This podcast is incredibly HY. You will see a lot of this stuff on your exams. Enough said!
Category: Medicine – USMLE Step 2
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 444: The Clutch Thromboses Podcast (for Step 1-3)
There are certain patterns of thromboses that our friends at the NBME are very fond of throwing on exams. This podcast discusses common venous and arterial thrombotic patterns that show up on these tests. I discuss pathophysiology as well. Easily one of the highest yield podcasts on this website. Also, pls note that antibiotics are used in the management of carvernous sinus thrombosis and reduce mortality.
Divine Intervention Episode 440: High Dose Dexamethasone (New USMLE Perspective)
This podcast is short but addresses a critical point about the high dose dexamethasone suppression test. This long memorized test by many medical students now has a new outlet that has been expressing itself over the last few months. I discuss this new perspective here.
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 409 – The Clutch Hemoglobin Podcast (for Step 1-3)
Hemoglobin is associated with a subset of questions on all USMLE exams. If you want to truly understand Hb and make integrations with multiple disciplines, this is exactly what you need.
Divine Intervention Episode 399 – The 3 Confusing Poisonings (HY for Step 1-3)
In this HY podcast, I discuss salient means for differentiating poisonings from carbon monoxide, cyanide, and methemoglobin. I spend time discussing physiology that should help you navigate these questions with ease on exams. I conclude with a life lesson relevant to most medical students/trainees.
Divine Intervention Episode 395 – The Clutch Diabetes Management Podcast
In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about DM management for the USMLE Step 2 and 3 exams.