Repeated USMLE Questions Step 2 CK- 416

A 25-year-old man presents to his physician for his first annual physical examination. He moved to the city for a new job and he got health insurance so, he decided to do regular annual checks.  His past medical, surgical and family histories are unremarkable. He does not smoke or drink alcohol. He does not take any recreational drugs. His physical examination and laboratory tests are normal.

What is the recommended screening test for all patients at his age?

A- ECG stress test

B- Prostate specific antigen (PSA)

C- Depression screening test

D- Colonoscopy

E- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate


The only screening test would be recommended at this time is depression-screening test. All new patients with or without a history of psychological disorders should be encouraged to do a depression-screening test. ECG stress test and erythrocyte sedimentation rate are not screening tests while PSA and colonoscopy are recommended at older age.

The correct answer is C

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