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Diversity in Residency

• June 5th, 2017

African-American physicians-in-training may be isolated within the walls of their institutions, alienated by their patients, and disconnected from their training programs. Listen to the challenges and aspirations of these inspiring African-American residents. This podcast is the third in a series that reflects medicine’s most pressing issues through the eyes of residents. “The House” provides residents with a forum to… Read More…


Take the New Case Challenge!

• July 16th, 2015

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was admitted in the summer with fever, headache, and fatigue. She reported neck stiffness, earache, intermittent contractions, and a possible erythematous rash on her shin. What is the most likely diagnosis? Vote and comment now on NEJM.org. The answer will appear within the full text of the Case Record of the Massachusetts… Read More…


Apply to Be an NEJM Editorial Fellow

• July 6th, 2015

The NEJM invites applications for two one-year, full-time, paid editorial fellowships beginning in July 2016 from medical professionals at any career stage. Applications are due by September 1, 2015. The editorial fellows review and edit Images in Clinical Medicine submissions, organize the Clinical Decisions series and write the Quick Takes under the supervision of senior editors…. Read More…


New Interactive Medical Case: Test Your Skills

• June 24th, 2015

Approximately 10 minutes after being stung on the right lower leg by a yellow jacket (a type of wasp), a 45-year-old man began to feel lightheaded and nauseated.  He called emergency medical services, and paramedics arrived 10 minutes later.  They found him to be alert but anxious, with scattered areas of erythema on his trunk… Read More…


Now on the NEJM Group Open Forum

• April 27th, 2015

There’s a lot happening on the NEJM Group Open Forum: Talk with authors and experts about a new study involving multiple US neonatal intensive care units that demonstrated a substantial increase in admissions for neonatal abstinence syndrome between 2004 and 2011, as well as increases in associated length of stay and in the percentage of NICU days nationwide… Read More…


Take the New Interactive Medical Case!

• April 9th, 2015

A 43-year-old man with a 6-week history of abdominal pain and diarrhea. The pain was initially epigastric and occurred after eating but then became more constant and diffuse.  The patient rated the pain at 7 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the most severe pain.  The diarrhea began gradually and was… Read More…


NEJM Group Open Forum – Take part in the conversation!

• April 7th, 2015

These active and engaging discussions are happening now on the NEJM Group Open Forum on Medstro.com. Read the questions and answers posted so far, like, share and comment to become a part of the conversation. Women Transforming the Culture of Medicine: How do women physicians communicate with each other and with their male colleagues? Can the… Read More…


Putting on and Removing PPE

• March 25th, 2015

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is used when there is a risk of exposure to infectious material, to protect the skin and mucous membranes from exposure to pathogens. A new Video in Clinical Medicine demonstrates putting on and removing PPE. This important information is now available on the Ebola Outbreak page, or browse all 59 Videos in… Read More…


Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge

• March 23rd, 2015

A 53-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and a mood disorder presented with irritability and pressured speech. Lab data include: blood pressure 130/85 mm Hg, plasma sodium 155 mmol/L, potassium 4.5 mmol/L, blood urea nitrogen 67 mg/dL, creatinine 1.99 mg/dL, glucose 90 mg/dL, and plasma osmolality 339 mOsm/L. What is the best strategy to… Read More…


New Topics on the NEJM Group Open Forum

• March 19th, 2015

There’s a lot to talk about on the NEJM Group Open Forum. Read the discussion, like, share and comment to become a part of these active and engaging conversations. Reviving Research to Prevent Gun Violence: If you were given a research grant to investigate some aspect of firearm violence, how would you direct those resources? How… Read More…