MedStudy 2016 Internal Medicine Certification Board Review Course

2016 Internal Medicine Certification Board Review Course

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Coma: decorticate vs decerebrate, respiration patterns, pupils, causes,

Headache: migraine vs tension vs other

Dementia: multi-infarct, Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal, PDD vs LBD (Parkinson vs. Lewy body), PSP, Huntington

Dizziness: nystagmus, vertigo, central vs. peripheral, positional vs nonpositional, BPV, vestibular neuritis, Ménière.

Seizures: types, AEDs

CNS Infections: Meningitis, abscess, viral, fungal

Stroke & TIA: Intraparenchymal vs SAH vs epidural vs subdural, location vs presentation, workup and management of ischemic vs hemorrhagic strokes

CNS Metastasis

Metabolic & Toxic: Wernicke’s, Korsakoff’s, lithium, anticholinergic

Myelopathies = spinal cord. Metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, compression

Motor Neuron Disease: ALS, polio

Neuropathies: mono-, mono multiplex, poly, GBS, CIDPO, CMT, diabetic, alcoholic

Myasthenia gravis, Lanbert-Eaton

Myopathies: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis, thyroid, statins, ragged red fiber

Demyelinating Diseases:MS, optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, central pontine myelinolysis

Movement disorders



Common Skin Disorders

Drug Reactions

Inflammatory Skin Disorders
Skin Infections

Gonococcemia, Syphilis

Warts, Molluscum Contagiosum

Herpes Infection

Pityriasis Rosea


Skin Cancers, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Paget Disease of Breast

Blistering Lesions, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Erythema Multiforme

Pigment Changes


Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Spider Bite



Categorizing Arthropathies: Inflammatory vs Noninflammatory, mono vs oligo vs poly, symmetric vs asymmetric, large vs small joint
OA: symptoms, findings, management
RA: symptoms, findings, management

Spondyloarthritis: Common features, HLA-B27, AS, ReA, PsA, DISH

Crystalline Arthritis: Gout, CPPD, Hydroxyapatite

Infectious Arthritides

SLE, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Sjögren Syndrome, Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)

Vasculitis: large [Takayasu, Temporal] vs. medium [PAN, EPGA] vs. small vessel [GPA, MPA]

Office-Based Orthopedics: Neck, Back, Dermatomes, Shoulder, Knee, Compression



Diagnostic Studies: Stress test, PCWP

Physical Examination: a waves, irreg. cannon a waves, x and y descents, 1st-4th heart sounds, split S2

Coronary Artery Disease: CHD risk, unstable angina, STEMI, NSTEMI, cardiac markers, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, fibrinolytics, stents, 4 catastrophes,

Peripheral Arterial Disease: ankle-brachial index, PAD treatment, Buerger’s, carotid artery disease, aortic dissection (and Turner’s, Marfan’s, Ehlers-Danlos), aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection

Valvular Heart Disease: infective endocarditis (Osler, Janeway, Roth), aortic stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, MVP, pulmonic stenosis.

Heart Failure: diastolic, systolic, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic, stages, treatment

Pericardial disease: nonconstrictive vs constrictive. Dressler, acute pericarditis, pericardial effusions, tamponade

Congenital Heart Disease: ASD, VSD, patent ductus, coarctation,

Pulmonary Heart Disease: pulmonary HTN

ECG Interpretation: RBBB, LBBB, 1st degree AV block, 2nd degree AV block (Winckebach vs type 2), acute MIs. Torsade, WPW, pericarditis, hyperkalemia


The idea here is to write down everything you can recall related to the following keywords. This can be done as a list or concept map. You can also just go with the main keywords. E.g., "Asthma". Do as many or as few as you want. This is 100% recall. Its purpose is to make your mind "sticky" for more info.

Keywords for Pulmonary Medicine
1) Asthma: diagnosis, initial therapy and response to treatment.
2) Asthma meds: Oxygen, inhaled corticosteroids, SABAs, LABAs
3) COPD: Gold levels of severity
4) COPD: how to treat an exacerbation
5) Interstitial lung disease: types of ILD
6) PE. Lab tests and when to do them
7) PE. Treatment
8) Pneumonia: CAP. Empiric treatment.
9) Pneumonia: Pneumonia severity index
10) Pulmonary arterial hypertension
11) Thromboembolic disease: causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment
12) Tuberculosis: screening, diagnosis, treatment
13) Shock: types of shock
14) Obstructive sleep apnea
15) Lung cancer





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