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Internal Medicine

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Internal Medicine Review Core Curriculum ►

Internal Medicine Board-Style
Questions & Answers ►

Internal Medicine Core Scripts Flash Cards ►

Internal Medicine Intensive Certification
Board Review Course ►

Internal Medicine Recertification
Board Review Course ►

Video Board Review of Internal Medicine ►

Recertification Video Board Review
of Internal Medicine ►

Personal Trainer ►

How MedStudy Influenced Practice
in Internal Medicine ►

Customer Feedback on ABIM Boards ►

– Certification ►

   – Maintenance of Certification ►

   – Osteopathic boards ►

 

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General ►

Pediatrics Review Core Curriculum ►

Pediatrics Board-Style Questions &Answers ►

Pediatrics Flash Cards ►

Video Board Review of Pediatrics ►

Personal Trainer ►

How MedStudy Influenced Practice
in Pediatrics ►

Customer Feedback on ABP Boards ►

– Certification ►

– Maintenance of Certification ►

Feedback from Med-Peds Practitioners

Internal Medicine

General

“I’m very happy with MedStudy products. The DVD course and Q&A books were essential to helping me pass. Will definitely use MedStudy again for recertification. Thank you, MedStudy!”
—Alex T. Iannone, DO

“I studied from the Core Curriculum, and it was perfect for me, as these books explain medical subjects in a very easy way! I also used the flash cards, which are perfect to learn and memorize at the same time.”
—Pamela Reyes Guerrero, MD

“I used a combination of the books as well as subscription to the question bank to fill my knowledge gaps. I felt like these were valuable tools which really got me prepared. What a fantastic product. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the care taken to put together this material. When I got that “pass” notification in the email, I was so happy, and owe it in part to these study materials.”
—Blase Hennessy , MD

“This is my third certification and as frustrating as the process was, I only used MedStudy, and must credit you with my current and past successful passing.”
— Richard Hernandez, MD

The Boards became a smooth ride after preparing with the MedStudy Core Curriculum and the DVD.”
— George Ego-Osuala, MD

[Recert]
“I passed and I think in large part it was because I really spent a lot of time with various MedStudy materials whichhelped me zero in on the important aspects of a very broad exam. For prior exams I used the MKSAPs, which I think were overly broad. And I took an ACP review course a few years ago, which though helpful, just didn’t focus in on the important stuff in the same way. Overall, each MedStudy component (course, review books, Q&A) was valuable and combining them really helped to reinforce some of the areas and topics that I did not feel confident about when I began my studies. You have an excellent product and I think the time and money for your course and materials was very well spent!!”
—Edward Mintz, MD

[Recert]
“MedStudy review materials pinpoint the relevant information that needs to remembered, with simple but excellent explanations given so the topic becomes easier to digest.”
Maria Ordinario, MD

[Recert]
“I have found the materials to be very useful in streamlining the study of voluminous amounts of material.”
Dana Keys-Frezzell, MD

[Recert]
I really enjoyed studying and re-learning the basics. I loved the books, flash cards and questions.”
—Diane S Pine, MD

[Recert]
“Terrific study tool! I felt confident I could pass while studying their materials. Above and beyond what MKSAP offers. Recert is a tough exam. Proper tools with a busy practice and life are essential. Thank you, MedStudy! I passed!
—Kristen Scullin, MD

[Recert]
“The materials were very thorough but also extremely accurate in highlighting the most important material for the exam.”
—Phil Velderman, MD

[Recert]
If I can pass, then anyone can pass using MedStudy.”
Mike Ro, MD

I am a huge fan of MedStudy. I used MedStudy when I took the internal medicine boards for the first time and again when taking my MOC exam. MedStudy was crucial for me this time around as I have been in clinical research for the past 7 years. I needed to thoroughly prepare for the MOC exam in a way that most practicing physicians didn’t. I used essentially every MedStudy product there is- the 15th Edition Core Curriculum, the DVDs of the live recertification course, a CD of the board-style questions, and the Core Scripts. The most helpful were the Core Curriculum, which gave me a tremendous amount of information (as succinctly summarized and presented as possible), and the video course, which helped me to focus on the key information.

“I used MedStudy the first time I took the internal medicine board exam and passed the exam so MedStudy was my go-to resource for materials to pass the recertification board exam. I think the Core Curriculum is excellently written in a comprehensive but manageable way with a focus on current practice guidelines which are tested on in the recertification exam. For me, as a clinical researcher, I needed a very thorough review before being comfortable enough to take the recertification exam and after using the Core Curriculum, Recertification Video Board Review and the Core Scripts, I was ready. Again, I was very rusty so I needed a lot of help and put in a lot of time and effort. Thankfully, I passed the recertification quite comfortably and I certainly didn’t think the exam was easy at all. And as I said above, I think I will use some of the MedStudy products on an ongoing basis in order to stay more current before the next time I’m due to take the recertification exam.”
—Richard Leigh-Pemberton, MD

“MedStudy is an excellent, single-source board review that carries with it the distinction of being one of a very few ‘review’ products that can actually improve overall medical knowledge in general.”
—Elisha Yaghmai, MD

I used only MedStudy for my first-ever board exam and first-ever recert. I wouldn’t do it any other way!!”
—Kristen M. Foster, MD

“The MedStudy program is unquestionably the best board prep program on the market.”
—Thomas R. Alexis, MD

“I used the MedStudy IM Core books, video review, and the board-style questions to prepare for the exam. I like the fact that all topics had a broad review of the most commonly seen conditions, and I reviewed those as well as the less commonly seen. I also appreciate that I could get CME credits while studying for the ABIM recert exam. I received 80 credits for the video board review. Thank you!”
—Kimberly A. Stock, MD

“The MedStudy questions had the reputation of being ‘easier’ than the MKSAP questions. However, I found the MKSAP questions were terribly esoteric while the MedStudy questions were great for test prep by format of the question and the quiz set up. At the end of my time studying, I used the question banks and the flash cards to solidify. I went into the exam prep and the exam with the determination that failure was not an option. Thanks to the use of the MedStudy materials, all of them, I was able to maintain that mindset.”
—Brande Harris, DO

“The books and course solidified my knowledge base and identified gaps. Most helpful though were the Q&As in digital format. I wavered about purchasing but am glad I did—it clinched passing the exam. These are the only resources I needed to pass the IM Boards and recert exams with ease. You guys have got the formula right. Thanks, and see you in 10 years!”
—Nibedita (Nita) Mohanty, MD

“I would recommend the course and Q&A materials because I used them and I passed. Thanks, MedStudy!!!”
—Tracey Humbert, MD, MS

“I would recommend all of the materials I used. They all hammered in important points to remember for the Boards and complemented each other. I felt the MedStudy materials gave me the confidence that I could pass the test because I’d had a good overall review of internal medicine. I don’t have a lot of time, and they helped me focus on important material to study.”
—Gail K. Farrar, MD

“MedStudy is an excellent program and, if one commits to study: 1. High Pass Rate; 2. Confidence going into test; 3. Continued knowledge skills; 4. CME; 5. Easy flow and retention of medical information; 6. Great update in medicine. I was confident that MedStudy would assist me with getting prepared and organized to recertify. I have used only MedStudy for both of my recertification exams—and I have passed both times. Thank You, MedStudy.”
—Ramon Solis Jr., MD

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Internal Medicine Review Core Curriculum

“I liked the visual presentation of the Core Curriculum aids. It helped keep me engaged and certainly is more aesthetically pleasing and easy to follow than the MKSAP.”
—Adam Kolb, MD

“Felt like it was a great review hitting the high points for the exam. If I wasn’t sure about an area, I’d read further about it with more in-depth resources. I felt like I was able to quickly recall the knowledge from the books as I took the exam itself.”
—Blase Hennessy

“The five-volume Core is action-packed and very relevant from a content perspective.”
— Edward Mintz, MD

[Recert]
“Loved the books. MKSAP is way too dense. Liked MedStudy’s highlighting and gray boxes—it made re-studying easy.
— Diane S Pine, MD

“I was able to study topic-by-topic on my own time, which is convenient. I can bring the books anywhere I go.Explanations were direct and to-the-point with the important facts to remember highlighted.”
— Maria Ordinario, MD

I liked the quiz questions on each page. I would fill those in and then I was able to quickly review that section of the page only.”
—Phil Velderman, MD

“The Core Curriculum provided a succinct review of all topics covered on the MOC exam, basics, not too wordy like MKSAP. It helped me review all topics thoroughly, especially heme/onc and rheum.”
—Jeannette Cho, MD

