Obladi oblada-Life goes on

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My first National Board of Medical Examiner's (NBME) subject exam is tomorrow for my OB/Gyn rotation.

Here's an example (from their website) of the kind of questions they ask.

1. A 27-year-old nulligravid woman has had severe
dysmenorrhea that has caused her to miss at least
2 days of work during each menstrual cycle for the past
year. She has occasional pain during sexual intercourse.
She weighs 50 kg (110 lb) and is 160 cm (63 in) tall.
Pelvic examination shows a normal-appearing vulva
and vagina. The cervix is pink with minimal
endocervical gland eversion. The uterus is normal in
size. The left ovary is 2 x 3 cm; the right ovary is 4 x 6
cm. Which of the following is the most likely cause of
her condition?
(A) Chronic appendicitis
(B) Endometriosis
(C) Pelvic congestion syndrome
(D) Polycystic ovarian disease
(E) Premenstrual syndrome

2. A 27-year-old nulligravid woman and her husband have
been unable to conceive for 12 months. She has never
used contraception. Menses occur at 28-day intervals,
and her last menstrual period was 2 weeks ago. She had
a single episode of pelvic inflammatory disease 4 years
ago and was treated with oral antibiotics. Vaginal
examination shows no abnormalities. Cervical cultures
are normal. Which of the following is the most
appropriate next step in diagnosis?
(A) Reevaluation in 6 months
(B) Ultrasonography of the abdomen
(C) Sperm penetration assay
(D) Hysterosalpingography
(E) Endometrial biopsy

3. A 30-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, comes for her
first prenatal visit at 26 weeks' gestation. Uterine size
is greater than expected for dates. Ultrasonography
shows fetal hydrops. Which of the following is the
most appropriate next step in diagnosis?
(A) Maternal HIV antibody test
(B) Maternal Rh status with antibody
(C) Cervical and urine cultures for group
B streptococcus
(D) MRI of the fetus
(E) Amniocentesis for measurement of
α-fetoprotein level

Just thought you might be curious how they test us med students. Wish me luck tomorrow.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

What I am doing instead of studying...

P.S. At first you will think it is dumb, but you will catch yourself singing it.... :)

If you liked it, check out this

Monday, August 21, 2006

In September, I have my rural medicine month. I have been anxiously awaiting to hear where I would be going. There were quite a few hang-ups, but I just found out. I am going to Marshall, MO. It is about an hour and 1/2 from my house in KS and one hour from my folks' house. It is half-way between Kansas City and Columbia. I will be doing the month with a family practice doc that graduated from UMKC. Hopefully it will be a great experience. I will be staying there in an apartment that the school acquired for me.

When I looked at the newpaper, here are the top headlines:
(Top story photo)

Contributed photo

Grand champion
Jade Jenkins of Marshall won Grand Champion in the FFA Overall Wether Dam event at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Friday, Aug. 11. Jenkins also won Grand Champion in the Overall Wether Dam event. She is 15 years old and is the daughter of Terry Jenkins and Susan Pointer. From left, Vince McGolden, Jenkins and Chad McGolden... More > >

Five area 21 year olds will end careers at Saline County Steer Sale
Vintage A-C tractors in Marshall next month
Newscope/Monday, Aug. 21
Salem United Church of Christ breaks ground following tornado
'Smooth' beginning for Sweet Springs schools
Preview/Lyceum brings "Dial 'M' for Murder" to Arrow Rock
Newscope/Friday, Aug. 18
Marshall students travel to N.C. on YMCA trip to repair homes

Sarah+small town= could be interesting. :) Oh, and congrats to Jade. :) Wether Dam? Are they trying to be funny. :) (Sounds like an SNL skit to me)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sorry. I am again bored of posting. :) Still alive though in case some of you were curious.