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NEJM Knowledge+ Content Updates

At NEJM Knowledge+, we’re committed to keeping our content current and aligned with the standard of care in medicine. We routinely review our question bank in light of new guidelines, and any edits we make as a result are quickly incorporated into your learning experience. We also...
|August 2nd, 2017|Learning|1 Comment|

Pet-Related Diseases: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Patients Healthy

When patients present with symptoms of pet-related diseases, you may not at first connect their clinical features of infection or allergy with their pet — be it cat, dog, bird, or something more exotic. But it is important to know the signs of disease that may point...
|July 20th, 2017|Learning|1 Comment|

Are Internal Medicine Board Questions Relevant to Medical Practice?

On June 13, 2017, a study to determine the relevance of internal medicine board questions was published by JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, entitled “Comparison of Content on the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examination With Conditions Seen in...
|July 13th, 2017|Internal Medicine|4 Comments|

Should Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Take Aspirin to Prevent Stroke and Coronary Events?

What is the role of aspirin in primary prevention — preventing the first cardiovascular event in our patients? This has been an area of changing recommendations leading to considerable uncertainty among practitioners. Aspirin is an effective antiplatelet agent that acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) which leads to...
|June 22nd, 2017|Family Medicine|17 Comments|

What Is Competency-Based Medical Education?

What is Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)? Think flexible, lifelong learning, with knowledge and/or skills assessed throughout a continuum of learning. In a competency-based educational program, you don’t just acquire knowledge and then spit it back at the time of a final exam. Instead, the method of assessment...
|June 15th, 2017|Learning|15 Comments|