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Podcasts/Vodcasts relevant to the USMLE Step 1-3 exams and 3rd year shelf exams.

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Divine Intervention Episode 331 – The Clutch Lung Cancer Podcast
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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. Audio Podcast
Aug 03, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 330 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 61.
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In this short but HY podcast, I continue our series where we rapidly review classic vignettes commonly tested on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. Audio Podcast
Aug 02, 2021
Announcement Podcast – Upcoming NBME Test Taking (8/12) and Step 2CK/3 (8/13-14) Review Courses.
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming NBME Test Taking Strategies (8/12 from 2-4.20 pm PST) and Step 2CK/3 review courses (8/13-14 from 6-11 am and 1-6 pm PST each day) taking place via zoom. Email me via the website to sign up/receive more details. For those taking 2CK/3 soon (in August), this is … Continue reading Announcement Podcast – Upcoming NBME Test Taking (8/12) and Step 2CK/3 (8/13-14) Review Courses.
Jul 30, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 329 – Thriving Through Transitions (an approach to wellness and success in the practice of medicine)
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Transitions and change are a constant part of medical education and training. Many of these transitions end up being high stakes in the practice of medicine. This podcast addresses these challenges and establishes practical tips for thriving through these transitions. Audio Download
Jul 26, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 328 – B12 Deficiency and The USMLEs (+ 7/29-31 2CK/3/Test Taking Course Reminder).
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In this HY podcast, I discuss the normal physiology of B12 deficiency, causes of B12 deficiency, and pathologies associated with B12 deficiency that are commonly emphasized on the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 25, 2021
Announcement Podcast: Upcoming Step 2CK/3 Course (7/30-31) and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (7/29).
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/3 Review course taking place on 7/30 and 31 (6-11 am PST and 1-6pm PST both days) along with the NBME Test Taking Strategies Course taking place on 7/29 from 2-4.30 pm PST. Email me via the website for cost/registration information. Both courses will take place … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: Upcoming Step 2CK/3 Course (7/30-31) and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (7/29).
Jul 16, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 327 – 26 Rules For ERAS and The 4th Year of Medical School (+ 7/14-17 2CK Course Reminder).
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ERAS cycles and the 4th year of medical school are classically a challenging, tricky time for med students. This podcast provides a treasure trove of useful tips/tricks for thriving and succeeding through these processes. Audio Download
Jul 10, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 326 – Pediatric Cardiology and Hemodynamic Changes for the USMLE exams.
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The NBME is quite good at writing questions where they test your knowledge of pressures/volumes/hemodynamic changes associated with pediatric heart defects. Many MS3s/4s routinely get these questions wrong on exams. If you fall into this bucket, this podcast will effectively fix this problem. The concepts emphasized here are very heavily on the USMLE exams (Step … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 326 – Pediatric Cardiology and Hemodynamic Changes for the USMLE exams.
Jul 08, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 325 – The Extremely HY Screening Guidelines Podcast.
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Screening guidelines are heavily tested on all the USMLE exams (especially 2CK/3). In this extremely HY podcast, I discuss all you need to know from a screening perspective for NBME exams. I categorize things in a way that makes remembrance extremely easy. You will get many questions right from this podcast on your exam. EDIT: … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 325 – The Extremely HY Screening Guidelines Podcast.
Jul 07, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 324 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 60 (+ 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
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In this HY podcast, I discuss a host of vignettes that encapsulate key disease processes tested on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. There are no attached slides. For more info on the upcoming Step 2CK/3 course, shoot me an email on the website. Audio Download
Jul 06, 2021
Announcement Podcast: Comprehensive Step 2CK/3/COMLEX 2 and 3 Course (7/15-17) + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (7/14).
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/3 (also suitable for COMLEX Level 2 and 3) course taking place from 7/15-17 this month (8am-noon AND 1-5 pm PST each day). I also discuss the NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (suitable for Step 2CK/3) taking place on 7/14 from 2-4.30 pm PST. For more … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: Comprehensive Step 2CK/3/COMLEX 2 and 3 Course (7/15-17) + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (7/14).
Jul 02, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 323 – Immunocompromised Patients, Transplant Patients, and the USMLEs.
