Monthly Archives:
March 2017

Rapid Review: Appendicitis

Published: March 23, 2017   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog, Rapid Review   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   Read more

Appendicitis Patient will be complaining of fever, pain that began periumbilical then moved to RLQ, nausea and anorexia PE will show Psoas sign (RLQ pain on extension of right hip), Obturator sign (RLQ pain on internal rotation of flexed right hip), Rovsing sign (right lower quadrant pain when the left lower quadrant is palpated) Diagnosis is made by ultrasound, CT Most commonly caused […]

Podcast Ep 20: Cocaine Chest Pain, Migraines, Hypothermia & More

Published: March 22, 2017   |   Author: Nachi Gupta, M.D., Ph.D., and Megha Rajpal, M.D.   |   Category: Blog, Podcasts   |   Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   |   Read more

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. -Charles Morgan Welcome back to Episode 20! We have a great episode lined up for you this week, again covering topics that run the gamut of Emergency Medicine. We are excited to say that we have covered over 100 questions in approximately five hours of Roshcast over six months! As always, […]

Teaching Image: Cardiac Tamponade

Published: March 10, 2017   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog, Teaching Image   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   Read more

Pericardial Tamponade Patient will be complaining of dyspnea and chest pain PE will show muffled heart sounds, JVD and hypotension (Beck’s triad), pulsus paradoxus  ECG will show low voltage QRS, electrical alterans Echocardiography will show diastolic collapse of RV Treatment is pericardiocentesis

Podcast Ep 19: Anaphylaxis, Diabetic Ketoacidosis & More

Published: March 8, 2017   |   Author: Nachi Gupta, M.D., Ph.D., and Megha Rajpal, M.D.   |   Category: Blog, Podcasts   |   Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,   |   Read more

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Welcome back to episode 19! We are certainly relieved to have this year’s in-training exam behind us, and we are sure you are too. We hope you recognized some of the content we reviewed in episodes 1-15 […]

How To Increase Your PANCE or PANRE Score By 100 Points

Published: March 1, 2017   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

This article is going to show two very easy ways to help increase your PANCE or PANRE score by 100 points. I’ve written about this topic before but there is new information that I want to share. While there is no magic pill or wand to achieve this, these two techniques are the most useful and not difficult to implement and only require a little of your time. This means anyone can take advantage of them. The first tactic is to use a system over a couple of months to identify what you don;t know. Sounds easy, right? The key is going to be to go through a curriculum and identify what you don’t know – not what you are weak at – but what you don’t know. The second strategy is to take advantage of human error. Tests are written by humans, of course, and humans make errors. This article will show you 5 very easy techniques to narrow down an answer choice to either the correct answer or to a 50/50 probability – even without knowing anything about the topic. By combining these two strategies, you’ll be able to increase your PANCE or PANRE score by 10 points – which could be the difference between passing or failing. Let’s get started.

Elite Test-Taker Profile: Jennifer Bach, D.O.

Published: March 1, 2017   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Blog, Elite Test-taker   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   Read more

Q. Do you have a specific pretest breakfast? No. Q. Do you have any night-before-the-exam routines? Quit studying at least a few hours before I plan to sleep. Q. What do you bring for lunch during your exam? Peanut butter sandwich, Mountain Dew Q. Do you have any strategies that you employ during the exam (e.g. Answer particular […]