InsideTheBoards for the USMLE, COMLEX & Medical School

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The best free audio resource for board prep: USMLE, COMLEX, Med School and beyond

Episode Date
Think Before Posting — Medical Education, Building Connections, & Professionalism on Social Media with Kevin Pho | Best of the ITB Podcast
00:34:18

This is a ”best of” episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of one of the first ITB Podcasts episodes with Dr. Kevin Pho from KevinMD.com

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

Special offer from Kaplan Medical only for ITB listeners

Head over to Kaptest.com and user the offer code ITB15 for 15% any Kaplan medical product. And importantly, for American Medical Association members, you can combine this offer with your AMA membership discount for a total of 40% off. 

Support the ITB Podcast 

Ple [...]

Jun 18, 2018
USMLE Strategy: Shrinking Questions Down to Manageable Size | ITB Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors)
00:14:18

InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) 

This is the first feature in our Audio Blog Serie. We’re taking posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and recording them for on-the-go listening. We’re focusing on articles that cover question breakdowns, examination and study advice, and those related to mental wellbeing and wellness during medical school. 

Today’s article which you can read in full here is titled “USMLE Strategy: Shrinking Questions Down to Manageable Size” by Dr. Christopher Carrubba 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Se [...]

Jun 11, 2018
“Ask for Help (online)” with Sahil Mehta from MedSchoolCoach (plus bonus MedSchoolCoach minute: Why Try Virtual Tutoring?) | Best of the ITB Podcast
00:42:37

This is a ”best of” episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of our with MedSchoolCoach founder, Sahil Mehta. We dissect a practice question related to urinary retention and cover what MSC does to help students prepare for their boards exams and medical school coursework. 

MedSchoolCoach Minute and offer for ITB listeners

In today’s MedSchoolCoach minute we discuss the two types of students who benefit most from tutoring. Go to medschoolcoach.com/itb and use the offer code “ITB&MSC” when you sign up to take advantage of 10% off MSC’s coaching and tutoring service. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just

Jun 03, 2018
Creativity, Meet Medical Education with Bryan & Aaron from SketchyMedical | Best of the ITB Podcast
00:44:23

This is a ”best of” episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of our two part interview with SketchyMedical’s co-founding brothers Bryan and Aaron Lemieux. We talk about the USMLE Step 1, dissect a pediatrics/microbiology question, discuss how Sketchy works and take a behind the scenes look at one of the most popular resources used by medical students. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

Support the ITB Podcast 

Please consider helping us continue our work on the ITB podcast. Check out 

May 25, 2018
“Instagram” for Medicine with Figure 1’s Josh Landy | Best of the ITB Podcast
00:55:15

This is a ”best of” episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of the combined parts of our interview with Josh Landy from Figure 1. Also, check out the DDx podcast, produced by Figure 1. It’s a podcast about how doctors think and well worth the listen.

In this show, Figure 1 co-founder, Josh Landy discusses medical education in Canada and offers a preview of why he founded the social photo sharing platform for medicine, Figure 1. Figure 1 offers a visually-engaging and privacy-compliant educational experience. And it’s all free. Plus, Elizabeth covers a high-yield question from the Figure 1 platform. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

1. The Figure 1 example case can be found by going to this episode’s webpage at https://www.insidetheboards.com/episode021/ 

2. Top Figure 1 users to follow: https://www.insidetheboards [...]

May 14, 2018
Test Taking Strategy for the Boards—Knowing a Lot of Stuff is Not Enough | Ryan Orwig from STATMed Learning
00:37:54

In this episode, Ryan Orwig from STATMed learning tells us more about the STATMed platform, how his boards workship helps students improve their scores by focusing on and improving the strategy they employ in studying and in approaching multiple choice questions in question banks like USMLE World, Kaplan, USMLE-Rx (or any Qbank). Plus, we give an example of some specific tactics to apply to practice questions with a gynecology example question from the Open Osmosis platform 

STATMed Lessons on the ITB Study Smarter Channel

Check out more from Ryan and STATMed learning on the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 where we discuss common difficulties facing a medical student (and how to fix them) like what do you do when you narrow down a questions to two answer choices but always pick the wrong one, how to deal wit the problem of doing volumes of questions but not see [...]

May 09, 2018
Renal with OnlineMedEd’s Dustyn Williams (Part 1) | 2017 Study Smarter Series [Archive]
00:30:53

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

This is a rebroadcast from our 2017 Study Smarter Series.

In this episode Patrick deconstructs some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Renal questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis) with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd.org 

The full discussion can be found on the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

Support the ITB Podcast 

Please consider helping us continue our work on the ITB podcast. Check out insidetheboards.com/support to learn more about how yo [...]

May 05, 2018
Inside the Mind of a Question Writer | Chris Cimino, Vice President of Kaplan Medical (Part 2)
00:22:20

How to think like a question writer | Chris Cimino, Vice President of Kaplan Medical (Part 2)

In the second part of our episode with Dr. Chris Cimino, vice president and chief medical officer for Kaplan Medical, a former member of multiple item-writing committees and task forces for the National Board of Medical Examiners, we learn more about Dr. Cimino’s own successes and failures in examinations and dive more deeply into the processes that contribute to making a test like the USMLE or COMLEX

Special offer from Kaplan Medical only for ITB listeners

Head over to Kaptest.com and user the offer code ITB15 for 15% any Kaplan medical product. And importantly, for American Medical Association members, you can combine this offer with your AMA membership discount for a total of 40% off. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1[...]

May 01, 2018
Inside the Mind of a Question Writer | Chris Cimino, Vice President of Kaplan Medical (Part 1)
00:22:52

How to think like a question writer | Chris Cimino, Vice President of Kaplan Medical (Part 1)

In this episode, Dr. Chris Cimino, vice president and chief medical officer for Kaplan Medical, a former member of multiple item-writing committees and task forces for the National Board of Medical Examiners, breaks down the process of constructing a multiple choice question and how items get into a standardized exam like the USMLE or COMLEX. We also deconstruct, step-by-step a multiple choice question from Kaplan’s Qbank to illustrate these concepts. 

