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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|2021-05-07T10:51:13-04:00June 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 [...]

Pain Management CME from the MMS and NEJM Group

By Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Editorial Systems Manager, NEJM Group Education|2018-05-10T09:00:17-04:00May 10th, 2018|Learning|

The main cause of drug overdose deaths are opioids, both prescribed and illegal, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 42,249 lethal overdoses in 2016 — 17,087 of which were related to prescription pain relievers and 15,469 related to heroin. According to the CDC, the rate [...]

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the UK

By Kyle Simmons|2018-04-26T13:18:59-04:00April 26th, 2018|Learning|

Training to be a physician in the UK is a somewhat different process than in the United States. Through assessments and the ever-changing certification process, physicians are reaching new levels of standardization in medicine. CPD in the UK is required for revalidation and is a large part of [...]

Microlearning

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2018-03-15T10:19:09-04:00March 15th, 2018|Learning|

As technology rapidly develops, the industries and disciplines that make use of it — including medical education — evolve as well. Microlearning techniques are an exciting opportunity to combine grounded learning principles with new educational technologies. The term “microlearning” is actually a reference to its main strategy, which [...]