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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 … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 323 – Immunocompromised Patients, Transplant Patients, and the USMLEs.
Jun 27, 2021
Announcement – Comprehensive 20 Hr Step 2CK/3 (6/29-7/2) and NBME Test Taking Strategies (6/28) classes.
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming USMLE Step 2CK/3 class taking place from 6/29-7/2 (11-4pm PST) on all 4 days and the NBME Test Taking Strategies Class on 6/28 (2-4.30 pm PST). Email me via the website for more details. Audio Download
Jun 20, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 322 – Introduction to General Embryology.
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In this HY podcast, I discuss the mechanisms associated with embryology from the formation of gonads to the formation of the implanted embryo and it’s 3 layers (endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm). I use clear explanations and logic to help you see how everything fits together. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 16, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 321 – The Clutch Metabolic Acidosis Podcast (for all USMLEs).
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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? … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 321 – The Clutch Metabolic Acidosis Podcast (for all USMLEs).
Jun 15, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 320 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 59 (and 20hr 2CK/3 course reminder 6/18-19).
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In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam (also applicable to Step 3). I discuss quite a number of heme/cardio/pulm scenarios that people find to be confusing but tend to show up a lot on NBME exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 14, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 319 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 6 (for all USMLEs).
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive GI series for the USMLEs with a discussion of a host of metabolic GI disorders. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 08, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 318 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 5 (for all USMLEs).
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In this HY podcast, I continue our comprehensive USMLE gastroenterology series with it’s 5th installation. There are no attached slides. This is a continuation from Episode 298. I discuss a host of gastric and small bowel pathologies while making lots of integrations with other disciplines (especially hematology and pulmonology). Audio Download
Jun 04, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 317 – Breastfeeding, Newborn Jaundice, and The NBMEs.
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In this ultra HY podcast, I discuss tons of different vignettes as they relate to newborn jaundice and breastfeeding. These things are routinely tested on the USMLE exams and are easy points if you know and understand the relevant pathophysiology. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 01, 2021
Announcement Podcast: June Step 2CK/3 20 hr Courses and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course.
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In this podcast, I discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/3 courses taking place in the month of June via zoom. 6/17 from 3-5:30 pm PST for the NBME TTS course AND 6/18-19 for the 20 hr 2CK/3 Course (6-10 am, 12-4pm, and 6-8 pm, all in PST which is 3 hrs behind EST). 6/28 from 2-4.30 … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: June Step 2CK/3 20 hr Courses and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course.
May 31, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 316 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 58.
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In this short but HY episode, I review a host of important vignettes/concepts that are commonly tested on the USMLE Step 2CK exam that people typically find to be challenging. There are no attached slides. To sign up for the June 2CK/3 course (20 hours), shoot me an email through the website. Audio Download
May 26, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 315 – The Clutch Circle of Willis Podcast (Step 1-3).
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In this ultra HY podcast, I discuss (and explain pathophysiology) all you need to know, including clinical integrations, for the circle of Willis. Short podcast, but super HY to score easy points on your USMLEs. For more info on the Step 2CK/3 course coming up next week, shoot me an email via the website. Audio … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 315 – The Clutch Circle of Willis Podcast (Step 1-3).
May 21, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 314 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 57 (+ 2CK/3 May Course Reminder).
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In this short but super HY episode, I discuss a host of vignettes and classic NBME presentations of key diseases with a focus on steroids. There is an especially pervasive number of “exogenous steroid” vignettes these days on exams so I decide to cover all those bases here. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 19, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 313 – The Floridly HY Hyperkalemia Podcast (for Step 1-3) + 20 hour 2CK/3 course reminder.
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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 … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 313 – The Floridly HY Hyperkalemia Podcast (for Step 1-3) + 20 hour 2CK/3 course reminder.
May 15, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 312 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 56.
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In this rapid review podcast, I go over a host of super important vignettes/pathophysiology relevant to some of the more confusing disease processes our friends at the NBME love to test. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 14, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 311 – The Clutch CSF Findings and Brain Imaging USMLE Podcast (for Step 1-3).
