USMLERx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21610

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Check out today’s Step 2 CK Qmax Question Challenge.

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USMLERx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21610A 75-year-old man presents to his family physician with a 3-day history of joint pain. The patient has had various “aches and pains” in his joints over the years, but in the past 3 days he has noticed that his first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in his left foot has become very painful. He describes the pain as a dull, constant ache, 7 of 10 in severity. He denies any recent trauma or exposure to infectious agents. The remainder of his musculoskeletal examination is normal, with full range of motion and no focal tenderness in any of his other joints. The first MTP in the left foot is warm, erythematous, and extremely tender to touch. Synovial fluid is clear with no WBCs or RBCs, and a Gram stain is negative. Results of bone biopsy are shown in the image.

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Acute gout
B. Osteoarthritis
C. Rheumatoid arthritis
D. Septic arthritis
E. Systemic lupus erythematosus

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Become a First Aid/USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador at Keck SOM of the University of Southern California!

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THE FIRST AID TEAM NEEDS YOU!
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Would you like to:
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  • Help your fellow classmates save $$$ on First Aid/USMLE-Rx products?
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If you answered “Yes” to any (or all) of these questions, then you are ready to become a USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador. Simpy fill out the form to the right to apply.

 

What does a Student Ambassador do?

 

  • Student Ambassadors promote First Aid webinars and specials on USMLE-Rx.com by sending e-mail blasts to classmates throughout the school year. We provide the text for the e-mails — all you do is press “SEND” and earn your rewards.

 

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An Ode to Step 1 and New Things

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Ode smallBy Patrick Sylvester

In the final stages of Step 1 studying, and not sure what to do?
How will you fill the last few days?
Question bank? Flashcards?
Or perhaps one more pass through First Aid?

You could do that.

You could also go for a run, or a short nap.
Maybe go out for an extravagant dinner.
Or you could eat that frozen pizza in your freezer
(You know, the one you picked up from the convenient store on the way back form the library)

You could do any, all, or none of those things.
Who am I to tell you what you ought to do on your last day or two before Step 1?
What’s that? You’re already done?
Take a moment and celebrate how far you’ve come.

You’ve worked hard these past few weeks (right?).
And guess what?
It paid off—you rocked it.
You gave it your all and did the best you can do.

And what’s that ahead of you?
Third-year clerkships. Residency programs?
Soon, a new challenge.
You’ve excelled so far, why would these things be any different?

USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3345

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3345A 46-year-old woman comes to her primary care physician after visiting her optometrist. While being fitted for new glasses, the patient was found to have persistent constriction of her left pupil. After a thorough history and physical examination, x-ray of the chest was ordered, and results are shown in the image.

Disruption of which of the following explains this woman’s symptoms?

A. Cranial nerve II on the left
B. Cranial nerve III on the right
C. First-order sympathetic neuron
D. Second-order (preganglionic) sympathetic neuron
E. Third-order (postganglionic) sympathetic neuron

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Become a First Aid/USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador at Emory University

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THE FIRST AID TEAM NEEDS YOU!
Do you attend Emory University?
Would you like to:
  • Earn free stuff worth hundreds of dollars?
  • Help your fellow classmates save $$$ on First Aid/USMLE-Rx products?
  • Help your fellow classmates receive expert board prep info and advice from the First Aid authors?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any (or all) of these questions, then you are ready to become a USMLE-Rx Student Ambassador. Simpy fill out the form to the right to apply.

 

What does a Student Ambassador do?

 

  • Student Ambassadors promote First Aid webinars and specials on USMLE-Rx.com by sending e-mail blasts to classmates throughout the school year. We provide the text for the e-mails — all you do is press “SEND” and earn your rewards.

 

Click Here to Apply Now!

USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3343

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Check out today’s Step 1 Qmax Question Challenge.

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3343A 42-year-old woman presents to her physician with complaints of unintentional weight loss, increased appetite, and increased sweating. Physical examination reveals a pelvic mass that is very tender. Further workup leads to the removal of an ovarian tumor, a portion of which is shown in the image.

What kind of tumor did this patient have?

A. Krukenburg’s tumor
B. Mature teratoma
C. Ovarian choriocarcinoma
D. Struma ovarii
E. Thecoma-fibroma

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Step 3: Change is Coming

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By Sasmit Sarangi

It is that time of the year again. The time of year that finds many of us looking to schedule our Step 3 exams and complete them before we join residency positions.

There are many advantages to taking your Step 3 exam early, and I will not rehash all of them here. My thinking is that I should try to get it over with as soon as possible while most of the information is still fresh in my mind. This would definitely be easier for me than preparing all over again. There have been some announcements in the last few months about impending changes in several Step exams, and First Aid web team author, Patrick Sylvester, wrote an excellent post on the likely impact of these changes with regard to Step 1. I will be focusing on Step 3 in particular as it can often be neglected.

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