“Outstanding review—right on the money, quick and easy. As a former internal medicine residency director I can attest to how critical your products are to successful initial and recertification. I strongly suggest that all students and practicing clinicians use this user-friendly, comprehensive review resource.”
—Eric J. Deppert, MD, FACP

“The Core Curriculum is extremely useful: very thorough, focuses on the latest guidelines, uses tables and graphs well, and is well laid-out with good use of colors, fonts, etc.—all the information I needed to know in relatively slim volumes. Each section was well written and helpful. I wish I had time to read the entire curriculum more than 1-2 times. I read all books once and some of the sections twice to three times.”
—Richard Leigh-Pemberton, MD

“The MedStudy Core content was critical to passing this exam. It was the most concentrated study material I have ever seen. I bet there wasn’t one paragraph that I had not underlined or highlighted (especially after reading it twice). I recommend it to all.”
—Roger Cowart, MD

“Good overall review and a great general learning tool. Easiest to read, broad coverage, broke down sometimes complex topics in memorable ways, so the info could be more easily, mentally catalogued.”
—Elisha Yaghmai, MD

I continue to reference the books now even after the board exam. I went through them 3 times and oftentimes can now flip to the page that has the info I’m needing to reference. Thank you.”
—Brande Harris, DO

“I really liked the questions at every page that helped me check that I understood the data that I just read. It’s easy to read, but the questions helped me make sure I just wasn’t lulled into complacency as I went through the guidebooks. While I also have the MKSAP books, for the amount of time I was going to spend reading through MKSAP or the MedStudy Core Curriculum, I would prefer the Core Curriculum for its readability.”
—Chao-Ching Wu, MD

“The information I needed was accurate, up-to-date, complete, and all in one place. Explanations were very clear. They also included exactly what we needed to know for the board exam, without all the unnecessary details. Lastly, there was humor interspersed throughout, which helped make studying enjoyable.”
—Catherine M. Vernon, MD, PhD

“The books and course solidified my knowledge base and identified gaps. I liked the highlighted areas.”
—Nibedita (Nita) Mohanty, MD

Would not know how to improve it. It may sound stupid, but I liked the pictures, the highlighting, etc. I found the books accessible and enjoyable to pick up and start reading, even if I just had a few minutes.”
—Nancy Allen, MD

“The Core books helped me focus on areas I was weak in and gave a good general overview of internal medicine. They were easy to follow, and I found them much more enjoyable to read than MKSAP books.”
—Gail K. Farrar, MD

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Internal Medicine Board-Style Questions & Answers

“The question bank gave me plenty of practice with board-style questions and helped me develop the stamina needed on exam day to go through the whole day! Very close to the style of actual Board questions. Explanations were extremely helpful as well. Useful to keep track of performance over time.”
—Prabhava Bagla, MD

“They were great! I had them on my mini-iPad and was able to study on the go. I felt like the question format was more true to the exam than the MKSAP questions.”
—Blase Hennessy, MD

“The Q&As were a very good add-on to the Core because the questions were structured the way the Boards ask theirs.”
— Maria Ordinario. MD

“MedStudy Q&A Premium helped via the repetition of working through questions and the immediate feedback on strengths, weaknesses and progress.”
— Dana Keys-Frezzell, MD

“They are great. They help you focus on the most important aspects of each topic. MedStudy Q&As are a must for everyone preparing for the ABIM exam. The explanations of questions are great and help in understanding the topic well.”
— Brijinder S Oberai, MD

“Online Q&A program was excellent. I did all 1200 questions and repeated all that I had missed. I loved keeping track of my scores in each area, especially watching my own improvement through daily studying.”
—Dawn Harland, MD

“Explanations were key. So candid and they helped me think, and use little tricks to memorize or understand concepts.”
—Kristen Scullin, MD

I ended up doing nothing but questions from MedStudy. One thing I remembered from my original certification (for which I also used MedStudy—in its pre-online form) was that the sample questions and exams were incredibly helpful, as a multitude of the questions on the exam were similar. So, 4 days prior to taking the MOC exam, I just did nothing but MedStudy questions. I think I must’ve done more than a thousand questions, and literally more than a third of the questions on the exam were incredibly similar.

“Absolutely essential. While I would’ve passed without doing the questions, there is no doubt that, if I hadn’t done those questions, there is no way I would’ve finished in the 90th percentile like I did. The MedStudy questions and answers were BY FAR the most useful resources, because they mirrored the actual MOC exam questions.”
—David Spruill, MD

“The board questions were very similar to the Q&A and some questions were almost identical.”
—Sarika Aggarwal, MD

I liked the variety in the questions. I thought this was representative of the exam—some very short, basic questions with some much longer questions. I also liked all the ECG questions and felt those were very helpful.”
—Emily McCann Tuerk, MD

“MedStudy’s Q&A was most helpful in preparing me for the type of questions presented on the Boards.”
—Jessie Lee Copeland, Jr., MD

“The MedStudy questions had the reputation of being ‘easier’ than the MKSAP questions. However, I found the MKSAP questions were terribly esoteric while the MedStudy questions were great for test prep by format of the question and the quiz set up.”
—Brande Harris, DO

Best product overall for taking the recert. Got me used to computer format, and doing the questions over and over was confidence building. I finished the exam 2 hrs early and had everyone staring at me.”
—Nibedita (Nita) Mohanty, MD

I used the MedStudy Q&A program only. It was awesome. It was really easy to even just study a short period at a time and not feel like I had to devote hours every time (although I often did). Doing questions and then having the concise answer to review was great. I then was able to review on the topics that I needed and redo questions.”
—Angelina Platas, MD, FACP

I think it gave experience with the long board-type questions and how to filter out the distracter information. The answer discussion was superb—reinforced the Core content.”
—Roger Cowart, MD

“They helped me to zero in on important topics and issues. They also allowed me to identify areas of weakness—thus I could focus on these areas as well as my general study.”
—Kristen M. Foster, MD

“I’d go over a topic from IM Core and then recert course notes and then test myself with the Q&A answers on that particular subject.”
—Chao-Ching Wu, MD

I got a lot out of doing the Q&A books. They helped me remember important concepts, and they helped get me used to the type questions the Boards asked (in the test format).”
—Gail K. Farrar, MD

“I wavered about purchasing but am glad I did—it clinched passing the exam.”
—Nibedita (Nita) Mohanty, MD

“The MedStudy Q&A materials allowed me to identify and remedy gaps in my medical knowledge after the course. I would recommend the course and Q&A materials because I used them and I passed. Thanks, MedStudy!!!”
—Tracey Humbert, MD, MS

Great preparation for the real test!
—Ramon Solis Jr., MD

“The Board-Style Question & Answer books were crucial.”
—Roger Cowart, MD

“I worked on the Q&As with my study group. The Q&As prepared us for real-life board questions.”
—Catherine M. Vernon, MD, PhD

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Internal Medicine Core Scripts Flash Cards

“I was traveling for a couple of weeks and these were very useful on the road.”
—Katie Germany, MD

“Wonderful learning tool that I did not have to create. Easy to take and test yourself with a few minutes. On hand.”
—Kristen Scullin, MD

Took them with me everywhere, carpooling, pool, etc. Handy to study a few rather than reading the book at times.”
—Erin Fish, DO

“I would take a stack from one section and keep it with me. During any down time and between reading the Core Curriculum I would pull out the stack and work through the cards. If there was a card I knew well it went into a separate pile and the ones I did not know well went back into the pile in my hand until I had no cards left in my hand. I found the cards particularly helpful.”
—Imran Mohamedy, MD, FACP

“The flash cards were a great way of improving my pattern recognition of important signs/symptoms and certain diseases.”
—Richard Leigh-Pemberton, MD

“I think the Core Scripts Flash Cards helped to gel all the information I obtained from the Core Curriculum into identifiable patterns. MedStudy’s Core Curriculum and Core Scripts Flash Cards were the most helpful resources I used to study for and pass the Boards.”
—Jessie Lee Copeland, Jr., MD

“I went through the flash cards on multiple occasions. I loved that they were easy to travel with.”
—Tara K. Chang, MD

“I used the MedStudy Core Scripts Flash Cards to help review clinical scenarios. I really liked the flash cards because they were high yield. I thought they were helpful for pattern recognition. I did so much reading and test questions as I prepared that I thought the flash cards were nice to break up repetition and do something different. I also used MedStudy Core Curriculum books to review topics as I went through the flash cards.”
—Emily McCann Tuerk, MD

“At the end of my time studying, I used the question banks and the flash cards to solidify. I went into the exam prep and the exam with the determination that failure was not an option. Thanks to the use of the MedStudy materials, all of them, I was able to maintain that mindset.”
—Brande Harris, DO

