Don’t sleep on this podcast. You will get so many questions right on the all the USMLE exams from the many integrations you see me making here. Episode 461 will continue the series. Enjoy!
Category: Microbiology – USMLE Step 2
Divine Intervention Episode 459: The Clutch STI Podcast (for Step 1-3)
STIs are very easily confused on the USMLE exams. In this short podcast, I discuss what you need to know and emphasize key differentiating points. The only one I don’t discuss is N. Gonorrhoeae which is treated with ceftriaxone and is gram negative.
Divine Intervention Episode 437: Infectious Populations (IV Drug Users)
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.
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 352 – The Clutch Fungi Podcast for Step 2CK/3.
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).
Divine Intervention Episode 323 – Immunocompromised Patients, Transplant Patients, and the USMLEs.
In this ultra HY podcast, I discuss a wide variety of scenarios and permutations of immunocompromised/transplant patients that commonly show up on the USMLE exams. Think of this as a continuation of Ep 173 (Immunodeficiency diseases). I explain pathophysiology and break things down in ways that makes understanding and remembrance easy. I end with a life lesson on “motivation”. For more info on the Step 2CK/3 class starting tomorrow (6/28-7/2), email me via the website.
Divine Intervention Episode 300 – Comprehensive Coronavirus/COVID-19 Podcast for The USMLEs (Step 1-3).
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.
Divine Intervention Episode 252 – Post Exposure Prophylaxis and The NBMEs.
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.
Divine Intervention Episode 250 – The Ultra HY Vaccine Podcast (and upcoming 2CK Course 8.8.20).
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.
Divine Intervention Episode 237 – HIV and The USMLE.
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.