American Board of Internal Medicine Exam

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The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) exam is a prerequisite for certification under the department. The examination provided by the American board is a written computer-based type of examination. Continue reading

MRCP UK Exam

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Overview

The MRCP is a recognized organization in the United Kingdom who provides specialty and membership examinations which are acknowledged around the globe. The MRCP organization is responsible to the United Kingdom’s Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians. It is an organization that is responsible in maintaining the standards of medical profession and to keep the professional integrity abiding to the British tradition of excellence. Continue reading

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

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The objective structured clinical examination is a realistic and accepted method used to assess the abilities and skills of physicians. OSCE is a large assessment tool that includes many medical competencies. The OSCE was designed to determine the general medical knowledge and practice which is not adequately assessed through written or oral examination. Continue reading

Administering local anesthesia

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We like a dentist who treats us with no or minimal pain and discomfort. In almost all the significant procedures conducted in a dental office, administering local anesthesia plays a major role. Local anesthesia can be explained as the temporary loss of pain sensation. Lidocaine is the most common local aesthetic agent used in dentistry. The anesthetic effect remains for about one and a half to two hours, generally.

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Internal Medicine Board

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The internal medicine board is composed of specialized members. The objective of the internal medicine board is to uphold the healthcare provision by conducting certification exams for aspiring internists and subspecialists who possess the skills, attitude, and knowledge essential for quality patient care. Continue reading

Internal Medicine Certification Exam

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medicine certification examA certified internist should pass the certification exam given by the regulatory board of physicians in the country. Certification examinations are usually conducted yearly for physicians who finished their training in the department of internal medicine. Completion of the internal medicine certification exam shows expertise of internal medicine knowledge and concepts. The written certification exam is delivered through a computer based program. Continue reading

Internal Medicine Clerkship

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Starting the journey to internal medicine

Internal Medicine is one of the major departments in the medical profession. The students are involved in the care of patients in internal medicine not just because it is a requirement, but because it is where the common and varied disease entity belongs. The clerkship program is meant to supplement and enhance the clinical skills and critical thinking of the students. It serves as a foundation in preparation for future doctors who would like to be a part of the department. Most clerkship in internal medicine would take eight weeks duration.

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Oral Cavity

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The oral cavity is the space of the mouth, covered by the lips, and includes the cheeks, the palate (the roof of the mouth), the part of the tongue in the mouth (oral tongue) and the floor of the mouth. This cavity begins from the border between the lips and the skin, also called the vermillion border. The roof is formed by a hard structure called the hard palate, with the oral tongue in between the palate and the floor of the mouth; thus forming the oral cavity. The oral cavity then leads into the oropharynx, the part of the digestive tract that includes the tonsils and the back of the tongue. The sides of the oral cavity are formed by the cheeks. Continue reading

Dental dictionary

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A dictionary is a book that contains the meaning of almost every terminology used in a particular subject. A dental dictionary is a collection of definitions and explains various dental terms in a simpler version. This is useful for dental students as they have an easy access to all the necessary jargon of dentistry and it serves well for practicing dentists and dental tutors. It can be of great use for those individuals who have the habit of searching ad learning things in detail. Continue reading

Electronic Dental Anaesthesia

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As technology improves in the field of dentistry, a new option, called H-Wave Anaesthesia, has emerged to ease the discomfort of the traditional local anaesthetic injections. For most of the procedures including cleaning and filling, root canals and others, there is now an option available to have pain controlled without the use of a shot. The new technology is performed with the aid of a small unit powered by a battery. Sponges are placed on either side of the patients mouth, one on each side, and these are attached to the control box, on which the patient themselves are able to choose the depth or level of anaesthesia. One of the reviews of the method describes the patient feeling a sensation of a pulsing itch, or described as a mild twitch or tingle. There is no sensation of the intense numbing “fat lip” loss of sensitivity that local anaesthesia has. The dental procedure can then be initiated within a few minutes of the machine being turned on. Continue reading