It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Depression is an important topic to understand for any medical board exam, including the ABIM exam or USMLE Step exams. Symptoms of depression can be remembered by the mnemonic “A SAD FACES” A = Appetite (Weight Change) S …
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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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  It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! In a previously Monday Mnemonic, we discussed the causes of Hypercalcemia. Today we discuss the signs of hypercalcemia Painful Bones – Painful bone condition (Classically osteitis fibrosa cystica) Renal Stones – Kidney Stones (Can ultimately lead to …
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  It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that, in the early stages, is characterized by mild signs that are often missed. These signs can be remembered by the mnemonic “SMART” S = …
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  Leukemia is a commonly tested topic on the ABIM exam and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. As you heard earlier this week, we’re really excited to get to share with you some of …
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USMLE Step 3 and Internal Medicine Board Exam prep content from Cracking the USMLE Step 3 Book to be used to enhance learning on the Knowmedge blog   Knowmedge, a video-based internal medicine board review question bank, is excited to …
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Whether you’re in medical school lectures, clerkships, internal medicine residency, or studying for a board exam, it’s one of the most frustrating Internal Medicine topics to master. We’re of course talking about cardiac murmurs. Understanding them requires a consideration of …
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  It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Today’s focus is on the secondary causes of hypertension.   Following up on the secondary causes of hypertension blog post from last week, we focus on a medical mnemonic for the same. Secondary causes of …
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA–As you have noticed following @Knowmedge and @RaviBhatiaMD on Twitter, I had the pleasure of attending the American College of Physicians (ACP) annual conference last week. This is my first ACP conference and I must say that the vast …
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  It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Hypercalcemia (Elevated calcium levels) is a commonly tested condition on any medical exam board including the internal medicine boards. Often, in mild hypercalcemia, there are no signs or symptoms on the condition. In more severe …
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