Special offer from Kaplan Medical only for ITB listeners

Head over to Kaptest.com and user the offer code ITB15 for 15% any Kaplan medical product. And importantly, for American Medical Association members, you can combine this offer with your AMA membership discount for a total of 40% off. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter [...]

Apr 26, 2018
What makes a “bad” test taker? How to fix it Part 2 | Ryan Orwig from STATMed Learning
00:33:18

Part 2 of our discussion with Ryan Orwig from STATMed Learning and his former student, Maureen, now a resident on what makes a “bad” test taker and what things you can do to improve your test-taking skills and studying to increase your USMLE or COMLEX scores (not to mention acquiring the ability to enter a testing center with more confidence). 

Go to thestatprogram.com/ITB for a special discount on an exclusive ITB-only STATMed Boards workshop. And don’t forget to checkout our Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level one on your favorite podcatcher. Or just go to this link to listen in iTunes, or here to listen on Podbean  < [...]

Apr 03, 2018
What makes a “bad” test taker? How to fix it Part 1 | Ryan Orwig from STATmed Learning
00:37:17

A discussion with Ryan Orwig from STATMed Learning and his former student, Maureen, now a resident on what makes a “bad” test taker and what things you can do to improve your test-taking skills and studying to increase your USMLE or COMLEX scores (not to mention acquiring the ability to enter a testing center with more confidence). 

Go to thestatprogram.com/events/ITB for a special discount on the STATMed Boards workshop. And don’t forget to checkout our Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level one on your favorite podcatcher. Or just go to this link to listen in iTunes, or here to listen on Podbean  

Music: Courtesy of Rou Reynolds.

Mar 28, 2018
Osteopathy for MDs plus COMLEX vs. USMLE (or Both?) with Greg Rodden from the Med School Phys Podcast
00:34:02

This episode

In this episode, Stewart interviews Med School Phys host and 3rd year osteopathic medical student, Greg Rodden. They discuss strategy for the COMLEX vs. strategy for the USMLE and also provide an overview and introduction to osteopathic manipulative medicine for MD students/doctors. It’s a fascinating dicussion, especially for the allopaths among us, who might not know much about this important part of their osteopathic colleague’s education. 

 2018 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1

We’re launching the 2018 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1 on a new channel. So search iTunes for the “InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series” to listen to all the content or checkout

Mar 19, 2018
Why go “Inside” the Boards w/ Med School Phys Podcast host, Greg Rodden
00:40:54

Check out the Med School Phys Podcast 

This episode is a special collaboration with fellow podcaster, Greg Rodden, who runs the Med School Phys podcast. The full interview is available on the Med School Phys channel. Listen (starting around 10:00) for a discussion amongst Stewart, Greg, and Patrick on “Why medicine?” “Why InsideTheBoards?” and “Why care?” We get personal and philosophical, and hopefully provide some encouragement. 

Support the ITB Podcast

Before the interview, please listen to Patrick’s appeal for listener support of the ITB podcast. We’re making an awesome Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1 in 2018. Help us make it an even bigger success than last year. Check out

Mar 03, 2018
Pre-Prep for the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 & 2018 ITB Podcast Update
00:37:18

In this episode, Stewart and Patrick discuss how to approach a respiratory microbiology question and they discuss pre-dedicated study period preparations for Step 1. Want to get even more deeply inside the boards? Consider joining the ITB team if you’d like to help with the podcast, website development, or have some ideas about how you could use your particular talents in helping further ITB’s mission of helping students learn to “think like question writers.” Send us an email to info@insidetheboards.com

Get a 20% discount on the ITB Audio Qbank by using the code “podcast” at check out. Featuring content by Osmosis and Lecturio (for the Step 1 level audio Qbank) and OnlineMedEd (for clerkship/Step 2 level audio Qbank). 

Feb 16, 2018
The Difference Questions Make and Nephrology (w/ thanks to Firecracker)
00:39:16

In this episode, Patrick and Stewart discuss how changing study habits can help you get a better handle on your coursework and clerkship material. This episode is sponsored by Firecracker, who provided some renal questions to serve as a basis for discussion. You can get a free trial or take part in Firecracker’s holiday sale by going to the link firecracker.me/purchase/ITB. Plus, Patrick and Stewart provide some personal updates and upcoming plans for both the ITB podcast and ITB’s All-Audio Qbank. 3m7vgfcy

Dec 24, 2017
Anatomy – The ITB All-Audio Qbank (powered by Osmosis)
00:15:09

We’ve been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, hear a sample from ITB’s Pre-Clinical (1st and 2nd Year) All Audio Clinical Qbank (powered by Osmosis). For a limited time, podcast listeners can get an even sweeter deal on launch-pricing of the audio qbank (25% off) by using the discount code “Podcast” at checkout. Just go to insidetheboards.com/qbank to learn more. Plus, leave a review of the ITB Podcast for your chance to win a free subscription to the All-Audio Qbank. 

 

Content courtesy of Osmosis. CC-BYSA 2.0. Questions have been optimized and edited for audio consumption.  Copyright Osmosis. Original version may be found at the appropriate topic heading at https://open.osmosis.org/topics.

Oct 26, 2017
Surgery – The ITB All-Audio Qbank (powered by OnlineMedEd)
00:11:33

We’ve been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, hear a sample from ITB’s 3rd Year/Clinical All Audio Clinical Qbank (powered by OnlineMedEd). For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even sweeter deal on launch-pricing of the audio qbank (25% off) by using the discount code “Podcast” at checkout. Just go to insidetheboards.com/qbank to learn more. Plus, leave a review of the ITB Podcast for your chance to win a free subscription to the All-Audio Qbank. 

 

Content courtesy of OnlineMedEd. Copyright OnlineMedEd. Questions have been optimized and edited for audio consumption. For more great content go to onlinemeded.org.

