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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October 20, 2014 /

If most of your clinic duties are in primary care, you may only rarely encounter alcohol poisoning. However, this topic is a favorite of the boards in the Nephrology section and one that does certainly arise in emergency departments and …
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September 20, 2014 /

With all the recent revisions to hypertension goals, breast cancer screening, prostate serum antigen (PSA) testing, etc., you’d think medical societies were deliberately trying to confuse medical students and internal medicine residents preparing for the USMLE and ABIM examinations. Fortunately, …
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August 29, 2014 /

Happy Friday! It’s been a while since we’ve put up a internal medicine board review question. This one is straight out of the Internal Medicine QBank!   21-year-old female presents to the ED for pain in her chest with deep …
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August 24, 2014 /

If you’re like millions of other Americans and folks around the world, you’ve already taken the #IceBucketChallenge. Indeed, over $41 million —and growing—have been donated to the cause that has gone viral on social media since late July. The beneficiary …
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June 27, 2014 /

Congrats on embarking on the most mentally rigorous, physically exhausting and emotionally intense three years of your medical career! If you browse through Knowmedge’s various outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, in addition to our subscription QVault containing 900+ ABIM-prep …
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June 16, 2014 /

With the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam less than two months away for many of you, here’s a sample rheumatology board review question.   50-year-old man comes to the ED complaining of leg weakness accompanied with a constant back pain. He …
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June 6, 2014 /

Ophthalmology is one of the topics 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.   Ophthalmology …
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May 3, 2014 /

HIV 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.    Human Immunodeficiency …
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