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.
In this episode of the Divine Intervention Podcasts (our 100th, God is good!), I review Micro (viruses, fungi, bacteria) with a unique focus solely on clinical cases/presentations. This podcast basically helps you think in terms of the way the NBME would frame bugs in clinical presentations. I call this the clutch podcast because you will likely get a minimum of 15ish questions correct on any of the USMLEs (1/2CK/3) if you master the material in this podcast. There are no attached slides.
In this episode, I discuss HY information relating to all the gram negatives highlighted in the gram negative algorithm in First Aid For The USMLE Step 1 (2019). I integrate a lot of HY basic science disciplines along the way. I also discuss the zoonotics (brucella, pasteurella, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia), chlamydia species, syphilis, and lyme disease (B. Burgdorferi). Between Episodes 77 and 78 and a good knowledge of antibiotics (earlier podcasts), you should be able to crush a large number of “bacteria” questions with the notable exception of Mycobacterial Species which are discussed in an older podcast. There are no attached slides.
In this episode, I review all the HY USMLE information related to the gram positive organisms highlighted in the gram +ve chart in FA for the USMLE Step 1 (2019). This would be a good podcast to listen to before a micro quiz/exam/USMLE Step 1. The primary purpose of this was to provide a medium that would pull everything together for the listener prior to a micro exam. There are no attached slides. For a detailed discussion of the antibiotics, consider listening to Episodes 27-28, 33-35. Note that these episodes cover all antibiotics that could reasonably be tested on the USMLEs broken down by class (antibacterials etc etc).