“The cards helped reemphasize facts learned in the Core books, especially in Hematology and ID and Endocrine.”
—Gail K. Farrar, MD

“Quick, easy, daily review and useful ‘on the go.’”
—Ramon Solis Jr., MD

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Internal Medicine Intensive Certification Board Review

“The live MedStudy course was the most helpful, because I had 9 days of uninterrupted study for the boards; the review course itself was interesting, focused, and covered the most pertinent material; and I was motivated by my peers at the course.”
—Johanna Daugherty , MD

“I was told by my program director that I had a high chance of not passing my boards due to poor inservice exam scores. I went to the MedStudy board review in Dallas. I really honed in on areas of weakness and went through the syllabus binder 3 times. I worked very hard, and thanks to MedStudy, I passed my boards!! It was such a great review! I felt very prepared for my test, and there were no ‘surprises.’ Everything I needed to know to pass was covered during the review course. I’m so thankful I attended this wonderful comprehensive review course. I highly recommend it!!!”
—Anna Fuller, DO

“The course helped me to navigate through more info than I would have been able to get through on my own in 9 days. I felt the course allowed me to get through a ton of info in a short time and the misappropriated questions were more challenging and made me review info that I otherwise might have ignored.”
— Latania Booker, MD

“The MedStudy course was amazing. It really highlighted the necessary learning points for the board exam. The teachers were excellent and extremely encouraging. It helped me to focus. And the syllabus was an amazing supplement after reading the MedStudy review books.”
—Ingrid M. Cobb, MD

“I would recommend MedStudy Intensive Certification Review Course to anyone not only interested in passing the IM board exam, but also to broaden their knowledge base. Highly effective course that breaks this material down into manageable parts. Anything less than a 9-day review course does not do justice to the wide scope of material. My IM program director highly recommended MedStudy Intensive Certification Review Course, and as always, he was right!”
—Jennifer M. Green, MD

“The MedStudy course helped narrow the scope of the necessary study topics. It provided a different approach to studying the broad spectrum of test material, and it helped guide outside study with the speakers focusing on the most commonly tested topics. While it was information-intense and days were long, it provided a strong framework for subsequent test preparation after the course. The syllabus from the course covered every subject I was asked about on the test and in appropriate depth. I couldn’t have passed without the course and syllabus materials.”
— Tim Ori, MD

“The course in Dallas was amazing. It incorporates focused study time with encouragement, planning, auditory/visual learning, and active learning. Plan to be back in 10 years! Made the difference in passing in my opinion.”
—Federica Angel, MD

“I am thankful to have taken the Intensive course. Despite the extremely long days, it was beneficial to me and a critical part of my study process. Live lecture is a better learning tool for me because my attention is better kept in a lecture hall environment. The ability to ask questions and/or listen to the questions asked by others and the lecturers’ answers also helps with grasping the material. I reviewed the notes once after the course and would have liked to have reviewed it a second time, but even once over was worth it.”
—Tara K. Chang, MD

“The MedStudy course helped me to FOCUS on what I needed to learn. There were several facets of IM that still (despite medical school and residency) were difficult to apply quickly during practice. The course really helped some arguably simple topics firmly ‘click.’ The biggest thing was to give me a goal to study FOR (the email topics sent prior to the course) AND then the course helping me FOCUS my studies. I can firmly say I would not have passed without MedStudy’s 9-day course. I would have quickly been ‘bogged down’ with study materials. The course streamlined my learning process.”
—Rane McLaughlin, MD

“The class and lectures helped to motivate and focus my studying. Forced me to get through the syllabus the first time. Then I realized how useful it was. It provided the focus I needed. If you study the syllabus you will the pass Boards, it’s that simple.”
— Scott Shepherd, MD

“I had reviewed the MedStudy Core books before going, so hearing and seeing it live reinforced that. Afterwards, as suggested, I reviewed the hell out of the notes and knew them cold.”
—Victor M. Ochoa, MD

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Internal Medicine Recertification Board Review Course

“The review course provided a good overview to direct my studying and identify potential areas of weakness.”
— Edward Mintz, MD

“The course syllabus helped narrow topics to review. Thanks for the help! See you in 10 years.”
—Bonnie Nowak, MD

“Great resource. The whole course was a great help. Kudos to all the speakers.”
— Tajudeen Fawole, MD

“Great speakers and excellent ability to point out the material most likely to appear the test.”
—Phil Velderman, MD

“I enjoyed all the sessions. I have not been practicing in a general IM clinic setting for most of my post-residency experience—mainly Emergency Dept setting—and felt all materials were helpful to fill in gaps with recent changes/advances in IM practice.”
—Katherine L. Austin, MD

“It was excellent, entertaining, and relevant.”
—John Russo, MD

“Outstanding course. I’ve already recommended it to my colleagues that will need to recertify in the future.”
—Melissa Olken, MD

“It helped me to absorb related medical knowledge in concise manner. Medical knowledge is too broad for a busy internist to sort out and memorize the exam essentials. I will attend this course again in future. I think I will attend every three years to refresh my general medical knowledge. Thank you for your great service.”
—Mike Ro, MD

“It was a great educational opportunity, great overall review. It would be good to take the course every five years for a review of medicine.”
—Hale Yarmohammadi, MD, MPH

“Great overall review and update. I am not sure I would have passed otherwise. Excellent review course. Was able to review material several times after course which was very beneficial.”
—Deidra Beshear, MD

“Loved the focus on the necessities and how efficiently the course was run and was still fun. Tiring by the end of the day/week but so worth it. Really wasn’t sure I would pass before I started but after, I saw a glimmer of hope. There just seemed to be so much to learn but this course made it feel manageable.”
—Ada Lin, MD

“The course was probably the best part of the recertification preparation. The presentations were very good, and the syllabus was the best to use for studying. Everything I needed to know was in the syllabus, and practicing the Q&As helped on the actual exam. My friends and I plan to take the course every couple or so years to stay current. 🙂 Thanks to MedStudy, I passed!
—Catherine M. Vernon, MD, PhD

“The best prep course ever given. Kudos for providing the right approach with a fresh way of presentation.”
—Thomas R. Alexis, MD

“The board recertification course was helpful in abbreviating important points. At the end of the lectures, there were questions with explanation of answers—not just the correct ones, but the incorrect choices were also explainedand that enhanced my understanding. Long hours and lots of material, but well organized and I’m amazed how well the instructors stayed on track. Additionally I applaud you on the organization of the course syllabus. It was easy to follow along with enough information and detail that you didn’t then spend the lecture time ‘copying’ the information off the screen and could spend more time listening and understanding.”
—Chao-Ching Wu, MD

“It was a chance to review all that I covered in my Q&A and book work. Just another chance to drill it in.”
—Kristen M. Foster, MD

“The MedStudy review course and its accompanying syllabus were very helpful in identifying high-yield topics. The course was most useful because it helped me to focus. Internal medicine is such a broad field, and the recert test could potentially cover any topic from the variety of subspecialties. As such, the course was a valuable investment of time because it helped me to laser my review in the most efficient and effective way. The speakers were obviously well prepared, were approachable, and made the course fun. I would recommend the course and Q&A materials because I used them and I passed. Thanks, MedStudy!!!”
—Tracey Humbert, MD, MS

“Refocused to study and prepare. MedStudy is very organized. Great educators teaching the course: practical, effective, reliable, great pass rate, fun course.”
—Ramon Solis Jr., MD

“The review course was a fast and focused overview; it helped me zero in on areas to study harder.
—Gail K. Farrar, MD

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Video Board Review of Internal Medicine

“Great to watch and review as many times as necessary. If I didn’t understand a particular topic, I could easily rewind and watch again. It was great to learn to master topics for the board exams in the comfort of your home and not have to pay for a plane ticket.”
—Alex T. Iannone, DO

“I LOVED this product. Being able to review these lectures at my own pace was what helped me pass this test. It filled in the gaps my residency didn’t teach and also gave me a nice overview. The DVDs were right on-point. Several times during the test I thought, ‘This was perfectly reviewed on the DVDs.’”
—Darren Siedschlag, MD

“Gave general guidelines, and also mentioned which topics tended to be tested more often.”
—Darren Siedschlag, MD

“MedStudy DVDs are the best. Rheumatology lectures are fabulous!! It is just what I needed for the exam and my practice. Close second is Cardiology. Awesome. It’s the best board prep course available. Just do this—you will pass!!”
—Jaiganesh Dorai, MD

“The lecturers repeating important points over and over, and adding personality to lectures to keep my attention helped most. An in-depth review; covered salient board points.”
—Alisa Holland, MD

“It was systematic and focused on high-yield things.”
—Mazen Abusamaan, MD

“The Nephrology section in the MedStudy lectures was very helpful.”
—Ihtisham Choudhry, MD