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The new USMLE exams have a strong disposition towards describing findings instead of giving you buzzwords. In this extremely HY podcast, I discuss about 80 pathologies and their classic CSF findings/brain imaging NBME descriptors. There are no attached slides but there’s easily lots of Qs to be gotten right from this podcast. Audio Download
May 08, 2021
Announcement Podcast: 20 hr Comprehensive 2 DAY Step 2CK/3 Course + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (6/18-19).
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In this podcast, I discuss a new iteration of the 20 hr course for the month of June (6/18-19). For individuals with scheduling conflicts that make attending the 4 day 20 hr course difficult, I will be offering the same course in June over 2 days (10 hrs each day) on a Friday/Saturday (to better … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: 20 hr Comprehensive 2 DAY Step 2CK/3 Course + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (6/18-19).
May 07, 2021
Announcement Podcast : Upcoming Comprehensive 20 hr Step 2CK/3 Course + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (May 2021).
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This podcast discusses the comprehensive 20 hr Step 2CK/3 course taking place from 5/26-29 (11am-4pm PST) and the 2.5 hr NBME Test Taking Strategies Class taking place on 5/25 from 2-4.30 pm PST. Many have taken this course and found it to be extremely helpful with their studying and exam scores. Shoot me an email … Continue reading Announcement Podcast : Upcoming Comprehensive 20 hr Step 2CK/3 Course + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (May 2021).
Apr 29, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 310 – The Floridly HY Knee Exam and Pathologies Podcast (for all USMLEs).
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Your friends at the NBME love their knee pathologies/exam maneuvers: drawer signs, pes anserine bursitis, baker cysts, meniscal tears, etc etc. If you’ve ever struggled with this topic, this short podcast is what you’re looking for. A strong suggestion is to listen to this before your exam as you’ll likely get a few Qs right … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 310 – The Floridly HY Knee Exam and Pathologies Podcast (for all USMLEs).
Apr 28, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 309 – The Clutch Breast Cancer Podcast (for all USMLEs).
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In this podcast, I discuss all you essentially need to know about breast cancer for the USMLE exams. Listen to this and you’ll very likely get all your breast cancer questions right. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Apr 23, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 308 – The Floridly HY NBME Cortisol Podcast (+ 2CK/3 20 hr course reminder).
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In this extremely HY podcast, I discuss cortisol deficiency and excess as they are classically tested on the USMLE exams. This podcast will give you lots of correct answers on every USMLE exam you take (Step 1-3). There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Apr 20, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 307 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 55.
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In this HY episode, I review a host of important vignettes and confusing scenarios that people often screw up on Step 2CK/3. I explain pathophysiology so the material is easier to understand. Feel free to email me through the website for the 2CK/3 course starting next week. Audio Download
Apr 19, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 306 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 54.
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In this super HY rapid review, I discuss a host of troublesome topics and show you the many permutations your friends at the NBME use to flesh out your understanding. Focus on learning the reasoning behind these presentations and the subtle variations in why one diagnosis/answer is more correct than the other. There are no … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 306 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 54.
Apr 16, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 305 – Upper Limb Rapid Review 1 (for the USMLE exams).
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In this ultra HY episode, I review a ton of HY clinical presentations and exam contexts for the upper extremities on NBME exams. I utilize a question/answer format to buttress key points while being disciplined about avoiding fluff. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Apr 13, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 304B – Quick Ep 304 Correction (1 min)
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Quick correction from episode 304. The US drives on the RIGHT so individuals will be hit on the left side of their bodies. Audio Download
Apr 10, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 304 – The Floridly HY Trauma/Ortho Podcast Part 2 (for the surgery/EM shelf and Step 2CK/3).
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This podcast is a continuation of Episode 221 (Part 1). In this podcast, I discuss a host of super HY trauma/ortho scenarios that classically pop up on USMLE exams. One big focus in this one are scenarios that are unusual but have a basis in sound pathophysiology. The NBME routinely exploits these for their benefit … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 304 – The Floridly HY Trauma/Ortho Podcast Part 2 (for the surgery/EM shelf and Step 2CK/3).
Apr 09, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 303 – Diabetes and The USMLEs Part 3 (Final Part).
