Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 24-year-old woman with weakness

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Internal Medicine

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 24-year-old woman presents with the complaints of general weakness, depression and aching of her large joints for the last few months. These symptoms began insidiously but have become progressively more pronounced over the past few weeks. The aching joints are somewhat relieved by 6-8 acetaminophen per day. She … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Dysrhythmias

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEM Questions of the Week, ENP Question of the Week, FM Question of the Week, Free Board Review Question of the Week, IM Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, Personal Education, Urgent Care Question of the Week

An 18-year-old track athlete presents with syncope during a 440 m relay. He has an abrasion of the knee, but no other injury. He has not fainted before. His ECG is shown (see Figure.) His older brother died at age 29 from what was thought to be marijuana laced with cocaine, although the cocaine levels were low. The family could … Read More

Emergency Medicine LLSA Review 2019 Now Available

Med-ChallengerEmergency Medicine, Personal Education

Attention ABEM diplomates! 2019’s annual set of LLSA readings are now active. It’s time to prepare for your exam. Offering 12 new articles for 2019, with article summaries, key points, and Q&A review, Med-Challenger’s LLSA Subscription also includes an exam simulator to aid in LLSA exam review. ABEM diplomates are required to complete four ABEM LLSA tests in each five-year … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Glaucoma and Cataracts

Med-ChallengerFM Question of the Week, Free Board Review Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, Personal Education

free board review questions - eye disorders

A 70-year-old male has a history of bilateral cataracts and now presents with right eye complaints. A picture of his right eye at the time of presentation is seen below (see Figure). Which of the following events in his history or physical exam is an indication for cataract surgery? The cataract is inducing an acute glaucoma attack. Recognize indications for … Read More

Top 6 Issues Facing Medical Residency Programs Today

Med-ChallengerGroup Education & Training, Residency Programs

Top 6 issues facing medical education residency programs

Medical residency programs and residency directors are facing a variety of residency training issues today. In fact, these issues have become increasingly intrusive and frustrating at all medical training programs for some time. Here are the top 6 issues – and actionable solutions to consider in 2019, 2020 and beyond. How do you close the gap and provide relevant clinical … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum

Adam WandermanFree Board Review Question of the Week, Pediatric Medicine Question of the Week, Personal Education

Free board review question of the week on erythema toxicum neonatorum

A 2-day-old female neonate is found to have large, generalized, erythematous papules with centralized vesicles on examination. She was born at 39 weeks via cesarean delivery. Her mother received routine prenatal care and has a history of giving birth to a previous child via cesarean delivery. The infant has been breastfeeding well and has had 3 wet diapers and 1 … Read More

Important Issues Facing Urgent Care Centers Today

Med-ChallengerMedical News, Urgent Care

There is no medical practice area in the United States changing quite as fast as Urgent Care. Faced with competitive pressures, saturation, consolidation, payor contracts, consumer benefits management and hospitals entering (and leaving) the market, staff training is just another issue they face. It’s not all negative. Urgent Care centers are seeing positive benefits from the growth of high deductible … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

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. A 32-year old man presents from a rehabilitation facility with acute dyspnea and mild hypoxia. He … Read More

AANP vs ANCC – Understanding the Two Types of FNP Board Certification

Med-ChallengerMedical News, Nurse Practitioner, Personal Education

AANP vs ANCC Certification

Here are the differences between the two FNP Certification exams: The sports adage “practice like you play because you will play like you practice” is just as true when it comes to getting ready for the boards. Make sure the review course you choose to prepare for the boards uses practice questions like you’ll see on the actual exam and … Read More

ABEM LLSA Articles 2016 – 2019

Kelly SeagravesEmergency Medicine, Personal Education

ABEM LLSA articles

Emergency medicine maintenance of certification requirements (EM MOC) include successful completion of annual ABEM Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment (LLSA) exams on a set of journal articles designated by the ABEM. Tracking down these articles is a pain. Then you have to read them all and prep for an exam over the content. The best EM LLSA prep plan for handling your … Read More