“Great!!! You can use multiple times.”
—Shah Rupal, MD

“Reviewed info discussed in the syllabus from the course. I am an audio learner and had the time to listen to them multiple times.”
—David Tietze, MD

“Even when I was tired, I could watch every day.”
—Mutsumi John Kioka, MD

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Recertification Video Board Review of Internal Medicine

“The online videos were able to distill all I needed to know to revise and sharpen my knowledge for the exam in less than 1 week. I had only a short time to focus on the exam and prepare and your online videos were invaluable for me. Thank you for your help in acing the boards again. Keep up the good work!”
—Anikphe Oyedeji, MD

“The DVD worked great for me as I cannot sit at a place reading for more than an hour and a half. The Boards became a smooth ride after preparing with the MedStudy Core Curriculum and the DVD.”
— George Ego-Osuala, MD

“I watched then before attending the live course and so I was primed to remember the live course material. It made the live course a review of what I had already watched.”
—Phil Velderman, MD

“I preferred the video style, mostly because I like hearing another clinician explain things and emphasize the material. The cardio, heme/onc, ID and pulm really helped me beef up on clinical diagnosis and treatment and feel more confident. I am an audio visual learner so I appreciated the syllabus to follow the presenters and slides.”
—Kimberly A. Stock, MD​

“DVDs were very helpful since I could pause, go back and forth, and information was precise. The fact that it comes with a syllabus makes it even better.”
—Jamila Bhatti, MD

“I reviewed the DVDs and then text —which helped me remember information audio-visually! DVDs were awesome. I was able to study at my available time. It was concise and to the point. Concise information, best for limited time available for a busy practitioner.”
—Sandhya Nemade, MD

I could repeatedly review subjects in order to better understand HOW to process the information. It is not so much a matter of unfamiliarity with data or subject matter. It is more a matter of how to apply the information, incorporate new data and process.”
—Michael Casser, MD

“I viewed the entire video course and used this to help identify areas of weakness. I then also completed the books and found them both very helpful is passing boards. They were both very organized and helped me to stay on track and organized in my approach to even the most difficult subjects. It was very helpful. I viewed the more difficult subjects early and late in my studies. As a 60-year-old, trying to once again study, I would recommend the DVD or video as a review.”
—Teresa A. Olsen, MD

“I hadn’t taken a board exam since 1989 and work with developmentally disabled adults, so I’m not in a traditional practice. I found the DVDs very helpful in narrowing the focus for points to review before the test. I think it helped me more than any other materials. Thanks.”
—Marianne Kramer, MD

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Personal Trainer

“The coach helped with focus and preparation for the course.”
—Virginia F. Wright, MD

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How MedStudy Influenced Practice in Internal Medicine

“The Acid Base, Cardiology, and Pulmonary Medicine sections were really good in boosting up my comfort levels and in also helping me master interpretation of common diagnostic tests for day-to-day practice purposes. I found the severity assessment in older persons with pneumonias quite applicable.”
—Anikphe Oyedeji, MD

“I began to work up new diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension independently prior to consulting a pulmonologist. Managed hypercalcemia more effectively. Discussed preventive screenings more knowledgeably—especially PSA testing, among many others.”
— Dana Keys-Frezzell, MD

“Use of IGRA test in a patient with positive ppd who had had bcg.”
—Jeannette Cho, MD

MedStudy helps me think with a systematic approach, which is important for patient care.”
—Manu Chinna, MD

“I use the books in my clinical practice often. When I have a specific question, I look up the answers in the MedStudy review books.”
—Emily McCann Tuerk, MD

“I teach residents and med students. Having some more current information on heme/onc topics came up a few times. Also reviewing the cardiac exam for the DDx of systolic murmurs was very fun. Also ECGs!”
—Angelina Platas, MD, FACP

The biostatistics memory aid with the sick cows was excellent. The explanation of hypoxia and PFTs was great. The categorization of various nephritides was also very well done. The heart tones tool was also very clear, and easily memorable.”
—Elisha Yaghmai, MD

“I continue to reference the IM Core now even after the board exam. I went through it 3 times and oftentimes can now flip to the page that has the info I’m needing to reference. Thank you.”
—Brande Harris, DO

“As a cardiologist now in private practice I see a ton of IM (more than during my training, obviously). I make recommendations on non-cardiac issues to the referring PCPs constantly—I can’t help it since the knowledge is fresh in my mind.”
—Victor M. Ochoa, MD

“The MedStudy Core books were very helpful for both board preparation and to update information for my practice.”
—Jessie Lee Copeland, Jr., MD

“I’ll say it just changed my whole practice style.”
—Roger Cowart, MD

“The DM and lipids recommendations were very helpful in day-to-day practice; also the section on orthopedics, particularly the various joint complaints.”
—Chao-Ching Wu, MD

“A patient we just admitted to the hospital with chronic diarrhea—I used my MedStudy notes to help solve the complicated problem. I also used my MedStudy notes to help determine another inpatient’s lung problems by getting PFTs and DLCO.”
—Catherine M. Vernon, MD, PhD

There are several times I’ve seen a patient and remembered something I read, but here are examples: 1) crystal pyrophosphate disease (CPPD): I remembered the DDx for causes and ordered additional testing. 2) Cardiology: Reviewing the murmurs of valvular disorders was helpful. 3) GI: I was working up a young lady with anemia and it turned out she had celiac sprue. So reviewing GI and having a clinical case made it so relevant.”
—Kimberly A. Stock, MD

“I felt the Nephrology and Pulmonary Core books and review courses helped me because I needed reviews on acid-base disorders and electrolyte problems, and the Pulmonary section explained how to approach blood gas problems and critical care issues in an easily understood way. I’ve used the ID section when figuring out which antibiotics to use in treating hospital patients with complicated infections. I also refer to the Hematology sections in working up anemias and thrombocytopenias.”
—Gail K. Farrar, MD

“I now work in an inpatient setting doing palliative medicine consults and occasionally staffing residents on general medicine wards. The resources helped me to broaden my differential diagnoses with patient care and also allowed me to teach the house staff more effectively.”
—Tracey Humbert, MD, MS

“MedStudy is current and consistent with practical bedside medicine. Pulmonary function tests are easier to interpret. Helped with Gastroenterology differentials.”
—Ramon Solis Jr., MD

“The Core Curriculum helped me be more aware of other differential diagnoses in working up my clinic patients.”
—Roger Cowart, MD

“Ordering appropriate labs for suspected rheum disorders.”
—Nancy Allen, MD

“Especially cancer screenings, rash recognition, and gastroenterology.”
—Tara K. Chang, MD

Newest guidelines for testing, osteoporosis, asthma.”
—Nibedita (Nita) Mohanty, MD

Common care standards, goals in care and treatment learned.”
—Kristen M. Foster, MD

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Customer Feedback on ABIM Boards

Certification

“My study strategy was to study by subspecialties. I would first read the text in the written study guide about that subspecialty and mix in questions from the question bank. This helped me focus on areas of weakness and strengthen areas in which I already felt comfortable.”
—Adam Kolb, MD

“For what it’s worth, I thought the cert exam was hard. Maybe just overly long and draining.”
—Nancy Allen, MD

Questions I missed were easy ones and specifically ones I changed from right to wrong. I know how much you emphasized not changing answers and I NEVER DO but for SOME REASON I DID ON THIS EXAM and I know this was the majority of what I missed. Thanks for emphasizing likelihood ratios, cataracts vs. glaucoma for night blindness, increasing synthroid before pregnancy, which meds increase risk of bleeding preop.”
—Kirsten Nieto, MD

“I wish I had focused more on the ‘big picture’ as I probably overstudied the details and the exam was much more clinically relevant and did not require much of the clinically insignificant details that I had memorized.”
—Joseph Stolp, DO

Maintenance of Certification

Recert is a tough exam. Proper tools with a busy practice and life are essential. Thank you, MedStudy! I passed!”
—Kristen Scullin, MD

“Exam preparation takes time commitment, period! Anyone who does not pass was not properly prepared, either from procrastination or lack of basic knowledge. Anyone who reviews the Core Curriculum books two to three times will pass.”
—Jeannette Cho, MD

“I used MedStudy the first time I took the internal medicine board exam and passed, so MedStudy was my go-to resource for materials to pass the recertification board exam. I think the Core Curriculum is excellently written in a comprehensive but manageable way with a focus on current practice guidelines which are tested on in the recertification exam. For me, as a clinical researcher, I needed a very thorough review before being comfortable enough to take the recertification exam and after using the Core Curriculum, Recertification Video Board Review and the Core Scripts, I was ready. Again, I was very rusty so I needed a lot of help and put in a lot of time and effort. Thankfully, I passed the recertification quite comfortably and I certainly didn’t think the exam was easy at all. And as I said above, I think I will use some of the MedStudy products on an ongoing basis in order to stay more current before the next time I’m due to take the recertification exam.”
—Richard Leigh-Pemberton, MD

