Divine Intervention Episode 226 – The USMLE and Iron Labs.

In this short but HY podcast, I describe the mechanisms and classic pathologies tested on the USMLE exams in the context of iron labs. If you digest the material from this podcast, you’ll essentially never have to memorize how labs change in many of the anemias. They’ll just intuitively make perfect sense. I also clear up a lot of confusing concepts for students. Definitely HY for Step 1-3. There are no attached slides.

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Divine Intervention Episode 224 – Genetic Diseases 2: Chromosomes (For Step 1 and 2CK).

In this podcast, I spend some time reviewing the HY chromosomes (from 1-22) and the classically tested factoids relating to their genetic diseases. I discuss the clinical/NBME presentations of these diseases. I also give some advice to M3s at the tail end of the podcast and a list of the chromosomes (quick drive by) that are necessary to know by exam (Step 1, Step 2CK). There are no attached slides.

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Divine Intervention Episode 223 – NBME Peds Shelf Add-On: The HY Newborn.

In this short and sweet podcast, I review about 50 clinical vignettes that detail common NBME exam pathologies and findings that are tested in newborns. Every single thing in this podcast is HY and has attracted NBME attention in recent times. Pls commit this to memory prior to your peds shelf and 2CK. There ARE attached slides.

Divine Intervention Episode 223-Peds Shelf Add-On- Newborns

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Divine Intervention Episode 138 – The Clutch Genetic Diseases Podcast (especially for Step 2CK and Step 1) + Some Thoughts on The New 2CK Exam

In this episode, I perform a very high level review of the vast majority of the genetic diseases tested on the USMLE exams. For those taking 2CK, I would strongly recommend not neglecting this podcast. The same recommendation goes to the folks taking Step 1. At the 32 minute mark, I take a small “podcast break” to give my thoughts on how the NBME appears to be approaching the new Step 2CK questions which tends to offer people a lot of stress and anxiety. You will be doing yourself a huge disservice not learning the bulk of this podcast. If you master this, genetic diseases should be a non-issue going forward. There are no attached slides.

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