This section includes questions, answers, and explanations on a variety of internal medicine sub-specialties. Just pick a specialty subject area listed in the column to the right that you want to review, or click on the key above for a drop-down box, and "go for it." Some specialties have many questions (endocrinology), others have fewer (otolarygology). The questions come in order so if you don't finish a section, when you come back , you will have to start at the beginning again (we can't figure a way around this).
The following is the list of specialties and the approximate number of corresponding questions. Questions are being added and removed on an ongoing basis so the number may not be exact.Cardiology 80 Critical Care 45 Endocrinology 110 Gastroenterology 100 Geriatric 51 Infectious Disease 75 Nephrology 70 Neurology 45 Opthalmology 35 Heme-Onc 80 Primary Care 160 Psychiatry 47 Pulmonology 80 Rheumatology 60
It is recommended that you review both the Hot Topics and Clinical Presentation areas of MedCert before proceeding through this section mainly because this is your comfort zone. . . questions are what you feel most comfortable doing, but you learn in a number of different ways. Try another section first and keep this section until closer to the end.
Remember, while more than one answer may be correct, there is only one best answer. Note that the easier questions tend to be of a factual nature, while the more difficult questions usually involve clinical scenarios.
Check back frequently to review both previously seen questions as well as see added content. Remember, this section is for review only and will not be scored or timed. Keep a mental note of areas or disciplines that give you particular trouble and review that topic in standard medical texts (try "Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment).
You can always submit a question (with answer and explanation) for addition to our database by placing it in the blog section of Hot Topics, or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-proprietary pictures and clinical images are always welcome!