This is a very hard exam for recertification. If you don’t study as if it were your initial board exam, you will not pass. That’s just the way it is. Medicine has changed a lot over the past 10 years. Thanks.”
—Roger Cowart, MD

“The ABIM recert exam was difficult. There was plenty of time. The questions are very wordy so one of the best pieces of advice was to watch for relevant identifying information—e.g., male, female, ethnicity, pregnant, elderly, etc.—because that helps with sorting out the answers. The challenge for recertification was also finding the time to study and prepare. My goal over the next 10 years is to take some review courses every few years and not wait to ‘study.’ I also appreciate that I could get CME credits while studying for the ABIM recert exam. I received 80 credits for the video board review. Thank you!”
—Kimberly A. Stock, MD

“I studied for 3 months, every weekend about 8–10 hours and sometimes a bit during the week. It was actually a lot of fun and I learned a lot. I was dreading it beforehand, but in the end, I felt really ready for the exam. I felt like I learned a lot of medicine and it was beneficial for my practice and my patients—truly the reason why recertification is important.I am so glad that my friend recommended MedStudy because it really did make it easy for either concentrated study or brief study sessions. When I took my exam, I was pretty confident going into it and really confident coming out of it. I kind of wish that I had to recertify sooner than 10 years from now!”
—Angelina Platas, MD, FACP

Osteopathic boards

“I took the osteopathic recertification boards and was slightly nervous because there wasn’t much information from MedStudy from other DOs. It’s just as good for the osteopathic test!! Thank you, MedStudy!!”
—Erin Fish, DO

“I was told by my program director that I had a high chance of not passing my boards due to poor inservice exam scores. I went to the MedStudy board review in Dallas. I really honed in on areas of weakness and went through the syllabus binder 3 times. I worked very hard, and thanks to MedStudy, I passed my boards!!”
—Anna Fuller, DO

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Pediatrics

General

“There’s a difference between review of pediatrics, and board review of pediatrics. MedStudy is the best board review of pediatrics on the market. Period!”
—Rehan Siddiqui, MD

“A must-have for board preparation. This HAS to be the primary source, everything else is an add-on.”
—A Sharma, MD

MedStudy helped me pass the boards with my limited time for preparation.”
Amudha Boopathi, MD

“This system provided everything I needed to study for the boards: a thorough curriculum; flash cards that reinforced the curriculum information and that I could use to study on the fly; questions to test myself throughout the studying process; and informative videos. And I got to try everything out before I bought it! I will definitely recommend this to my colleagues.”
—Diana M. Cejas, M.D.

“The Personal Trainer emails from Dr. Hannaman, the Core Curriculum, video series, live review, and study questions were extremely helpful. The emails from Dr. Hannaman helped tremendously with organizing the overwhelming number of topics to cover. I found the timeline to be perfect for me.”
—Ronald Coleman, Jr., DO

“Thank you for providing excellent materials that helped me pass my boards. I’m not sure I could have done it without you.”
—Jennifer Eng-Kulawy, MD

“The course was EXCELLENT. I loved that it followed the content specifications. I have taken other courses that reviewed material but I now realized they were not content specific. Using MedStudy actually felt like I was preparing for a different test! Which shows how far off my previous preparation had been. Also the flash cards were INCREDIBLE. I work well with flash cards and they definitely made a BIG difference in my preparation. I would recommend all of MedStudy’s resources: cards, live course, Core Curriculum, and Q&A. I loved that the different resources complement each other.”
—Kelly Nation, MD

“I based my studying completely around the Core books and did questions and flashcards to supplement. The Core books allowed me to pass the test.”
Jennifer Quinlan, DO

“The intensive review course was essential for me to begin studying and get answers to questions that I couldn’t get by merely studying alone. After that, I read the review books and did all of the questions. The flashcards were also extremely useful, as they kept me from forgetting stuff that I had studied weeks ago.”
— Drew Sanders, MD

“MedStudy provided me with the knowledge and tools to successfully pass the General Pediatrics Certifying Exam by a wide margin!!! The live course solidified what I had reviewed in the Pediatrics Core Curriculum Books, and the Peds Q&A CDs brought it all together. If you take the necessary time to prepare, you are guaranteed to pass using these methods!!! And now, as a colleague said to me the other day, the ‘world is mine!’ Thanks, MedStudy!!!!”
—Kyon Hood, MD

“MedStudy was a great way to cover the topics which I was not prepared for by my residency. They took topics which I was never able to understand and broke them down in a way that helped me remember the learning points. I feel that without MedStudy’s Core Curriculum and question series, I would be retaking the general pediatrics board exam next fall. Thanks to MedStudy I passed on my first attempt. I will absolutely use MedStudy again and would recommend it to all pediatrics residents for board prep.”
—Kevin Allen Kaplan, MD

“As a mom who has been at home caring my child for 2 years, I am truly a ‘nontraditional’ test-taker. Without daily clinical contact with patients, I needed a powerful study system to provide a comprehensive review. Thank you for providing just that! The MedStudy system eased my anxiety and focused my study on the information important for the Boards AND future practice. I found several MedStudy products very useful but the live course was indispensable. And I passed! Thank you to the entire MedStudy family for all of your hard work.”
—Jannette Bushard, DO

“I studied only MedStudy for the Boards. It is very concise and covers almost everything needed for the exam. Great study material! Exam felt easy after that. I passed in one attempt.”
—Smriti Sharma, MD

“I used MedStudy 10 years ago in preparing for the internal medicine boards. This time I used it to prepare for Peds recertification and was VERY pleased. Thankfully, the Peds recertification exam is more geared toward everyday clinical practice, so there was not as much of the rare diseases on my recertification exam, although there were 1–2 cases. Thanks so much, MedStudy. I passed without any difficulty and made a very high score; but even more than that, during my several months of review, there were changes in practice that had occurred in the past 10 years which I was able to adapt to my practice.”
—Jori L. Shaffer, MD

“I spent hundreds of hours doing PREP questions and was unsuccessful two years in a row. I put in a lot of time with MedStudy, and it was worth every second!”
—Christine Bong, MD, MPH

“Outstanding. Excellent. Totally awesome. I spent a little time after residency not in practice while travelling and on family business in the Philippines, which is my excuse as to why my first go at the IM exam (2 years after finishing residency) was not successful. I took an ACP-sponsored course, and I would say dabbled in the MKSAP materials for my second attempt—also not successful. Last year, I did MedStudy and passed EASILY. What does that have to do with the ABP exam? I decided not to diddle around with the Pediatrics exam, which is notorious for difficulty and lower pass rate. I went straight for a MedStudy-based strategy. I went into the exam feeling pretty well prepared (though believe me, until I got that result email a few weeks ago, my confidence was definitely shaken by the experience of taking the exam). I passed the famously ‘harder’ test (and it WAS harder) after taking it only ONCE!”
—Johann Torres, MD

“MedStudy products were the only things I used, and I found them all useful. I used MedStudy for internal medicine as well and found them a great help. Would never use anything else! They have everything you need in very user-friendly formats.”
—Hannah Shelby-Kennedy, MD

MedStudy materials are the best in the market. The live course is an experience in itself and the food at Omni … ah! There is no way you can pass this exam without studying everything. You need to know the material and do a lot of questions for experience. MedStudy Core materials, Q&As, and the live course combined are the best study materials one can find and is enough. I passed this exam with flying colors, and [MedStudy] also helped me gain a lot of confidence for my office practice!”
—George T. Ampalloor, MD

“I did both the MedStudy Video Board Review and 1 set of Q&A workbooks. I appreciated the concise, to-the-point discussions and presentations. They helped me weed out the information on which I did not need to focus and helped me spend more time on the important and testable material.”
—Christine Bong, MD, MPH

“Very, very good way to study. Probably wouldn’t have passed without it. It actually has MORE information than probably needed, which can be overwhelming. Especially when working and studying too. But it’s good to know that what you’re studying is complete!”
—Morrill Harrington Weaver, MD

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Pediatrics Board Review Core Curriculum

Thank you for making such a great product. I had been working in a developing country the first time I took my exam and did not pass, as I was so out of touch with Western medicine. Many of my friends recommended and swore by MedStudy, so I used mostly the Core text for three months and supplemented it with a non-MedStudy live course and PREP (just to fill in the gaps MedStudy didn’t cover) and I passed.”
—Leah K. Nchama, MD

