Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified Clinicians

Paul Griner, MD, MACPClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs, Urgent Care

tips for a successful early clinical career and starting clinical practice

Tips for a Successful Early Clinical Career for Residents, Fellows, and New Board-Certified CliniciansHow to get off to a good start in your clinical practice. Completion of residency or fellowship training is an important step in one’s early clinical career.  Equally important is getting off to a good start in your chosen branch of medicine once you have completed training. … Read More

Learning Is Not Just Retention – Complex Questions vs Learning Questions: How We Remember and Why Question Types Matter

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Learning and retention

Learning, the acquisition and retention of the information that helps us navigate the world, is simple as a concept. The actual psychological process of it, however, is intricate and complex. Before talking about how we retain and learn materials, it is important to recognize that retention is just one part of learning, and that other components such as meaning, perception of … Read More

The Big Miss: Cognitive Bias and the Problem of Misdiagnosis

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

cognitive bias and misdiagnosis

The problem of cognitive bias and its important role in misdiagnosis is well documented. The phenomenon of cognitive bias can take several forms and affects the capacity of both new clinicians and seasoned professionals. A consensus is emerging that clinicians need to be aware of cognitive biases and practice educational and clinical strategies to reduce the effects of cognitive bias … Read More

Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs

Bedside Medicine - Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Bedside Medicine is under seige from a glut of new technology and limited patient interaction time.  While medical practice has changed remarkably during the lifetime of most of today’s physicians, the fundamental unit of care has not.  It is bedside medicine, specifically the clinical transaction – the interaction between doctor and patient that results in the accumulation of the basic … Read More

POCUS, Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A New Paradigm in Clinical Medicine

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

POCUS Point of care ultrasound, why to know it, and how to learn it

If you haven’t heard about POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) by now you must have been stranded on a deserted island, but if you’re just now back home and starting to get your wits about you, it’s time to get your knowledge base up to speed on this important technology. POCUS is revolutionizing the practice of medicine. The first thing you need … Read More

Spring 2020 Platform Update – New Features: Notes, Bookmarks and Favorites, Improved UI, and New Reports

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Spring 2020 Update and New Features

Med-Challenger has released it’s Spring 2020 Update introducing new features and improvements to our leading medical education and e-learning platform.  This release introduces Notes, Bookmarks, Favorites, new report exports, and a host of user interface improvements for users and program administrators. Med-Challenger has the distinct advantage of over 25 years in online education in the medical community.  We house and … Read More

MyEMCert – Information about the new ABEM Recertification Alternative Track, Exam Modules, Requirements, and How to Prepare

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Medical News, Personal Education, Product News, Uncategorized Clinical Education

MyEMCert - Information, requirements, exam modules, questions, how it works, and how to prepare for MyEMCert exams

MyEMCert is a new alternative recertification option for ABEM-certified physicians seeking to re-certify.  Physicians who are eligible and select the MyEMCert option will not be required to take the ConCert Exam or LLSA tests.  In this article, we’ll outline the key points about the MyEMCert track, how it works, what to expect, and how to best prepare for the MyEMCert … Read More

2020 Board Exam Dates, Board Exam Information, Countdowns, and 2020 Physician Board Exam Review Tips

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Product News

2020 board exam dates, information, board review study tips, and countdowns for 2020 physician board exams

If you’re a physician facing 2020 board exams, here’s a summary of physician board exam dates, exam information, and more to help you prepare and pass your 2020 board exam with flying colors.  This 2020 board exam dates list contains important information for all major medical specialty board exams for physicians in 2020, including “days until” countdowns and other helpful … Read More

The Easiest Way to Earn CME Credits and CME Certificates for Physicians, Nurses, and Physician Assistants

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product News, Urgent Care

easiest way to earn cme credits and cme certificates for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants pa

If you are a physician, nurse or physician assistant, you need to fulfill continuing education requirements, be they AMA Category 1 credits or more specialized CME credits, pretty much every year.  If you don’t have much time – like any healthcare provider working today – there comes a time when you get tired of scraping by at the last minute … Read More