Learning+ Blog

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

By Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS|2018-10-18T11:48:07-04:00October 18th, 2018|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

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 Product [...]

The Power of Intellectual Humility

By Scott Hippe, MD|2020-09-17T16:47:02-04:00September 20th, 2018|Learning, Residency|

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in Insights on Residency Training, which is hosted by NEJM Journal Watch. Don’t ever be afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Scott Hippe, MD, is a Chief Resident at Family Residency of Idaho in Boise. Those were parting words from [...]

The Neuroscience of Learning: Beyond Just “Making It Stick”

By Carl Gustaf S. Axelsson, MD, MPhil, MMSc, Michael G. Healy, EdD and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS|2018-08-09T08:54:37-04:00August 9th, 2018|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

Medical trainees are struggling with the apparent dichotomy of being able to provide optimal clinical care for their patients as clinicians, yet allowing time to master new knowledge and prepare for high-stakes examinations. Given these time pressures, study time of various educational materials must be "worth it," by [...]

How Do You Approach a Patient with Suspected Bacterial Meningitis?

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2018-07-26T09:00:05-04:00July 26th, 2018|Internal Medicine, NEJM Knowledge+|

In NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review, we have a number of questions about managing patients with suspected bacterial meningitis, and these tend to generate comments from our learners. How do you balance the need to give antibiotics rapidly with the time needed to obtain required diagnostic studies? [...]

How to Study for Boards: Avoid these 10 Common Mistakes PLUS 10 Tips and Strategies

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education and Kyle Simmons|2020-09-21T16:48:41-04:00June 19th, 2018|Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|

You have been taking high-stakes exams your whole life, and here you are studying for the boards in preparation for the Board Certification or Maintenance of Certification exam, just as nervous as ever. That’s natural! But knowing how to study for the boards and avoiding these 10 mistakes [...]

How to Become a Physician Assistant (PA-C)

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2018-06-19T09:57:51-04:00June 19th, 2018|Learning, PAs (Physician Assistants)|

Choosing one’s path to become a physician assistant (PA-C) is no simple undertaking, mainly because there are several valid routes, all of which converge and culminate with passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). While one candidate might enter a baccalaureate PA program right out of high [...]