In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming 25 hour Step 1 Class taking place between 4/17-18 and 4/20-22 from 3-8 pm PST (6-11 pm EST) on all 5 days via zoom. I also discuss the test taking strategies class for the month of April taking place on 4/14 from 5-7.30 pm PST also via zoom. Email me through the website for details on cost/registration.
Divine Intervention Episode 447: How to use The Divine Intervention Podcasts in 2023
One of the most common questions I get from people is this: What specific podcast episodes should I listen to on your website? In this podcast, I address this question in detail and also provide recommendations for what could be done for people at different levels of learning. I specifically try to discuss podcasts I consider to be beneficial for individuals taking the more recent USMLE exams. For individuals taking Step 1, consider going through the podcasts I have tailored to Step 1 that cover the different tested disciplines.
Divine Intervention Episode 446: Divine Patch (Updates/Corrections from Past Episodes)
In this HY episode, I discuss certain updates to concepts/ideas I have discussed in previous podcasts. Guidelines and NBME views on certain topics change and I will periodically make these “patch podcasts” so the website stays ahead of the curve with regards to preparing people for all the USMLE exams.
Announcement: March Step 1, 2, and 3 Classes + The NBME Test Taking Strategies Class, 4 Hour Biostatistics Class, and 5 Hour Social Sciences/Ethics Review
In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming 5 Hour Social Sciences/Communications and Ethics Class for Step 1-3 (3/25 from 3-8 pm PST), 20 hr Step 2/3/Shelf exam course that takes place from 3/27-28 and 3/30-31 (3-8 pm PST each day), the NBME test taking strategies course for Step 1-3, taking place from 5-7.30 pm PST on 3/17, and the 4 hr biostatistics boot camp (for Step 1-3) taking place from 4-8 pm PST on 3/18, all via zoom. Email me via the website for details on registration. These classes are not lecture based. They are all scenario based which matches most closely with what your exam will look like. I dig very deeply into pathophysiology and will really try to help you understand, not just memorize the material.
Divine Intervention Episode 445: The Clutch MI Complications Podcast (Step 1-3)
In this clutch podcast episode, we discuss pretty much all you need to know about MI complications. They test this stuff on all the USMLE exams. I discuss the basic ones but also venture into a lot of what is not really covered in detail by many resources. I spend time explaining pathophysiology so you’re not just blindly memorizing concepts. Super HY stuff to know for your tests.
Divine Intervention Episode 444: The Clutch Thromboses Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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.
Divine Intervention Episode 443: The Clutch Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Podcast (for Step 1-3)
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors come in many flavors. They are also very heavily tested on the USMLE exams. The goal of this podcast is to give you the requisite understanding and basically expose you to all the ways these concepts are routinely tested. This podcast will certainly help you muster some easy points on your exam.
Divine Intervention Episode 442: USMLE Step 2/3 Rapid Review Series 92
In this short but HY episode, I do a lot of comparing and contrasting across a wide variety of psychiatric pathologies. I discuss salient differences between closely related concepts so you don’t mix them up on exams.
Divine Intervention Episode 441: How To Make A Rank List
There are certain bits of logic that apply to making a good rank list. This podcast addresses factors that should be considered in making a decision as to where you will be spending your time in residency. Please note that your mileage may vary with these pieces of advice.
Divine Intervention Episode 440: High Dose Dexamethasone (New USMLE Perspective)
This podcast is short but addresses a critical point about the high dose dexamethasone suppression test. This long memorized test by many medical students now has a new outlet that has been expressing itself over the last few months. I discuss this new perspective here.