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The Step1 Test Prep Series was created by second-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the MS2 Aging Block. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation.  The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2009-2011 Step1 Sample Exams, available here:

2009 Sample Exam

2010 Sample Exam

2011 Sample Exam

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        Podcast Project Overview and Assignment

        Step1 Podcast FactSheet Template

 

Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series:
Episode title
Link to the MP3 File
& Fact Sheet (pdf)
Description & Learning Objectives 2009 Presenters

Group 1

No. 19--The Parched Patient

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:12:18

This episode is based on Question 19 on page 27 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Describe the basic physiologic mechanisms surrounding dehydration
  • List the laboratory analytes affected in dehydration
  • Describe vital sign changes related to dehydration
  • Describe a precipitating event leading to dehydration in the elderly

Group 1
Front: Jay Macedo, Megan Fitch, Melissa Tucker
Middle: Amber Moreland, Lauren Baber, Paulette Abbas, Joey Foran
Back: Andrew Estrada, Mike Clark, David Flores, Whitney Jensen

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Abbas P, Baber L, Clark M, Estrada A, Fitch M, Flores D, Foran J, Jensen W, Macedo J, Moreland A, Tucker M.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 19—The Parched Patient. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20470

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Abbas P, Baber L, Clark M, Estrada A, Fitch M, Flores D, Foran J, Jensen W, Macedo J, Moreland A, Tucker M.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 19—The Parched Patient. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 2

No. 21--Mrs. Studebaker's Multi-Layered Problem

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:10:35

This episode is based on Question 21 on page 28 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Identify the clinical manifestations of diverticular disease
  • Identify the histological appearance of diverticular diease
  • Dicuss each answer choice's clinical manifestations and histological appearance
  • Differentiate between adenocarcinoma, diverticular disease, polypoid adenoma, villous adenoma and volvulus


Front: Brandon Johnson, Lawrence Devolld, Sheila Habib
Back: Nich Beer, Robert Trimble, Christopher Jones, Raymond Cheng, Todd Phillips, Bob Booth, Vilmogil Tano
Not Pictured: Steven Alred

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Alred S, Beer N, Booth B, Cheng R, Devolld L, Habib S, Johnson B, Jones C, Phillips T, Tano V, Trimble R.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 21—Mrs. Studebaker’s Multi-Layered Problem. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20471

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Alred S, Beer N, Booth B, Cheng R, Devolld L, Habib S, Johnson B, Jones C, Phillips T, Tano V, Trimble R.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 21—Mrs. Studebaker’s Multi-Layered Problem. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 3

No. 35--The Problem of the Puzzled Patient

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:20:13

This episode is based on Question 35 on page 30 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Differentiate long-term from short-term memory
  • Review functional anatomy of the brain
  • Explain how and where short-term memory storage/processing occurs
  • List effects of alcohol on the central nervous system
  • State the etiology and recognize signs of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Group 3
Front: Eric Shah, Julie He, Fahmi Farah, Brandey Ackerman
Back: Rishi Arya, Rey Cuevas, Rita Pandya, Jaime Wilkerson, Thomas Monaco; Not Pictured: Luke McWhorter, Neda Shirzadi

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ackerman B, Arya R, Cuevas R, Farah F, He J, McWhorter L, Monaco T, Pandya R, Shah E, Shirzadi N, Wilkerson J.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 35—The Problem of the Puzzled Patient. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20468

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ackerman B, Arya R, Cuevas R, Farah F, He J, McWhorter L, Monaco T, Pandya R, Shah E, Shirzadi N, Wilkerson J.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 35—The Problem of the Puzzled Patient. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 4

No. 43--The Ill-Tempered Man and His Nit-Picking Wife

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:14:26

This episode is based on Question 43 on page 31 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • List common signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism
  • Differentiate Hyperthyroidism from other endocrine disorders such as Cushing's Syndrome and Phoeochromocytoma
  • Explain the relationship between thyrotoxicosis and cardiovascular changes

Group 4
Front: Rick Bliss, Daniel Ballow, Patrick Dobbs
Back: David Purtle, Lauren Thaxton, Katherine Ikard, Sudha Bhadriraju, Katie Leonard, Jessica Clay, Jon Freeman, Jordan Grant

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ballow D, Bhadriraju S, Bliss R, Clay J, Dobbs P, Freeman J, Grant J, Ikard K, Leonard K, Purtle D, Thaxton L.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 43—The Ill-Tempered Man and His Nit-Picking Wife. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20472

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ballow D, Bhadriraju S, Bliss R, Clay J, Dobbs P, Freeman J, Grant J, Ikard K, Leonard K, Purtle D, Thaxton L.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 43—The Ill-Tempered Man and His Nit-Picking Wife. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

 

Group 5

No. 45--Doc, the Kids Are Tiring Me Out!

