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Preparing for the Internal Medicine Exam as a “Grandfathered” Physician

By Philip Schweitzer, MD|2020-09-21T15:52:58-04:00July 24th, 2014|Your Experiences|

I have been a board-certified gastroenterologist since 1977. Last fall, I decided to register for the internal medicine exam even though I was not required to do so at the time because I was "grandfathered in." A renewed interest and emphasis in general medicine had been spreading in [...]

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My Recent ABIM Maintenance of Certification Experience

By John E. Brush, MD|2020-09-21T15:57:21-04:00July 17th, 2014|Learning|

Editor's Note: This post about one physician's experience with ABIM maintenance of certification was previously published in CardioExchange, an online community hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. John E. Brush, MD, is a practicing cardiologist and professor of medicine at Eastern Virginia [...]

ABIM MOC Petition Reveals Escalating Debate Among Physicians

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-21T14:55:04-04:00June 26th, 2014|Internal Medicine|

On March 10, 2014, an online petition was launched requesting that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recall recent changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. As of this writing, the petition had obtained 17,092 signatures, representing an average signing rate of approximately 160 signatures per [...]

Work Less, Learn More: Here’s How in NEJM Knowledge+

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2020-09-21T14:51:49-04:00June 19th, 2014|NEJM Knowledge+|

In ABIM Review — How Reflection Aids Performance, I highlighted new research showing that if you just keep repeating the same task over and over again without taking the time to step back and think about it, you may not be performing as well as those who spend [...]

ABIM Review — Use Reflection to Improve Your Performance

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2020-09-21T14:49:06-04:00June 12th, 2014|Learning|

There's so little time in the day to keep up with medical knowledge, let alone ABIM review. But a little time spent reflecting on your learning could go a long way. In a recent paper titled "Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance," researchers Giada Di Stefano of [...]

Adaptive Learning Makes Medical Board Review Time More Valuable

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-21T14:46:30-04:00June 5th, 2014|Learning|

In Part 4 of our Q&A with Area9 Learning founder and CEO Ulrik Christensen, MD, we learned about specific Area9 innovations aimed at more effective learning and long-term retention of information. Here in our final installment, Christensen discusses how medical professionals can expect to benefit from adaptive learning [...]

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