Clinical Pearl Blog: 54-year-old male w/ fever, malaise, cough

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearl of the Month, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Urgent Care

Clinical Pearl Blog from MedChallenger medical education

Test your clinical knowledge with this clinical pearl of the month review question. A 54-year-old man presents in follow-up from an emergency department (ED) visit a day prior. He was told to see his doctor for a recheck, after presenting to the ED with fever, malaise, and occasional cough. The patient is a long-time smoker of a pack per day. … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 72-year-old man presents with complaint of weakness, lethargy

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

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Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 72-year-old man presents with the complaint of weakness and lethargy for about 6 months. He indicates that the weakness is more pronounced after exercise and is relieved by eating. He states that his past health has been excellent with no illnesses other than common colds. He is on … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Pediatric EENT Disorders

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMFM Question of the Week, Free Board Review Question of the Week, Internal Medicine, NP Question of the Week, PA Question of the Week, Pediatric Medicine, Pediatric Medicine Question of the Week, Personal Education

Free board review questions - pediatric eent disorders

This week’s FREE CME Quick Quiz offers free Pediatric EENT Disorders questions. Topics include: pediatric eye disorders, ear disorders, and more.  Here’s a sample… A 5-month-old infant girl is brought by her parents because she has had 2 days of fever and fussiness. She was born at term, is breastfed, and has been growing and developing normally. Her temperature is … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Law, Ethics, Professionalism

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Free Medical Law and Ethics questions in this week's Med-Challenger quick quiz

This week’s FREE CME Quick Quiz offers free Medical Laws, Ethics, and Professionalism questions. Topics include: EMTALA, Patient Safety, Consent and Error Disclosure, Conflict and Crisis, and Clinician Wellness and Impairment.  Here’s a sample… A 65-year-old female resident of a skilled nursing facility who has a history of dementia and alcohol use disorder presents for further evaluation and treatment for … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 47-year-old woman with bilateral leg swelling

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Diagnostic Case - 47 yo woman with leg swelling

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 47-year-old-woman presents with the complaint of bilateral leg swelling of 2 week’s duration. She states that she had been in good health until about a month ago when she had a sore throat and low- grade fever for a few days. She then felt well until becoming aware … Read More

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

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

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Internal Medicine, Medical News

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

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 37-year-old woman with fever

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Internal Medicine, Medical News

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 37-year-old woman presents to a local hospital with the complaint of a high fever. She is visiting from another state and has not been ill until the onset of cough and … Read More

Internal Medicine Boards Survival Guide: How To Best Prepare for IM Boards

Kelly SeagravesInternal Medicine, Personal Education

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Exam time is approaching, and you’re wondering how to prepare for Internal Medicine Boards. Let us help you with that! This internal medicine study guide is full of tips, tricks, and valuable insight into the art of internal medicine board prep and the inner-workings of the exam itself. Follow these steps and you’ll likely pass – and with a higher … Read More

12 Tips for Avoiding Opioid-related Prescription Trouble

Med-ChallengerEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education

Opioid Prescription Best Practices

Your medical license is likely your most valuable – and expensive – investment. Don’t lose it by taking needless risks that could result in the diversion of prescription drugs to illegitimate use. Understand the laws designed to prevent diversion, know how the government investigates and prosecutes it, and apply practical steps you can take right now to stay on the … Read More