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:11:40

This episode is based on Question 45 on page 31 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Define acidosis and alkalosis and their lab values
  • List possible causes of renal failure and its consequences
  • Decide which diagnosis is most likely and explain the reason

Group 5
Front: Idean Nikrooyan, Clark Kholief, Sara Moaghaddam
Back: Hai Le, Clayton Adams, Araft Hashwami, Margaret Brown, Stewart Walther, Jesica Baima, Rupa Patel, Robert Castanos

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Adams C, Baima J, Brown M, Castanos R, Hashwami A, Kholief C, Le H, Moaghaddam S, Nikrooyan I, Patel R, Walther S.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 45—Doc, the Kids Are Tiring Me Out! The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20473

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Adams C, Baima J, Brown M, Castanos R, Hashwami A, Kholief C, Le H, Moaghaddam S, Nikrooyan I, Patel R, Walther S.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 45—Doc, the Kids Are Tiring Me Out! 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 6

No.54--Earl's Bone Pain

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/21/2009
Length: 9:11

This episode is based on Question 54 on page 33 of the 2009 Step1 Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify the clinical appearance of Multiple Myeloma.
  • Describe which immunological cell type is diagnostic of the etiology of Multiple Myeloma.

Group 6
Front: Amber Machin, Meagan Bailey, Tera Brooks, Emily Goulet
Back:  Ricardo Badillo, Christopher Fung, Tom Xu, Wesley Jones, Mark Mason, Derrick Dupre, Matt Burge

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Badillo R, Bailey M, Brooks T, Burge M, Dupre D, Fung C, Goulet E, Jones W, Machin A, Mason M, Xu T.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 54—Earl’s Bone Pain. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20464

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Badillo R, Bailey M, Brooks T, Burge M, Dupre D, Fung C, Goulet E, Jones W, Machin A, Mason M, Xu T.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 54—Earl’s Bone Pain. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 7

No. 58--Confused Clyde Calhoun

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:11:20

This episode is based on Question 58 on page 34 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • List the signs and symptoms of small cell carcinoma of the lungs
  • Correctly diagnose small cell carcinoma of the lungs in patients with a history of tobacco smoking
  • Educate patients about the morbidity and mortality of smoking

Group 7
Front: Chris Coleman, Ashley Brandon, Kaycee Kloeppel, Victor Reis
Back: Janeen Leach, Alok Deshpande, Martin Ortega, Matthew Hughes, Laura Harmon, Brandon Hahm, Joseph Pham, Elizabeth Cannon

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Brandon A, Cannon E, Coleman C, Deshpande A, Hahm B, Harmon L, Hughes M, Kloeppel K, Leach J, Ortega M, Pham J, Reis V.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 58—Confused Clyde Calhoun. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20474

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Brandon A, Cannon E, Coleman C, Deshpande A, Hahm B, Harmon L, Hughes M, Kloeppel K, Leach J, Ortega M, Pham J, Reis V.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 58—Confused Clyde Calhoun. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 8

No. 92--Granny Smith is Hard of Hearing

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:5:56

This episode is based on Question 92 on page 40 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Describe how the outer, middle and inner ear work to perform auditory functions
  • List the differences between conduction deafness and sensorineural deafness and how to test for each
  • Identify signs of presbycusis and how it occurs

Group 8
Front: Claire Sellers, Amber Wright, Sarah Hemeida
Back: Nazanin Majdzadeh, Jenna Aldinger, Vikas Nath, Hosam Attaya, Mary Miller, Christopher Schutt, Paul Friedman, Daniel Evans

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Aldinger J, Attaya H, Evans D, Friedman P, Hemeida S, Majdzaden N, Miller M, Nath V, Schutt C, Sellers C, Wright A.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 92—Granny Smith is Hard of Hearing. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20475

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Aldinger J, Attaya H, Evans D, Friedman P, Hemeida S, Majdzaden N, Miller M, Nath V, Schutt C, Sellers C, Wright A.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 92—Granny Smith is Hard of Hearing. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 9

No. 100--The Crazy Burned Man

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:7:35

This episode is based on Question 100 on page 42 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Explain the mental changes that can occur with aging
  • List the presenting signs of delirium
  • Differentiate between the onset of delirium and other disorders such as paranoid personality disorder and schizophrenia
  • List the common causes of delirium in hospitalized elderly patients

Group 9
Front: Varsha Podduturi, Ranita Patel, Anushree Gupta, Dustin Corgan, Annie Lee
Back: Alexander Yu, Chris Tomingas, Garrett Taylor, Zachary Barton, Evan Lacefield

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Barton Z, Corgan D, Gupta A, Lacefield E, Lee A, Patel R, Podduturi V, Taylor G, Tomingas C, Yu A.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 100—The Crazy Burned Man. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20476

