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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Hypothyroidism is a commonly encountered condition in primary care clinic and thus, a high yield topic for the ABIM board examination. The featured ABIM Internal Medicine disease of the week will focus on the most common cause of hypothyroidism: Hashimoto’s …
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Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   38-year-old female with history of rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune hepatitis is applying for a job as a nurse and needs to have a physical examination performed …
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Specific organisms are a significant part of the Infectious Diseases portion of the Internal Medicine (ABIM) board exam syllabus. Below we review Listeria monocytogenes by examining the recent outbreak and subsequent recall of infected cheese.     In late summer …
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As you’ve learned during your studies for the ABIM certification test, a primary concern during a blood transfusion is an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction. The following post examines one possible solution to preventing such an error.   Bar codes are …
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The following article regarding the Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam was originally published on boringem.org as a response to the post Why are ABIM Exam Pass Rates Declining? Dumber Doctors? It has been re-posted here with the author Dr. Teresa …
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The following article regarding the Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam was originally published on GlassHospital.com. It has been re-posted here with the author’s permission. Read it and provide your own thoughts below:   An interesting conversation recently took place among …
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This week’s important concept to understand for the Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) exam is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.   INTRODUCTION Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition among males as they advance in age. It involves hyperplasia of prostatic stromal …
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Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   All of the following conditions or scenarios can result in hypoglycemia except:   A. Condition causing hyperpigmentation, low blood pressure, muscle wasting, and hyperkalemia B. Elderly …
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Start out your Friday morning with an Internal Medicine board exam-style image question:   62-year-old Asian male with a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presents with a chronic cough. The patient denies fevers, night sweats, or chills. …
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