ABIM Exam Focus: General Internal Medicine

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) expects internists to have knowledge in a wide range of areas. Many of these categories are often lumped into a “miscellaneous” section in other question banks. Within the Knowmedge question bank, we have segmented the questions into various subcategories including:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • End-of-Life/Palliative Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Women’s Health
  • Occupational/Environmental Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Patient Safety
  • Prevention
  • Psychiatry
  • Substance Abuse
Many internists who have used the Knowmedge question bank are surprised to see questions related to questions within some of these categories. While none of these categories represent a large portion of the exam, in total, they are important to understand. While your primary focus will be on the bigger categories, do not ignore these as they represent almost 13% of the exam according to the ABIM exam blueprint. If you intend to focus on these General Internal Medicine subcategories this week, here’s our suggestion for starting out:
  1. If you have subscribed to the Knowmedge qBank, spend some extra time this week on these General Internal Medicine questions and concepts
  2. In addition to following along on this blog, make sure to follow us on our other social media platforms where we will be posting General Internal Medicine pearls, images, and videos all week
    1. Twitter – www.twitter.com/knowmedge
    2. Facebook – www.facebook.com/knowmedge
    3. Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/103495304304122247711
    4. Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/knowmedge
In addition, make sure to follow Dr. Salim Rezaie (@srrezaie) who will be sending out General Internal Medicine pearls all week. Finally, remember to join our tweet show Sunday, September 22nd at noon for a 10 question trivia on these general internal medicine subcategories.

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