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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 2008-2009

No. 77--The Nauseated Nanna

Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/23/2008
Length:14:02

This episode is based on Question 77 on page 50 of the 2008 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 chronic and acute digoxin toxicity
  • Recognize the atypical presentations of hyperthyroid in geriatric patients
  • Describe different presentations of lacunar cerebral infarct
  • List the current ADA guidelines for blood glucose control


Ethan Dalley, Anthony Gipson, Julia Fernandez

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Dalley E, Fernandez J, Gipson A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 77—The Nauseated Nanna. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2008. Available at http://pogoe.org/productid/20439.

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Dalley E, Fernandez J, Gipson A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 77—The Nauseated Nanna. 2008. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No.38--Geriatric Ethical Decision Making

Fact Sheet

Posted: 11/14/2008
Length: 8:53

This episode is based on Question 38 on page 35 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

● Understand the difference between autonomy and beneficence 

● Know the importance and legal requirements for informed consent for treatment

● Recognize the ethical dilemma in patient's refusal of medical treatment

● Be able to determine a patient's decision-making capacity

● Realize the importance to advocate at all times the interests of one's patient over one's own interests

Question 38 group
Ana Nguyen, Kathleen Watson, Holly Blanco, Alan Coleman, Megan Shawn

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Blanco H, Coleman A, Nguyen A, Shawn M, Watson K. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 38—Geriatric Ethical Decision Making. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2008. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20440

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Blanco H, Coleman A, Nguyen A, Shawn M, Watson K. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 38—Geriatric Ethical Decision Making. 2008. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No.86--The Achy Ager

Fact Sheet

Posted: 12/4/2008
Length: 13:24

This episode is based on Question 86 on page 54 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to define key features of the following common rheumatologic diseases:

  • fibromyositis
  • osteoarthritis
  • polymyalgia rheumatica
  • polymyositis
  • sernegative rheumatoid arthritis

Group 86
Angel Sun, Missy Rosalez, Thy Dang, Srividya Bhadriraju

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Bhadriraju S, Dang T, Rosalez M, Sun A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 86—The Achy Ager. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2008. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20441

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Bhadriraju S, Dang T, Rosalez M, Sun A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 86—The Achy Ager. 2008. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No.40--Rashy Rita

Fact Sheet

Posted: 1/29/2009
Length: 8:48

This episode is based on Question 40 on page 36 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to acknowledge the classic signs of dermatomyositis and differentiate it from other cutaneous disorders that may manifest in the geriatric population and define key features of the following common rheumatologic diseases:

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Psoriasis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Scleroderma

Group 40
Caleb Sallee, Stephanie Glover, Wei Cheng, Jeremy Dickerson, Vinh Nguyen, Amanda Backlund

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Backlund A, Cheng W, Dickerson J, Glover S, Nguyen V, Sallee C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 40—Rashy Rita. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20442

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Backlund A, Cheng W, Dickerson J, Glover S, Nguyen V, Sallee C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 40—Rashy Rita. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No.41 (Kaplan QBook)--Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up! But Why?

Fact Sheet

Posted: 2/13/2009
Length: 19:05

This episode is based on Question 41 on page 82 of the 2005 Kaplan Step2CK QBook.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify the importance of adverse drug effects on the geriatric population including reasons for variable drug effects, common drugs to avoid and the significance of the Beers list of inappropriate pharmacologic interventions
  • Emphasize the types of musculoskeletal deficits in Parkinson's Disease as well as common presentations
  • Discuss the cause, symptoms, and management of postural hypotension
  • Identify symptoms associated with ischemia in the internal carotid distribution and differentiate them from ischemia in other areas of cerebral circulation.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of vertebrobasilar insuffiency.

