This podcast focuses on helping you understand some very challenging pulmonary concepts that many give up on. I utilize an extensive set of analogies to help you understand A-a gradients (more on this in the next podcast), diffusion/perfusion limitations, and other testy concepts.
In this podcast, I continue our series on pulmonary pathophysiology. I discuss a lot of physiology and make integrations with other disciplines. I also conclude with a lesson on living a HY life.
In this ultra HY podcast, we discuss smoking and the many different ways it could be tested on all the USMLE exams. Listen to this before you take your test!
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.
Secondary hypertension is tested on essentially every USMLE exam in some way, shape, or form. The NBMEs love to integrate the topic with many other disciplines. If you struggle with this specific topic, this podcast is exactly what you need. I present numerous vignettes, integrations, and physiology/pathology tie-ins to help you make sense and simplicity of a nebulous topic.
UTIs show up on essentially every USMLE exam. This podcast addresses pretty much everything you need to know about them for these tests. As a pro-tip, also consider listening to the urinalysis podcast (Ep 287).
Pulmonary HTN is a topic that is tested in so many different unique ways on the USMLE exams. This podcast addresses the topic from an “exam like” perspective, explains mechanisms, and integrates with other disciplines.
Believe it or not, fungi are heavily tested on Step 2CK and 3. This short podcast will gift you many easy points on your test. I discuss essentially all the fungi you need to know for your exams and then proceed to make the necessary integrations with other disciplines (like genetics).
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.
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.