The NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Review app, a flashcard app from the American College of Physicians, and 3 more apps that can help busy physicians ace any board exam.
Board exams can be stressful for physicians who have to find the time in their already busy schedule to prepare for a comprehensive test of medical knowledge. Primary care physicians, in particular, need to have extensive knowledge of numerous areas of medicine, which can feel overwhelming. The good news? There are various mobile applications to help primary care physicians prepare for board exams anytime, anywhere. This month, our app reviewer combed through the numerous options and found 5 apps that can fit just about anyone’s study style. In the slides above, we highlight:
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ABFM CKSA is designed for continuous learning with a unique set of 25 practice questions each quarter to help primary care physicians stay on top of exam material.
NEJM Knowledge+ IM Review is a novel app that uses adaptive learning technology to assess a user's knowledge of subjects and identify areas for improvement.
ACP Flashcards: Internal Medicine Board Review is a smarphone flashcard app to help prepare physician's for the internal medicine boards.
*Available for free to attendees of the live Internal Medicine Board Review courses and MOC Exam Prep courses offered by ACP as well as purchasers of the course recordings provided by ACP’s partner, Playback Now.
Family Medicine Study Guide is a portable "study buddy" to help physicians track studying progress with >500 questions in case-based format.
Notability is a powerful note-taking and PDF annotation app that is not specific to the medical field, but it can be used as a helpful study tool for physicians who can upload various documents or create their own notes to annotate or draw on.