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In this HY podcast, I wrap up our discussion of diabetes as classically tested on the USMLE exams. As I did in episodes 301/302, I make tons of integrations with other disciplines and go through pathophysiology as a means of aiding thorough understanding. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Apr 07, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 302 – Diabetes and The USMLEs Part 2 (+ 20 hr Step 2CK/3/NBME Test Taking Strategies Course Reminder).
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In this ultra HY continuation of Episode 301, I continue our discussion of diabetes and its classic presentations on the USMLE exams. I make tons of integrations to other disciplines to help with understanding and contextualization. There will be a final part in the series coming up soon. I highly recommend knowing all 3 members … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 302 – Diabetes and The USMLEs Part 2 (+ 20 hr Step 2CK/3/NBME Test Taking Strategies Course Reminder).
Apr 06, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 301 – Diabetes and The USMLEs Part 1.
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In this extremely HY podcast, I discuss diabetes as relevant to the USMLE exams. The main topic of this episode is diabetes but I spend lots of time making LOADS of integrations that pop up routinely on the exams. I would listen to this, take detailed notes, understand them, and commit these to memory. There … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 301 – Diabetes and The USMLEs Part 1.
Apr 04, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 300 – Comprehensive Coronavirus/COVID-19 Podcast for The USMLEs (Step 1-3).
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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 … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 300 – Comprehensive Coronavirus/COVID-19 Podcast for The USMLEs (Step 1-3).
Apr 01, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 299 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 53.
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In this episode, I continue the rapid review series for the 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of misnomers people encounter on NBME exams (especially around hematology) that may get them into trouble. I explain lots of pathophysiology so you’re not stuck memorizing mindless details. Audio Download
Mar 31, 2021
Announcement Podcast: 20 hr Step 2CK/3 Comprehensive Course (4/28-5/1) and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course.
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming comprehensive 2CK/3 course taking place in April (4/28-5/1). It’s 5 hrs each day from 11a-4p PST (2-7 pm EST) via zoom. The NBME test taking strategies class will hold on 4/27 from 2-4.30 pm PST (5-7.30p EST). These 2 courses have been taken by lots of people … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: 20 hr Step 2CK/3 Comprehensive Course (4/28-5/1) and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course.
Mar 28, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 298 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 4 (for all USMLEs).
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In this HY episode, I continue our GI review series for all the USMLEs. There are no attached slides. I also end with a life lesson on “crossing the aisle” which should help with seeing how your background does not dictate your destiny. Audio Download
Mar 28, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 297 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 52.
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In this short episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I discuss a host of HY vignettes and make a bunch of nice integrations that should be useful for the test. I also conclude with a short life lesson on contentment. Audio Download
Mar 27, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 296 – The Match Day 2021 Podcast (for current/future applicants).
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In this short podcast, I review some of my observations from the 2021 match (low match rates, unusual match issues, etc) and render some encouragement/salient words of advice for individuals that did not match. I also spend some time discussing some changes that should be coming down the pike along with recommendations for people about … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 296 – The Match Day 2021 Podcast (for current/future applicants).
Mar 19, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 295 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 3 (for all USMLEs).
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In this ultra HY podcast, I continue our comprehensive GI review series for all the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Mar 13, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 294 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 2 (for all USMLEs).
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In this HY episode, I continue the GI series that was begun in episode 293. As always, there’s lots of relevant integrations and pathophysiology is explained thoroughly. Audio Download
Mar 12, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 293 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 1 (for all USMLEs).
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In this ultra HY episode, I begin a separate review of gastroenterology with a discussion of lots of associated anatomy, embryology, and physiology. I do a lot of explaining so you’re not just memorizing random facts. I also make tons of integrations across multiple disciplines. To sign up for the 40 hr Step 1 course … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 293 – NBME Gastroenterology Series 1 (for all USMLEs).
Mar 11, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 292 – NBME Endocarditis and Myocarditis (For Step 1-3).
