June 4, 2015 /

In medical school, the three multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome types hardly take up a couple of Powerpoint slides during your endocrinology course. During Internal Medicine residency, you may see one case during your three years…if you are lucky. Even …
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May 7, 2015 /

What’s a good predictor of your likelihood of passing the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam? While the research is relatively light in this area, a couple of studies have concluded that your In-Training Examination (ITE) scores can be a predictor …
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March 31, 2015 /

Dementia is an important topic to understand for the USMLE Step 3, ABIM, and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. The following is an excerpt out of Cracking the USMLE Step 3. Dementia Global cognitive decline …
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March 24, 2015 /

Breast Cancer is an important topic to understand for the USMLE Step 3, ABIM, and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. The following is an excerpt out of Cracking the USMLE Step 3.  Risk factors include: …
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February 19, 2015 /

Not just budding journalists; writer’s life offers lessons to medical students and residents too A rumble spread through the media world last Thursday when, just hours after moderating a panel for The New York Times, the veteran journalist David Carr …
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February 4, 2015 /

It’s not every day you get an email from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) with the subject line: “We got it wrong. We’re sorry.” Yet, that’s precisely the email heading that greeted thousands of ABIM diplomats in their …
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January 3, 2015 /

Last year, I felt like a rising star.  I started my chief year, applied to cardiology fellowship, and was ready to take the boards.  I felt great, studied hard and long and did MKSAP twice.  When I got that I …
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December 8, 2014 /

It wasn’t a Streptococcal infection; it wasn’t allergies; it wasn’t pollutant irritants. Nope, the cause of the President Barack Obama’s persistent sore throat was gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).   On Saturday, December 6, Obama underwent a laryngoscopic procedure to work …
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November 13, 2014 /

The American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted its 2014 Internal Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Florida this past April. Dr Geraldine E. Menard, an associate professor of the Department of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, presented high-yield General …
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November 3, 2014 /

As we close out #NeuroWeek, let’s take a look at Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA), a diagnosis found within the neurology syllabus of the ABIM and USMLE Step 3 exams. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, TIA is defined …
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