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Just Launched: This all-new edition now includes 98 sets totaling over 3,300 slides. May 29, 2018

Free Sample (1 hour)

Sample: Endocrinology II Begin Presentation

Thyroid and pituitary disorders, multiple endocrine neoplasia, and hypercalcemia

  • Thyrotoxicosis (thyroiditis, Graves disease)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Hypercalcemia (hyperparathyroidism, malignancy)
Test Taking Strategies

Test Taking Strategies Begin Presentation

About the examination, what to expect on examination day, and strategies for taking the test

  • What to expect on examination day
  • Board examination composition
  • Examination scoring and passing threshold
  • About multiple choice questions
  • Test taking strategies
Allergy and Immunology (2 hour)

Allergy and Immunology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Common variable immune deficiency
  • Terminal complement deficiency
  • Urticaria

Allergy and Immunology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Angioedema
  • Hymenoptera allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Food allergy
  • Penicillin allergy
  • Radiocontrast allergy
  • Graft vs host disease
Cardiovascular (9 hours)

Cardiovascular 1 Begin Presentation

  • Chest pain
  • Coronary vascular disease testing
  • Chronic stable angina

Cardiovascular 2 Begin Presentation

  • Acute coronary syndromes

Cardiovascular 3 Begin Presentation

  • Heart failure
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Prepartum cardiomyopathy

Cardiovascular 4 Begin Presentation

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Acute pericarditis

Cardiovascular 5 Begin Presentation

  • Heart murmurs
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Coarctation

Cardiovascular 6 Begin Presentation

  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Prosthetic heart valves
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Ventricular septal defect

Cardiovascular 7 Begin Presentation

  • Diagnostic studies for arrhythmias
  • Sinus tachycardia
  • AVNRT
  • AVRT
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Multifocal atrial tachycardia

Cardiovascular 8 Begin Presentation

  • Atrioventricular block
  • Bundle branch and fascicular block
  • Pacemaker indications
  • Ventricular tachycardia and torsades de points
  • Supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator indications

Cardiovascular 9 Begin Presentation

  • Atheroembolic disease
  • Thoracic aortic disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Preoperative cardiac risk assessment
Critical Care (4 hours)

Critical Care 1 Begin Presentation

  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Auto-PEEP
  • Peak pressure and plateau pressure
  • Ventilator liberation

Critical Care 2 Begin Presentation

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Agitation, Pain, delirium
  • Transfusion
  • Nutrition
  • ICU weakness
  • Sepsis

Critical Care 3 Begin Presentation

  • Fat embolism
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Hypertensive urgency and emergency
  • Hyperthermia
  • Serotonin syndrome

Critical Care 4 Begin Presentation

  • Hypothermia
  • Drug overdose
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Organophosphate poisoning
Dermatology (5 hours)

Dermatology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Nonpurulent skin infections
  • Purulent skin infections
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Onychomycosis
  • Candida
  • Pityriasis versicolor

Dermatology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Herpes zoster
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Warts
  • Scabies and beg bugs
  • Venous stasis dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Perioral dermatitis

Dermatology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Dysplastic nevi and melanoma
  • Leukoplakia and erythroplakia
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases

Dermatology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Dermatologic signs of systemic disease
  • Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Dermatology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Erythema multiforme
  • Cutaneous drug reactions
  • Stevens Johnson/Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Endocrinology (6 hours)

Endocrinology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Diabetes classification
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Diabetes screening
  • Diabetes diagnosis
  • Diabetes therapy
  • Hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients

Endocrinology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Acute diabetes complications
  • Chronic diabetes complications
  • Nondiabetic hypoglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia

Endocrinology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Thyrotoxicosis and Hyperthyroidism
  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid storm
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism
  • Myxedema coma
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid nodules

Endocrinology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Pituitary tumors
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypercalcemia treatment

Endocrinology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Hypocalcemia
  • Vitamin D
  • Osteomalacia
  • Paget disease of bone
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Adrenal insufficiency

Endocrinology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Male hypogonadism
Gastroenterology (6 hours)