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In this HY episode, I discuss endocarditis and myocarditis, 2 topics that receive a lot of attention on NBMEs. I discuss pathophysiology and make multiple integrations with other disciplines. I also end with a life lesson. For Step 1/2CK course signups, shoot me an email through the website. Audio Download
Mar 09, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 291 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 51 (+ USMLE Step 2CK/3 Course Reminders).
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In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I discuss a bunch of HY vignettes and scenarios that classically pop up on the test. As a reminder, the 16.5 hr Step 2CK/3 (3/25-27) and NBME Test Taking Strategies (3/24) classes are coming up soon. Shoot me an email … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 291 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 51 (+ USMLE Step 2CK/3 Course Reminders).
Mar 05, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 290 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 50.
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In this HY episode, we continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of classic exam vignettes, risk factors, prognostic factors, and dichotomies that people often find to be problematic on the test. There are no attached slides. For the Step 2CK/3 course signups (3/24-27), shoot … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 290 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 50.
Feb 18, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 289 – The Ultra HY Alcoholic Podcast for the USMLE Step 1-3.
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In this super HY podcast, I discuss alcoholism from essentially every angle that could be used on a USMLE exam. This is an integration podcast. I make tons of correlations across multiple disciplines frequently over the course of the discussion here. This podcast should help with thoroughly understanding the subject matter and also getting lots … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 289 – The Ultra HY Alcoholic Podcast for the USMLE Step 1-3.
Feb 16, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 288 – The USMLEs and Stress Tests/TEEs.
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In this episode, I utilize a unique approach to categorize and discuss stress tests. These usually show up as a handful of questions on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. I discuss essentially all possible scenarios that could be tested along with the 4 NBME indications for TEEs (over TTEs). I then conclude with a life … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 288 – The USMLEs and Stress Tests/TEEs.
Feb 15, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 287 – The Ultra HY USMLE Urinalysis Podcast.
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Many USMLE Qs are gotten right by having an accurate understanding and interpretation of the urinalysis results given in the stem. This podcast covers the vast majority of the urinalysis scenarios encountered on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams. You’ll be a master at navigating these scenarios after this. I also integrate a broad range of … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 287 – The Ultra HY USMLE Urinalysis Podcast.
Feb 12, 2021
Announcement Podcast: Upcoming March 16.5hr Step 2CK (also for Step 3) and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (3/24-27).
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In this podcast, I discuss the upcoming NBME test taking strategies course taking place from 2-4.30 pm PST on 3/24 and the upcoming comprehensive Step 2CK course taking place from 11am-4.30 pm PST from 3/25-27. The course is also perfect for people taking Step 3. We will be covering IM, Peds, Surgery, Neuro, Psych, OBGYN, … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: Upcoming March 16.5hr Step 2CK (also for Step 3) and NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (3/24-27).
Feb 08, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 286 – The Ultra HY ARDS Podcast (HY for Step 1-3).
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In this super HY podcast, I discuss the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This topic is routinely tested on all the USMLE exams and is especially important to understand given the COVID-19 pandemic. As a reminder, the USMLE Step 2CK/3 related courses will be taking place from 2/4-6 and the NBME test taking strategies class … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 286 – The Ultra HY ARDS Podcast (HY for Step 1-3).
Jan 31, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 285 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 49.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a series of HY clinical presentations. In addition, I discuss a host of risk factors, complications,  and right lower quadrant pathologies. There are no attached slides. Email me via the website for information on the comprehensive … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 285 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 49.
Jan 26, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 284 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 48 (Bone Disorders).
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a HY review of many bone disorders by way of clinical vignettes. Also sending a reminder about the NBME test taking strategies/Comprehensive Step 2CK/3 course taking place from 2/3-6 via zoom. Shoot me an email via the website for … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 284 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 48 (Bone Disorders).
Jan 24, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 283 – Combo Podcast (Risk Factors/Prognostic Factors) + Step 2CK Rapid Review (Series 47) + Step 2CK Course Reminder.
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In this episode, I discuss a host of risk factors (including patient specific risk factors), prognostic factors, and key NBME presentations of classic/unusual diseases. Also a reminder of the comprehensive 16.5 hr Step 2CK (2/4-6) course coming up soon. The NBME test taking strategies course takes place on 2/3. There are no attached slides. Audio … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 283 – Combo Podcast (Risk Factors/Prognostic Factors) + Step 2CK Rapid Review (Series 47) + Step 2CK Course Reminder.
