STIs are very easily confused on the USMLE exams. In this short podcast, I discuss what you need to know and emphasize key differentiating points. The only one I don’t discuss is N. Gonorrhoeae which is treated with ceftriaxone and is gram negative.
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Divine Intervention Episode 455: The HY Autosomal Dominant Disorders Podcast (for Step 1-3)
This podcast is incredibly HY. You will see a lot of this stuff on your exams. Enough said!
Divine Intervention Episode 452: NMS and Malignant Hyperthermia (vs Serotonin Syndrome)
In this HY podcast which is a continuation of Ep 451, I discuss 2 other disorders people routinely confuse on exams while explaining key differences between each one. I discuss relevant pathophysiology and also make necessary integrations.
Divine Intervention Episode 450: The Clutch Hypernatremia Podcast (for Step 1-3)
Hypernatremia is very commonly tested on all the USMLE exams. If you want to understand the pathophysiology of hypernatremia, this podcast is what you need. I even discuss the reasoning behind why one treatment comes before the other so you’re not just blindly memorizing some algorithm you learnt somewhere.
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 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.
Divine Intervention Episode 436: Eye Findings and The USMLEs (floridly HY for Step 1-3)
This is probably one of the highest yield podcasts I have ever made for the USMLE exams. Strongly consider listening to this ahead of your test. The USMLEs, on every single exam, love to throw in eye findings in the context of other things to test your ability to identify certain pathologies. This podcast, in comprehensive fashion, details many of these pathologies.
Divine Intervention Episode 435: Diseases of The Neuromuscular Junction (for Step 1-3)
In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the neuromuscular junction disorders that you need to know for your exams. The NBMEs have in recent times become astute at testing this material in unique ways. This podcast should really help you nail these disorders on your exams. I compare and contrast things, discuss classic/unusual presentations, and explain relevant pathophysiology.