Editor’s Note: Anyone who thinks that psychiatry is a distinct field from medicine and thus not covered on the ABIM Internal Medicine Board exam is mistaken. In fact, the ABIM exam blueprint lists Psychiatry as comprising 4% of the exam, …
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One of the seemingly challenging concepts to master for the ABIM Board Exam are arterial blood gases (ABGs). However, by following a simple yet systematic approach, we can tackle these questions without difficulty.   Step #1: Identify Acidemia versus Alkalemia …
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This week’s sample ABIM Exam Review Question comes directly from the Knowmedge QVault which covers topics listed on the ABIM Board Exam blueprint   Question   27-year-old male presents with acute onset of left testicular pain that started this morning. …
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Hematology is a subject that comes up daily in clinical practice, and is a favorite on the ABIM Internal Medicine board exam. Evaluation of anemia, as well as some other hematologic disorders, is paramount for an internist to master. I …
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This week’s sample ABIM Exam Review Question straight from the Knowmedge QVault covers amenorrhea, a topic covered in the endocrinology section of the ABIM Board Exam blueprint   Question   32-year-old female presents to the office for amenorrhea which she …
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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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Hirsutism is excessive androgen-dependent body or facial hair that is present in females. Six main causes of hirsutism that can be tested on the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam include: Idiopathic hirsutism Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Ovarian cancer Cushing’s disease …
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We know it’s crunch time for your ABIM exam prep. However, we all need a moment to stretch and refresh our minds before returning to the books/Knowmedge questions. The post below by our allergy/immunology fellow Dr. Charles Feng is perfect …
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It’s crunch time for the ABIM Internal Medicine Boards, and “High Yield” is key. You don’t want to waste your time, and you want to be as efficient as possible. Well, I recently gave a lecture entitled, “Dr. Rezaie’s 5 …
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If you’ve ever been even slightly confused by prevalence, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value or other biostatistics calculations needed for the ABIM Internal Medicine board exam, this post was written just for you. It’s actually a practice question directly from …
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