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Texas Tech Medcast The Texas Tech Medcast is a podcast for medical residents, medical students, practicing physicians, and others involved in medical education and high quality, patient-centered primary care. The Texas Tech MedCast Series are available as a subscription or as individual episodes at no charge from the Apple iTunes Music Store (search Texas Tech or MedCast).

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. 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 USMLE Step2CK Sample Exams:
2008 Sample Exam
2009 Sample Exam
2010 Sample Exam
2011 Sample Exam

Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series:
Episode title
Link to the MP3 File
& Fact Sheet (pdf)
Description & Learning Objectives Presenters 2010-11

No. 30--Shingles are Not Just for Roofs

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/1/2010
Length: 11:24

This episode is based on Question 30 on page 32 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Describe the basic pathology behind zoster

  • Identify the main risk factors for zoster

  • Recognize the disease and understand features necessary for diagnosis

  • Use antiviral therapy appropriately


Nathan Steele, Todd Kovach, Nicholas Schilling

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Kovach T, Schilling N, Steele N. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 30—Shingles are Not Just for Roofs. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20707

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Kovach T, Schilling N, Steele N. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 30—Shingles are Not Just for Roofs. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 38--Mrs. Gottron

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/1/2010
Length: 13:09

This episode is based on Question 38 on page 36 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of dermatomyositis and know how to diagnose it

  • Recognize how myasthenia gravis presents, how to diagnose it, and the treatments

  • Describe the features of psoriasis and its associated signs

  • Know the diagnostic criteria of SLE, diagnostic tests, and treatment options

  • Recognize the clinical features of diffuse and limited scleroderma and how to diagnose each

Group 38
Amber Moreland and Rachel Mercer

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Mercer R, Moreland A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 38—Mrs. Gottron. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20714

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Mercer R, Moreland A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 38—Mrs. Gottron. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 48--I Thought I Was Done!

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/1/2010
Length: 7:30

This episode is based on Question 48 on page 40 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Know the first step in management of vaginal bleeding in a post-menopausal woman

  • Recognize risk factors for endometrial cancer

  • Know the indications and contraindications for unopposed estrogen therapy

  • Know the indications for colposcopy

  • Know the indications and contraindications for endometrial ablation

Group 48
Tina Kaviani and Jessica Cornelio

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Cornelio J, Kaviani T. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 48—I Thought I Was Done! The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20721

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Cornelio J, Kaviani T. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 48—I Thought I Was Done! 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 2--Sore Sacrum

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/1/2010
Length: 7:09

This episode is based on Question 2 on page 23 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Understand the etiology of pressure ulcers

  • Describe the stages of pressure ulcers

  • Identify how to prevent pressure ulcers

  • Determine when additional methods of treatment are required

Group 2
David Flores and Monte Swanson

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Flores D, Swanson M. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 2—Sore Sacrum. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20735

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Flores D, Swanson M. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 2—Sore Sacrum. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 61--Lights Out Larry

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/17/2010
Length: 14:02

This episode is based on Question 61 on page 44 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Define the clinical features of an absence seizure

  • Define the signs, symptoms, and physical exam findings of aortic stenosis

  • Recognize common clinical situations precipitating an episode of syncope in a patient with carotid sinus hypersensitivity

  • Recognize the features of a generalized tonic-clonic seizure

  • Recognize the clinical presentation of neurocardiogenic syncope

  • Diagnose a Transient Ischemic Attack in a patient in the ER

Group 61
Justin Ellis and Lauren Thaxton

Not Pictured:  Fuzhan Parhizgar

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Ellis J, Parhizgar F, Thaxton L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 61—Lights Out Larry. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20751

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Ellis J, Parhizgar F, Thaxton L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 61—Lights Out Larry. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 31--Mrs. Dixie Bailey:  I just need a second to catch my breath

Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/27/10
Length:
15:22

This episode is based on Question 31 on page 32 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Form a differential diagnosis for breathing difficulty with productive cough in an adult patient.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest neoplastic disease.

  • Differentiate common presentations of cancers that can affect the lung.

  • Use a careful history to rule in and/or out conditions listed in the differential diagnosis.

Group 31
Rick Bliss

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Bliss R. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 31—Lung Mass. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20809

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Bliss R. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 31—Lung Mass. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 67--The Bloody Mess

Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/7/10
Length:
14:35

This episode is based on Question 67 on page 47 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize the typical presentation of anemia in general

  • Evaluate and distinguish between anemias based on peripheral blood smear results

  • Understand how mean corpuscular volume (MCV) can be used to distinguish between varying causes of anemia and use the MCV to help answer a clinical question

  • Recognize that chronic disease states can cause anemiathat is clinically distinguishable from other types of anemia

  • Evaluate a clinical presentation of anemia and choose the best explanation for the anemia in the presence of other explanations that, while possible, are not the best answer to the clinical scenario

Group 67
David Kidwell

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Kidwell D. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 67—The Bloody Mess. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20810

