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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No.128--The Best Last Day Ever


Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No.128--The Best Last Day Ever

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Betsy Goebel Jones, P.T., Andrew Dentino, P.T., Samuel Bradshaw, P.T., Katherine Carlisle, P.T., Joseph Dellinger, P.T., Matthew Helm, P.T., John Kidwell, P.T., Stephanie Villarreal, P.T., Benisha Wiltz, P.T., Benjamin Wolcott, P.T.
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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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

Educational objectives: 

The second-year medical student studying for the Step 1 exam should be able to:

  • Know the number one cause of sudden cardiac failure and be able to describe its clinical signs and symptoms.
  • Understand the effects of  cardiac ischemia on papillary muscles and heart tissue.
  • Understand the classic presentation of a patient with middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion.
  • Understand the etiology of cardiac tamponade.
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15 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones

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Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Dr. Andrew Dentino, Samuel Bradshaw, Katherine Carlisle, Joseph Dellinger, Matthew Helm, John Kidwell, Stephanie Villarreal, Benisha Wiltz and Benjamin Wolcott. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No.128--The Best Last Day Ever. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: