USMLEWorld <3 <3 <3

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  1. R_C_Hutchinson

    R_C_Hutchinson Senior Member

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    Tonight has been another lovely evening spent in the good graces of USMLEWorld. In case you're one of the few who haven't bought it, I can't recommend it highly enough.

    To that end, I went ahead and copied a few questions so that those of you who are on the fence can see why everyone loves it so much. Enjoy!

    Q1. A patient presents existing. You proceed with intestinal biopsy and the results are shown below:

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    Long term sequelae of the most likely medical treatment of this disorder share the same pathogenesis as:
    a. Styles-Brady syndrome
    b. Idiopathic spontaneous dentohydroplasia
    c. A parasite who has a host at one point in its life cycle
    d. A process involving unhappy proteins
    Q2. You've been managing a patient with a history of type 2 diabetes, SLE, chronic gunshot wound and fulminant missing head who presents with new onset fatigue. As with previous encounters you are careful not to interact with or view him/her in any way.

    The most likely infectious agent responsible:
    a. Has a genome containing a "gattacagattaca" sequence
    b. Would grow slightly less well on media made with extra factor V, less factor X, diphenylperothiocarbazine and emulsified Sri Lankan yak prostate when a hint of paprika is added
    c. Contains fzj57 and pnqr-gamma as well as proteins that are unique to this organism
    d. Is not not not not not not not not not less unvirulent than the second most likely agent​

    Q3. You are a participant in a medical mission to 1568. A child presents with a fever due to an agent that has the following bands after EcoRI restriction and electrophoresis: 2.443 Kb, others.

    As antibiotics have yet to be invented, the best treatment is:
    a. East Thornton-Upon-Hill leeches
    b. West Thornton-Upon-Hill leeches
    c. McKayley's consumption powder and goose shine
    d. Flogging​

    This is just a little sample of USMLEWorld, but there are also hard questions too! Also, I hope my sharing just a few of the USMLEWorld questions is OK with the mods. I guess I just really enjoy how much USMLEbetter and more fulfilling my USMLEife is now that I have USMLEWorld, and I needed to share that with the USMLEniverse.

    USMLEThanks USMLEWorld!
     
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  3. BrisketAttack

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    wow, you're a weird dude. really like your humor. solid stuff. didn't think md's to be had this sort of thing in them. refreshing!
     
  4. Ingersoll

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    i like question 2 choice d best :) nice work.
     
  5. osli

    osli Senior Member

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    Ok, this one had me laughing out loud. :thumbup:
     
  6. Mr. Freeze

    Mr. Freeze Not right. (in the head)

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    At first I diverted my eyes in case I hadn't seen them yet, and thought a mod ****-storm was fixin' to rain down on that ass.

    "...there are also hard questions too!" :laugh::D NO ****!!

    Much 'spect! :thumbup:
     
  7. ShyRem

    ShyRem I need more coffee.
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    :laugh: :lol:

    Dayang! I think someone needs a break and a group hug. :laugh:

    But I'm glad i'm not the only one who feels that way sometimes.
     
  8. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin

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    What i dont understand is some of the percentage of corrects answers on U world:

    There will be times when the question asks about a disease I have never heard of or a presentation that is so out of the ordinary that it doesnt even resemble the classic presentation. I answer it, get it wrong and despite the fact that I dont even understand the explanation I find that 86% of people got it right

    Then there are questions that I feel a retarted monkey could answer correctly to find that only 45% of people answered it right... WTF?
     
  9. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin

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    FWIW I came across a question last night that had 5 answer choices and 8% of people answered it correctly. Just dumb luck guessing it should have been 20%...
     
  10. synapse lapse

    synapse lapse tokyo robotic

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    HAHAHA This is so funny. Sometimes before tests my friends and I would start talking about some disease we made up to freak people out.
     
  11. 45408

    45408 aw buddy

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    It means there was a really good distractor. It would be like a question about a simian crease, and then the answer wasn't Down syndrome.
     
  12. Mr. Freeze

    Mr. Freeze Not right. (in the head)

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    Werd. I got one right yesterday that I thought was REAL apparent. 16% correct. Then I miss **** like 83%. Maybe it has to do with the minutiae of lectures by PhD's, idk. But I bomb the nutrition stuff. Our biochem is utter garbage.

    Or, I'll mull something over and just ****ing ANGUISH over it. 80%. I'm my own worst enemy...
     
  13. 45408

    45408 aw buddy

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    Just had a 16% question that I knew pretty easily. It was asking what the DNA/RNA sequence would be at the 3' end of a sequence of 90 nucleotides that included atypical nucleotides (so it's a tRNA). The answer is CCA, because that's where the amino acid gets tagged. But how important is that kind of info? Not very. I probably only remembered it because of all the molecular bio I took in undergrad.

    And then I missed a captopril cough question the other day that 85% of people got. D'oh.
     
  14. Keg

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    You must be a winner. :thumbup:
     
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    synapse lapse tokyo robotic

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    It was just joking around, lighten up.
     
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  17. Mr. Freeze

    Mr. Freeze Not right. (in the head)

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    I think it's pretty funny, but only because I am both more likely to do that and very unlikely to be freaked out if someone pulled it on me.
     
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    So the answers are 1) A 2) C and 3) C?
     
  19. LadyWolverine

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    Oh my God, I laughed so hard that there are now tears streaming out of my eyes. The really sad part is that I didn't realize it was a joke until I got to the part about the "unhappy proteins."

    Thank you for posting. I needed that.
     
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    osli Senior Member

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    I really liked the gattaca sequence... classic!
     
  21. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat

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    fulminant missing head... isn't that one of the CATCH-22 things?
     
  22. Nodelphi

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    You know what? I'm sick of trying to remember CATCH-22, the USMLE can have that question, I am done trying to make that stick in my brain.
     
  23. ZonaRidicularis

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  24. Its_MurDAH

    Its_MurDAH The DaVinci Savant

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    haha I'm glad I'm not the only one. I just thought there were typos in the question stem or whatever and I proceeded to look at the picture in the first question for a good 5 minutes to figure out wtf it was. How pathetic is that?

    In any case, that ish was hilarious.
     
  25. jsk27

    jsk27 Junior Member

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    :thumbup:

    HAHAHA ridiculous. love it.
     

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