Horner’s syndrome is very commonly tested on the USMLE exams. There are however some antecedents that are not commonly emphasized that could help one pin down the exact location of the lesion. In this short podcast, I explain these in detail so you have a true understanding of the different ways this simple topic can be tested.
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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 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 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.
Divine Intervention Episode 399 – The 3 Confusing Poisonings (HY for Step 1-3)
In this HY podcast, I discuss salient means for differentiating poisonings from carbon monoxide, cyanide, and methemoglobin. I spend time discussing physiology that should help you navigate these questions with ease on exams. I conclude with a life lesson relevant to most medical students/trainees.
Divine Intervention Episode 374 – Spinal Cord Lesions (for Step 1-3)
This podcast is essentially a continuation of Episode 371. In this episode, I review the HY spinal cord lesions that are classically tested on all the USMLE exams.
Divine Intervention Episode 372 – The Clutch Headache Podcast (for Step 1-3)
Headaches are very routinely tested on the USMLE exams. This short podcast addresses pretty much everything you need to know about them. For those taking Step 2CK/3 or COMLEX Level 2/3 within the next 3-4 weeks, email me via the website if you’re interested in the course taking place next week.
Divine Intervention Episode 371 – The Spinal Cord (for Step 1-3)
In this short but floridly HY podcast, I introduce the spinal cord and make some integrations along the way. Neurology is not a memorization science. It’s a rule-based science. This podcast addresses many of these rules so understanding a future podcast I will make (on spinal cord lesions) will be a lot easier. Neurology comes up on the USMLE exams and most of the questions are easy if you just added a little time and attention to studying it.