Hypernatremia is very commonly tested on all the USMLE exams. If you want to understand the pathophysiology of hypernatremia, this podcast is what you need. I even discuss the reasoning behind why one treatment comes before the other so you’re not just blindly memorizing some algorithm you learnt somewhere.
Divine Intervention Episode 439: Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis
Do you struggle with understanding normal and high anion gap metabolic acidosis? This series is exactly what you need. In this first part, I lay the requisite foundation. In the next part, I will focus on examples. This is certainly a super HY topic for all the USMLEs!
Divine Intervention Episode 429: ICU Series Part 2-Crystalloid Solutions
In this podcast, I continue the ICU series from Episode 416 with a discussion of crystalloids (normal saline, lactated ringers, and plasmalyte). I discuss physiology, pathophysiology, benefits of one vs the other, and situations where one is preferred to the other. I also discuss some perils of giving these fluids and the mechanisms behind these perils. I will be discussing colloids in another podcast.
Divine Intervention Episode 416: ICU Prep For Residents and Medical Students (Part 1-Foundation)
In this podcast, I begin a new series that should help with doing well in an ICU setting. The ultimate goal is to have a curriculum that would help with addressing most commonly encountered issues (with residency and medical student ICU rotations). This podcast lays a foundation for all the future podcasts I’ll be making in this space and discusses key skills and mindsets you need ahead of you beginning an ICU rotation.
Divine Intervention Episode 386 – Rules for Newly Matched Residents
The residency transition is a unique one that often sparks anxiety in many individuals. This podcast addresses rules/principles to make starting residency a lot more palatable.
Divine Intervention Episode 362 – 10 Tips For Successfully Making The Residency Transition
The residency transition is one that generates lots of anxiety in medical students. This podcast discusses how to make this transition as seamless as possible.
Divine Intervention Episode 302 – Diabetes and The USMLEs Part 2 (+ 20 hr Step 2CK/3/NBME Test Taking Strategies Course Reminder).
In this ultra HY continuation of Episode 301, I continue our discussion of diabetes and its classic presentations on the USMLE exams. I make tons of integrations to other disciplines to help with understanding and contextualization. There will be a final part in the series coming up soon. I highly recommend knowing all 3 members of the series cold as you will get many NBME questions correct from them. There are no attached slides.
Divine Intervention Episode 222 – Advice for Med Students (Prometric Closures, SOAP Process, and some minor things).
In this short podcast, I go over some general tips and pointers on how to best handle everything that we currently have going on in the world of medicine with an especial focus on medical students. I talk about how to wisely use this “mandatory off time” and also give tips on the SOAP process. There are no attached slides.
Divine Intervention Episode 122 – What Should I Listen To For Step 2CK?
I have gotten a fair number of emails/seen reddit posts about knowing what to listen to from my website so here’s a podcast that answers that exact question (for 2CK at least). I break the recommended episodes into 2 groups;
Group A-Podcasts everyone should listen to regardless of knowledge level.
Group B-Podcasts you should listen to in addition to Group A if you wanted to use the material on the website as your content source for Step 2CK review (you should obviously do practice questions).
Divine Intervention Episode 115 – How To Study For The USMLE Step 3 Exam
In this episode, I discuss fine points of preparing for and dominating the USMLE Step 3 Exam. I talk about a variety of resources needed to excel on the test and answer many common questions that people have with regards to scheduling and the types of content classically represented. The short version is that you may have to draw on little bits of information from multiple resources (vs the other USMLEs where you draw on large bits of information from a few resources) as there are no good, all-encompassing 1 stop shop prep resources for Step 3. There are no attached slides.