Gastroenterology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Dysphagia
  • Achalasia
  • GERD
  • Barrett esophagus
  • Infectious and noninfectious esophagitis
  • Nonulcer dyspepsia
  • Chronic H. pylori and autoimmune gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer disease

Gastroenterology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Malabsorption
  • Celiac disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Distinguishing hepatocellular disease from cholestatic liver disease
  • Biliary tract disease

Gastroenterology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Gastroenterology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Acute liver injury
  • Acute liver failure
  • Cirrhosis

Gastroenterology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Pregnancy-related liver diseases
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Acute mesenteric ischemia
  • Acute ischemic colitis
  • Chronic mesenteric ischemia

Gastroenterology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Foodborne illness
  • Acute diarrhea
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Amebiasis
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Anorectal disorders
General Medicine (10 hours)

General Medicine 1 Begin Presentation

  • Test characteristics
  • ROC curve
  • Likelihood ratios
  • Study designs

General Medicine 2 Begin Presentation

  • Measures of risk
  • NNT and NNH
  • Confidence intervals
  • Type 1 and Type 2 errors
  • Funnel plot

General Medicine 3 Begin Presentation

  • Smoking cessation
  • Hypertension

General Medicine 4 Begin Presentation

  • Screening
  • Immunizations

General Medicine 5 Begin Presentation

  • Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic cough

General Medicine 6 Begin Presentation

  • Pharyngitis
  • Lemierre syndrome
  • Epiglottitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Otitis externa
  • Malignant otitis externa
  • Otitis media

General Medicine 7 Begin Presentation

  • Red eye
  • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Scleritis
  • Episcleritis

General Medicine 8 Begin Presentation

  • Iritis
  • Selected corneal conditions
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Retinal detachment
  • Papilledema
  • Diabetic retinopathy

General Medicine 9 Begin Presentation

  • Obesity
  • Systemic exertional intolerance disease
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Prostatitis
  • Erectile dysfunction

General Medicine 10 Begin Presentation

  • Testicular pain
  • Scrotal masses
  • Patient safety and diagnostic error
  • Transitions of care
  • Informed consent
  • Decisional capacity
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure of medical errors
  • Impaired physician
Geriatrics (4 hours)

Geriatrics 1 Begin Presentation

  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Elder mistreatment
  • Physiological changes of aging
  • Geriatric pharmacology, prescribing, and adverse drug events

Geriatrics 2 Begin Presentation

  • Visual impairment
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Hearing impairment
  • Falls
  • Hip fracture
  • Urinary incontinence

Geriatrics 3 Begin Presentation

  • Pressure Injury
  • Involuntary weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dementia

Geriatrics 4 Begin Presentation

  • Delirium
  • Sleep disorders
  • Decision making capacity
  • End of life planning
  • Withholding treatment
  • Physician-assisted death
  • Geriatric driving assessment
  • Geriatric dermatology
Hematology (6 hours)

Hematology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Pure red cell anemia
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Large granulocyte lymphocyte leukemia
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Acute promyelocytic leukemia

Hematology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Normocytic anemia
  • Microcytic anemia
  • Macrocytic anemia

Hematology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia

Hematology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Approach to thrombocytopenia
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  • Approach to bleeding disorders

Hematology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Hemophilia A and B
  • Acquired hemophilia
  • von Willebrand disease
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Thrombophilia

Hematology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
Infectious Disease (8 hours)

Infectious Disease 1 Begin Presentation

  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Hereditary periodic fever syndromes
  • Fever in hospitalized patients
  • Hospital-acquired infections

Infectious Disease 2 Begin Presentation

  • Occupational exposure to bloodborne infections
  • Infection transmission precautions
  • Bioterrorism agents
  • Acute bronchitis and pertussis
  • Community-acquired pneumonia

Infectious Disease 3 Begin Presentation

  • Infective endocarditis
  • M. tuberculosis infection

Infectious Disease 4 Begin Presentation

  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid fever
  • Dengue
  • Leptospirosis
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika

Infectious Disease 5 Begin Presentation

  • Influenza
  • Ebstein-Barr virus infections
  • Varicella zoster infections
  • Herpes simplex virus infections
  • Posttransplant infections

