Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 44-year-old woman with leg and ankle pain

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Bedside Diagnostic Skills Challenge on chest pain

Today’s Bedside Diagnostic Challenge question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this review question. A 44-year-old woman presents with the complaint of pain in her lower legs and ankles for the past two months. Her past medical history and review of systems is benign and she … Read More

Residency Training EPAs and ACGME Milestone Management Made Easy

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Residency EPAs and ACGME milstone tracking

Resident training milestones were created by the ACGME in 2016 to help programs organize training. Simply defined, a milestone is a significant point in development. For accreditation purposes, the Milestones are competency-based developmental outcomes (e.g., knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance) that can be demonstrated progressively by residents/fellows from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Osteoarthritis

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Free board review question of the week on osteoarthritis

A 65-year-old woman presents with right knee pain for the past 3 months that she tells is worse with use and just before bedtime. She states that she often has morning stiffness in that joint which disappears after a few minutes walking around the house. You order an x-ray to confirm your suspicion of osteoarthritis. What is a specific marker … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Breast Cancer Prevention

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Clinical Pearl of the Month

Today’s Clinical Pearl of the Month question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Family Medicine Editor, Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHM. Test your skills with this review question. A 43-year-old white woman presents for health maintenance visit. She has history of menarche at age 12, first childbirth at age 28, and has a family history of breast cancer in her … Read More

How to Improve Residency Education Despite Budget and Bureaucracy Constraints

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Improve Residency Education Despite Budget and Bureaucracy Constraints

Increasingly, Residency directors find themselves without the ability to make prudent, timely improvements to their programs. Many residencies have had their independent budgets removed.  Most purchasing for HCA residencies, for instance, are made in the corporate offices, rather than on-site at the individual residencies. Numerous organizations are calling for the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) positions nationally. Developing new … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Sepsis Resuscitation Fluids?

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Emergency Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check Pneumonia

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. An 88-year-old man presents with a significant change in mental status. Urinalysis is positive for leukocyte … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Myocardial Infarction

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Free board review question of the week on Myocardial Infarction

A 56-year-old woman presents to you with new-onset chest pain. For the last year, she tells you that she has a pacemaker for “a heart block”. Her vitals are stable, her past medical history is otherwise benign, and cardiac biomarkers are pending. She is visiting from another state, and you are unable to access her prior electrocardiographic ECG results. ECG … Read More

Easiest Way to Onboard and Assess Knowledge of New Incoming Residents

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Easily onboard new residents and assess knowledge quality

When new residents arrive, program directors want to find out “who knows what and how well do they know it.” Each resident is different, especially at the outset of residency. Each resident comes with their own passions, strengths and weaknesses. It’s the PD’s job to find these things out and manage training progress through successful certification and matriculation. Sit-downs with … Read More

CME Requirements by State – CME Resource Guide for all 50 States

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CME requirements by state

Find your detailed state CME requirements below and discover how you can easily meet those requirements every year**. Your state medical board, state licensing board & health agencies have established specific state-required Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit requirements, and they may make changes to those requirements. Select your state on the map or explore the list below to view individual state … Read More

How to Protect Residency Programs from High Program Director Attrition Rates

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Protect your residency program from residency director attrition

Program Director turnover now exceeds 20% per year. Over half of Program Directors will quit in the next four years. The role and station of the Program Director has changed. With the onslaught of healthcare mergers and consolidation, residency programs are increasingly moving under the administrative purview of corporate ownership rather than university-based scholastic administration. What happens in the hospital, … Read More