Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Revolution of Cancer Treatment

Three decades ago, there were less than a dozen drugs available to treat cancer. Now we have thousands. Drug discovery used to happen once in 10 years back then. Cancer patients back in the 70s went to hospitals to die. 
Now, in the 21st Century, thousands of drugs and new types of treatments are available thanks to technology and research at various Research Centers where the leading cancer specialist Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and many more cities work day and night to find new cures. The best cancer specialist Kolkata has, are amongst the best who are recognized internationally for their work, are summoned to perform further research with other specialists from several countries.

In the 21st century, Laboratories and research centers have been constructed in masses for a vast number of research and in search of cures for the various cancers in this world determined by top oncologist Kolkata.


The outcome: Many cancers are curable and people who suffer from several types of cancer can almost lead a normal life. The tons of research on cures and remedy, has suppressed the speed of Cancer growth in a person’s body at drastic levels. Although not perfect yet, we are close to an absolute cure by the best cancer doctor Kolkata, but only for the first stages of cancer.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ABEM In-Service Examination

In-Training Examination represents a significant financial investment for supporting continued competence of the health care workforce. The In-Training Exam gives an integrative review of the education and training literature conducted to identify effective training approaches for health worker continuing professional education (CPE) and what evidence exists of outcomes derived from CPE.

A variety of In-Training courses (In-service exam) based on developed country models are being promoted as a strategy to improve the quality of care on the serious illnesses developing in various countries. But most EM specialists don’t make it through the exam due to the lack of time to prepare for the ABEM inservice exam.

To make the in-training Review Preparations easier, the In Training Prep Text guide was created to help busy EM specialists to gain more knowledge making it easier to remember in a shorter period of time. The entire in-            training Exam Review is covered in our text guide and is guaranteed to help residents improve their performance on the In-Training Exam.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

How to prepare for the In-Training Exam

With the help of the In Training Prep text guide, the mock question and answers will appear just like you’ll need to answer in the actual exam. Based on the Emergency Medicine Inservice Exam Review’s format, you will find many ways to prepare for the Inservice Exam making it easier for you.

A question’s difficulty is defined by the choice of distracters. Inservice Prep teaches you how good distracters determine the difficulty level of a question. Therefore, the Inservice Exam Review helps in showing you why good distracters are one of the most important features of a high quality question. ABEM MOC should be understood by all physicians.


The In Training Prep Text guide has an excellent question bank with many difficult questions that prepare you for the ABEM Examination. Guaranteeing higher scores and passing without any difficulty.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ABEM MOC for Continuous Certification (ConCert Exam)

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to promote continuous learning and periodic assessment throughout the length of diplomates’ certification. The guiding principles behind MOC include ensuring that the highest standards of patient care are established and maintained, and assuring patients, physicians, and other stakeholders that certified physicians are being assessed by reliable and valid measures to continually improve patient care. Each of the 24 ABMS Member Boards has implemented an MOC program.

ABEM MOC Requirements

To renew certification and to be considered as meeting the ABEM MOC requirements, clinically active physicians must meet all ABEM MOC requirements. Physicians who are clinically inactive must meet all ABEM MOC requirements except IMP.

See the dates and fees for the ABEM Recertification below:

March 1 – August 2, 2016 
2016 ConCert™  Examination registration is available through your ABEM MOC Personal Page
$1,850 examination fee
August 3-16, 2016
ConCert™  Examination registration is available with a late fee
$2,855 total fee
March 1 – September 15, 2016
Physicians who have registered schedule appointments with Pearson VUE 
No additional fee
September 12-17, 2016
ABEM administers the ConCert™  Examination in Pearson VUE testing centers

By Late November 2016
ABEM anticipates posting online and mailing ConCert™  Examination results

The 2017 ConCert Exam will be held September 11-16, 2017



Reference: https://www.abem.org/public/abem-maintenance-of-certification-(moc)/moc-dates-and-fees

Friday, November 13, 2015

Build Your Niche at AAEM: Palliative Care Interest Group

Palliative care is an opportunity for leadership within emergency medicine. ACEP prioritized Palliative Care in the 2013 Choosing Wisely Campaign.

