Infectious complications of IVDU are very heavily tested on all the USMLE exams. In this episode, I thoroughly discuss a host of these complications and try to show you ways they love to test these ideas on the USMLEs.
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).
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).
In this extremely high yield podcast, I go into a thorough discussion of the coronavirus/COVID-19 in the context of NBME exams. I spend a lot of time explaining pathophysiology and making tons of integrations with immunology, cardio, pulm, micro, etc. This should essentially help you answer any USMLE Q you see and also help you understand a lot about what is going on with the pandemic in our world.
In this short but HY podcast, I discuss the most common NBME scenarios that relate to post exposure prophylaxis for a host of infectious diseases. There are no attached slides.
In this super HY podcast, I discuss the commonly tested topic of vaccines (and their schedules). This stuff shows up a lot on the USMLEs (1-3), Family Med, Peds, OBGYN, and IM Shelf exams. I take a somewhat different approach to make it super easy to learn. First, I discuss lots of common exam scenarios so you’re not just memorizing information. Second, I give a bunch of rules that makes the information extremely digestible; and third, I describe vaccines for a few “special NBME populations”. Trust me, this podcast will make the vaccine schedules a lot more palatable to learn. There are no attached slides.
In this short podcast, I review essentially everything testable on any of the USMLE exams relating to HIV (Step 1-3). I would know this podcast really well as essentially most of this gets tested in 1 way or the other on exams. Also remember that S. Pneumo is the MCC of pneumonia in HIV patients (especially with lobar infiltrates). Only choose PCP if interstitial infiltrates are mentioned (and don’t forget to give steroids if A-a gradient > 35 or PaO2 < 70). There are no attached slides.
In this episode, I continue our comprehensive micro review series for Step 1 with a focus on viruses. There ARE slides.
In this episode, I continue the comprehensive micro review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. This specific podcast contains a ton of HY information (especially with the pneumonias and STDs). Micro is best learnt in groups and classic presentations so that’s my focus here. There are in fact attached slides. Note that the video version of this is posted on my youtube channel (Divine Intervention Podcasts and Videos).
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive Micro review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. This is in addition to the rapid reviews I have which are also HY and useful right before an exam. There are attached slides and also a video recording (if you prefer that). All relevant links are below.