String of Pediatric Cardiology Pearls

String of Pediatric Cardiology Pearls

1) Bacterial Endocarditis - Watch for mention of a central venous catheter. Strep ( associated with cardiac valves ) and Staph( no structural abnormalities)  are the typical Pathogens b…
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Pediatric Board Question Heel Pain

Pediatric Board Question Heel Pain

The picture is most consistent with a plantar wart. A common presentation in clinical practice as well as the boards is heel pain or the parent suspects the child stepped on glass or another foreig…
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Jumping into the Part 2 MOC Pool

Jumping into the Part 2 MOC Pool

Well it is now May and more than ¼ into the calendar year. The deadline for completing the Pediatrics MOC (Maintenance of Certification) cycle including the exam is looming. Since I do need to leave…
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Kill ACGME and MOC Bird with 1 Stone

Kill ACGME and MOC Bird with 1 Stone

As of Spring 2015, residents can dip their toes into the MOC pool with the rest of us. If you are currently a resident, you are asking yourself, "why would I want to take on something I can thankful…
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The QOW Experience

The QOW Experience

In my previous blog last week, I noted that the ABP QOW was a great way to get MOC Part 2 credit. Each year, the ABP has been releasing 50 questions a year, one week at a time. They have been doing…
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Light a Fire

Light a Fire

Light a fire if you're among the lucky ones who have registered for and are planning on taking the Part 3 Cognitive Expertise Secure Exam before the summer break. You are in the home stretch. It's do…
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