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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 30--Shingles are Not Just for Roofs

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 30--Shingles are Not Just for Roofs

 
Authors:  
Andrew Dentino, MD, Betsy Goebel Jones, MD, Todd Kovach, MD, Nick Schilling, MD, Nathan Steele, MD, Ohmar Win, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20707
Posted: 
10/07/2010
Updated: 
01/22/2013
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Abstract: 

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 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 2010 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

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
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Intended learner audience: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Contact person/corresponding author: 
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones: betsy.jones@ttuhsc.edu
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Dr. Andrew Dentino, Todd Kovach, Nick Schilling, Nathan Steele and Dr. Ohmar Win. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step2CK Test Prep Series 10-11: No. 30--Shingles are Not Just for Roofs. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20707