We love this video from:
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University MD’14 and MD’15
Allow me a bowling analogy to illustrate the importance of feedback in studying for Step 1 (or acquiring any knowledge or skill).
Imagine you care about being a really good bowler. You want to bowl strikes as often as possible and pick up spares no matter how awkwardly arranged the remaining pins are. So, you purchase the best shoes and the most expensive ball and head off to the bowling alley where you square yourself up a handful of steps away from the end of the bowling lane, ready to roll your first game. As you step towards the lane, swinging your ball arm back and bending over so that your release will be close to the ground, eyes focused on the head pin, a screen suddenly falls down from the ceiling, stopping just a couple feet from ground, exactly midway down the lane. It completely blocks your view of the pins and everything else beyond that midpoint screen.
By Molly Lewis
Learning antibiotics can be quite overwhelming- trade names, generic names, spectrums of activity, side effects, etc.- so many details! To make it a bit more manageable, I used as many mnemonics as I could find or create! Here is one of my favorites.
With all the great apps available to help you study, how do you know which one(s) to choose? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out this great video review from First Aid team member, Jaysson Brooks. We include a grade for the app based on our Video Review Grading Scale.
Know of an app you’d like us to review? Share your suggestion in the comments below.
Name: Case Files Pharmacology
Mobile Operating System: iOS
Price: 1 free case. $29.99 for full version.
*Grading Scale: http://firstaidteam.com/4885/video-review-grading-scale.
Check out today’s Step 2 Qmax Question Challenge.
Know the answer? Post it below! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for an update with the correct answer and explanation.
A 14-year-old girl presents to her family practitioner with a 2-day history of profuse vaginal discharge and pruritus. She admits that she has recently become sexually active with her boyfriend. The physician examines a potassium hydroxide (KOH) mount of the vaginal discharge and sees many WBCs, but no hyphae. The pH of the discharge is higher than normal. A smear of the vaginal discharge is shown in the image.
What is the physician obligated to do next?
A. Inform the patient’s mother that the patient is engaging in unsafe sex
B. Recommend abstaining from sexual intercourse for 2 weeks
C. Report the case to the county department of health
D. Screen the patient for diabetes
E. Recommend treatment of her boyfriend
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