Oct 18, 2017
Psych – The ITB All-Audio Qbank: (powered by Osmosis)
00:19:16

We’ve been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, Elizabeth provides a sample from ITB’s 1st and 2nd Year Version of the All Audio Clinical Qbank (powered by Osmosis). For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even sweeter deal on launch-pricing of the audio qbank by using the discount code “Podcast” at checkout. Just go to insidetheboards.com/qbank to learn more. Plus, leave a review of the ITB Podcast for your chance to win a free subscription to the All-Audio Qbank. 

Content courtesy of Osmosis. Questions have been optimized and edited for audio consumption. Copyright Osmosis. Original version may be found at the appropriate topic heading at https://open.osmosis.org/topics. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sep 24, 2017
The ITB All-Audio Qbank: OnlineMedEd Sample Set
00:16:31

We’ve been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, Patrick provides a sample ITB’s All Audio Clinical Qbank for Third Year Medical Students (Powered by OnlineMedEd).

For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even even sweeter deal on launch-pricing of the audio qbank by using the discount code “Podcast” at checkout. Just go to insidetheboards.com/qbank to learn more. Plus, leave a review of the ITB Podcast for your chance to win a a free access to the All-Audio Qbank. 

Sep 04, 2017
The ITB All-Audio Qbank w/ Biochemistry sample
00:25:28

We’re back from our hiatus. We’ve been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, Patrick breaks down each version of the audio Qbank, Elizabeth offers a sample from ITB’s All Audio Preclinical Qbank for First and Second Year Medical Students (Powered by Osmosis), plus what’s an ITB Premium subscription on Podbean all about?

For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even even sweeter deal on launch-pricing of the audio qbank by using the discount code “Podcast” at checkout. Just go to insidetheboards.com/qbank to learn more. Plus, leave a review of the ITB Podcast for your chance to win a a free access to the All-Audio Qbank. 

Aug 28, 2017
2017 Update: A Q-bank, A Podcast, A Lysosomal Storage Disease
00:07:12

A quick update on the state of the podcast. We want everyone to know that more episodes are coming in the future. Right now we are creating content for our all audio question bank.

Look forward to new episodes of material soon. We hope to release the first iteration of our question banks in August and September. If you’re curious about residency and the match stay tuned for our Match Smarter Series later this year.

If you want to stay up to date on our podcast and all things InsideTheBoards subscribe to our newsletter here: Newsletter

Review question courtesy of Osmosis

Happy Studying!

Jul 20, 2017
Pathology Mini (High Yield: TNM) with Robert Patterson from Lecturio
00:10:58

In this episode, we discuss a USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Pathology question on TNM staging provided by Lecturio with Robert Patterson a Pathology resident in New York and question writer for Lecturio.

Hurry and sign up for ITB’s All-Audio Question Bank at patreon.com/insidetheboards

Get beta access for the QBank by becoming a patron by midnight TONIGHT!

We’re putting together a beta group of 25 first/second year med students and 25 third years to help us make the best all audio resource for med school. Visit patreon.com/insidetheboards for more details.

 

Jul 02, 2017
Stefan Wisbauer from Lecturio on Education Through Medical School
00:41:22

In this episode, we finish discussing a USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Pathology question provided by Lecturio with Robert Patterson a Pathology resident in New York and question writer for Lecturio.

Followed by our interview with Stefan Wisbauer - the managing director of Lecturio. Stefan describes how Lecturio can provide a one stop resource for all walks of medical school life. Lecturio optimizes online learning with a combination of videos, questions, diagrams, and reading material for MCAT, Step 1, and Step 2 material. Use the code “ITB20″ for a 20% discount when signing up for Lecturio.

Hurry and sign up for ITB’s All-Audio Question Bank at patreon.com/insidetheboards

Get beta access for the QBank by becoming a patron by JULY 1st! TOMORROW!

We’re putting together a beta group of 25 first/second year med students and 25 third years to help us make the best all audio re [...]

Jul 01, 2017
Pathology with Robert Patterson from Lecturio | Study Smarter Series BONUS
00:37:39

In this episode, we finish discussing some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Pathology questions provided by Lecturio with Robert Patterson a Pathology resident in New York and question writer for Lecturio.

Hurry and sign up for ITB’s All-Audio Question Bank at patreon.com/insidetheboards

Get beta access for the QBank by becoming a patron by JULY 1st!

We’re putting together a beta group of 25 first/second year med students and 25 third years to help us make the best all audio resource for med school. Visit patreon.com/insidetheboards for more details.

Share the podcast and tag us on social media to be entered to win an amazon gift card at the end of our study smarter series.

Jun 29, 2017
Renal with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series Episode 15
00:30:25

In this episode, we finish discussing some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Renal questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis) with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd.org. 

Want early access to ITB’s All-Audio Question Bank for medical school? We’re putting together a beta group of 25 first/second year med students and 25 third years to help us make the best all audio resource for med school. Visit patreon.com/insidetheboards for more details. 

Jun 24, 2017
Renal with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 15
00:31:39

In this episode Patrick deconstructs some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Renal questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis) with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd.org. 

Want early access to ITB’s Audio Question Bank for medical school? We’re putting together a test group of 25 first/second year med students and 25 third years to help us make the best all audio resource for med school. Visit patreon.com/insidetheboards for more details. 

Jun 22, 2017
Psychiatry with Taylor Brana from The Happy Doc Podcast | Study Smarter Series Episode 14
00:48:04

In this episode Elizabeth deconstructs some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Behavioral sciences/psych questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis) with Taylor Brana from the Happy Doc Podcast. Check out his show at www.thehappydoc.com 

Want early access to ITB’s Audio Question Bank for medical school? We’re putting together a test group of 25 first/second year med students and 25 third years to help us make the best all audio resource for med school. Send an email to info@insidetheboards.com or visit patreon.com/insidetheboards for more details. 

Jun 17, 2017
Hematology with Eli Freiman from MedSchoolTutors (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series Episode 13
00:28:35

In Part 2 of our Hematology review Patrick and Eli Freiman of MedSchoolTutors deconstruct some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Hematology questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis). Check out MedSchoolTutors to get personalized one on one instruction for medical school and the board exams.

