Board Review Questions of the Week – Otologic Disorders

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A 48-year-old woman presents to you complaining of persistent vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and nystagmus for the past 10 days but she has not noticed any hearing loss. Examination of her ear shows no pathology, and her Rinne and Weber hearing test results are normal. Neurologic examination reveals horizontal nystagmus that persists despite gaze fixation. What is her most likely diagnosis? … Read More

How to Interact with Standardized Patients

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Standardized patient interviews are an important aspect of your medical training. A standardized patient (or SP) is trained to simulate real patients with a variety of illnesses. During medical school, these interactions are used to measure your ability to apply your knowledge clinically as well as your communication skills. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you interact with standardized patients: … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Hospital and Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia

Kelly SeagravesGuideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Medical News

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Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. In 2016, the American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America updated the … Read More

Board Review Questions of the Week – Venomous Snake Bites

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A 13-year-old boy presents to you with a bite to his fingers after hunting for snakes with his friend (see Figure 1). Figure 1. He was bitten by the snake shown in Figure 2, which is a black-tail rattlesnake. Figure 2. He states that he had immediate pain and the finger has become progressively swollen in the 30 minutes since … Read More

How International Medical School Graduates Can Obtain Clinical Experience in the USA

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Every year a large number of physicians apply to pursue their residency in the United States of America. Each physician who plans to pursue a residency in America has to learn about the intricacies of the American system in order to make a seamless transition from a foreign medical graduate to a successful practicing physician. If you are planning to … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Burn Resuscitation: Parkland Formula?

Kelly SeagravesEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

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Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. A 35-year-old woman was a passenger in a small aircraft that caught fire after striking another … Read More

Board Review Questions of the Week – Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

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A 56-year-old former intravenous drug user has a positive hepatitis C antibody during screening. Reflex polymerase chain reaction detected hepatitis C viremia. His physical examination shows lesions suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda (see Figure). Figure. What initial treatment should be offered to this patient? hydroxychloroquine Every week Med-Challenger, the leader in online medical education, provides FREE board review questions and … Read More

Med-Challenger Content Updates – October 2018

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Take a look at all the clinical education content updates Med-Challenger completed in October of 2018. Med-Challenger’s team of practicing physician educators and medical editors review and update product content daily to ensure we provide the most up-to-date information and review questions in all products at all times. Updates are typically specialty-specific and are applied seamlessly to live course content … Read More

Med-Challenger Halloween Bonus Question (Venomous Animal Injuries)

Kelly SeagravesEM Questions of the Week, Emergency Medicine, Personal Education, Question of the Week

A 45-year-old attending physician presents to your emergency department in California complaining of severe pain in his forearm after being bitten by a spider while clearing out his family shed. He described a brown spider with a somewhat mottled appearance (see Figure) that scurried away after biting him. He states that the pain is severe but is only localized to … Read More

Board Review Questions of the Week – Pediatric Diabetes Mellitus

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Med-Challenger, Free Board Review Questions, Question of the Week, Pediatric Medicine, Pediatric Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Mellitus, Honeymoon phenomenon, diabetic ketoacidosis, insulin therapy

An 8-year-old girl with new-onset diabetes is admitted to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). She is treated appropriately; the DKA is resolved, and she is discharged home on long-acting insulin once a day and short-acting insulin with each meal. After 2 weeks on this regimen, she has a hypoglycemic seizure. Which of the following represents a possible explanation for … Read More