September 10, 2013 /

As the ABIM internal medicine certification exam approached, we received a large number of emails from our subscribers asking for suggestions on the best way to study for the boards. The truth is there is no one path to success …
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September 8, 2013 /

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   37-year-old female with history significant for rheumatoid arthritis is currently on hyroxychloroquine and methotrexate. …
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September 8, 2013 /

The clever comic strip “Rhymes with Orange” from the September 5, 2013 funny pages mentions Alzheimer’s, a disease found in the Neurology and General Internal Medicine sections of the ABIM Internal Medicine Exam blueprint:     Here, we provide you …
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September 3, 2013 /

Just in time for Knowmedge’s ABIM Neurology Week, the makers of one of the most widely used headache pain relievers, made an important announcement late last week.     The familiar Tylenol bottles lining the analgesia and cold/flu aisles of …
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September 1, 2013 /

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   35-year-old female presents with headaches for several months. She says the headaches occur daily …
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August 30, 2013 /

There has been a lot of discussion lately around the use of social media in medical education. The topic has been researched, discussed and analyzed. Our favorite social media tool for ABIM exam review / medical education is twitter. The platform provides …
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August 26, 2013 /

Start off your week with our Radiology Challenge, featuring an Internal Medicine board exam-style image question:   58-year-old male presents to the Emergency Room with shortness of breath and chest pain. The pain radiates to the left shoulder and is …
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August 25, 2013 /

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   68-year-old male nursing home resident presents to your office for a follow-up visit. The …
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August 20, 2013 /

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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August 18, 2013 /

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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