“The Core Curriculum was easy to read and broken down into five nicely sized books that are easy to travel with. They contain a wealth of information that helped me prepare for the board exam.”
—Shamika Hudson, MD

“I tried to read through the Core Curriculum one time first before getting really serious about questions. I felt that gave me the foundation of knowledge I needed prior to doing questions and flash cards. The latter exercises helped me identify which books I needed to go back and re-read. At first the books seemed daunting due to the sheer volume of material, but ultimately I think it is broken down in such a way that it is manageable. I especially like the review questions scattered throughout the text to help readers make sure they are reading for comprehension, and not just going through the motions.”
—Jessica Wallenmeyer, MD

I found the questions on each page useful as it ensured I was actually getting what I was reading and not tuning out for several pages.”
—Kelly Nation, MD

“They were very thorough and I liked having a book to sit and read—not just review and skim bullet points. I really wished I had bought it sooner, so I could use the books to study during residency rotations. I love how small each individual volume was… it made them much more practical to carry around. I tell the residents in my program to buy the Core books early and use them throughout residency.”
—Meggan Horowitz, DO

“This was a great resource, and continues to be a good resource during day-to-day practice.”
— Omotayo Idera-Abdullah MD, MPH, FAAP

“This was so helpful and I am glad I utilized MedStudy during my preparation for the pediatrics board exam. I truly believe that it helped me to be more efficient while studying for the exam. I recommend these products to anyone who needs a more structured format to study!
—Audrey G. Brewer, MD FAAP

“I just want to say thank you so much. These MedStudy books are fantastic. Last year I took my boards for the first time and I failed—not by much, but still failed. For the 2013 boards I didn’t know what to do when someone told me to use MedStudy. I was wary because of the price but I went ahead anyway. And I passed my boards. Your Core Scripts cards and question and answer books are great!! Thank you, MedStudy. Not only am I using them for my boards but also for my everyday practice!!”
—Judith Lorenzo, MD

“It was a great review of what I needed to know. Wouldn’t change a thing.”
—Hannah Shelby-Kennedy, MD

Excellent product—format, presentation, etc. Awesome.”
––Thomas Sutton, MD

“I needed a complete study system that would provide structured study. I used the Core Curriculum, live course, and questions. Because of MedStudy’s reputation, I felt comfortable that the review information was complete, allowing me to use MedStudy materials alone.”
—Jannette Bushard, DO

“Started with Laughing Your Way Through the Peds Boards. Found it was not specific enough and went to MedStudy. I feel that without MedStudy’s Core Curriculum and question series, I would be retaking the general pediatrics board exam next fall. Thanks to MedStudy I passed on my first attempt. I will absolutely use MedStudy again and would recommend it to all pediatrics residents for board prep.”
—Kevin Allen Kaplan, MD

“I liked the review questions to refresh your memory as you are going along, and the highlights. The Core Curriculum gives a good comprehensive look at all the important material.”
—Sharon Allred, MD

“I had the books, which helped a lot to turn to specific topics and reread and be able to highlight, write in them, etc. It is very well organized. Can turn the specific topic and highlight and reread and write in the book.”
—Morrill Harrington Weaver, MD

The material is spot-on and in as much detail as needed.”
—George T. Ampalloor, MD

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Pediatrics Board-Style Questions & Answers

“These questions were my life saver. Again with the limited time I had, all I did was MedStudy questions during the last 4 days before the boards. If it weren’t for MedStudy Q&A I doubt I would have passed the Boards. Thank you soo much for the great questions!”
—Amudha Boopathi, MD

I thought they were the most like the actual test out of all the question banks I used.”
—Geoffrey Rulong, MD

The online questions were dead-on and, for me, probably the most valuable resource.”
—Patrick F. Randolph, M.D., M.S

“I found these really helped me identify which areas I needed to concentrate on, and which areas I had mastered. I don’t think they need any improvement.”
Jessica Wallenmeyer , MD

“Using questions gets me into testing mode. Questions I have used previously seemed either too easy or too hard after I actually took the boards (this was my fourth time taking the boards). The MedStudy questions, after taking the boards successfully this time, seem most similar to the ABP exam.”
Kelly Nation, MD

“These questions were harder than the prep questions and the answers were very thorough. I was challenged but was able to learn a lot of information from each of the questions/answers. The questions were so challenging and the answers were so thorough that they pushed me to learn a ton.”
Jennifer Quinlan, DO

“The questions were very challenging and informative, which I feel helped me master each topic better. I learned so much from the questions. I went through them at least two or three times. The Q&As were very helpful because they challenged me to learn more about the different topics in a way that is true to the clinical setting. It also gave me an opportunity to have an idea of the format of the Peds board exam. I am a hands-on type of learner and the Q&As kept my attention longer. Tough questions, but very useful.”
—Audrey G. Brewer, MD FAAP

“The Q&As were a critical part of the final push before the exam. I thought the questions were very similar to those I saw on the board exam.”
—Jannette Bushard, DO

“The Q&As make you process the information in a clinical setting, similar to the board questions, instead of just memorizing the information in a vacuum.”
—Kyon Hood, MD

“The questions were so much like the board exam questions. During the exam, there were several instances when I thought to myself that I have read this question before; I know this!”
—Ana Maria Rojas, MD

“The Core material is great but these study questions just help you retain those materials and make you think.”
—George T. Ampalloor, MD

“Wonderful questions. I really believe that they are what got me to pass the Boards! Explanations were concise and appropriate—much better and less painful to work through than the PREP questions and answers. Liked how the questions could be reset. I feel that without MedStudy’s Core Curriculum and question series, I would be retaking the general pediatrics board exam next fall. Thanks to MedStudy I passed on my first attempt. I will absolutely use MedStudy again and would recommend it to all pediatrics residents for board prep.”
—Kevin Allen Kaplan, MD

I like the style MedStudy seems to follow. Board-LIKE questions with a little levity thrown in for good measure every now and then. During my second round of reviewing the Core, after each section, I would do questions to firm up my knowledge of the material.”
—Johann Torres, MD

“I have always used Q&As for any type exam, if available. These were very helpful and the answers offered plenty of additional information, even if not covered in a specific question.”
—Jori L. Shaffer, MD

“I used one Q&A book and was happy with the content and brief but complete explanations. In the past years, I reviewed 5 years of AAP PREP Q&As and failed twice.”
—Christine Bong, MD, MPH

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Pediatrics Flash Cards

“I believe the MedStudy flashcards were a big plus for me. Even when I didn’t want to study, and just lay on the couch to rest, I always was in the mood to run through the flashcards. It just made it easier to cement some core concepts down that otherwise would have taken me a longer time reading it in the books.”
—Samar Shah, MD

“Excellent portable tool. I would carry a subject around in my purse and pull them out during any spare time I had. I got a lot of endocrinology in while waiting for an oil change!
—Marisa Quattrone, MD

“The flash cards were INCREDIBLE. I work well with flash cards and they definitely made a BIG difference in my preparation. This is a GREAT product. I took out sections and carried them in a card case to use while waiting at the store, kids school, etc. It was very rewarding to see the ‘know’ pile get larger as the ‘review’ pile shrunk. I was able to take advantage of tons of ‘dead’ time by carrying them for quick review.”
—Kelly Nation, MD

The flashcards helped make a seemingly overwhelming amount of information manageable. They especially helped in the topics I start to drown in (cardiology, endocrine, and neurology). The flashcards gave me focus. The flashcards helped solidify the information I studied in the Core books.”
—Jennifer Quinlan, DO

“The flash cards were amazing. Being in full-time private practice, as well as a mother of a 3-year-old, it was a product that I could squeeze in anywhere. Thank YOU!!!”
—Jori L. Shaffer, MD

This was an excellent guide to my study as I approached the study date. I used the flash cards more than anything else in the last two weeks of studying. It was a nice break from reading books and I found it very informative. I was able to identify my weaknesses in topics easier with the use of the cards.”
—Audrey G. Brewer, MD FAAP

Excellent way for a quick look when there is not much time or you are tired. I love them. Very good for remembering rare conditions.”
—Nataliya Krivitskaya, MD

“The flash cards let me have additional questions anywhere! I used them while having my car repaired, in the waiting room at my doctor’s office, etc. They were also very helpful with the topics that required rote memorization, like genetics and developmental milestones.”
—LaKesha Davison, MD

One simple word: repetition. I ran through each of those cards almost a hundred times. Any time I had free time I’d start running through my cards. The flash cards were the most helpful to me. While I couldn’t have used them alone, they forced me to go over the material again and again. By the time of the test, if someone mentioned something related to a test point, my mind would automatically flash that point to me. I’m sure I annoyed my wife and friends by reciting medical trivia during normal conversation.”
—Drew Sanders, MD

