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:
- 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.