shine directly over your patient; there are no shadows. Sterile instruments line up at your fingertips, and your hands are scrubbed and gloved. Although you’ve performed this procedure a thousand times, a jolt travels through [...]

Internal Medicine Textbooks and Board Review Books: Who Uses Them and Why?

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-17T18:25:25-04:00December 11th, 2014|Internal Medicine, Learning|

We were slightly surprised to learn that in this digital era, many physicians are still turning to internal medicine textbooks to prepare for board certification and recertification. In a recent online survey of more than 900 Physicians’ First Watch readers, 56% of respondents checked the box for “textbooks” [...]

IM Board Review Questions: Are You Up for a Challenge?

By Ellen McCullough|2020-09-17T18:29:40-04:00November 6th, 2014|Learning|

Every week for the past 7 months, we've emailed NEJM Knowledge+ IM board review questions to thousands of physicians and residents as part of our NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week initiative. Some of the recipients are preparing for their board exams, and some are looking to maintain [...]

ABIM Results Decoded

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-17T18:33:04-04:00October 23rd, 2014|Internal Medicine|

If you are taking or have recently taken an ABIM Maintenance of Certification exam, you are probably spending a great deal of time thinking about ABIM results. Did you do enough to prepare? Did you study the right topics? How will your exam be scored? Is the process [...]

ABIM Pass Rates: Behind the Declines

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-17T18:34:00-04:00October 16th, 2014|Internal Medicine|

Overall ABIM pass rates fell from 90% passing in 2009 to just 78% passing in 2013 for first-time test takers of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) internal medicine board exam, according to statistics released annually by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The hard numbers from ABIM [...]

Screening for HBV Infection: A Follow-Up to NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week

By Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+|2020-09-17T18:35:48-04:00October 3rd, 2014|Learning|

On July 1, the NEJM Knowledge+ Question of the Week asked which testing was most appropriate for a sexually active 18-year-old woman who inconsistently uses condoms for contraception. The correct answer was to screen for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV infection, but 50% of all respondents thought the patient [...]

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