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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
In this podcast, which is a sequel to the risk factors and preventive medicine podcast, I spend time focusing on a new area of NBME interest which are the “most important prognostic factors, complications, physical exam findings, predictors of survival, etc etc”. I also discuss some other risk factors and then spend time at the end highlighting malignancies associated with infectious agents. This podcast is short, but floridly high yield. There are no attached slides.
In this podcast, I discuss some general rules that will be especially useful for interns functioning on the floors in an internal medicine capacity. I would listen to this a few times before you start or while you’re in residency. I discuss a host of strategies that can increase your chances of having a banner intern year (and also avoid common pitfalls that place interns in trouble). There are no attached slides.