Group 41 Kaplan
Ken Tobler, Amanda Pickert, Rob Schutt, Taylor Ratcliff, Gregg Schmedes

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Pickert A, Ratcliff T, Schmedes G, Schutt R, Tobler K. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 41 (Kaplan USMLE Step 2CK Qbook, 2005)—Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! But Why? The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20443

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Pickert A, Ratcliff T, Schmedes G, Schutt R, Tobler K. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 41 (Kaplan USMLE Step 2CK Qbook, 2005)—Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! But Why? 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 26-- Kenny's Kidney

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/6/2009
Length: 11:27

This episode is based on Question 26 on page 29 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to • Recognize common causes of renal failure in geriatric patients and determine appropriate steps in treatment, including:

  • List the side of effects of indomethacin
  • Identify indications for a thiazide diruetic
  • Describe the link between renal failure and multiple myeloma
  • Determine appropriate reasons for measuring urine sodium and creatinine concentrations
  • Identify pertinent indications for ultrasonography


Jessika Chumak, Jason Ginos, Jesus Trejo, Mark Glover, Hal Levine, Brian Scott

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Chumak J, Ginos J, Glover M, Levine H, Scott B, Trejo J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 26—Kenny’s Kidney. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20444

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Chumak J, Ginos J, Glover M, Levine H, Scott B, Trejo J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 26—Kenny’s Kidney. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 49-- Penelope's Prolapse

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/9/2009
Length: 11:32

This episode is based on Question 49 on page 40 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify the physical findings of uterine prolapse
  • Describe the etiology of uterine prolapse
  • Identify the classification of uterine prolapse
  • Select management and treatment options for uterine prolapse


Bonnie McCann, Samantha Hirsh, Ankur Khosla, Prashanthi Giridhar, Amy Shutt, Sheila Reddy

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Giridhar P, Hirsh S, Khosla A, McCann B, Reddy S, Shutt A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 49—Penelope’s Prolapse. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20463

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Giridhar P, Hirsh S, Khosla A, McCann B, Reddy S, Shutt A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 49—Penelope’s Prolapse. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 108-- The One-Eyed Grandma

Fact Sheet

Posted: 5/11/2009
Length: 8:19

This episode is based on Question 108 on page 62 of the 2008 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • List the clinical manifestations and fundoscopic findings of age-related macular degeneration
  • List the clinical manifestations and fundoscopic findings of background diabetic retinopathy
  • List the clinical manifestations and fundoscopic findings of central artery occlusion
  • List the clinical manifestations and fundoscopic findings of central vein occlusion
  • List the clinical manifestations and fundoscopic findings of proliferative diabetic retinopathy


Felisa Wilson, Shaun York, Leonard Haberman (not pictured)

Class of 2009, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Haberman L, Wilson F, York S. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 108—The One-Eyed Grandma. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20491

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Haberman L, Wilson F, York S. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 108—The One-Eyed Grandma. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

Episode title
Link to the MP3 File
& Fact Sheet (pdf)
Description & Learning Objectives Presenters 2009-2010

No. 65-- Four Blades are Better Than Three

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/17/2009
Length: 10:12

This episode is based on Question 65 on page 44 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Define "syncope"
  • List cardiac and noncardiac causes of syncope
  • Given a patient's history and work-up, be able to determine the likely diagnosis of the cause of the patient's syncope

2009 Group 65
Front: Cindy George, Cacey Adams; Back: Reed Gibbins, Chris King

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Adams C, George C, Gibbins R, King C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 65—Four Blades are Better Than Three. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20535

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Adams C, George C, Gibbins R, King C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 65—Four Blades are Better Than Three. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 53-- Bleeding Betty

Fact Sheet

Posted: 9/17/2009
Length: 10:36

This episode is based on Question 53 on page 41 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify a differential diagnosis for postmenopausal bleeding
  • Recognize risk factors for gynecologic neoplasms
  • Differentiate the different types of gynecologic neoplasms by history and physical
  • List guidelines for screening and treatment of gynecologic neoplasms