Review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast or share with your medical friends via social media to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Just send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com

Jun 14, 2017
Hematology with Eli Freiman from MedSchoolTutors (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 13
00:38:53

In this episode Patrick interviews Eli Freiman a tutor for MedSchoolTutors and Pediatrics resident. Eli helps deconstruct some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Hematology questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis). Check out MedSchoolTutors to get personalized one on one instruction for medical school and the board exams.

Review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast or share with your medical friends via social media to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Just send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com

Jun 13, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Virus: HIV) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:11:06

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

This week we are punching out tons of high yield microbiology content. Be sure to update your podcast daily to keep up with the new episodes as they roll out.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to insidetheboards.com to learn more.

We’re covering question dissections courtesy of Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions.

Please rate and review the podcast and tell your friends to listen!

Jun 04, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Parasites: Giardia) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:09:57

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

This week we are punching out tons of high yield microbiology content. Be sure to update your podcast daily to keep up with the new episodes as they roll out.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to insidetheboards.com to learn more.

We’re covering question dissections courtesy of Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions.

Please rate and review the podcast and tell your friends to listen!

Jun 02, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Protozoan: Malaria) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:05:58

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

This week we are punching out tons of high yield microbiology content. Be sure to update your podcast daily to keep up with the new episodes as they roll out.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to insidetheboards.com to learn more.

We’re covering question dissections courtesy of Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions.

Please rate and review the podcast and tell your friends to listen!

May 31, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Virus: Herpes) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:17:40

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

This week we are punching out tons of high yield microbiology content. Be sure to update your podcast daily to keep up with the new episodes as they roll out.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to insidetheboards.com to learn more.

We’re covering question dissections courtesy of Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions.

Please rate and review the podcast and tell your friends to listen!

May 28, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Virus: Influenza) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:16:17

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

This week we are punching out tons of high yield microbiology content. Be sure to update your podcast daily to keep up with the new episodes as they roll out.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to insidetheboards.com to learn more.

We’re covering question dissections courtesy of Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions.

Please rate and review the podcast and tell your friends to listen!

May 27, 2017
Reproductive with Dr. Diane Evans (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series Episode 12
00:24:42

Part 2 of our repro & ob/gyn talk with Dr. Diane Evans, a leader in the Ob/Gyn specialty boards preparation space. For residents or students interested in obstetrics and gynecology, check out her platform at passingyourobgynboards.com. In this part, Dr. Evans helps me deconstruct some more practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 reproductive system questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis). 

Review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast or share with your medical friends via social media to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Just send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com

 

May 26, 2017
Reproductive with Dr. Diane Evans (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 12
00:33:33

In this episode, ZDoggMD / DocVader opens with some kind-ish words about the ITB podcast. (Star Wars fans delight!).

 

I then interview Dr. Diane Evans, a leader in the Ob/Gyn specialty boards preparation space. Anyone interested in obstetrics and gynecology should check out her site at passingyourobgynboards.com. Dr. Evans helps me deconstruct some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 repro questions (provided by the fine folks at Osmosis). 

 

Review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast or share with your medical friends via social media to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Just send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com

Also, if anyone can think of other Star Wars-related medical names, Tweet Patrick @boardsinsider. e.g. ObGynKenobi, Ob/JinErso

May 24, 2017
Cardio with the Brosencephalon (Amreet Sidhu) | Study Smarter Series Episode 11
00:39:18

In this episode, we interview a mysterious and special guest, primordial Redittor, Amreet Sidhu aka the Brosencephalon to discuss flashcards as a learning tool and to cover some high yield cardiology questions provided by our friends from Osmosis. Amreet is the creator of the acclaimed “Bros Deck” for the Anki flashcard platform and a medicine sub-Reddit celebrity. And fun fact, his work has been incorporated into the flashcard portion of the Osmosis platform. So check out Osmosis.org to take advantage of the “Netflix” of medical education. And stay tuned for brosencephalon.com to go live. Meanwhile, follow Amreet on Twitter @brosencephalon.

Review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast or share with your medical friends via social media to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Just send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com

May 21, 2017
Musculoskeletal with Emily Tan from WhiteCoatCoaching | Study Smarter Series Episode 10
00:32:51

In this episode, we go over some musculoskeletal board prep questions with returning guest, ortho resident, Emily Tan the “White Coat Coach.” Listen to The White Coat Coaching podcast (especially if you’re interested in orthopedics) and check out whitecoatcoaching.com or follow Emily on Twitter @WhiteCoatCoach.

Review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast or share with your medical friends via social media to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Just send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com

 

May 19, 2017
Neurology with Docossareh (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series Episode 9
00:12:03

Is board prep giving you a headache? Clear your head by listening to Part 2 of the ITB Study Smarter Series Neurology Review with Youtube sensation Docossareh. Follow him at Youtube.com/docossareh and @DocOssareh on Twitter

We hope to have beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank rolling out in May 2017. Go to insidetheboards.com for details.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you share us on social media.

May 11, 2017
Neurology with Docossareh (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 9
00:36:21

 

Is board prep giving you a headache? Clear your head by listening to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect neurology questions with Youtube sensation Docossareh. Follow him at Youtube.com/docossareh and @DocOssareh on Twitter

We hope to have beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank rolling out in May 2017. Go to insidetheboards.com for details.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you share us on social media.

Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

May 09, 2017
Endocrinology with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series Episode 8
00:31:46

More hormones in part 2. Continuing our discussion of USMLE/COMLEX practice questions on endocrine with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd.Org. Follow @OnlineMedEd on Twitter and make sure to watch their videos during third year. Trust us…

We hope to have beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank rolling out in May 2017. Go to insidetheboards.com for details.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you share us on social media.

Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

May 05, 2017
Endocrinology with Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 8
00:36:13

Does studying for the USMLE make you hormonal? Listen to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect endocrinology questions with ITB podcast alumnus, Dustyn Williams, from OnlineMedEd.Org. Follow @OnlineMedEd on Twitter

We hope to have beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank rolling out in May 2017. Go to insidetheboards.com for details.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you share us on social media.

Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

May 03, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Bacteria: E. Coli) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:08:36

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to insidetheboards.com to learn more. We’re covering microbiology through the end of April/early May with mini-episodes focused on high yield question dissections from Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions. 

Apr 27, 2017
Study Dermatology with Shola Vaughn (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series
00:20:58

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect more Dermatology questions with Shola Vaughn. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Boardsinsider. Find Shola at SholaMD.com and her podcast MedStudentEdge.

We hope to have beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank rolling out in May 2017. Go to insidetheboards.com for details.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you share us on social media.

Music courtesy of Divisible’s “Love is the Cost” (used with permission)

Apr 21, 2017
Study Dermatology with Shola Vaughn (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 7
00:30:06

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect more Dermatology questions with Shola Vaughn. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Boardsinsider. Find Shola at SholaMD.com and her podcast MedStudentEdge.

With the ITB Study Smarter Bundle, you can get 2-months of Osmosis and Physeo along with a seat in MedQuest’s Live-Online Cramathon for Step 1/Level 1 on May 7th with Conrad Fischer plus (Bonus!) 2-weeks access to MedQuest’s pharmacology Qbank and beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank (rolling out in May 2017). Go to insidetheboards.com for details. Save even more with discount code “podcast” for an additional $20 dollars off. Sale ends April 16, 2017.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word! Plus, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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Apr 15, 2017
Immunology: The 20-min Immune Response with Ken Rosenthal author of Rapid Review Microbiology & Immunology | Study Smarter Series Episode 6
00:39:45

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of InsideTheBoards where we go through Dr. Rosenthal’s “The Twenty Minute Immune Response” (see screencast at InsideTheBoards.com) and dissect some immunology questions from Osmosis’s database of high yield USMLE Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 practice questions. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission). 

With the ITB Study Smarter Bundle, you can get 2-months of Osmosis and Physeo along with a seat in MedQuest’s Live-Online Cramathon for Step 1/Level 1 on May 7th with Conrad Fischer plus (Bonus!) 2-weeks access to MedQuest’s pharmacology Qbank and beta access to ITB’s all-audio Qbank (rolling out in May 2017). Go to insidetheboards.com for details. Save even more with discount code “podcast” for an additional $20 dollars off. Sale ends April 16, 2017.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or whereve [...]

Apr 10, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Bacteria: Strep) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:13:06

Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score.

Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Go to https://www.insidetheboards.com to learn more. We’re covering microbiology through the end of April with mini-episodes focused on high yield question dissections from Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions. 

Apr 07, 2017
Pharmacology with Conrad Fischer (Part 2) | Study Smarter Series
00:21:37

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect more pharmacology questions with Conrad Fischer. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Boardsinsider. Follow Conrad @SeeFisch

Check out insidetheboards.com/podcast to learn more about our series and how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

Visit insidetheboards.com for information about our Study Smarter Bundle. Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word!

Apr 05, 2017
Step 1 Cramathon and Pharmacology with Conrad Fischer (Part 1) | Study Smarter Series Episode 5
00:34:12

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect pharmacology questions with Conrad Fischer and hear about his Step 1 Cramathon. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Boardsinsider. Follow Conrad @SeeFisch

Check out insidetheboards.com/podcast to learn more about our series and how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

Visit insidetheboards.com for information about our Study Smarter Bundle. Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word!

Apr 03, 2017
Episode IV: A New Hope for Learning Physiology with Physeo | Study Smarter Series Episode 4| Ophthalmology Preview
00:31:58

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of the ITB Study Smarter Series for the USMLE/COMLEX where we dissect an ophtho question with Rhett and Michael from Physeo the “Pathoma” of physiology. Check out insidetheboards.com/podcast to learn more about our series and how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

Be sure to sign up for our email list at insidetheboards.com for information about our upcoming special offer. Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word!

Mar 31, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Bacteria: Staph) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:18:14

Want to learn something you can take with you on test day and leave with a higher score? Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. We’re covering high-yield material from all the main preclinical subjects like Anatomy, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Pharmacology. Go to https://www.insidetheboards.com for details. We’re covering microbiology through the end of April with mini-episodes focused on high yield question dissections from Osmosis’s bank of high-yield practice questions. 

Mar 29, 2017
How to Study Microbiology with Ken Rosenthal author of Rapid Review Microbiology & Immunology | Study Smarter Series Episode 3
00:36:21

Study Smarter, Not Harder by listening to this episode of InsideTheBoards where we are dissecting critical Microbiology questions with Ken Rosenthal author of Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 as part of our Study Smarter Series. Check out insidetheboards.com/podcast to learn more about our series and how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” (used with permission)

 

Be sure to sign up for our email list at insidetheboards.com for information about our upcoming special offer.

Rate and review the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast and share with your medical friends to help us spread the word!

Mar 25, 2017
Microbiology (High Yield Bacteria: Borrellia) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
00:08:20

First mini-episode for our ITB Study Smarter series. The mini-episodes are how we’re covering Microbiology and Pharmacology.  

Mar 21, 2017
Anatomy (Part 2) | Emily Tan from WhiteCoatCoaching.com
00:18:34

Part 2 of our high yield anatomy review for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1 Study Smarter Series. Learn how to go “inside” the boards at insidetheboards.com/podcast. Music: The Valentine Blast Furnace by Two O’Clock Courage (used with permission). 

Mar 20, 2017
Anatomy (Part 1) | Emily Tan from WhiteCoatCoaching.com
00:30:36

Dissecting high-yield anatomy questions today with Emily Tan from WhiteCoatCoaching.com for our USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 as part of our Study Smarter Series. Check out insidetheboards.com/podcast to learn more about our series and how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” 

Mar 18, 2017
What is the Study Smarter Series: Step 1? | Study Smarter Series
00:44:12

We launch the Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1. Stay tuned for mini-episodes on pharmacology & microbiology, and full episodes on all the main topics for the preclinical years (anatomy, genetics, biostatistics, endocrine, immunology, renal,biochem—you name it). We’re going to cover high yield material from all the big subjects in the first two years of medical school, so you can study smarter, not harder for the boards. With help from Osmosis, Conrad Fischer (and medQuest), Physeo, and more. Check out insidetheboards.com/podcast for all the details. 

