A new book, Rapid Recall for the Internal Medicine Boards, by ANPA member Chinedu Ivonye MD, FACP, billed as “a powerful tool to help you ace the boards”, has just been released by CreateSpace Publishers. The book is intended for use by candidates preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification examinations.
Dr. Ivonye is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, the Director of Primary Care, and the Chief of Ambulatory Services at Morehouse.
The book is the culmination of several years devoted to teaching and development of curricula for residents and medical students. Dr. Ivonye’s passion for teaching has received wide recognition, including The J. Willis Hurst, M.D. Award presented by the Georgia chapter of the American College of Physicians.
His motivation for writing the book, Dr. Ivonye told The ANPA Blog, was “to help the candidates preparing for the ABIM focus on the high yield materials”. He added that “my experience over the years with residents has shown me that even the most intelligent candidates still need to focus on the high yield materials for the ABIM”.ABIM is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. ABIM certification is regarded as evidence that that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.