ABIM Board Exam

Internal Medicine Question Banks — The Best Way to Study for Boards?

Many physicians are using internal medicine question banks to prepare for their board exams – and the vast majority find these banks to be highly effective, according to a recent survey conducted by NEJM Knowledge+ of more than 900 Physician’s First Watch readers. Among all survey respondents,...
| November 20th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 2 Comments|

The Ins and Outs of Internal Medicine Board Review Courses

A recent survey of Physician’s First Watch readers conducted by NEJM Knowledge+ found that physicians reported using textbooks and question banks much more frequently than internal medicine board review courses. Indeed, only about a third of the more than 900 respondents report having attended physical board review...
| November 13th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 3 Comments|

Internal Medicine Certification Exam: Your Residency as a Study Tool

While you juggle third-year residency and plan your next career step, “study for boards” may drop to the bottom of your to-do list, despite its importance. Then, as the year winds down and the date looms for your internal medicine certification exam, many third-year residents feel overwhelmed...
| October 30th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 1 Comment|

ABIM Results Decoded

If you are taking or have recently taken an ABIM Maintenance of Certification exam, you are probably spending a great deal of time thinking about ABIM results. Did you do enough to prepare? Did you study the right topics? How will your exam be scored? Is the...
| October 23rd, 2014| Internal Medicine| 10 Comments|

ABIM Pass Rates: Behind the Declines

Overall ABIM pass rates fell from 90% passing in 2009 to just 78% passing in 2013 for first-time test takers of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) internal medicine board exam, according to statistics released annually by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The hard numbers from...
| October 16th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 17 Comments|