Infectious Disease 6 Begin Presentation

  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Brain abscess
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Genital ulcers

Infectious Disease 7 Begin Presentation

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • HIV prevention
  • HIV screening
  • HIV diagnosis

Infectious Disease 8 Begin Presentation

  • HIV infection
  • HIV therapy
  • Pneumocystis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Cryptococcus
  • Candida
  • Aspergillosis
  • Endemic mycosis
Mental and Behavioral Health (3 hours)

Mental and Behavioral Health 1 Begin Presentation

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Eating disorders

Mental and Behavioral Health 2 Begin Presentation

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder

Mental and Behavioral Health 3 Begin Presentation

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Somatic symptoms and related disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Nephrology (6 hours)

Nephrology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Assessing kidney function
  • Urinalysis
  • Acid-base disorder problem solving

Nephrology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Disorders of sodium balance
  • Disorders of potassium balance
  • Disorders of magnesium balance
  • Disorders of phosphorus balance

Nephrology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Hereditary nephritis
  • Thin glomerular basement membrane disease

Nephrology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Nephrolithiasis

Nephrology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Hematuria evaluation
  • Nephrotic and nephritic syndromes
  • Causes of nephrotic syndrome

Nephrology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Nephritic syndrome
  • Causes of nephritic syndrome
  • Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
  • Tubulointerstitial diseases
  • Renal tubular acidosis
Neurology (7 hours)

Neurology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Carotid artery disease
  • Ischemic stroke and TIA
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage

Neurology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinsonism
  • Hyperkinetic movement disorders
  • Compressive myelopathy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Neurology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • Neuromyelitis optica

Neurology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Migraine headache
  • Tension headache
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias Trigeminal neuralgia

Neurology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Seizure and epilepsy
  • Status epilepticus

Neurology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenia gravis syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Neurology 7 Begin Presentation

  • Primary brain tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Coma
  • Brain death
Oncology (6 hours)

Oncology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer

Oncology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Anal cancer

Oncology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Lung cancer

Oncology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

Oncology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Cancer of unknown primary
  • Cancer-associated infections
  • Febrile neutropenia

Oncology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Cancer emergencies
  • Effects of cancer therapy
  • Palliative care
Pulmonary (5 hours)

Pulmonary 1 Begin Presentation

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Asthma
  • Occupational asthma
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
  • Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
  • Adult-onset eosinophilic asthma
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm
  • Vocal cord dysfunction

Pulmonary 2 Begin Presentation

  • Chronic unexplained dyspnea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • α1-Antitrypsin deficiency
  • Hemoptysis
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation

Pulmonary 3 Begin Presentation

  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea

Pulmonary 4 Begin Presentation

  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases

Pulmonary 5 Begin Presentation

  • Altitude sickness
  • Chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure
  • Preoperative pulmonary assessment
  • Venous thromboembolic disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
Rheumatology (6 hours)

Rheumatology 1 Begin Presentation

  • Infectious arthritis overview
  • Gonococcal arthritis
  • Nongonococcal arthritis
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Erosive osteoarthritis
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Rheumatology 2 Begin Presentation

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Adult onset Still disease
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Spondyloarthropathies

Rheumatology 3 Begin Presentation

  • Gout
  • Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease
  • Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic sclerosis

Rheumatology 4 Begin Presentation

  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Endocrine/toxic myopathies
  • Vasculitis
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Rheumatologic disorders antibody associations

Rheumatology 5 Begin Presentation

  • Elbow pain
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain

Rheumatology 6 Begin Presentation

  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
Women's Health (4 hours)

Women's Health 1 Begin Presentation

  • Vaginitis
  • Genital herpes
  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease
  • Cervical cancer screening

Women's Health 2 Begin Presentation

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Breast lump evaluation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

Women's Health 3 Begin Presentation

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Menopause
  • Female sexual disorders
  • Intimate partner violence

Women's Health 4 Begin Presentation

  • Osteoporosis
  • Contraception
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • STI screening
  • Hypertension during pregnancy
  • UTI during pregnancy
  • Diabetes during pregnancy