Jan 14, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 282 – Combo Podcast (Risk Factors/Prognostic Factors) + Step 2CK Rapid Review (Series 46) + Step 2CK Course Reminder.
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In this episode, I discuss a host of risk factors (including patient specific risk factors), prognostic factors, and key NBME presentations of classic/unusual diseases. Also a reminder of the comprehensive 16.5 hr Step 2CK (2/4-6) course coming up soon. The NBME test taking strategies course takes place on 2/3. There are no attached slides. Audio … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 282 – Combo Podcast (Risk Factors/Prognostic Factors) + Step 2CK Rapid Review (Series 46) + Step 2CK Course Reminder.
Jan 09, 2021
Announcement: Upcoming 16.5 hr 2CK/NBME Test Taking Course in February (and Step 1 Course reminder 1/27-30).
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In this podcast, I discuss the upcoming 2CK courses taking place in February (January registration closed). 2/3 is the NBME test taking strategies course from 2-4.30 pm MST via zoom. 2/4-6 is the 16.5 hr 2CK Course that also includes expanded content and the new 2CK changes from November 2020. Holds from 11-4.30pm MST each … Continue reading Announcement: Upcoming 16.5 hr 2CK/NBME Test Taking Course in February (and Step 1 Course reminder 1/27-30).
Dec 30, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 281 – Fat Soluble Vitamins and The USMLEs.
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In this < 30 min podcast (continuation of Ep 243 which discusses the water soluble vitamins), I discuss essentially all you need to know for purposes of the USMLE exams (Step 1-3) with respect to vitamins A, D, E, and K. I discuss a lot of mechanisms and make HY integrations so you don’t resort … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 281 – Fat Soluble Vitamins and The USMLEs.
Dec 21, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 280 – Branchial Arches : All you need to know.
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In this podcast, I discuss all you need to know about branchial arches for the USMLE Step 1 exam. I give a lot of tips and logical arguments that should help with remembering the most HY information. I also discuss some NBME relevant clinical integrations. As a reminder, signups for the upcoming Step 1 course … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 280 – Branchial Arches : All you need to know.
Dec 20, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 279 – The NBME and Prostaglandins.
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In this short but HY episode, I discuss practically all you need to know about prostaglandins in relation to how they are tested on the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 14, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 278 – The NBME and Amenorrhea (For Step 1-3).
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In this 30 min episode, I discuss the vast majority of the amenorrhea presentations that classically show up on the USMLE exams. I spend a lot of time explaining mechanisms so you have little to memorize. Super HY for Step 1-3. Audio Download
Dec 13, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 277 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 7: Infection Prevention and Control.
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In this episode, I continue the series that addresses the knowledge needed to answer the types of questions portrayed on the new exam that debuted on November 11. I am following the USMLE outline very closely and discuss a host of infection prevention measures in this podcast using a wide variety of exam scenarios. There … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 277 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 7: Infection Prevention and Control.
Dec 04, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 276 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 6: Professionalism/Ethics.
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In this episode, I continue the series that addresses the knowledge needed to answer the types of questions portrayed on the new exam that debuted on November 11. I am following the USMLE outline closely and in this podcast discuss a truckload of professionalism/ethics scenarios. I try to devote quite a number of time to … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 276 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 6: Professionalism/Ethics.
Dec 02, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 275 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 5: Diagnostic Errors.
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In this episode, I continue the series that addresses the knowledge needed to answer the types of questions portrayed on the new exam that debuted on November 11. I am following the USMLE outline closely and in this podcast, discuss diagnostic errors. Instead of just inundating you with facts, I use examples to explain these … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 275 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 5: Diagnostic Errors.
Dec 01, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 274 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 45.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam by discussing a host of infectious disease, pulmonary, and hematology vignettes that are classically tested. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Nov 28, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 273 – The NBME and High Output Heart Failure (+ upcoming 2CK Course).
