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.
Category: USMLE Step 1
Divine Intervention Episode 458: Biases in Screening Tests (Lead time, length time, selection)
In this podcast, I discuss 3 common biases that are inherent in screening tests. I try to break down differences between these biases so you don’t confuse them on your exams.
Divine Intervention Episode 457: Horner’s Syndrome (a USMLE perspective)
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.
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 453: A Quick Review of HY Psychiatry Timelines
In this short podcast, I review the timelines associated with many of the commonly tested psychiatric disorders on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams.
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 451: Serotonin Syndrome (with integrations)
Serotonin syndrome is very commonly tested on all the USMLE exams. In this podcast, I discuss relevant pathophysiology and make lots of integrations with other disciplines that many should find helpful.
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 446: Divine Patch (Updates/Corrections from Past Episodes)
In this HY episode, I discuss certain updates to concepts/ideas I have discussed in previous podcasts. Guidelines and NBME views on certain topics change and I will periodically make these “patch podcasts” so the website stays ahead of the curve with regards to preparing people for all the USMLE exams.
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.