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Kidwell D. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 67—The Bloody Mess. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 88--The Increasingly Common Case of Mr. Mnemonic

Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/21/10
Length:
13:59

This episode is based on Question 88 on page 57 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the presentations of various types of dementia

  • Understand the differences between delirium, dementia, and age associated cognitive impairment in the elderly

  • Be familiar with several diagnostic tools/algorithms that will help a physician assess the mental status of an elderly patient

  • Describe the course of Alzheimer's type dementia

  • Understand basic principles of medical therapy for Alzheimer's type dementia

Group 88
James Stocks and Daniel Ballow

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Ballow D, Stocks J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 88—The Increasingly Common Case of Mr. Mnemonic. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20830

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Win O, Ballow D, Stocks J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 88—The Increasingly Common Case of Mr. Mnemonic. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 24--Swelling Sammy

Fact Sheet

Posted: 11/3/10
Length:
9:58

This episode is based on Question 24 on page 29 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure and know how to diagnose it.

  • Recognize that NSAIDS such as indomethacin can cause kidney failure.

  • Determine what the next step in management is for a patient in acute kidney failure, and why that is the best choice.

Group 24
Colbert Perez, Shaughn Nunez and Lukas McWhorter

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, McWhorter L, Nunez S, Perez C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 24—Swelling Sammy. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20837

Jones BG, Dentino AN, McWhorter L, Nunez S, Perez C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 24—Swelling Sammy. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 78--The Song of AAA

Fact Sheet

Posted: 11/18/10
Length: 8:11

This episode is based on Question 78 on page 51 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Define oliguria

  • Identify the clinical consequences of hypovolemia

  • Recognize appropriate lab values of different types of renal failure

  • Differentiate common post surgical complications


Hosam Attaya, Chance Witt, Jessica Baima

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Attaya H, Baima J, Witt C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 78—The Song of AAA. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20840

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Attaya H, Baima J, Witt C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 78—The Song of AAA. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 33--Why would Mr. Smith have recurrent pneumonia?

Fact Sheet

Posted: 12/6/10
Length:
9:04

This episode is based on Question 33 on page 34 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize clinical presentation of pneumonia

  • Understand common presentations of Multiple Myeloma in a patient with back pain

  • Recognize Red Flags for potential diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma in a patient with back pain

  • Differentiate spinal x-ray findings of Multiple Myeloma, Prostate Cancer, and osteomyelitis

Group 33
Jeremy Jones and Jessica Baima

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Baima J, Jones J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 33—Why would Mr. Smith have recurrent pneumonia? The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20854

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Baima J, Jones J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 33—Why would Mr. Smith have recurrent pneumonia? 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 73--Chronically Toxic

Fact Sheet

Posted: 12/15/10
Length:
11:34

This episode is based on Question 73 on page 50 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Describe the changes in drug pharmacokinetics that typically occur with aging.

  • Understand the risks and benefits associated with prescribing digoxin in association with other drugs.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of digoxin toxicity, as well as how to manage digoxin toxicity.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of lacunar cerebral infarctions and subacute meningitis.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the elderly.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and the most common cause of recurrent hypoglycemia.

  • Describe the side effects of sulfonylurea oral hypoglycemics.

Group 73
Aruna Jahoor, Jason Dickens and Ashley Delacerda

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Delacerda A, Dickens J, Jahoor A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 73—Chronically Toxic. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20859

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Delacerda A, Dickens J, Jahoor A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 73—Chronically Toxic. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 46--My Insides Are Falling Out

Fact Sheet

Posted: 1/14/11
Length:
4:29

This episode is based on Question 46 on page 40 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize the first step in management of vaginal prolapse

  • Recognize the symptoms associated with vaginal prolapse

  • Know the physical exam finding of a patient with vaginal prolapse

  • Know the different types of prolapse including anterior, apical and posterior

  • Know the risk factors associated with prolapse

Group 46
Katherine Ikard and Garrett Merriman

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ikard K, Merriman G. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 46—My Insides Are Falling Out. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20872

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ikard K, Merriman G. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 46—My Insides Are Falling Out. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 36--Insulin vs. Autonomy

Fact Sheet

Posted: 1/28/11
Length:
9:26

This episode is based on Question 36 on page 35 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Understand when an AMA (Against Medical Advice) form is necessary

  • Define a legal guardian

  • Know the utility of asking a psychiatrist if a patient is capable of making choices for themselves

  • Explain the medical value of autonomy

  • Understand when to choose the value of autonomy over that of beneficence

Group 36
Front: Amber Wright, Bob Booth; Back: Stefan Friemel, Wes Jones

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Booth B, Friemel S, Jones W, Wright A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 36—Insulin vs. Autonomy. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20883

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Booth B, Friemel S, Jones W, Wright A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 36—Insulin vs. Autonomy. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 82--Pain in the Neck

Fact Sheet

Posted: 2/10/11
Length:
10:03

This episode is based on Question 82 on page 54 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Understand the differences in the common diseases presenting as pain and stiffness in the elderly.