As our patient population presents increasingly with symptoms of chronic rather than acute disease, Palliative care is increasing relevant to emergency medicine. Palliative care is a continuum of care, starting from diagnosis of incurable disease and present until the final stages of hospice and comfort care.

The ED serves as gatekeepers to this continuum. Identifying and getting the right patients plugged in early reaps benefits: reduced ED visits, admissions, and costs, while also increasing quality of life and even survival.

Palliative care is a win-win and it is the right thing to do for our patients.

At Scientific Assembly this year, spend one of hour of your time with us and learn more about how palliative care might fit into your practice. We join a broader conversation with our colleagues from ACEP, SAEM, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Our Interest Group panel session will be helpful for those looking to:
  • Understand the value of adding of palliative care to your emergency medicine practice
  • Network and share ideas around research and clinical opportunities in this start-up field
  • Explore career opportunities for emergency physicians in palliative care inside and outside of the ED

The Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEM) is the official journal of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). JEM is an international, peer-reviewed publication and EM review course featuring original contributions of interest to both the academic and practicing emergency physician. JEM includes research papers and clinical studies as well as articles focusing on the training of emergency physicians and on the practice of emergency medicine like Hippo EM. As AAEM's official journal, a subscription to JEM is included in the membership dues of each member.


Read More: http://www.aaem.org/calendar/current-news&item=4339

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LLSA and Concert Exam 2016

ABEM has removed the required link between previous LLSA readings and the development of the ConCert exams, but overall the certification requirements remain the same. Still the LLSA Concert Exam and the 2016 LLSA articles are important for physicians to gain knowledge about Emergency Medicines and treatments.

Diplomates, and former diplomates attempting to regain certification, participate in the ABEM MOC Program and use various EM review courses. The four components of MOC are Professional Standing, Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment (LLSA), Assessment of Cognitive Expertise (ConCert™), and Assessment of Practice Performance. The LLSA exam is a comprehensive examination that covers the breadth of Emergency Medicine as defined by the 2013 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (EM Model).

Physicians certified in Emergency Medicine must successfully complete a Computer-Based (Written) and Oral Examination. The oral component is taken after the candidate has passed the written examination. Physicians recertifying in Emergency Medicine are only required to successfully complete a Computer-Based Written Examination (Hippo EM).

As noted in the official announcement from ABEM: "Each of the ConCert examinations will be developed without a necessary reliance on the identified readings. Similar to any EM content, however, information in the readings that is important to the practice of EM remains viable for testing."

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Reference: http://www.acep.org/Clinical---Practice-Management/ABEM-Adjusts-ConCert/LLSA-Exam-Materials/

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LLSA 2015 Articles

2015 LLSA Study Guide is designed exclusively to give the freedom to prepare for the ABEM exam your way, helping to gain practical knowledge of the material.

The American Board of Emergency  Medicine's Continuous Certification (ConCert) program requires the reading of up to 20 designated articles each year. In order to maintain board-certification, Emergency Physicians must complete the annual Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment (LLSA) test on the ABEM website based upon the contents of these articles. A new LLSA test and associated reading list will be developed each year. You have up to three years to take each test. The 2015 LLSA exam will be available from April 2015 until April 2018.

2015 LLSA articles are packed with information and pearls crafted by renowned Chicago speaker – and for a busy Emergency Physician this can become helpful to get any necessary information within few moments. LLSA readings are designed as study tools and should be read critically.It is outlined in an easy-to-review format the key concepts and facts from each of the ABEM-designated articles. 

The primary goal of LLSA is to promote continuous learning by diplomates. The Medical Toxicology Subboard facilitates this learning by identifying a set of LLSA readings every other year to guide diplomates in self-study of recent Medical Toxicology literature. The readings are designed as study tools organized by Austin motivational speaker and should be read critically. They are not intended to be all-inclusive and are not meant to define the standard of care for the practicing medical toxicologist.

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Reference:  https://www.abem.org/public/subspecialty-certification/medical-toxicology/maintenance-of-certification-program/llsa-reading-lists/2015-llsa-reading-list