2009 Group 53
Front: Adam Johnson; Back: Jessica Nelson, Laura Panto, Tatyana Ellison, Sarah Low

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ellison T, Johnson A, Low S, Nelson J, Panto L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 53—Bleeding Betty. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20566

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Ellison T, Johnson A, Low S, Nelson J, Panto L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 53—Bleeding Betty. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No 33--Ciggy Sally

Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/19/2009
Length: 17:37

This episode is based on Question 33 on page 32 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize risk factors for pulmonary neoplasms
  • Recognize the key features of different pulmonary neoplasms
  • Know the most common presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, such as B-cell lymphomas
  • Recognize the populations that are at greatest risk for developing lung abscesses
  • Recognize the most important risk factors for developing sarcoidosis and its most common clinical manifestations
  • Recognize the most common clinical manifestations of tuberculosis

Group 33
Front: Amir Salam, Jennifer Song; Back: Ebtesam Islam, Gage Hicks

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Islam E, Hicks G, Salam A, Song J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 33—Ciggy Sally. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20588

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Islam E, Hicks G, Salam A, Song J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 33—Ciggy Sally. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No 7--Cracking Under the Pressure Ulcer

Fact Sheet

Posted: 12/9/2009
Length: 10:37

This episode is based on Question 7 on page 24 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Describe the basic pathology behind a pressure ulcer
  • Identify the main risk factors for pressure ulcers
  • Recognize the severity (stage) and understand the appropriate treatment
  • Use antibiotic therapy appropriately

Group 7
L to R: Ashley Sturgeon, Johannes DeRiese, Chris Morris (not pictured, James Potts)

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, DeRiese J, Morris C, Potts C, Sturgeon A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 7—Cracking Under the Pressure Ulcer. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20613

Jones BG, Dentino AN, DeRiese J, Morris C, Potts C, Sturgeon A. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 7—Cracking Under the Pressure Ulcer. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No 38--Determined Diana

Fact Sheet

Posted: 12/9/2009
Length: 9:57

This episode is based on Question 38 on page 35 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • List the requirements for informed consent
  • Describe the patients right to autonomy and refusal of care
  • List the basic guidelines for determining patient competency
  • Describe the difference between beneficence, non-malfeasance and autonomy

Group 38
Front: Jeff Barstad, Jason Jones; Back: Vanessa Costilla, Amber Coon, Natalie Lane (not pictured, Ian Guerra)

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Barstad J, Coon AL, Costilla V, Guerra I, Jones J, Lane N. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 38—Determined Diana. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2009. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20623

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Barstad J, Coon AL, Costilla V, Guerra I, Jones J, Lane N. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 38—Determined Diana. 2009. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No 42--Hyperkalemic Harry

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/3/2010
Length: 12:48

This episode is based on Question 42 on page 38 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • List common diuretic medications that can cause hyperkalemia.
  • Identify the importance of adverse drug effects on the geriatric population.
  • Describe  the risk of polypharmacy in elderly adults.


Front: Robert Parhizgar, Justin Squyres, Ankit Shah; Back: Jennifer Holmes, Kelton Thomas (not pictured, Anastacia Nix)

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Holmes J, Nix A, Parhizgar R, Shah A, Squyres J, Thomas K. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 42—Hyperkalemic Harry. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20632

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Holmes J, Nix A, Parhizgar R, Shah A, Squyres J, Thomas K. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 42—Hyperkalemic Harry. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No 18--Beat, Bloated Betty

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/3/2010
Length: 9:51

This episode is based on Question 18 on page 27 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Identify the 5 metabolic risk factors that call for annual fasting blood glucose screening.
  • List the typical changes found on lipid panels of and common symptoms in elderly women with estrogen deficiency.
  • Describe the conditions for and adverse reactions related to hormone replacement therapy.
  • List the common symptoms of hypothyroidism.
  • Identify conditions in which to use thiazide diuretics cautiously.
  • Explain the relationship between thiazide diuretic use and metabolic syndrome.