Plus, introducing Stewart Bryant as the ITB Podcast’s new producer & Elizabeth Beeman as host of our pharm & micro mini-series  

Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” from Missalette. 

Mar 15, 2017
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Mar 13, 2017
Bryan & Aaron from SketchyMedical on How to Create Brain Space in Med School | Episode 024 (Part 2)
00:23:44

In part 2 of our conversation with Bryan and Aaron, we discuss a little more about how SketchyMedical was founded and what their future plans are to help medical students succeed even more on the USMLE and COMLEX Step 1. Win a SketchyMedical T-Shirt by leaving a review of the podcast on iTunes and sending your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage, “The Valentine Blast Furnace” off Missalette. 

Mar 10, 2017
Bryan & Aaron from SketchyMedical on How to Create Brain Space in Med School | Episode 024 (Part 1)
00:27:14

Go behind the scenes with Aaron and Bryan from SketchyMedical. In part 1, we do a little learning on a pediatric disease with our Open Osmosis question of the day and discuss Sketchy’s take on the topic. Check out insidetheboards.com/episode024 to learn more about Sketchy. Leave a review of the podcast and send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com to enter our Sketchy giveaway for this episode. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” from the album Missalette. 

Mar 06, 2017
Bonus Episode: Get Current in Drug Therapy with Master the Boards author, Conrad Fischer
00:29:50

In this Bonus episode, Dr. Conrad Fischer, author of Master the Boards, founder of medQuest, and an insanely popular member of the Twiterrati (@seeFisch to follow him on Twitter) provides a rapid-fire overview of recent updates in pharmacology. Get current in just 30 minutes. Leave a review of the podcast and send your screenshot to podcast@insidetheboards.com to enter this episode’s contest thanks to medQuest. Learn more about the giveaway and Dr. Fischer’s work at insidetheboards.com/episode023. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage “The Valentine Blast Furnace” off the album Missalette. 

Mar 01, 2017
023 Conrad Fischer from medQuest and Author of Master the Boards
00:21:11

In this episode, Conrad Fischer, Kaplan lecturer, author of the immensely popular Master the Boards, and lecturer extraordinaire discusses the redemptive suffering involved in medical education, gets roasted by Reddit, and provides some wisdom and perspective on USMLE and COMLEX preparation. Music courtesy of Two O’Clock Courage, “Valentine Blast Furnace,” off Missalette. 

Feb 27, 2017
022b Adeleke Adesina from SmashUSMLE on Study Strategies for the COMLEX, USMLE, or Shelf Exams (Part 2
00:17:26

In part 2 of our interview, Dr. Adeleke Adesina, author of “How to Prepare for the Medical Boards” and founder of the learning platforms, FTP Lectures and SmashUSMLE, explains how his platform is helping medical students on the COMLEX and USMLE. Check out the show notes page at www.insidetheboards.com/episode022 for a special offer from SmashUSMLE. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BoardsInsider, facebook.com/insidetheboards & instagram.com/insidetheboards. Music courtesy of Forgive Durden, “Life is Looking Up” off the album Razia’s Shadow.

Feb 06, 2017
022a Adeleke Adesina from SmashUSMLE on Study Strategies for the COMLEX, USMLE, or Shelf Exams (Part 1)
00:28:55

In this two-part episode, Dr. Adeleke Adesina, author of “How to Prepare for the Medical Boards” and founder of the learning platforms, FTP Lectures and SmashUSMLE, offers some personal advice and study strategies he used to achieve success on both the COMLEX and USMLE as well clerkship shelf exams. We also dissect a practice question which might show up on a surgery shelf exam or Level 2/Step 2. Check out the show notes page at www.insidetheboards.com/episode022 for a special offer from SmashUSMLE. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BoardsInsider, facebook.com/insidetheboards & instagram.com/insidetheboards. Music courtesy of Forgive Durden, “Life is Looking Up” off the album Razia’s Shadow.

Feb 01, 2017
021b Josh Landy from Figure 1, Instagram for Medicine (Part 2)
00:30:23

In part two of the series, Josh Landy, discusses why he co-founded the social photo sharing platform for medicine, Figure1, which offers a visually-engaging and privacy-compliant educational experience for med school and beyond. You should definitely use it on the wards, in preparing for the USMLE or COMLEX, to share your own cases and to participate in the Figure 1 community by commenting and viewing other medical cases.

Leave a review of the show on iTunes for your chance to win a Figure1 “Swag Bag.” Just send a screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com to enter this episode’s contest. And check out the show notes page at https://www.insidetheboards.com/episode021 for more great content. Music courtesy of Tom Dutton, Forgive Durden, “Life is Looking Up.”

Jan 22, 2017
021a Josh Landy from Figure1, “Instagram” for Medicine (Part 1)
00:31:28

In part one of the series, Figure1 founder, Josh Landy discusses medical education in Canada and offers a preview of why he founded the social photo sharing platform for medicine, Figure1. Figure1 offers a visually-engaging and privacy-compliant educational experience. And it’s all free. Leave a review of the show on iTunes for your chance to win a Figure1 “Swag Bag.” Just send the screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com to enter this episode’s contest. And check out the show notes page at insidetheboards.com/episode021 for more great content. Music courtesy of Tom Dutton, Forgive Durden, “Life is Looking Up.”

Jan 17, 2017
020 Match Smarter: Pediatrics with Aaron McGuffin from Universal Notes (ft. an Open Osmosis PEDS question)
00:29:31

In the final episode of this year’s Match Smarter series, sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator, we discuss pediatrics with Universal Notes’ founder and ITB alum, Dr. Aaron McGuffin. Elizabeth Beeman, ITB co-founder, dissects a pediatrics question from our friends at Osmosis and we announce the winner of our Match Smarter contest. Music: The Dangerous Summer, Parachute, courtest of Hopeless Records. If you like the ITB podcast, take a moment to leave us a rating or review on iTunes or your favorite podcasting service. 

