Thursday, April 14, 2011

84. f.u. STD guidelines and the fact that all of skin is one objective. seriously - all of dermatology in one objective??

6 comments:

Resident said...

I know! "Skin disorders".
Right.

Dr. J said...

Don't get flumoxed by this, think like those writing the test, it is 1 objective because it is difficult to test and will not represent any sort of significant portion of the exam.
There is no audiovisual on the exam so think what sort of question they would ask? ABCD of melanoma, treatment of acne, treatment of psoriasis or eczema, criteria for kawasaki's, SJS, or TSS, possibly weird skin rash associated with respiratory symptoms (for which the answer is mycoplasma), possibly derm manifestations of a systemic disease.
So don't study a derm text, just look those few things over and move on to high yelid topics.
Good luck!!!
Dr. J

medstudentitis said...

Dr. J - because the test is being written on computer this year, there is potential for pictures. not that I know there will be, just now the means is there to show.

Dr. J said...

Holy crap I am old. That is all.
Dr. J

medstudentitis said...

It's only the first computer year!

medstudentitis said...

It's only the first computer year!