How you think about it, a medical student who is just in 2nd or 3rd year can he know the family care medication. I think probably no as a medical student.Family medicine is indeed a broad discipline, and the shelf exam covers material from ob/gyn, pediatrics, and internal medicine, as well as preventative care.
Fortunately, the Pretest app for Family Medicine provides a great, comprehensive question set for review.For the most part, the questions cover testable, high-yield material and give accurate answer explanations.There are 500 questions total, broken up into four large sections: preventative medicine, doctor-patient issues, acute complaints, and chronic conditions. As in all the other Pretest apps, you can bookmark questions, create quizzes, and track your statistics and progress.
Interestingly, many questions covered subjects that students often omit or forget about in their studies, such as ethical issues and biostatistics. For example, the preventative medicine section asked questions about sensitivity and specificity of screening tests, and the doctor-patient issues section contains 40 questions over issues such as medication compliance, non-English-speaking patients, and communication.
This app was also lacking in obstetrics coverage, which does appear on the shelf exams. While gynecological and women’s health issues were adequately covered, this app could use a few more questions on problems with pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. This is especially important for students who take family medicine before their ob/gyn rotation, or who took ob/gyn several months prior to their family medicine rotation.
- Familiar, friendly user interface
- Broad coverage of question topics
- Comprehensive review
- Lacking in obstetrics material
- Vague section titles
- No search function