Jan 08, 2017
019 Show Update & interview w/ Maneesh Sethi from Pavlok on Breaking Bad Habits & Building Good Ones
00:23:56

In this episode, I give some updates on the future of the show. We also interview Maneesh Sethi, creator of the Pavlok wearable device and discuss how to break the bad habits that keep you from success and create good ones to make you more efficient and keep you on task. Get 50% off a Pavlok wearable device by going to insidetheboards.com/episode019 and clicking the link or using the code “InsideTheBoards” at checkout on Pavlok.com 

Jan 03, 2017
018 Matching Smarter in Internal Medicine with Dr. Sammy Zakaria (ft. Osmosis Medicine Questions)
00:37:41

Part of the Match Smarter series thanks to Doximity’s residency navigator tool, in this episode, we discuss internal medicine with Dr. Sammy Zakaria, associate program director for Johns Hopkins Bayview IM residency program. Also we dissect some USMLE-style medicine practice questions from the Open.Osmosis.Org platform. Check out insidetheboards.com/episode018 to see how you could win a $100 Amazon gift card from Doximity. Music courtesy of the World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die. 

Dec 26, 2016
017 Matching Smarter in Ob/Gyn (ft. Osmosis ObGyn questions)

As part of our Match Smarter series sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator (residency.doximity.com), Dr. Michael Galloway, program director for the Wright State University-Wright Patterson Air Force Base combined program in obstetrics and gynecology, discusses his specialty. We also dissect some Open Osmosis Ob/Gyn practice questions (covering three super-high yield topics likely to show up on a standardized test). Don’t forget to complete your Doximity profile for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Go to dox.im/insidetheboards or follow the link on the show notes page insidetheboards.com/episode017. Music: the World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die “I Can Be Afraid of Anything” (used with permission). 

Dec 21, 2016
016 J. Rasouli on Matching Smarter in Neurosurgery (w/ more Osmosis neuro questions)
00:31:55

In this episode, we talk neurosurgery with Jonathan Rasouli as part of the Doximity Match Smarter Series plus dissect some Osmosis neuro questions. Music: “I Can be Afraid of Anything” used with permission from the World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die. Show notes at insidetheboards.com/episode016.

Go to dox.im/insidetheboards and complete your Doximity profile for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. And follow ITB on Twitter @boardsinsider or on Facebook.com/insidetheboards or Instagram.com/insidetheboards. 

Dec 17, 2016
015 Steven Gangloff on Matching Smarter in Neurology (ft Osmosis Neuro Questions)
00:33:47

As part of our Match Smarter series sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator, Steven Gangloff, a neurology resident at the University of Pittsburgh discusses his specialty. We also dissect some Open Osmosis neurology practice questions related to headache. Complete your Doximity profile by Dec 30, 2016 via dox.im/insidetheboards for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die “I Can Be Afraid of Anything.” 

Dec 14, 2016
014 Ned Morris on Matching Smarter in Psychiatry
00:52:18

For our Match Smarter Series in conjunction with Doximity, we interview Ned Morris, a writer and psychiatry resident at Stanford plus delve into some practice psych questions from Osmosis. Music: “I Can be Afraid of Anything” w/ thanks to The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die. 

Dec 09, 2016
013 The Osmosis Team on Personalizing Medical School
00:50:18

Rishi Desai and Ryan Haynes from Osmosis break down a question about a pediatric patient with fatigue and easy bruising. We discuss how Osmosis uses the most up to date cognitive science to make your learning in medical school more efficient, lasting, and exciting and even how Angelina Jolie might be able to help you score in the 99th percentile on your USMLE or COMLEX. Leave a review of the show and send the screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com for your chance to win 6-months of premium access to Osmosis. And don’t forget our ongoing promotion as part of the Match Smarter Series. You could win a $100 Amazon giftcard from Doximity. insidetheboards.com/episode013 for details. Music: “Parachute” The Dangerous Summer, courtesy of Hopeless Records.

Dec 01, 2016
012 Anita Taylor: Choosing a Medical Specialty (Doximity Match Smarter Series)
00:46:49

Part of our Match Smarter series in conjunction with Doximity’s Residency Navigator tool, author, Anita Taylor, discusses her book: How to Choose a Medical Specialty. This episode is a little different than the usual podcast since we don’t discuss any practice questions, but medical students and premeds will find some useful advice on thinking about what area of medicine they should pursue. Share the episode on Twitter and tag @StudentDoctor to win a copy (or leave a review of the podcast and send the screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com).

Plus complete your Doximity profile by following the link on insidetheboards.com/episode012 to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Music courtesy of Hopeless Records “Parachute” The Dangerous Summer

Nov 23, 2016
008 Yermie Cohen from Memorang on Gamifying Med School
00:38:57

Go inside the boards with Memorang founder, Yermie Cohen. Learn how to approach internal medicine questions, study more efficiently, & how to gamify your USMLE/COMLEX preparation. Go to https://www.insidetheboards.com/episode008 to get an exclusive 30% discount on a premium Memorang powerup. Music: “Rum,” Say Anything courtesy Equal Vision Records

Nov 16, 2016
011 Match Smarter with Doximity’s Residency Navigator; Study Smarter with Open Osmosis
00:35:51

This episode introduces the “Match Smarter” Segment. We teamed up with Doximity  to connect you with program directors, residents, and applicants from top residency programs to help you navigate your specialty choice and the residency process as a whole. Doximity has the perfect tool to help you make an informed decision about where to apply to residency, plus it’s free.

Check out the Residency Navigator at residency.doximity.com to get the most transparent and personalized advice on programs you’re considering. Doximity is the leading professional network for clinicians. And for ITB listeners, register your profile by following the link: dox.im/insidetheboards, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. 

Dr. Peter Taub is an extremely accomplished plastic surgeon at Mt. Sinai Medical Center who took time to offer some candid advice to medical students on what it takes to be a competitive applicant for a plastics spot.  I fo [...]