Great to carry in a back pocket or purse and look at them anywhere. Some subjects were extremely helpful as reminders of salient features in history or presentation that differentiate between possible diagnoses.”
—Renata Kiefer, MD

“These were the most helpful product. Awesome.”
— Thomas Sutton, MD

“It contained specific information about several topics, and in this way it helped to get facts memorized.”
—Mayra Nieves-Rios, MD

“No complaints about this product. Great source.”
—Deborah Boyle, MD

Helped me remember relevant information.”
—Marinel Munda Pamatmat, MD

Made it easy to remember difficult facts.”
—Sushil Gupta, MD

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Pediatrics Intensive Board Review Course

“The live course along with the bi-weekly Personal Trainer emails made the difference and enabled me to PASS. Live lectures are fantastic for audio and visual learners but having a separate section dedicated to proper study techniques was wonderful. Focused in on the relevant material that allowed me to have a ‘core set’ of material to use and refer back to and not just for the exam but for daily practice as well. Overall experience was better than any other live lecture I’ve ever taken. The course focused in on board relevant material, provided pre/post exams which gave me a sense of where I stand in the crowd. The material provided me a great resource that I used not only to PASS the General Peds boards but it’s helping me in preparation for my subspecialty Neonatology boards and in everyday practice of medicine. I’m going to continue coming to the live lectures in the future because they are so well done!”
—Carl Hangle, MD

“The course was EXCELLENT. I loved that it followed the content specifications. I have taken other courses that reviewed material but I now realized they were not content specific. Using MedStudy actually felt like I was preparing for a different test! Which shows how far off my previous preparation had been. The course was a great review and got me into hard core study mode.”
—Kelly Nation, MD

“It was a nice review that kick-started my study schedule. I came home from the class feeling like I had just heard everything I needed to take the test. My job was then to go home and review everything as many times as possible.”
— Amanda Bost, MD

The live course was the game-changer for me. Having someone show and teach the things that I needed to know, plus having the outline of notes to go from was amazing, and helped me feel as though I actually ‘GOT’ it. It was everything that you needed to know, taught to you, and the notes given, so that afterwards you knew what you needed to study.”
— Annalee Paul, MD

“The intensive review course was essential for me to begin studying and get answers to questions that I couldn’t get by merely studying alone. It forced me to sit down and hit all of the material. This way, when I inevitably fell behind slightly while studying at home, at least I could feel that I’d seen everything at least once. It also helped me to see that there were other pediatricians out there, just like me, who had the same insecurities, worries, and knowledge gaps.”
— Drew Sanders, MD​

It removed me from everyday life and everyday pediatrics practice and forced me to focus (without family and professional pop-up distractions) in a very efficient and concentrated way. It ‘rewarmed and rewired’ essential memory/recall neuronic pathways in my brain that had grown dormant over the years. By this total immersion, my intensity and dedication to the actual pediatrics review process was far superior than I would have experienced during self-study at home. Also, seeing hundreds of fellow pediatricians arduously dedicating themselves to this same daunting task triggered a rallying battle-cry within my own soul to sacrifice personal pleasures for the days leading up to my exam in order to better prepare myself for the ‘royal designation’ of Pediatrics board recertification. Furthermore, there were many invaluable pediatrics pearls that were distributed in a sincere, helpfully collegial way at the live review course that I would not have discovered (or appreciated) during self-study or reading a review.”
—J. Colton Bradshaw, MD, FAAP

“I think the live course was the most helpful and motivational MedStudy product for me. Although the content was the reason I attended the course, the presenters’ suggestions, discussions with fellow pediatricians at the course, and Dr. Humiston’s lectures about HOW to study were unexpectedly the most valuable portions for me. I found several MedStudy products very useful but the live course was indispensable. And I passed! Thank you to the entire MedStudy family for all of your hard work.”
—Jannette Bushard, DO

“The board review course was the best! It helped me to divide my time into 3 sections: pre-course (Core), course (syllabus), and post-course (questions). It’s the total package. I passed!!!
—Sylvia Washington, MD, FAAP

HUGE motivational aspect. Although I had been able to get through mostly all the Core material once before the course, I was a casual studier prior. Bits and pieces over months. The course was not only a very nice and thorough review of the material, but I thought the lecturers and course directors really pointed the way to what I needed to emphasize in my ‘real’ study after the course. Even the Study Skills speaker was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised to have learned some skills and I actually applied some of her suggestions to my study plan after the course.”
—Johann Torres, MD

“It was awesome! I am an auditory learner and needed the intense review to keep me on track for the weeks before the Boards. I have used the MedStudy book series with good results but was still missing the finer details of test-taking for the ABP. The commentary, in addition to the actual review, helped prepare me the most.”
—Hannah Shelby-Kennedy, MD

“This review course is especially useful if the student knows the material, so preparation for the course should start with the Core materials and the Q&As, and then attend the course. MedStudy materials are the best in the market. The live course is an experience in itself and the food at Omni … ah!”
—George T. Ampalloor, MD

“MedStudy was an excellent overall, focused review of Peds for an entire week. It brought out information and reviewed topics that we do not see every day as practitioners. I am a hospitalist and really needed some direction with development and immunizations. The review was excellent for this and more detailed topics. It helped me to get away from work and study. The course helped identify and address weak areas. I would highly recommend.”
—Reggie L. George, MD

“It was a great help in putting all the information together. It forced me to focus on the material—something that is hard for me to do as a private practitioner at the end of a long day.”
— Mee Yee Yolanda Eng, MD

Nothing compares to the live course for reviewing the pediatric field prior the recert.”
—Mayra Nieves-Rios, MD

No one could get to me! I could remain immersed. Also, most speakers were excellent and did not waste my time!”
—Renata Kiefer, MD<

“It was the perfect way to compress an impossible amount of information into something that could be absorbed and revisited. The course helped to put me in the frame of mind I needed to successfully prepare for my recert. I used the syllabus as a review tool in the days leading up to the exam, and found exam questions that seemed to [come straight] from that review.”
—Bakari Morgan, MD

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Video Board Review of Pediatrics

Being able to stop, rewind, and repeat sticky material is always a good thing.”
—Patrick F. Randolph, M.D., M.S.

“I found that the speakers on the videos were great about emphasizing high yield topics. I also really enjoyed the format of the syllabus included with the videos, and I made notes as I watched the videos so I could go back and study the syllabus later.”
Jessica Wallenmeyer, MD
“I appreciated the concise, to-the-point discussions and presentations. They helped me weed out the information on which I did not need to focus and helped me spend more time on the important and testable material. This was my third attempt in 3 years. I was frustrated and disappointed at failing the exam 2 times. So I opted to use the DVD course. I watched the videos, highlighting in the syllabus the important/stressed points. I then read the syllabus with the video playing in the back ground so I could review points that needed clarification.”
—Christine Bong, MD, MPH

“Excellent. A lot of information—fun, easy to digest and remember. Can be used when it seems there is no room in your brain for another word. Great help.”
—Nataliya Krivitskaya, MD

Reviewed some of the more challenging topics from the course—cardiology and genetics/metabolic.”
—Zenithe Pierre, MD

“Good overview and review of the more esoteric subjects.”
—John Lin, MD

“Dermatology disk very helpful.”
—Jampana Raju, MD

Reinforced topics reviewed at the conference I attended a year prior.”
—Lynn Palmer, MD

I used it to re-review the Intensive Board Review Course—repetition!”
—Georgina Ponce de Leon,

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Personal Trainer

I just got my pediatrics board results and I passed! Thank you for the help and guidance, especially with Personal Trainer. The assistance in keeping me on schedule really helped as the date of the exam approached. Continue the good work!”
—Sherryl Gordon, MD

“The Personal Trainer emails from Dr. Hannaman helped tremendously with organizing the overwhelming number of topics to cover. I found the timeline to be perfect for me.”
—Ronald Coleman, Jr., DO

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How MedStudy Influenced Practice in Pediatrics

Much of what I learned of preventative Peds came in handy in the clinic. I am a chief and precept residents, and I taught them a lot I hadn’t known before about neonatal acne vs. infantile acne, vaccine schedules and indications, development, etc.”
—Meggan Horowitz, DO

“Recognition of skin disorders in the early newborn period and educating nursing staff. Infectious disease processes and routine pediatric preventative care….the list goes on and on.”
—Carl Hangle, MD

“I’m in primary care, private practice and recall several of the subspecialist speakers on the video reviews making points about what primary care docs should identify as problems requiring referral to specialist. Also I found the infectious disease section to be incredibly relevant to my practice, as well as the growth and development sections. Studying these two areas critically helped solidify these concepts in my mind so that I no longer need to go look things up (as I may have needed to do in residency).”
—Jessica Wallenmeyer, MD

