November 3, 2014 /

As we close out #NeuroWeek, let’s take a look at Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA), a diagnosis found within the neurology syllabus of the ABIM and USMLE Step 3 exams. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, TIA is defined …
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August 29, 2014 /

Happy Friday! It’s been a while since we’ve put up a internal medicine board review question. This one is straight out of the Internal Medicine QBank!   21-year-old female presents to the ED for pain in her chest with deep …
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June 6, 2014 /

Ophthalmology is one of the topics 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.   Ophthalmology …
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April 18, 2014 /

  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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April 15, 2014 /

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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April 14, 2014 /

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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April 6, 2014 /

Following up on our earlier post this week detailing the new changes in the JNC8 blood pressure target guidelines, we close out #CardioWeek with a look at another high-yield board topic, secondary hypertension. Compared to primary hypertension, secondary hypertension is …
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April 3, 2014 /

Perhaps no topic is as difficult to categorize into the appropriate section of the ABIM Board, NBME Shelf, or USMLE Step exams as is hypertension.   Is elevated blood pressure a topic for General Internal Medicine (we see it more …
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April 2, 2014 /

Eosinophilic esophagitis may be a topic that falls into the Gastroenterology and Hepatology section of the ABIM syllabus. But given that it’s becoming more common due to the parallel increasing incidence of allergic disease and asthma, it’s a diagnosis that …
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February 15, 2014 /

Former veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw revealed on Tuesday that he has multiple myeloma. The diagnosis was made last August at the Mayo Clinic and he has been receiving treatment since then while working as an NBC News special …
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