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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 Become a Physician Assistant (PA-C)

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-07-24T20:03:24-04:00June 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|2022-05-17T15:37:50-04:00May 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 [...]

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