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In this ultra HY episode, I discuss a concept that is often neglected in many resources: high output heart failure. This topic is actually reflected on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams. I utilize close to 15 common NBME scenarios to discuss and reinforce the topic. I also spend quite a bit of time explaining pathophysiology … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 273 – The NBME and High Output Heart Failure (+ upcoming 2CK Course).
Nov 27, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 272 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 44.
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In this episode, I continue the rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I also discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/Test Taking Strategies courses taking place from 11/12-14. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Nov 10, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 271 – The NBME and COPD (+ 2CK Courses 11/12-14).
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In this HY episode, I discuss COPD from all possible angles that could appear on any of the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides. For details on the 2CK courses, shoot me an email via the contact button. Audio Download
Nov 05, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 270 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 43 (and upcoming 2CK Course 11/6-7).
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In this short but ultra HY podcast, I continue the rapid review series for the Step 2CK exam with a discussion of unusual pathologies that commonly stomp students. There are no attached slides. For more details on the course, contact me via the website. Audio Download
Oct 23, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 269 – NBME Ortho Series 1: Bone Tumors.
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In this podcast, I discuss the classic presentations and high yield associations for bone tumors on NBME exams (benign/malignant) especially with kids and adults. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 22, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 268 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 4: Palliative Care 2.
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In this episode, I continue the CLEAN-SP curriculum that is targeted specifically towards the USMLE changes coming down the pike from November 11. Note that other episodes for these topics are Ep 228, 230, and 234. I also have the NBME Test Taking Strategies Course from 2-4.30 pm PST on 10/16 and the Step 2CK … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 268 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 4: Palliative Care 2.
Oct 11, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 267 – The USMLE and Normal Changes in The Elderly.
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In this short but ultra HY podcast, I comprehensively discuss changes (across most body systems) that are common (but normal) in the elderly population. For those taking the USMLE Step 1-3 exams, consider knowing this podcast cold. Many of the concepts discussed here are factoids that are rarely covered in most resources. Also a reminder … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 267 – The USMLE and Normal Changes in The Elderly.
Oct 06, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 266 – ERAS 2020 Advice and Upcoming Step 3 Course (11/13-14) + ERAS 1 on 1 help.
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In this short episode, I give a host of tips for the unusual application cycle that is upon us. I also discuss the upcoming 12 hr USMLE Step 3 Course (on 11/13 from 2-6 pm PST and 11/14 from 7-11 am PST and 1-5 pm PST). I also discuss a life lesson pertinent to US … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 266 – ERAS 2020 Advice and Upcoming Step 3 Course (11/13-14) + ERAS 1 on 1 help.
Sep 30, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 265 – Male Reproductive Pathologies and the USMLEs.
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In this short podcast, I review essentially all the HY male reproductive pathologies tested on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams. For some reason, this is not really covered well in many resources. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 22, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 264 – The Clutch Comprehensive USMLE Heart Failure Podcast.
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In this episode, I discuss pretty much everything you need to know about heart failure for all the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). If you know this podcast well, heart failure questions (of any sort) should be very easy. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 20, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 263 – The Clutch CNS Infection Podcast (+ 2CK course/NBME test taking strategies reminder).
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In this episode, I discuss the vast majority of the CNS infections classically tested on the NBME/USMLE exams. I discuss pathophysiology where necessary, classic presentations, treatment strategies, and key differentiating factors. There are no attached slides. Also a reminder of the Step 2CK HY Courses taking place from 9/21-23. Audio Download
Sep 20, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 262 – The Clutch TB Podcast.
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In this short but extremely HY podcast, I review all the HY information you likely need to know on exams about TB and Mycobacterium avium species. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 18, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 261 – USMLE Dermatology 3 (Part 3 of 3) + Reminder of 2CK Courses from 9/21-23.
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In this episode, I conclude our thorough, comprehensive treatment of dermatology as tested on the USMLE exams. After listening to the trilogy, you should be set for the vast majority of the derm related questions tested on these exams. I spend a lot of this particular podcast discussing the dermatologic manifestations of a host of … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 261 – USMLE Dermatology 3 (Part 3 of 3) + Reminder of 2CK Courses from 9/21-23.
Sep 17, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 260 – Upcoming Courses (Step 2CK/September) and New Step 1/Step 3 Courses.
