There are certain patterns of thromboses that our friends at the NBME are very fond of throwing on exams. This podcast discusses common venous and arterial thrombotic patterns that show up on these tests. I discuss pathophysiology as well. Easily one of the highest yield podcasts on this website. Also, pls note that antibiotics are used in the management of carvernous sinus thrombosis and reduce mortality.
Category: Hematology/Oncology – USMLE Step 2
Divine Intervention Episode 433: Adverse Drug Reactions for The USMLE exams Part 2 (Step 1-3)
In this super HY podcast, I discuss a host of commonly tested adverse drug reactions around the blood elements (RBCs, WBCs, platelets). These things show up on almost every USMLE exam. It is a continuation of Episode 387 on the website. If you’re interested in helping with the transcription of my Step 1 podcasts, reach out to Lukasz Adamczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a happy new year and a prosperous 2023!
Divine Intervention Episode 409 – The Clutch Hemoglobin Podcast (for Step 1-3)
Hemoglobin is associated with a subset of questions on all USMLE exams. If you want to truly understand Hb and make integrations with multiple disciplines, this is exactly what you need.
Divine Intervention Episode 343 – Paraneoplastic Syndromes and The USMLEs (Step 1-3)
In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the classic presentations (read: how they will be tested) of the vast majority of the paraneoplastic syndromes tested on the USMLE exams. It’s not a matter of if it will be tested, just a matter of which one. Listen to this before taking your exam.
Divine Intervention Episode 341 – Lupus and The USMLEs.
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about SLE for the USMLE Step 1-3 exams.
Divine Intervention Episode 340 – Genetic Syndromes and Cancers for the USMLEs (+ 10/4-8 Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the classically tested genetic syndromes that lead to malignancy on the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). For those taking Step 2CK/3 anytime soon, I have a comprehensive review course and a test taking strategies course from 10/4-8. Shoot me an email via the website for more details.
Divine Intervention Episode 328 – B12 Deficiency and The USMLEs (+ 7/29-31 2CK/3/Test Taking Course Reminder).
In this HY podcast, I discuss the normal physiology of B12 deficiency, causes of B12 deficiency, and pathologies associated with B12 deficiency that are commonly emphasized on the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides.
Divine Intervention Episode 323 – Immunocompromised Patients, Transplant Patients, and the USMLEs.
In this ultra HY podcast, I discuss a wide variety of scenarios and permutations of immunocompromised/transplant patients that commonly show up on the USMLE exams. Think of this as a continuation of Ep 173 (Immunodeficiency diseases). I explain pathophysiology and break things down in ways that makes understanding and remembrance easy. I end with a life lesson on “motivation”. For more info on the Step 2CK/3 class starting tomorrow (6/28-7/2), email me via the website.
Divine Intervention Episode 257 – The Clutch Bilirubin Podcast.
In this HY podcast, I review the vast majority of the bilirubin related pathologies that are commonly tested on the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). This podcast is super relevant for those taking Step 2CK/Step 3. You will get multiple questions right from this podcast on your test. There are no attached slides.
Divine Intervention Episode 226 – The USMLE and Iron Labs.
In this short but HY podcast, I describe the mechanisms and classic pathologies tested on the USMLE exams in the context of iron labs. If you digest the material from this podcast, you’ll essentially never have to memorize how labs change in many of the anemias. They’ll just intuitively make perfect sense. I also clear up a lot of confusing concepts for students. Definitely HY for Step 1-3. There are no attached slides.