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MEDCERT.COM was launched in 1999 as the first on-line Internal Medicine Re-certification review course of any kind. After sixteen years, and many success stories, we're still preparing physicians-in-practice for those irritating internal medicine board recertification exams. Medcert.com is to be used as an ongoing resource and particularly, a final review prior to taking the exam.

This site is for PASSING the ABIM Re-certification Exam.

Questions and review materials literally quiz you while you study! We also review tried and true approaches to clues within a question that actually point out the correct answer! And as always... all new, all updated material, AND at physician-to-physician prices.

Use MedCert on your smartphone, tablet, desktop ... anything with an internet connection.

Become a MedCert Member

MedCert offers three different pricing options.

Weekend Pass$19

Student Level $99

MedCert.com Study Aids

MEDCERT members receive access to an ever-increasing library of study aids created specifically for passing the ABIM Board Recertification exam.

Try the sample Study Aids below and watch the Virtual Tour.

Practice Questions

Over 900 review questions covering over 15 disciplines. Here are some sample questions:

This is a short sample exam for unregistered users.

MedCert Flashcards

Over 200 flashcards to test your memory of important topics.

 

From your mobile phone or tablet you can log on and review on the go MEDCERT ABIM-specific flashcards...

What is the difference between

Competence

and

Capacity?

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Capacity is a physician determination of a patient's ability to make decisions. Competence is a legal determination made only by the court system about a patients ability to make decisions on their own behalf.

Salmonella Diarrhea Treatment??

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Intestinal salmonellosis in an immunocompetent host

does not

require antimicrobials because they may prolong fecal shedding of organisms.

Nurse is accidentally stuck while drawing blood

from Hep C positive patient.

What next?

Bleeding finger

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After accidental needlestick exposure, neither immunoglobulin nor preemptive therapy is recommended. Patients should be monitored with HCV RNA and LFT testing at baseline, weeks 2 and 4, and then, 6 months after exposure.

Associated with???

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Erythema Multiforme are most commonly associated with:

Herpes simplex

Drug allergy (PCN, phenytoin, & sulfa drugs)

A cat bite most likely will get infected with?

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Pasteurella multocida

Treat with Amoxicillin /Clavulanate,

or Cipro + Clindamycin

for 3 - 5 days

cll

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Campylobacter Diarrhea Treatment?

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Erythromycin

or

Azithromycin (better tolerated)

cmv-retinitis

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CMV Retinitis

iridis

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Iridis

barretts

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Barrett's Esophagus

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Reed Sternberg Cell

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

atrialflutter
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Atrial Flutter

Smudge cell

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Heberden Node

Consistent with Osteoarthritis

Clinical Presentations

MedCert's Clinical Presentations includes a unique approach to learning in which a specific patient is presented with "classic" signs and symptoms associated with a disorder. No unrelated, rare or misleading information is included. MedCert offers over 250 clinical presentations with diagnoses and treatments.

Symptoms, Signs and Studies:

  • 43 male patient presents with easy bruising or bleeding
  • night sweats, weakness, and fatigue
  • fever, and recurrent infections with gram positive & negative bacteria
  • normochromic-normocytic anemia
  • neutropenia and monocytopenia
  • and thrombocytopenia (so basically pancytopenia)
  • bone marrow aspirate brought a "dry tap."
  • massive splenomegaly

Diagnosis:

Hairy cell leukemia

Treatment:

The first-line therapy is 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) 0.1 mg/kg/d (Cladribine, Leustatin). With one course of therapy of 2-CdA, 80% of patients obtain a complete remission.

Internal Medicine Mnemonics

MedCert offers dozens of useful mnemonics to help you pass the exam. Here are a few samples:

A-B-C-D

  • Acute blood loss
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Chronic disease
  • Destruction (hemolysis)

FACADE

Flushing
Asthma
Cor pulmonale
Ascites
Diarrhea
Endocardial fibrosis

SHE PANTS

Stress, anxiety
Heart disease
Emboli
Pulmonary disease
Anemia
Neuromuscular disease
Tracheal obstruction
Sleep disorder

PARK:

Pregnancy
Allergy
Renal artery stenosis
K increase (hyperkalemia)

Think of Fatigued

Fat/ Food (poor diet)
Anemia
Tumor
Infection (HIV, endocarditis)
General joint or liver disease
Uremia
Endocrine (Addison's, myxedema)
Diabetes/ Depression/ Drugs

Genetic Gender disorder (Klinefelter)
Young boy (pubertal)
Neonate
Estrogen
Cirrhosis/ Cimetidine/ CChannel blockers
Old age
Marijuana
Alcoholism
Spironolactone
Tumors (Testicular & adrenal)
Isoniazid/ Inhibition of testosterone
Antineoplastics (Alkylating Agents)/ Antifungal(ketoconazole)

Board Simulation Exam

To fully benefit from the Board Recertification Simulated Exam, you should have completely exhausted all other repositories contained within MedCert.com. Two hours of uninterrupted study time should be set aside for proper administration of the exam. This approach will give you an accurate feel for time, and therefore aid you in developing a pace during the actual exam.

Upon completion of the exam, you will be given a score as a percentage of the total number of questions. A score of less than 70% indicates that a significant amount of review is still needed.

MedCert Virtual Tour

Become a MedCert Member

MedCert offers three different pricing options.

Weekend Pass$19

Over 1000 Internal Medicine practice questions.

Over 450 review topics & study tables (many with photos & diagrams).

Over 250 clinical presentations with diagnoses and treatments.

Flashcard review of ECGs, pathology slides, and common associations.

Access to all of the Medcert study aids, exactly like the Student Level Membership, but for a trial period of 72 hours. Credit for your weekend pass can be redeemed toward your Medcert Membership.

Student Level $99

Over 1000 Internal Medicine practice questions.

Over 450 review topics & study tables (many with photos & diagrams).

Over 250 clinical presentations with diagnoses and treatments.

Flashcard review of ECGs, pathology slides, and common associations.

MEDICAL STUDENTS get a $100 discount as a way to recognize the financial challenges we all go through while in school full time. Students will not be able to add comments/blogs, submit study materials, or have access to the simulation exam, but everything else is fully available for their review! Doctors helping future doctors.