March 4, 2014 /

  In our ongoing review of commonly used ABIM Internal Medicine Board Review resources, we follow up our look at the Medical Knowmedge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) with analysis of Board Basics 3.   The American College of Physicians (ACP) calls …
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February 9, 2014 /

Our special correspondent Psychiatrist Esther Oh, MD concludes her series on medical illnesses that can cause psychiatric symptoms with a look at depression   Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, affecting over 18 million Americans each …
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February 4, 2014 /

Everything you need to know about Infective Endocarditis, as relevant for the Internal Medicine boards, shelf exam and USMLE Step 3   Infective endocarditis (IE) is a condition in which bacteria or fungus attach to the inside of the endocardial …
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November 14, 2013 /

The Knowmedge Internal Medicine Question Bank was built with many differentiating features that make it a truly unique learning platform and different from any other out there. One of those is the video explanations with each question. Those video explanations …
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October 31, 2013 /

One of the more common questions we get asked is regarding the difference between the ABIM internal medicine initial certification exam vs. the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam. Specifically, we are often asked whether our platform is more tailored towards those striving …
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October 27, 2013 /

Earlier in #EndoWeek, we shared high-yield, ABIM and internal medicine shelf exam-relevant endocrinology pearls, including important information regarding diabetes. Today, we provide a quick review of the important characteristics of diabetic medications: Sulfonylureas (eg. Glipizide, Glimepiride, Glyburide) use cautiously in …
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September 22, 2013 /

This week’s sample ABIM Exam Review Question comes directly from the Knowmedge QVault which covers topics listed on the ABIM Board Exam blueprint. It can also be found in the Knowmedge’s Free ABIM Exam Review Questions eBook.   Question   …
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September 10, 2013 /

As the ABIM internal medicine certification exam approached, we received a large number of emails from our subscribers asking for suggestions on the best way to study for the boards. The truth is there is no one path to success …
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August 9, 2013 /

One of the frustrating parts of remembering heart murmurs for the ABIM Internal Medicine exam are the various maneuvers and factors that affect intensity. In today’s post, we present a few words on the impact of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) …
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July 30, 2013 /

When preparing for the ABIM Internal Medicine board examination, realize that noting the reflexes mentioned in a clinical vignette can serve as a high-yield clue and often help narrow down the differential. Here is a list of 15 common medical …
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