Be the first to view the new First Aid Step 1 Express videos! Respiratory Anatomy

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Be the first to view the new First Aid Step 1 Express videos!

Over the next few weeks, our YouTube channel will feature draft versions of the 2014 videos, and we want to know what you think about our expanded coverage.

Reading an x-ray of the lung will be much easier after watching our next sneak-peek draft video, as Jocelyn Compton discusses the anatomy of the respiratory tree and how to tell which lobe is affected in pneumonia based on the underlying anatomy.

She also covers pneumocytes and the law of Laplace, and the role of surfactant in fetal lung maturity.

Take a deep breath, sit back, and get ready to test how well you understand these key concepts.

Let us know how you like this video by posting your comments on YouTube, in the comments section below, or by emailing us.

Thanks, and stay tuned for more samples.

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3058

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Check out today’s Step 1 Qmax Question Challenge.

Know the answer? Post it below! Don’t forget to check back for an update with the correct answer and explanation (we’ll post it in the comments section below).

USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3058A young woman goes to her primary care physician complaining of 8 weeks of fevers, chills, night sweats, fatigue, and weight loss. About 3 weeks ago she noticed a large bump around her clavicle. The mass is surgically removed and biopsied (see image).

What is the best treatment for this patient’s most likely illness?

A. Imatanib
B. Raloxifene
C. Trastuzumab
D. Valacyclovir
E. Vincristine

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CUSHINGOID – Side Effects of Corticosteroids

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By Michael Spinner

Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed medications used to suppress an overactive and unwanted immune response. This may include suppression of an immune response to innocuous, environmental antigens (allergies or asthma), self-antigens (autoimmunity), and foreign, transplanted antigens (allograft rejection).

While beneficial in reducing inflammation in these conditions, there are numerous pathologic side effects of corticosteroids, which should temper their use when possible. Remember the major side effects of corticosteroids with the mnemonic CUSHINGOID:

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Join us for a FREE Webinar: First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 by Dr. Tao Le

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Join us for a FREE Webinar on March 13

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://bit.ly/1jLtwCW

 This high-yield talk from Dr. Tao Le, the series editor for First Aid, will cover the basics of the USMLE Step 1 including an overview of the boards, goal setting, high-yield topics in each subject area, study strategies, review resources, and study schedules.

Stay with us after the webinar for a live, interactive Q & A session.

Title: First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 by Dr. Tao Le

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to access the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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Started From The Bottom – University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Class of 2015

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We love this video from:
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Class of 2015

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Getting the Most Out of Your Research Experience

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By Jocelyn Compton

Getting the Most Out of Your Research ExperienceMore and more, research productivity is becoming a cornerstone of the medical student experience. Dedicated research can shape your future in profound ways. Since this time of year presents deadlines for summer research (such as the NIH T35 research grant) or yearlong opportunities (such as HHMI Medical Scholars) it’s timely to discuss the topic of optimizing your research experience!

1. Know thyself.
This is important in all things, but there are several questions that you should consider asking yourself before approaching a mentor. For example:

Where do you wish to go in your career? Academia, private practice, or business and consulting each lend themselves to a different type of research. This also applies to which specialties you are considering. There are a variety of ways to publish your work, such as case reports, original research, or opinion articles. Each type of publication will carry different value when you’re applying to residencies. Of course, publication in a well-known journal within a field or in a popular journal like Nature will always grab attention.

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USMLE-Rx Step 2 CK Qmax Challenge #23833

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

Know the answer? Post it in the comments below! Don’t forget to check back for an update with the correct answer and explanation (we’ll post it in the comments section below).

USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #23833A 2-week-old girl is brought to the pediatrician for a well-baby visit. The infant has been well and her mother has no concerns. She was born full term with no complications. Vital signs are stable and her physical examination reveals a happy, healthy child. However, results of ophthalmoscopic examination are shown in the image.

This child’s disease is caused by loss of which of following alleles?

A. Gain-of-function mutation in theras gene
B. Gain-of-function mutation in theRb gene
C. Loss-of-function mutation in thep53 gene
D. Loss-of-function mutation in theras gene
E. Loss-of-function mutation in theRb gene

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