The PAINE Podcast and Medical Blog is designed to help physician assistants master the information from the NCCPA blueprint so they can pass the PANCE/PANRE. It is meant to be a FREE resource (in true FOAMed spirit) so busy students and professionals can listen to the podcast and then come to the blog for the show notes and references.
I will use the most up to date articles, blogs, and online resources to breakdown a topic from the NCCPA blueprint each month to cover everything you need to know to be successful on your boards.
Each month will be devoted to a particular subsystem and all of my Twitter/Facebook posts and podcasts will follow this schedule:
January – Cardiovascular
February – OB/GYN
March – Hematology/Oncology
April – Pediatrics
May – Neurology and Psychiatry
June – Surgery
July – Pulmonary and Infectious Disease
August – Musculoskeletal
September – Genitourinary and Endocrine
October – Gastrointestinal
November – Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
December – HEENT and Dermatology
On top of the regular scheduled content above, I also provide 2 unique aspects for the blog only:
- PAINE PANCE Pearls
- Every other Saturday, I will post a clinical question pertaining to the monthly topic that will provide a quick review of a blueprint topic. These will likely be clinical vignette questions with labs, images, radiography, etc.. They will end with open-ended questions to reflect on.
- The next Saturday, the answer will be posted with explanations and resources.
- Weekly Eponyms
- Every Wednesday, I will post a quick synopsis of a historical medical eponym. I will provide the clinical significance of the eponym, the history behind it, who it is named after, and other interesting tidbits for your pimping pleasure.