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Barton Z, Corgan D, Gupta A, Lacefield E, Lee A, Patel R, Podduturi V, Taylor G, Tomingas C, Yu A.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 100—The Crazy Burned Man. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

 

Group 10

No. 107--The Case of the BIG Heart

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/2009
Length:12:57

This episode is based on Question 107 on page 43 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • List the diagnostic criteria for COPD
  • Describe the link between dilatd cardiomyopathy and doxorubicin use
  • Differentiate between restrictive and dilated cardiomyopathy

Group 10
Front: Anna Nguyen, Blair Haws
Back: Grant Merriman, Luke Watkins, Ben Sheffer, Jason Dickens, Azam Farukhi, Charles Hogan
Not pictured: Nida Ali, Tina Kaviani

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ali N, Dickens J, Farukhi A, Haws B, Hogan C, Kaviani T, Merriman G, Nguyen A, Sheffer B, Watkins L.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 107—The Case of the BIG Heart. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20469

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ali N, Dickens J, Farukhi A, Haws B, Hogan C, Kaviani T, Merriman G, Nguyen A, Sheffer B, Watkins L.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 107—The Case of the BIG Heart. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

Group 11

No. 116--Long on Life, Short on Breath

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/9/2009
Length:13:40

This episode is based on Question 116 on page 46 of the 2009 USMLE Step 1 Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Determine a differential diagnosis based on the case presentation of a 75 year-old woman presenting with shortness of breath on exertion.
  • Discuss each of the answer choices (or diagnoses) and their manifestations: acquired hemolytic anemia, chronic blood loss, folic acid deficiency, Beta-thalassemia minor, pernicious anemia.
  • Decide which diagnosis is most likely and why.

Group 11
Katherine Duncan, Eddie Lowe, Fredrik Balldin, Rachel Mercer, Colbert Perez, Jackie Le, Steven Reeves, Alisa Thamwiwat, Grant Berry, Peter Wu,

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Balldin F, Berry G, Duncan K, Le J, Lowe E, Mercer R, Perez C, Reeves S, Thamwiwat A, Wu P.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 116—Long on Life, Short on Breath. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20462

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Balldin F, Berry G, Duncan K, Le J, Lowe E, Mercer R, Perez C, Reeves S, Thamwiwat A, Wu P.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 116—Long on Life, Short on Breath. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 12

No.132--Death on the Golf Course

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/09
Length: 10:41

This episode is based on Question 132 on page 48 of the 2009 Step1 Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify complications that might arise following a myocardial infarction
  • Describe how a patient might present with complications associated with myocardial infarction
  • Describe when complications are most likely to arise after a myocardial infarction
  • Identify the ECG patterns for myocardial infarction complications

Group 12
Front: Shaughn Nunez, Kimberly Lavender, Christine Hoang, Chase Derrick
Back:  David Kidwell, Neil Venardos, Nick Schilling, Monte Swanson, Chance Witt (not pictured: Jessica Cornelio)

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Cornelio J, Derrick C, Hoang C, Kidwell D, Lavender K, Nunez S, Schilling N, Swanson M, Venardos N, Witt C.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 132—Death on the Golf Course. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20477

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Cornelio J, Derrick C, Hoang C, Kidwell D, Lavender K, Nunez S, Schilling N, Swanson M, Venardos N, Witt C.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 132—Death on the Golf Course. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

Group 13

No.139--Mystery Bump: Is It Cancer?

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/14/09
Length: 10:49

This episode is based on Question 139 on page 49 of the 2009 Step1 Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the second-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Distinguish between different skin lesions commonly presenting in elderly patients by physical exam findings and patient history
  • Differentiate between a premalignant and malignant epidermal tumor
  • List risk factors leading to certain skin lesions in the elderly

Group 13
Front: Jessica Kranyec, Elisabeth Jones, Maria Lee
Back: Stefan Friemel, Lee Ferris, Tyler McSpadden, Kyle Schweser, Todd Kovach, Kristoffer Seelbach, Jeremy Jones
Not Pictured: Nathan Steele

Class of 2011, Lubbock

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ferris L, Friemel S, Jones E, Jones J, Kovach T, Kranyec J, Lee M, McSpadden T, Schweser K, Seelbach K, Steele N.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 139—Mystery Bump: Is It Cancer? The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20478

 

 

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ferris L, Friemel S, Jones E, Jones J, Kovach T, Kranyec J, Lee M, McSpadden T, Schweser K, Seelbach K, Steele N.  Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 1 Test Prep: No. 139— Mystery Bump: Is It Cancer? Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx

 

 

 

For more information about the Texas Tech MedCast series
contact Betsy Goebel Jones, EdD, Podcast Producer and Project PI.
The Texas Tech MedCast Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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