Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
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 of Systems Disorders II. 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 2011 Step1 Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx.
The second-year medical student studying for the Step 1 exam should be able to:
- Understand the anatomy of the human brain stem cross section.
- Correlate the region of brain stem injury to its physical manifestations. Specifically appreciate the symptoms of an anterior spinal artery infarct.
- Recognize the presentation of a positive Babinski reflex.
- Trace the pathway of normal motor signaling.