• Endocrinology

    Endocrinology – topics

    Hypothalamus & Pituitary Neuroendocrinology Pituitary masses and tumors Posterior pituitary disorders Thyroid Diagnostic testing for suspected thyroid disease Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism & Thyroiditis Nontoxic diffuse goiter Thyroid nodule Thyroid cancer Adrenal Cortex Adrenal cortex Endocrine hypertension Endocrine pancreas Type 2 diabetes mellitus Type 1 diabetes mellitus Hypoglycemia Obesity Lipid disorders Mineral Metabolism Osteoporosis Rickets & Osteomalacia Kidney stones Reproductive endocrinology Hormonal contraception Hormonal therapies Testicular disorders Pregnancy and endocrine changes Pediatric endocrinology Disorders of sexual development Growth disorders Multi-organ endocrine disorders Multiple endocrine metaplasia (MEN) HIV/AIDs – endocrine problems

  • How to study for Step 1 Usmle

    How to Study for Step 1 Usmle

    Step 1 is probably going to be one of the most difficult exams you will write in your medical career. Scoring well on this exam is necessary for matching into your residency of choice. So, the question is, what is the best approach to ace your exam? We’ve looked at advice and comments from past test takers to come up with the best test resources, schedules, and study approaches. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 To ensure that you cover all the most important topics, you will need a a general review book. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 is the best book for this. It lacks detailed…

  • Biostatistics

    Biostatistics Questions

    A new blood test to detect prostate cancer is evaluated in 300 male volunteers. A needle biopsy of the prostate gland is done on all men with serum prostate-specific antigen concentrations greater than 5 ng/mL (N<4). One hundred men undergo biopsy procedures; 90 are found to have prostate cancer, and five are found to have chronic prostatitis. Which of the following is necessary to calculate the sensitivity of this test? (A)  Incidence of chronic prostatitis in the general population (B)  Number of men with test results greater than 5 ng/mL and a normal biopsy specimen (C)  Prevalence of chronic prostatitis in the general population (D)  Prostate biopsies of men with…