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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No. 51--The Jitterbug Blues


Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No. 51--The Jitterbug Blues

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Betsy Goebel Jones, P.T., Andrew Dentino, P.T., Robert Andrews, P.T., Julie Dai, P.T., James McKenny, P.T., Veronica Parker, P.T., Jason Phillips, P.T., Natalie Rodriguez, P.T., William Steele, P.T., Matthew Turrie, 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:

  • 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.
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Estimated time to complete: 
15 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones

Suggested Citation:
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Dr. Andrew Dentino, Robert Andrews, Julie Dai, James McKenny, Veronica Parker, Jason Phillips, Natalie Rodriguez, William Steele, Matthew Turrie and Amy Ventura. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No. 51--The Jitterbug Blues. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: