Could You Survive The First Year Of Med School?

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Have you ever watched Grey's Anatomy or House, M.D. and thought to yourself, "I could do that?" Do you daydream about making the world a better place as a doctor? Well, med school is the place to start! It takes years of hard work, discipline, and dedication, not to mention intelligence, but the reward is tremendous.

So, do you think you have what it takes to make it past the first year of med school? Do you know your femur from your fibula? Then put you knowledge of bones, bodies, and more to the test in this challenging quiz!

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1. Which oath do doctors take?

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  1. The Hippocratic Oath
  2. The Naturalization Oath
The Hippocratic Oath is an old binding document which was written by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. It is sacred to physicians and is focused around the concepts of preserving patients’ privacy and treating the illness to the best of your ability.
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2. A patient with ______ has a low red blood cell count.

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  1. Appendicitis
  2. Anemia
Anemia is a condition in which a patient is lacking enough healthy red blood cells to transport adequate oxygen to the different parts of the body, causing them to feel fatigue and weakness.
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3. Which acid can be found in your stomach?

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  1. Hydrochloric acid
  2. Sulfuric acid
Gastric acid, or stomach acid, is the digestive fluid found in the stomach. It is composed of hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride.
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4. "Plantar" refers to:

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  1. The sole of the foot
  2. The top of the hand
Plantar refers to something that relates to the sole of the foot, like the painful inflammation of the heel known as "plantar fasciitis".
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5. What's the correct order of study for a medical student?

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  1. Medical student, resident, attending, intern
  2. Medical student, intern, resident, attending
The correct order of study in the medical field is: medical student, intern, resident, attending. A student becomes an intern after completing medical school. An intern has to complete at least one year of post-medical training before being called a resident. Attendings complete their training as well as their independence practice.
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6. What does this patient have on his arm?

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  1. Speculum
  2. Gauze
Gauze is a thin, open weave fabric that is used as a medical dressing. Gauze can be used to cleanse, pack, scrub, cover, and secure wounds.
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7. Where should you look to check a patient's "tibia"?

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  1. Lower arm
  2. Upper leg
The tibia is a large bone which is located in the lower leg. It is sometimes called the shinbone, and it is also the second-largest bone in the human body.
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8. What do many people have in their bodies after surgery?

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  1. Centromere
  2. Catheter
A catheter is a flexible tube that is inserted through narrow openings into a body cavity for the removal of fluid. One example is a urinary catheter, which helps in draining urine from the bladder.
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9. The aorta is an example of a/an:

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  1. Vein
  2. Artery
The aorta is the main artery in the body. It carries blood away from the heart to deliver oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and muscles.
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10. Which patients are often on Medicare?

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  1. Middle class civilians
  2. The elderly
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain young people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease.
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11. What's another name for vitamin B9?

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  1. Insulin
  2. Folate
Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is one of the eight B complex vitamins. This vitamin is necessary for the production of red blood cells, the synthesis of DNA, and it is also extremely important to prevent birth defects in pregnancy.
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12. Which of these scientists discovered penicillin?

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  1. Alexander Fleming
  2. Sigmund Freud
The antibiotic penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming. The accidental discovery saved the lives of millions around the world. He received a Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine for the discovery almost 20 years later.
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13. This organ is more commonly known as your voice box.

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  1. Thyroid
  2. Larynx
The voice box, or the larynx, is the part of the respiratory tract containing the vocal cords. The 2-inch-long, tube-shaped muscular organ in the neck is responsible for the vocal tone in speech.
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14. The adrenal glands are located _____ the kidneys.

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  1. Above
  2. Below
The adrenal glands are two small glands located at the top of each kidney, and they produce several hormones, most of which are vital for survival.
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15. What is NOT a part of the human brain?

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  1. Cortex
  2. Cerumen
Cerumen, also known as ear wax, is a brown to yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. Its main function is to protect as well as lubricate the ears.
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16. Thanks to a vaccine, this disease is no longer a threat.

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  1. Small pox
  2. HIV
Smallpox is a highly contagious and occasionally fatal disease transmitted through moisture droplets in the air. At the height of its infectious period, it resulted in the deaths of millions of people. Because of immunization, the disease is no longer a threat. It was eradicated in 1977.
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17. What organ means "all flesh" in Greek?

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  1. Pancreas
  2. Lymph nodes
The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen which has both endocrine and exocrine functions. On the endocrine end, it helps to regulate the body’s blood sugar by releasing insulin and glucagon. On the exocrine side, it helps with digestion by releasing digestive juices.
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18. Identify the REAL blood type.

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  1. E+
  2. A+
There are four main blood groups: A, B, AB, and O. Each of the four groups can then be categorized into RhD (Rhesus) positive and RhD negative (A+, A-). A person’s blood group is determined by the genes inherited from their parent.
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19. "K" is the chemical symbol for:

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  1. Potassium
  2. Calcium
Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte. Why do you need it? It regulates the body's fluid balance, muscle contractions, and nerve signals.
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20. Can you find the femur?

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  1. B
  2. D
  3. A
  4. C
D! If you're going to place a bet on a bone, bet on your femur. It's the longest and strongest bone in your body.
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