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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step1 Prep Series: No. 116--Long on Life, Short on Breath

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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step1 Prep Series: No. 116--Long on Life, Short on Breath

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Authors:  
Andrew Dentino, FACN, Betsy Goebel Jones, FACN, Frederik Balldin, FACN, Grant Berry, FACN, Katherine Duncan, FACN, Jacqueline Le, FACN, Eddie Lowe, FACN, Rachel Mercer, FACN, Colbert Perez, FACN, Steven Thamwiwat, FACN, Peter Wu, FACN
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20462
Posted: 
08/07/2009
Updated: 
01/22/2013
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Abstract: 

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 Step1 Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational 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.
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Suggested Citation:
Frederik Balldin, Grant Berry, Dr. Andrew Dentino, Katherine Duncan, Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Jacqueline Le, Eddie Lowe, Rachel Mercer, Colbert Perez, Steven Thamwiwat and Peter Wu. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step1 Prep Series: No. 116--Long on Life, Short on Breath. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20462