The ABIM Internal Medicine board exam learning objectives may not expect you to know such detail but put your brain to work as you start your Thursday morning with the following dermatology question.   What is the signature mutation associated …
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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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This week’s high-yield ABIM Exam Prep post discusses the workup of Cushing’s. At initial glance, it can seem complicated but following a systematic approach makes the diagnosis very simple.   Signs & Symptoms   First of all, let’s identify the …
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Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   30-year-old male, with a history of tobacco use, presents with lower back pain and stiffness that improves as the day progresses. It also improves with exercise. …
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Interacting with residents studying for the ABIM Internal Medicine board exam, I have found that one of the topics folks often find frustrating to master is working up a thyroid nodule. Dealing with a thyroid nodule can be intimidating initially …
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Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   60-year-old male presents to the clinic to review labs. He has a history of hypertension, diabetes, and lung cancer for which he is undergoing treatment. He …
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Start out your Friday morning with our Radiology Challenge, featuring an Internal Medicine board exam-style image question:   47-year-old female with a past medical history of lupus and hypertension presents to the emergency department left flank pain for 8 hours. …
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As discussed in part one, I have decided to take an article I recently tweeted out and summarize it here high yield nephrology pearls for clinical practice and ABIM Internal Medicine board exam preparation. The article was titled “The Top …
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Recently, I read an article on some very useful chronic kidney disease (CKD) pearls to help those healthcare providers who are not nephrologists care for their patients and also prepare for the ABIM Internal Medicine Board exam at the same …
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Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   In which of the following scenarios is it appropriate to allow outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?   A. 67-year-old male with CAP, blood pressure of …
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