I'm very excited to have my first blog post up on the New England Journal of Medicine's Knowledge+ Blog, titled I Studied For The Internal Medicine Boards On The StairMaster. True story!
I took the medical board recertification exam this week. This is a day-long, standardized multiple-choice test that practicing internists need to take (and pass) every ten years. It's becoming more difficult to pass: ten years ago, the pass rate was 90%. Last year, it was 78%. I've been fretting about this for months. I bought… Continue reading How To Study For Your Boards: Go On A Play Date
I graduated from residency in 2005, and took the boards. I did a Med/Peds combined program, so I took both the pediatric and medicine boards back-to-back. Somehow, I managed to pass both. But. It's now fast approaching 2015, and board re-certification looms. Granted, this time around it's "only" the Medicine boards. But. Given how much… Continue reading When Am I Going To Study For The Boards???