The GALEN Exam consists of
single best answer questions only. This type
of question consists of a brief statement or
case history followed by a question and list
of possible options (a - e). You must choose
the one answer that is better than the others;
note that other options may be partially correct.
Familiarizing yourself with the question format
in advance may help you work more effectively.
Following is a sample of a
general knowledge question, and a case study
question - both of which are formats in the
GALEN Exam, and to which there is only one
1. Which of the following is
most characteristic of a patient who has
vitamin C deficiency?
a) diarrhea and delusions
b) ocular muscle palsy and dementia
and beefy red tongue
d) perifollicular hemorrhages
e) parasthesias and ataxia
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19-year-old man comes to the emergency room
because of urethral discharge. Gram stain
shows numerous neutrophils, some of which
contain gram-negative intracellular diplococci.
An intramuscular (IM) dose of ceftriaxone
at 250 mg is administered. Five days later,
he comes to your office because the discharge
has persisted. Which of the following is
the most likely cause of this discharge?
a) Ureaplasma urealyticum
d) Re-infection with
e) Urethral stricture