Pulmonary disease and critical care are an extremely important part of the Internal Medicine Medical Clerkship and ABIM Board exam. According to the ABIM exam blueprint, questions testing pulmonary disease topics comprises ~10% of the exam. That places it second …
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Concepts related to cardiology are seen on the ABIM and Med School Clerkship Shelf exams more frequently than any other specialty area. On the former, according to the ABIM exam blueprint, cardiovascular disease is found in 14% of questions while …
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As those that took the Internal Medicine ABIM board exam this past August know, the results were released early this week. For many of you, it was a momentous occasion, the culmination of many, many years of hard work! We …
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As previously mentioned, the Gastroenterology and Hepatology section of the ABIM Internal Medicine exam comprises of about 9% of the entire exam – that means out of 240 total questions (4 sections of 60 questions each), we can expect about …
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In which of the following clinical scenarios would you use a low- to medium-dose inhaled steroid and a long-acting beta 2 agonist to treat a patient’s asthma?   A. A patient having symptoms daily in the daytime, greater than five …
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As we mentioned in a previous blog post this week, Gastroenterology and Hepatology comprises about 9% of the ABIM Internal Medicine exam, making it one of the more critical subjects on the boards. Below, we review 5 High Yield Gastroenterology/Hepatology …
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According to the ABIM Internal Medicine exam blueprint, Gastroenterology comprises ~9% of the exam. It also comprises 7-13% of the COMAT Internal  Medicine Shelf Exam. This week we kickoff our focus on Gastroenterology. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, …
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24-year-old female presents with intermittent dysphagia, usually after she eats bread or steak. She says she has to have regurgitation of symptoms to feel relief. She denies dysphagia to liquids. Which of the following is the likely diagnosis?   A. …
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Several of the most frequently utilized dermatologic treatments—especially for conditions that arise in primary care and thus may be found on the dermatology portion of the Internal Medicine board and medical school shelf exams—belong to the topical corticosteroid category.   …
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According to the ABIM Internal Medicine exam blueprint, Dermatology comprises ~3% of the exam. This week we kickoff our focus on Dermatology. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as we begin to challenge your Dermatology Knowmedge! …
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