“I have kept a list of routinely seen outpatient pediatric problems in my phone that I access often which I would put in as I came across it studying from MedStudy. For example, how to treat PID as an outpatient, the algorithm for treating and monitoring hypertension, when to hospitalize an anorexic, etc.”
—Jennifer Quinlan, DO

“Thanks so much MedStudy. I passed without any difficulty and made a very high score; but even more than that, during my several months of review, there were changes in practice that had occurred in the past 10 years which I was able to adapt to my practice. There are several examples, but one of the first was regarding counseling on vaccines in a patient who had not received MMR secondary to possible egg allergy. The patient had no anaphylaxis to eggs and I was able to counsel that it was safe to take the MMR vaccine. In addition, I had never seen a case of Papular acrodermatitis of childhood, until after I was studying for the board recertification and was able to recognize this easily just in the last month.”
—Jori L. Shaffer, MD

“Statistics became much clearer after working through the MedStudy chapter and examples. Understanding the topics in cardiology became much easier after reading MedStudy.”
—Kevin Allen Kaplan, MD

“MedStudy provided a great refresher for the most current recommendations and a reminder for those less commonly seen diseases.”
—Hannah Shelby-Kennedy, MD

I was immediately able to Dx a rheumatologic disease in a patient of mine that I may not have been able to right away if it weren’t for the MedStudy review.”
—Kyon Hood, MD

I use my notes from infectious disease and Heme Onc for quick review when I have a semi-complicated patient. I also used my renal notes the other day when assessing a patient with proteinuria.”
—Sylvia Washington, MD, FAAP

“We had a newborn patient that was puzzling to all in our group. He has micropenis, direct hyperbilirubinemia and glucose instability. I was reviewing endocrinology shortly after caring for this patient and came across the possibility of him having growth hormone deficiency. I was able to at least have him follow up with endocrinology for possible screening later. We also had some patients with renal dysfunction and, after reviewing with MedStudy, we were able to order appropriate studies/labs to help diagnose the type of RTA we were dealing with.”
—Ana Maria Rojas, MD

“I started using the M-CHAT for my 18-month well child visits. I also started being a whole lot more meticulous about my management and screening for iron deficiency. I also started being more widespread and corrected my dosage for vitamin D supplementation.”
—Johann Torres, MD

“I have practiced in a developing country setting for the past 8 years, using a limited formulary and limited laboratory and radiology resources. I used the review course to help me get up to speed with the modern practice of pediatrics in the US, especially in terms of new medications and newer protocols for treatment. A specific example is with the updated treatment regimens for reactive airway disease.”
—Russell Ebersole, MD

“Great review of development and how those questions are asked. Great review of ID and antibiotics— especially adolescent and the new STI guidelines. Able to apply resources learned by listing off items that met criteria without looking them up. Helped with identifying genetic syndromes and remembering what I had to do with accompanying syndromes.”
—Georgina Ponce de Leon, MD

“I was able to more accurately gauge the developmental progress of my younger patients.”
—Bakari Morgan, MD

“I was able to apply the current treatments and immunization practices.”
—Marinel Munda Pamatmat, MD<

More confidence in formulating differential diagnosis.”
—John Lin, MD

SBE prophylaxis guidelines, new concussion guidelines, etc.”
—Jorge Pineiro, MD

The STI section and a few growth and development points.”
—Sharon Allred, MD

Iron absorption, recognizing dermatology, recent case of HSP.”
—Homas Sutton, MD

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Customer Feedback on ABP Boards


Certification

“This General Peds exam is the most tricky exam that I have taken! I did not struggle with my Internal Medicine Boards, in the same way that I did with the Pediatrics Exam. I have taken the Pedi board multiple times, and was finally blessed to pass it in10/2013. It was my last opportunity to take it, so this was a tremendous relief!! I always felt like I knew the material, but the questions have never seemed straightforward. The study questions really seemed to have helped me to ‘think’ as the question writers think. Also, the instructors in the video who pointed out items or scenarios ‘that will be on the boards’ was extremely helpful.”
—Lisa Duchamp, M.D.

“The more questions you can do, the more prepared you will be for the exam. The Peds board is notorious for being a tough exam and MedStudy is, hands down, the most thorough and reliable study tool.”
Jennifer Quinlan, DO
“There is no way you can pass this exam without studying everything. You need to know the material and do a lot of questions for experience. This is not an easy exam, especially if you are out of residency for 1 or 2 years and above. The questions are tricky if you do not understand the clues, which you would not know if you don’t know the material well. MedStudy Core materials, Q&As, and the live course combined are the best study materials one can find and are enough. I passed this exam with flying colors, and [MedStudy] also helped me gain a lot of confidence for my office practice!”
—George T. Ampalloor, MD

“The board exam is stressful and that adds to the difficulty of taking the exam. The questions in particular on the exam aren’t necessarily difficult—it seems to be the fact that time management can really set one back on the exam. I thinkthe ability to immediately recall important details about the different topics is key to successfully passing the Boards.”
—Ana Maria Rojas, MD

“I decided not to diddle around with the pediatrics exam, which is notorious for difficulty and lower pass rate. I went straight for a MedStudy-based strategy. I went into the exam feeling pretty well prepared (though believe me, until I got that result email a few weeks ago, my confidence was definitely shaken by the experience of taking the exam). I passed the famously ‘harder’ test (and it WAS harder) after taking it only ONCE!”
—Johann Torres, MD

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Maintenance of Certification

“I thought the MOC exam had a good balance of general pediatrics. Many of the questions were very easy. There were some crazy off the wall questions that frustrated me but I think they may have been experimental questions.”
—Eileen Neff, MD

“I used MedStudy 10 years ago in preparing for the Internal medicine boards. This time I used it to prepare for Peds boards recertification and was VERY pleased. Thankfully, the Peds recertification exam is more geared toward everyday clinical practice, so there was not as much of the rare diseases on my recertification exam, although there were occasionally 1-2 cases. Thanks so med study, I passed without any difficulty and made a very high score.”
Jori L. Shaffer, MD

The recertification boards were very tough, but I felt confident that I had answered enough questions correctly to pass.”
—Evan Tepper MD

“Awesome! MedStudy completely prepared me for the Pediatric recertification exam.”
—William R. Utley, M.D.

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Feedback from Med-Peds Practitioners

“I used MedStudy for the pediatric recert in 2005 and came back to the products for my IM recert. The products are even better organized. While I also have the MKSAP books, for the amount of time I was going to spend reading through MKSAP or the MedStudy Core Curriculum, I would prefer the Core Curriculum for its readability. I feel that the MedStudy products I’ve used for both the Peds recert 2005, and now the IM recert 2011 were key to my success in passing these exams. Next up for me is another Peds recert and I’m coming back to MedStudy!”
—Chao-Ching Wu, MD

“MedStudy products were the only things I used, and I found them all useful. I used MedStudy for internal medicine as well and found them a great help. Would never use anything else! They have everything you need in very user-friendly formats.”
—Hannah Shelby-Kennedy, MD

“I used MedStudy 10 years ago in preparing for the internal medicine boards. This time I used it to prepare for Peds recertification and was VERY pleased. Thankfully, the Peds recertification exam is more geared toward everyday clinical practice, so there was not as much of the rare diseases on my recertification exam, although there were 1–2 cases. Thanks so much, MedStudy. I passed without any difficulty and made a very high score; but even more than that, during my several months of review, there were changes in practice that had occurred in the past 10 years which I was able to adapt to my practice.”
—Jori L. Shaffer, MD

“Outstanding. Excellent. Totally awesome. I spent a little time after residency not in practice while travelling and on family business in the Philippines, which is my excuse as to why my first go at the IM exam (2 years after finishing residency) was not successful. I took an ACP-sponsored course, and I would say dabbled in the MKSAP materials for my second attempt—also not successful. Last year, I did MedStudy and passed EASILY. What does that have to do with the ABP exam? I decided not to diddle around with the Pediatrics exam, which is notorious for difficulty and lower pass rate. I went straight for a MedStudy-based strategy. I went into the exam feeling pretty well prepared (though believe me, until I got that result email a few weeks ago, my confidence was definitely shaken by the experience of taking the exam). I passed the famously “harder” test (and it WAS harder) after taking it only ONCE! Recommend MedStudy? A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y!!! All of them: Core, course, questions. IM and Peds. My office will be starting a community medicine rotation, which I will be in charge of for the local Med-Peds residency program. I will definitely recommend your materials to them.”
—Johann Torres, MD

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