  • Identify the typical presenting symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica.

  • Identify the commonly elevated laboratory results in polymyalgia rheumatica.

  • Describe the appropriate treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica.

Group 82
Fahmi Farah, Evan Lacefield, Brandey Ackerman

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Farah F, Lacefield E, Ackerman B. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 82—Pain in the Neck. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20885

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Farah F, Lacefield E, Ackerman B. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 82—Pain in the Neck. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 1--Elderly Cancer Survivor with Scary Bruises

Fact Sheet

Posted: 2/24/11
Length:
6:58

This episode is based on Question 1 on page 23 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify thrombocytopenia

  • Know some of its major causes

  • Realize the elderly are at a higher risk for developing throumbocytopenia

Group 1
Tom Xu and Zach Barton

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Barton Z, Xu T. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 1—Elderly Cancer Survivor with Scary Bruises. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20890

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Barton Z, Xu T. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 1—Elderly Cancer Survivor with Scary Bruises. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 37--Fear and Loathing in Podagra

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/11/11
Length:
9:14

This episode is based on Question 37 on page 35 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Feel comfortable taking a pain symptom history from an elderly patient.

  • Ask appropriate social and medical history in an elderly patient with polypharmacy.

  • Be proficient reading and interpreting joint aspirate results.

  • Know exacerbating factors of gout and hyperuricemia.

  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic gout in an elderly patient.

Group 37
Front: Katie Leonard Cast, Clayton Adams; Back: Luke Watkins, Ben Sheffer

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Adams C, Cast KL, Sheffer B, Watkins L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 37—Fear and Loathing in Podagra. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20900

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Adams C, Cast KL, Sheffer B, Watkins L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 37—Fear and Loathing in Podagra. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 104--The Costly Occlusion

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/29/11
Length:
8:52

This episode is based on Question 104 on page 62 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize ophthalmologic emergencies

  • Know the pathologic and physiology mechanisms of common ophthalmic diseases

  • Recognize risk factors for Central artery occlusion

  • Know how age plays a role as a risk factor for certain phthalmic disease processes

  • Know basic treatments of eye emergencies

Group 104
Chris Schutt, Nazanin Majdzadeh, Jonathan Freeman

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Freeman J, Majdzadeh N, Schutt C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 104—The Costly Occlusion. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20904

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Freeman J, Majzadeh N, Schutt C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 104—The Costly Occlusion. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 73--Why so nauseous?

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/18/11
Length:
11:57

This episode is based on Question 73 on page 50 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Describe the etiology of digoxin toxicity

  • Identify the main risk factors for digoxin toxicity

  • Recognize digoxin toxicity based on symptoms, signs, EKG and lab values

  • Formulate an initial plan to treat digoxin toxicity

Group 73B
Julie Yu He, Amber Machin, Nich Beer

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Beer BN, He JY, Machin A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 73—Why so nauseous? The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20910

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Beer BN, He JY, Machin A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 73—Why so nauseous? 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 100--I'm Healthy But My Bloodwork Says Otherwise

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/29/11
Length:
9:32

This episode is based on Question 100 on page 61 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Understand what leukemia is and the cells affected

  • Differentiate between an acute and a chronic leukemia

  • Differentiate between a lymphocytic and myeloid leukemia

  • Know the main ages affected by the different types of leukemias

  • Understand what a leukemoid reaction is and how it is different from a leukemia

Group 100
Andrew Estrada and Patrick Shepherd

Class of 2011, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Estrada A, Shepherd P. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 100—I'm Healthy But My Bloodwork Says Otherwise. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20932

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Estrada A, Shepherd P. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 100—I'm Healthy But My Bloodwork Says Otherwise. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 14--Weight a Minute

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/29/11
Length:
5:24

This episode is based on Question 14 on page 26 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Form a differential diagnosis for dyslipidemia in a post-menopausal woman

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism

  • Discuss the side effects of estrogen replacement therapy, especially in elderly population

  • Explain the effects of diabetes mellitus on the lipid profile

  • Describe the role of estrogen on an individual's lipid profile

  • Describe the effect of thiazide diuretic therapy on elderly patients' lipid profile

Group 14
Rishi Arya, Maria Lee, Alok Deshpande

Class of 2011

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Arya R, Lee M, Deshpande A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 14—Weight a Minute. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20931

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Arya R, Lee M, Deshpande A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 14—Weight a Minute. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 40--High K in the E.R.

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/24/11
Length:
8:18

This episode is based on Question 40 on page 38 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify hyperkalemia

  • Know some of the most common causes of hyperkalemia

  • Understand the effects certain medications have on the regulation of potassium in the body

Group 40
Daniel A. Evans

Class of 2011

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Evans DA. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 40—High K in the E.R. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20934

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Evans DA. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 40—High K in the E.R. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

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