Pulmonary HTN is a topic that is tested in so many different unique ways on the USMLE exams. This podcast addresses the topic from an “exam like” perspective, explains mechanisms, and integrates with other disciplines.
Pulmonary emboli are a very commonly tested topic on the USMLE exams. The NBME especially loves to test this topic in the context of “scenarios”. In this podcast, I utilize a scenario heavy approach to address these concepts and explain pathophysiology.
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.
In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss all you need to know about lung cancer for the USMLE Step 1-3 exams. This should easily net you multiple points on each of these tests.
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 pulm focused podcast, I discuss a host of common exam scenarios that deal with factors that affect blood O2 content. There are no attached slides.
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive pulm review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I focus on laying a solid foundation by using multiple means to explain basic concepts (primarily physiology) that should make understanding pulmonary pathologies a lot easier. There are no attached slides.
Pulm is classically a hard subject for people to master. In general, there is little variation between what the NBME tests across the USMLEs on pulm topics. In this episode, I try really hard to help you understand and have a solid basis in pulm with a physiological bent on things. I discuss pulmonary physiology but then delve into HY NBME exam scenarios that show up frequently. On Step 2CK, many pulm concepts end up being analysis questions that demand a salient understanding of the underlying physiology. If pulm is an issue, this is the podcast for you. There ARE ATTACHED SLIDES below for some of the flow-volume loops.
In this episode, I discuss all you need to know about pulmonary pharmacology as relevant to the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I integrate a lot of other “system pharmacology” that relate in one way or the other. No slides attached as all needed information is in the podcast.
In this podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about vents as relevant to the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). I also discuss a host of HY ABG scenarios that commonly show up on these exams. There are no slides as all needed information is in the podcast. A more detailed vent podcast will come in a future episode. QUICK CORRECTION- AROUND MINUTE 11, I MISTAKENLY SWITCH WORDS WHEN DEFINING A SHUNT. THE TRUE DEFINITION IS THAT A SHUNT REPRESENTS A REGION OF LUNG THAT IS PERFUSED WITHOUT VENTILATION. MY EXPLANATION IS CORRECT BUT THAT ONE DEFINITION IS WRONG SO TAKE NOTE!