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.
Category: Renal – USMLE Step 1
Divine Intervention Episode 439: Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis
Do you struggle with understanding normal and high anion gap metabolic acidosis? This series is exactly what you need. In this first part, I lay the requisite foundation. In the next part, I will focus on examples. This is certainly a super HY topic for all the USMLEs!
Divine Intervention Episode 430: The Clutch Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Podcast (For Step 1-3)
In this extremely HY podcast, I discuss the renin angiotensin aldosterone system in detail and also make lots of integrations that show up as exam questions on all the USMLEs. Definitely worth a listen before you take your test.
Divine Intervention Episode 429: ICU Series Part 2-Crystalloid Solutions
In this podcast, I continue the ICU series from Episode 416 with a discussion of crystalloids (normal saline, lactated ringers, and plasmalyte). I discuss physiology, pathophysiology, benefits of one vs the other, and situations where one is preferred to the other. I also discuss some perils of giving these fluids and the mechanisms behind these perils. I will be discussing colloids in another podcast.
Divine Intervention Episode 388 – The Clutch Hypocalcemia Podcast (for Step 1-3)
In this short, but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the vast majority of what you need to know in relation to hypocalcemia for your USMLE exams. I spend a lot of time discussing mechanisms, pathophysiology, treatments, diagnostic approaches, and other key exam details.
Divine Intervention Episode 360 – The Clutch Secondary Hypertension Podcast (Step 1-3)
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.
Divine Intervention Episode 356 – The Clutch UTI Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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).
Divine Intervention Episode 341 – Lupus and The USMLEs.
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about SLE for the USMLE Step 1-3 exams.
Divine Intervention Episode 321 – The Clutch Metabolic Acidosis Podcast (for all USMLEs).
Metabolic acidosis is a floridly HY topic to know and understand for all the USMLE exams. Unfortunately, many people struggle with it and resort solely to memorizing lists of differentials which is not ideal. Do you want to conceptually understand metabolic acidosis (both high and normal anion gap) and see it’s integrations with multiple disciplines? If yes, this podcast accomplishes just that. The final fact I wanted to mention but forgot is that anion gap increases with age. There are no attached slides.
Divine Intervention Episode 313 – The Floridly HY Hyperkalemia Podcast (for Step 1-3) + 20 hour 2CK/3 course reminder.
In this short, but extremely HY episode, I discuss hyperkalemia from essentially every possible angle that the NBME could test on your exams. I spend time discussing vignettes and explaining pathophysiology so memorization is kept to the bare minimum. This podcast will help you get many questions right on your test. There are no attached slides.