Cardiovascular pharmacology is an area that the NBMEs have a strong focus on across all USMLE exams. Most people find this topic too nebulous to study (wrt Step 2CK/3) as it integrates with so many disciplines. If this is your problem, you have come to the right place. The goal of this podcast series is to show you exactly what you need to know from an NBME perspective, help you understand the material, and help you integrate things in the way the NBME loves to integrate them. For more details relating to the 2CK/3 24 Hour Course and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course taking place in 2 weeks, shoot me an email via the website.
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.
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about SLE for the USMLE Step 1-3 exams.
Pulmonary emboli are a very commonly tested topic on the USMLE exams. The NBME especially loves to test this topic in the context of “scenarios”. In this podcast, I utilize a scenario heavy approach to address these concepts and explain pathophysiology.
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss pressors/inotropes from perspectives commonly emphasized on the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 3 exams.
Pleural abnormalities are a topic that show up in some way on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams almost 100% of the time, typically with multiple questions per exam. This podcast discusses essentially all you need to know in an easy to understand format. I spend time on mechanisms, integrations, and classic presentations to help you nail down the information.
The NBME is quite good at writing questions where they test your knowledge of pressures/volumes/hemodynamic changes associated with pediatric heart defects. Many MS3s/4s routinely get these questions wrong on exams. If you fall into this bucket, this podcast will effectively fix this problem. The concepts emphasized here are very heavily on the USMLE exams (Step 1-3) and peds shelf exams.
In this podcast, I discuss all you essentially need to know about breast cancer for the USMLE exams. Listen to this and you’ll very likely get all your breast cancer questions right. There are no attached slides.
In this extremely high yield podcast, I go into a thorough discussion of the coronavirus/COVID-19 in the context of NBME exams. I spend a lot of time explaining pathophysiology and making tons of integrations with immunology, cardio, pulm, micro, etc. This should essentially help you answer any USMLE Q you see and also help you understand a lot about what is going on with the pandemic in our world.
In this HY episode, I continue our GI review series for all the USMLEs. There are no attached slides. I also end with a life lesson on “crossing the aisle” which should help with seeing how your background does not dictate your destiny.