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Epiglottitis Patient will be complaining of rapid onset of fever and dysphagia PE will show the patient leaning forward, drooling, inspiratory stridor Imaging will show “thumbprint” sign Most commonly caused by H. influenzae, Streptococcus Treatment is IV antibiotics and airway management Sample question: A 5-year-old boy presents to the emergency department because of difficulty breathing that began a few hours prior to consult. […]
On Monday, May 21 at 7pm in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, more than 200 physician assistant students from seventy programs across the country will compete for the rights to claim the 2018 AAPA Challenge Bowl trophy. We are proud to announce, for the first time, Rosh Review will provide all of the content for this premiere high-energy medical game show. This high-energy medical competition has been a tradition for 28 years where the country’s best PA students answer the most difficult medical questions until a champion is crowned. To continue our support for physician assistant students around the country, we’ve provided free access to our 2,500 question PANCE Qbank for 1 month.
Last week the NCCPA released their updated Content Blueprint guidelines for the 2019 PANCE. Many of the organ systems were updated along with the task areas. In addition to changes in the core content topics, 5% (from 2%) of the PANCE will now cover Professional Practice (formerly legal and ethical questions) issues. We analyzed the new guidelines for 2019 and made the following comparison
Today we added 300 new questions, 300 new comprehensive, high-yield explanations, 300 new custom teaching images, 300 new One Step Further questions and answers, 300 new Rapid Reviews, and 300 new opportunities to get prepared to take your PANCE or PANRE.
Ottawa Foot and Ankle Rules X-rays required if Patient cannot bear weight for 4 steps Distal 6 cm tibia/fibula tenderness Medial/lateral malleolus tenderness 5th metatarsal tenderness Navicular tenderness Sample question: A 16-year-old boy presents complaining of right ankle pain after injuring himself while playing basketball. He states that he “twisted his ankle” when he landed on […]
Sample question: A 17-year-old boy presents to the clinic with right-hand pain after punching a wall. Physical examination reveals swelling over the dorsum of the right hand with bony tenderness noted with palpation of the fifth metacarpal. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Sample question: You are called to the nursery to examine a newborn boy. He was born at 36 weeks via C section to a 32-year-old G3, P3 mother. APGAR scores were 7 and 9. After six hours, the neonate developed respiratory distress. On examination, respiratory rate is 70, with nasal flaring, expiratory grunting, intercostal retractions, decreased breath sounds, and diminished […]
At the end of 2016, I had a PA student reach out to me after having failed her PANCE four times. The fifth time she took the PANCE, she crushed it and easily passed. These are the techniques we employed for her that you can use to prepare for your exam.
Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn Patient will be a child shortly after birth Complaining of sudden onset of difficulty breathing PE will show tachypnea, nasal flaring, retractions and hypoxia CXR will show parenchymal infiltrates and fluid in the pulmonary fissures Most commonly caused by residual pulmonary fluid Treatment is supportive, self-resolving within 72 hours Comments: Most common cause of neonatal respiratory distress Sample question: A full-term male […]
Over the course of the last few years, we compiled real world scores from thousands of individuals who took the PANCE and PANRE exams. Using this data to aid learners in self-assessment of their preparedness for the PANCE and PANRE exams, we developed a proprietary algorithm using a regression model and standard correction factor to convert your Rosh Review performance to a projected PANCE and PANRE exam performance.