Nov 02, 2016
010 Trevor Rosenlof from Firecracker on Streamlining Med School & Board Prep
00:32:09

In this episode,  I announce the “Match Smarter” segment brought to you by Doximity’s Residency Navigator. Trevor Rosenlof, director of content for Firecracker, walks us through the differences between studying for the first and second levels of the USMLE/COMLEX, discusses some points about cardiac and esophageal clinic anatomy which could show up on a Step or shelf exam, and explains how Firecracker uses all kinds of research and tools to ensure that you study efficiently by working with your school’s own curriculum, personalizing your study plan in accord with upcoming tests/board/shelf exams, and focusing your Firecracker content to identify and improve areas of weakness. In fine—besides a bunch of other things they’re doing—they’re trying to close the gap between preparation for the boards and classroon/wards preparat [...]

Oct 19, 2016
009 Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd on Learning Medicine (and Cats)
00:44:33

Dustyn Williams, MD, cat fancier & lead educator at OnlineMedEd.org, dissects some questions for your internal medicine learning pleasure & discusses how OnlineMedEd is revolutionizing medical education. Learn how to break down questions for your IM shelf or USMLE/COMLEX exam, find out why OnlineMedEd gives away their best content for free. Music “Flight of Apollo” off Love, Part 1 by Angels and Airwaves courtesy of Tom Delonge (used with permission). 

Two ways to win this episode’s giveaway including a 3-month, premium OnlineMedEd subscription, T-shirt (featuring OnlineMedEd’s Dr. Cat), and a copy of Dustyn’s book, The OnlineMedEd Intern Guide. 

1) Leave a review of this episode (good, bad, or otherwise) and sends the screenshot or photo to info@insidetheboards

2) Tweet a pic of your cat—or a friend’s cat, or even a dog—(preferably with your favorite study reso [...]

Oct 03, 2016
007 Aaron McGuffin from Universal Notes on Succeeding in Med School
00:42:43

Taking you inside the boards with Aaron McGuffin, MD from myUniversalNotes.com—discussing how to turn a medical school failure into a win, approach PEDS questions, & how to succeed as a med student. Leave a review and send your screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com to win a free three-month premium subscription to myuniversalnotes.com. Music: “Wild Things” off “Fear Mint Vol. 2″ courtesy of Anthony Jay Sanders (anthonyjaysanders.bandcamp.com). 

Sep 24, 2016
006 Part 2 Ethics for the Boards (Study Smarter Series)
00:36:06

Dissecting more board exam questions on bioethics (courtesy of Conrad Fischer & the team at medQuest) and illustrating the medical ethics concepts we covered in Part 1 from the core principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, & justice to informed consent, confidentiality, and advance directives. Music “Burn a Miracle,” Say Anything (album: Anarchy, My Dear) courtesy of Equal Vision Records. See the show notes at https://www.insidetheboards.com/episode006 and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review to tell us what we could do better. 

Sep 21, 2016
006 Part 1 Ethics for the Boards (Study Smarter Series)
00:31:49

Bioethics is one of those topics covered on all parts of the USMLE and COMLEX as well as each of the shelf exams. In part one, Patrick covers the four essential categories of boards-style medical ethics questions and discusses example material brought to you by Conrad Fischer and the team at medQuest (medquestreviews.com). Part 2 will cover additional multiple choice questions. Music “Burn a Miracle” by Say Anything (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records). 

Sep 13, 2016
005 Yun Chu & Richard Giovane from USMLERx on dissecting questions
00:39:08

Senior editors for USMLERx’s Step 1 Qmax, Richard Giovane & YunXiang “Yun” Chu, share personal tips for boards study, dissect questions on action potentials and renal pathophysiology and tell us about the great study tools being developed by the First Aid team. Win a free subscription to a USMLERx product of your choice by leaving a review on iTunes or other podcasting service and send your screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com. Music “Rum” by “Say Anything” courtesy of Equal Vision Records. 

Aug 26, 2016
004 Pamela Wible from idealmedicalcare.com on Mental Health and Medical School
00:43:54

Pamela Wible, M.D., family physician and advocate for the mental health of medical students and doctors, shares her personal story of depression, diagnoses and then offers a treatment for the physician suicide epidemic. The question of the day concerns a medical student with overwhelming debt. One listener who leaves a review of the show and sends a screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com will win a signed copy of Pamela’s book “Physician Suicide Letters: Answered.” 

Aug 15, 2016
003 Adeel Yang from Picmonic
00:39:50

Adeel Yang, MD, co-founder of the Picmonic visual learning system, shares his personal test-taking journey, discusses how to approach board questions on high potency anti-psychotics (with bonus Picmonic audio example) and how Picmonic can help you increase your retention by 331% and score over 90th percentile on exams. Leave a review on iTunes or other podcast service and send a screenshot to info@insidetheboards for your chance to win a free month’s subscription to Picmonic

Aug 06, 2016
002 Sahil Mehta from MedSchoolCoach.com
00:37:39

In this episode, Sahil Mehta, MD from MedSchoolCoach.com dissects a practice question related to urinary retention and how virtual tutoring can help you succeed on the USMLE, COMLEX, shelf exams and in your medical school coursework. 

Jul 18, 2016
001 Kevin Pho from KevinMD.com on Social Media
00:42:12

In this episode, the question of the day concerns the case of a woman with dysentery. We briefly cover high yield points on Shigella sonnei, Bacillus cereus, Giardia lamblia, Staphylococcus aureus, and Cryptosporidium parvum. The interview for today is with Kevin Pho and we discuss the uses of social media with a focus on how to use social media as a medical student, and how one might leverage it for success in medical school. This episode’s contest is a free copy of Kevin’s book “Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.” Write a review and send a screenshot to info@insidetheboards.com for your chance to win this week’s giveaway.

Jul 18, 2016
000 Intro to the ITB Podcast: taking you Inside the Boards
00:20:11

Patrick C. Beeman, MD discusses plans for, schedule, and scope of the ITB podcast, shares his journey through med school and discusses Picmonic, MedSchoolCoach, Examguru, and COMQUEST. The question of the day covers a new onset seizure at 34 weeks gestation. Listen now to get inside the boards.

Jul 17, 2016