By Ravish Amin
Accessing information from the web is easy – if you know what you’re doing. Different search techniques produce different results. Here’s how to vary your search techniques to get all the info you’re looking for.
User Interface: (1 to 5), slicker interface gets higher number
Learning format: (1 to 5), variety or quality gets higher number
Quality of Questions: (1 to 5), higher quality gets higher number
Price (1 to 5), more expensive gets lower number, however if price matches quality this number could fluctuate
Summary and Grade
F (9 and below)
Using this mnemonic, you can simplify the order of the 4 types of respiratory failure is Shunting, increased CO2 (hypoventilation), Atelectasis, and Hypoperfusion. Shunting is commonly caused by pulmonary edema, hypoventilation is either neurological or neuromuscular in etiology, atelectasis is commonly seen in perioperative patients, and cases of hypoperfusion can be found in shock.
Choosing the right third year rotations is essential for medical students because what you experience on rotations helps you determine which field of medicine to pursue. These experiences also help create portions of the ERAS application for applying to the right programs.
So, what should you focus on?
Perhaps the most crucial component of your approach to studying for Step 1 is consistent use of a high-quality online question bank. Hitting the books certainly has its place, but if you really want to perform to the extent of your capabilities, it’ll require what author/blogger Cal Newport calls “the principle of deliberate practice.” Put simply, you have to challenge your knowledge base, identify weaknesses, and focus on eliminating those weaknesses if you want to make serious gains. The best question banks give you a realistic, exam-like experience, feedback on your performance, thorough explanations, and the ability to easily customize your experience.