Sample Review Questions for Family Medicine Course

Do you know you can study family medicine board review questions with ease? We aim to help you capture what is required of you to excel and overcome the challenges others encounter.

The board review questions entail:

  • Mixed review, the interviewee is given a case to tackle to the best of his/her ability.
  • Multiple choice questions where one is given choices to choose from and is required to give the correct answer
  • Look no further; here are some revised and updated questions that you need to go through that will guarantee you an easy time.

       Sample Question 1

A 65yr old-woman with dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus presents to his physician for her annual checkup. The patient reports of not being compliant with the drugs; however she reports that she is willing to change her lifestyle

On examination, the patient is obese, and her BP is 160/92mmHg. Other vital signs suggest the patient is okay apart from creatinine level which is 1.4mgdl with the presence of microalbuminuria,as her physician on what drugs would you put her on?

  1. Enalapril
  2. Terazosin
  3. Amlodipine
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide

       Sample Question 2

A 21 year old woman presents to the hospital with complaints of fever, headache, sore throat and rash on her arm. Her physician goes through her past medical illness inquiring any exposure to toxins, recent sexual activity and stress level. The patient history indicates that she hasn’t fallen ill in the recent past. Her daily work routine is a bit stressful and the patient indicates she last had sexual intercourse 2 weeks ago with a stranger.

Physical examination indicates the patient to be having cervical lymphadenopathy and the physician discovers the patient to be having exudative pharyngitis.

What diagnosis is the patient suspected to be having?

  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia
  • Mononucleosis syndrome

       Sample Question 3

A 23 year old lady presents with hirsutism, her last menstrual period was 30 weeks ago. What course of treatment will you put her on?

  • Measure serum B-HCG levels
  • Treat with oral contraceptives for at least 6 months
  • Check serum concentration of 17-hydroxyprogesterone
  • Put the patient on oral contraceptives and metformin for at least 5 months

       Sample Question 4

A 55 year old woman who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer presents to the hospital with complaints of palpitation and indigestion.

On examination the patient is noted to have tachycardia. Laboratory investigations report troponin 1 level is elevated, but does not rise over the next 48 hours. Renal function test indicates to be normal and all cardiac biomarkers are within the normal ranges

Which one of the following situations would cause a rise in troponin 1 level?

  • Inflammatory state
  • Patient on cancer chemotherapy
  • SSRI antidepressant therapy
  • Panic attacks
  • Carcinoid syndrome

       Sample Question 5

A 24 year old man with a history of asthma presents to his physician for a checkup. Since his last checkup he has experienced coughing, difficulty in breathing and loss of weight. He is a daily drinker and smokes Cigarettes regularly.

On examination the physician notes wheezing and pulmonary function test shows an increase in total lung capacity. Serum analysis reveals elevated liver transaminases.

Give differential diagnosis for this patient and the most probable diagnosis?

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