Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Step 2CK 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 the questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2010 Step 2CK Sampe Exam.
For more information on the series, go to: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep2ckprep.aspx
This episode is based on Question 1 on page 23 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam. Learning Objectives - the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:
- Identify thrombocytopenia
- Know some of its major causes
- Realize the elderly are at a higher risk for developing thrombocytopenia