group 18
Front: Brenda Martinez, Carey Watson, Amber Lehmann; Back: Raj Singh, Matthew Stotz, Mat Muehe

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Lehmann A, Martinez B, Muehe M, Stotz M, Singh R, Watson C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 18—Beat, Bloated Betty. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20645

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Lehmann A, Martinez B, Muehe M, Stotz M, Singh R, Watson C. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 18—Beat, Bloated Betty. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 49--Pain Down There

Fact Sheet

Posted: 6/30/2010
Length: 11:06

This episode is based on Question 49 on page 40 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Understand appropriate treatment options for pelvic floor prolapse.
  • Be familiar with uses, contraindications and follow up with regard to pessaries.
group 49
Front: Latisha McLaurin, Jessica Reuben; Back: Raymond Theodosis, Melissa Garrett, Jeffrey Smith, Robbie Graham

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Garrett M, Graham R, McLaurin L, Reuben J, Smith J, Theodosis R. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 49—Pain Down There. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20654

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Garrett M, Graham R, McLaurin L, Reuben J, Smith J, Theodosis R. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 49—Pain Down There. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 35--Oh My Myeloma

Fact Sheet

Posted: 6/30/2010
Length: 16:57

This episode is based on Question 35 on page 34 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of Multiple Myeloma.
  • List the most common presenting symptoms associated with Multiple Myeloma.
  • Briefly describe the pathophysiology of disease in Multiple Myeloma.
  • Describe the appropriate workup for Multiple Myeloma.
  • List the characteristic lab findings associated with Multiple Myeloma.
  • Discuss the current options for treatment of Multiple Myeloma.
  • Briefly discuss staging of Multiple Myeloma and the associated prognoses.
group 35
Front: Jed May; Back: Eric Martin, Clifford Buckley, Kip Murphy, Richard Whitworth, Justin Clayton (not pictured, Nina Resetkova)

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Buckley C, Clayton J, Martin E, May J, Murphy K, Resetkova N, Whitworth R. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 35—Oh My Myeloma. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20664

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Buckley C, Clayton J, Martin E, May J, Murphy K, Resetkova N, Whitworth R. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 35—Oh My Myeloma. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 77--The Nauseated Nanna

Fact Sheet

Posted: 6/30/2010
Length: 9:51

This episode is based on Question 77 on page 50 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Recognize the classic presentation and symptoms of Digoxin toxicity
  • Know the most common cause of digitalis intoxication
  • Recognize the presentation of Hyperthyroidism in the geriatric population
  • Know the method for determining the presence of hyperglycemia
  • Recognize the most common causes of Lacunar cerebral infarction
  • Know the typical presentation of Subacute meningitis
group 77
Libby Zacharia, Trish Shirley, Kelsey Kelso

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Kelso K, Shirley P, Zacharia L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 77—The Nauseated Nanna. The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20675

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Kelso K, Shirley P, Zacharia L. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 77—The Nauseated Nanna. 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.

No. 92--Forgetfulness...or is it?

Fact Sheet

Posted: 6/30/2010
Length: 12:34

This episode is based on Question 22 on page 57 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Know the normal age-associate changes in cognition
  • List the common neurodegenerative disorders: (1) Alzheimer's Disease, (2) Pick's Disease, (3) Parkinson's Disease
  • Know the metabolic/endocrine causes of dementia: (1) B12 deficiency, (2) Alcohol related dementia, (3) Thyroid disease
  • List the vascular and psychiatric causes of dementia
group 92
James Lemert, Vijay Narendran, John Spencer

Class of 2010, Lubbock

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Lemert J, Narendran V, Spencer J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 92—Forgetfulness...Or is it? The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010. Available at http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20676

Jones BG, Dentino AN, Lemert J, Narendran V, Spencer J. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Series Step 2CK Test Prep: No. 92—Forgetfulness...Or is it? 2010. Available at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx.


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