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 4, 2014 /

Internal Medicine Practice Question     A 15-year-old male is brought to the ED after direct blunt trauma to the upper abdomen. The patient has epigastric pain accompanied by vomiting which occurred after the trauma. Vital signs are stable. The …
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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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March 28, 2014 /

The postpartum period can be a chaotic time for many women. Right after birth, women experience an abrupt decline in their estrogen and progesterone levels which are known to help regulate mood states. As a result, many new mothers are …
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March 27, 2014 /

A favorite of the USMLE Steps, NBME Internal Medicine Shelf, and ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exams seems to be those ring-shaped lesions picked up on imaging studies. Often, the scenario is a ring lesion identified on a CT head scan …
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March 4, 2014 /

  In our ongoing review of commonly used ABIM Internal Medicine Board Review resources, we follow up our look at the Medical Knowmedge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) with analysis of Board Basics 3.   The American College of Physicians (ACP) calls …
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