Physician Assistant Review

Med-Challenger PA is the highest quality, easiest to use Physician Assistant board review question bank for the shelf exam, in-training exam, PANCE Initial Certification exam and PA Maintenance of Certification (MOC). With built-in CME credits and ongoing updates, the Med-Challenger PA Qbank provides everything you need to ace exams and fulfill requirements without having to attend an in-person board review course or buy products over and over.

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For Med-Challenger PA Physician Assistant Exam Review Qbank

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Physician Assistant Question Topics

NCCPA publishes a content blueprint of the material that will appear on the exam.

This is how we determine which material appears in your adaptive Qbank.

Cardiovascular16%
Pulmonary12%
Gastrointestinal/Nutritional10%
Musculoskeletal10%
Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat7%
Reproductive6%
Endocrine6%
Genitourinary6%
Neurologic System6%
Psychiatry/Behavioral6%
Dermatologic6%
Hematologic3%
Infectious Diseases3%
TOTAL100%

Author Information

Continually Updated
All content is continually maintained by clinical expert peer-review.

Editor-in-Chief:

Mark W. Perdue, PA-C
Former Faculty Instructor
University of Oklahoma Tulsa Physician Assistant Program
Physician Assistant
Mednow Urgent Care

Contributing Editors / Clinical Reviewers:

Kathleen K. Aiello, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Ambler Pediatrics
Ambler, PA

Deborah Brunson, MD
Physician
CenseoHealth
Boulder, CO

Joseph Cama, MD
Carabou Medical
Towanda, PA

Adam Cohen, MD
Depatment of Oncology
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, UT

Kimberly Collins, MD
Emergency Physician
MedExpress Urgent Care
Tampa, FL

Michael Anthony Darracq, MD, MPH
Emergency Physician
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Southern California
San Diego, CA

Arthur Frazzano, MD, FAAFP
Founding Director, Area Health Education Center of RI Network
Director, Division of Health Policy and Advocacy and Associated
Fellowship Program
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Alex Kadner, PhD
Medical Writer/Scientific Consultant, Neuroscience
Ballston Spa, NY

Gerard Kiernan, MD
Hospitalist
Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic
Keene, NH

Miguel G. Madariaga, MD, MSc, FACP, DLSHTM
Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Physician, Infectious Disease
Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Amy Marcini, MD
General and Orthopedic Surgeon
Boston, MA

Laeth Nasir, MBBS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family Medicine
Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Jahan Porhomayon, MD. CBA, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Joseph Scott Savage, DO, FAAEM, FACHE, FSCP, FAIHQ
Staff Physician
Emergency Dept.
Yale-New Haven Health System
Bridgeport Hospital
New Haven, CT

George Smolinksi III, MD
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Officer-In-Charge
Physical Medicine Clinic
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Landstuhl, Germany

Richard Snyder, DO
Nephrologist
Integrative Medicine Practitioner
LeHigh Valley Nephrology Associates

Rodrigo Tanchanco, MD, FACP
Hospitalist
Christiana Medical Group
Newark, DE

Frank Townsend, III, MD, JD
Attending Physician
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Tricia A. Walters, MD
Family Medicine w/ Obstetrics
Wyatt, IN

Cezary Wojcik, MD, PhD
Deaconess Hospital
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
Evansville, IN

Melissa Wolf, MD
Physician
Bozeman Deaconess Women’s Specialists
Bozeman, MT

Sean Wormuth, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Vallejo, CA



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Our PA Questions

NBME-style, blueprint-based Q&A.
Just like you’ll see on the actual PANRE exam.

Positively-stated, Case-based Question Stems

No “negatively phrased” questions, no “A and B”…you know what we mean. Our questions always address important “key point” blueprint-based content in a well structured manner.

A 19-year-old girl presents to you for a sports physical examination. You discover that she has splenomegaly. Urine dipstick analysis is positive for red blood cells (RBCs), but microscopic urinalysis shows no RBCs.

She is found to have normocytic anemia with a hemoglobin level of 8.6 g/dL. She has a reticulocyte count of 5% and a low-normal ferritin level. Her lactate dehydrogenase level is elevated, as is her indirect bilirubin level. Her haptoglobin levels are low. Her family history is significant for gallbladder disease.

A Coombs test is performed and is negative. Hemoglobin electrophoresis is negative. Peripheral blood smear shows many rounded RBCs approximately two-thirds of their normal size.

Which of the following tests should be ordered to confirm your suspicions?

Clear Answer Options

A question’s difficulty is defined by the choice of distractors. Good distractors determine the difficulty level of a question. Therefore, good distractors are one of the most important features of a high quality question.

repeat Coombs test
osmotic fragility testing
glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) levels
chromosome analysis
sickle cell preparation

High-yield Remediation

Understanding why an answer choice is incorrect is just as important as knowing why it is correct. Med-Challenger questions contain detailed explanations for the correct and incorrect answer choices along with integrated media for those that learn best by visual stimuli.

Educational Objective:

Recognize clinical and laboratory findings associated with hereditary spherocytosis.

Key Point:

The diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis is based on clinical findings, spherocytes, and positive osmotic fragility testing.

Explanation:

Osmotic fragility testing should be ordered. Hereditary spherocytosis is an autosomal dominant disorder that causes a weakened RBC membrane skeleton. Anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly are the most common clinical features of hereditary spherocytosis. The degree of anemia is extremely variable and may be absent, mild, moderate, or severe. The spherocytes are hemolyzed in the spleen. The condition is distinguished from autoimmune spherocytosis by the Coombs test. The diagnosis is made based on the clinical presentation, presence of spherocytes, and a positive screening test such as osmotic fragility testing.

Although splenectomy can cure chronic hemolytic anemia due to hereditary spherocytosis, it is usually delayed as long as possible due to considerations for risk of sepsis, particularly in children. Due to the chronic bilirubinemia, patients with hereditary spherocytosis often have gallstones.

References:

Christensen RD, Yaish HM, Gallagher PG. A pediatrician’s practical guide to diagnosing and treating hereditary spherocytosis in neonates. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26009624. Pediatrics. 2015;135(6):1107-1114.

Luzatto L. Hemolytic anemias and anemia due to acute blood loss. In: Longo D, et al., eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed., 2011:872-886.



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