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.
One area of emphasis on more recent USMLE exams are anesthesia/perioperative related complications. This short podcast goes over a lot of the HY ones you need to know and understand as you prepare for the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 3 exams. Do not ignore this stuff.
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!
GI Bleeds show up on essentially all the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. In this short podcast, I discuss an accurate approach to correctly answering these questions on the exam.
Thyroid cancer is a topic that shows up commonly on the USMLE exams. This short podcast addresses essentially all you need to know while integrating a few other HY disciplines.
In this short podcast, I continue our discussion of key vignettes that highlight concepts routinely tested on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. I also conclude with a short tip on “you’re my #1 communication” to programs on your rank list.
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.
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.
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.
This podcast is a continuation of Episode 221 (Part 1). In this podcast, I discuss a host of super HY trauma/ortho scenarios that classically pop up on USMLE exams. One big focus in this one are scenarios that are unusual but have a basis in sound pathophysiology. The NBME routinely exploits these for their benefit with head scratching questions. I spend a lot of time explaining mechanistic reasoning so it’s easy to remember. There are no attached slides.