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.
In this podcast, I go into a detailed discussion of the USMLE Step 1 including exam structure, study resources, and specific recommendations that should help with doing well on the test. Lengthy podcast but well worth your time in the end. You should also strongly consider Episode 62 especially if you are a medical student/about to start medical school. There are no attached slides.
In this episode, I go into detail on principles that underlie the process of studying to do really well on exams. This podcast probably borders into the realm of unusual but I strongly believe that med students/residents can learn a lot from thinking through many of the principles and suggested strategies discussed here. There are no slides attached as all necessary information is in the podcast.
In this episode, I go over general strategies that should set up an M1 for success. About half the podcast is spent on specifics. The other half is spent on more general ideas that should be applicable at most (if not all) med schools. I discuss study strategies, USMLE prep, research, and a few other housekeeping things. Watch out for a potential podcast in the future on specific USMLE Step 1 resources. Slides attached.
Divine Intervention Episode 43 The HY Medical Student
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