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In this super short episode, I discuss courses coming up soon (all via zoom). The Step 2CK test taking strategies course will be held on 9/21 with the 5 hr/2 day course being held from 9/22-23. New courses being added for Step 1 and Step 3 will be coming in November with more details to … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 260 – Upcoming Courses (Step 2CK/September) and New Step 1/Step 3 Courses.
Sep 12, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 259 – The Clutch Incontinence Podcast (and upcoming 2CK Classes from 9/10-12).
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In this episode, I thoroughly review the vast majority of all you need to know for NBME exams in relation to urinary incontinence. This stuff is super HY (and it’s a short podcast). There are no attached slides. Also the test taking strategies class takes place on 9/10 from 4-6/6.30 PM PST and the 2 … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 259 – The Clutch Incontinence Podcast (and upcoming 2CK Classes from 9/10-12).
Sep 06, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 258 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 42 (and upcoming 10 hr course 9/5/20).
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of microbiological concepts and calcification patterns that tend to pop up on the exam. There are no attached slides. As a reminder, the next 2CK course is on 9/5 (this Saturday). Audio Download
Sep 03, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 257 – The Clutch Bilirubin Podcast.
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In this HY podcast, I review the vast majority of the bilirubin related pathologies that are commonly tested on the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). This podcast is super relevant for those taking Step 2CK/Step 3. You will get multiple questions right from this podcast on your test. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 25, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 256 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 41 (and Step 2CK 10 hr Course 9/5/20).
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of basic science concepts that tend to show up commonly on the exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download  
Aug 24, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 255 – The Legendary Step 2CK/3 Pharmacology Podcast.
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In this episode, I review many of the HY drugs (including mechanisms of action) that the NBME loves to go after in the post-Step 1. I delve into enough detail that should specifically serve those studying for Step 2CK and Step 3. Listen to this before you take your test! There’ll likely be another iteration … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 255 – The Legendary Step 2CK/3 Pharmacology Podcast.
Aug 17, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 254 – Upcoming Courses (10 hr, 1 day 2CK Course, 5 hr/2 Day/2CK Course, NBME Test Taking Strategies).
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In this short podcast, I discuss a host of courses that I’ll be holding over the next month given the ERAS deadline that is upon us with lots of people taking exams in the next few weeks. The courses discussed here include the 10 hr 1 day 2CK Course, the 2 day (5hr/day) 2CK Course, … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 254 – Upcoming Courses (10 hr, 1 day 2CK Course, 5 hr/2 Day/2CK Course, NBME Test Taking Strategies).
Aug 08, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 253 – Starling Forces and The NBMEs (for Step 1-3).
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In this episode, I review a topic that is floridly HY to know for all the USMLE exams (Step 1, 2CK, and 3). This topic has a unique way of presenting itself in physiological/pathological scenarios on these exams. I discuss the vast majority of these scenarios in this podcast. Pay close attention here. There are … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 253 – Starling Forces and The NBMEs (for Step 1-3).
Aug 06, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 252 – Post Exposure Prophylaxis and The NBMEs.
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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. Audio Download  
Aug 01, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 251 – The HY Thyroid Podcast (For Step 1-3).
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In this podcast, I cover pretty much everything you need to know about the thyroid on NBME exams (especially 2CK). I discuss all commonly tested pathologies. You can easily become a thyroid expert after working through this short 35 min podcast. The only HY thing I forgot to mention here is the bit on Autoimmune … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 251 – The HY Thyroid Podcast (For Step 1-3).
Jul 30, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 250 – The Ultra HY Vaccine Podcast (and upcoming 2CK Course 8.8.20).
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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 … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 250 – The Ultra HY Vaccine Podcast (and upcoming 2CK Course 8.8.20).
Jul 27, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 249 -Blood Oxygen Content and the USMLEs.
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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. Audio Download
Jul 26, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 248 – New Step 2CK Free 120 Q 1-10 (2020). A sample approach to reasoning through NBME questions.
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In this episode, I work through the first 10 new free 120 questions. I review content as I go but also spend some time talking about how to reason through NBME questions and avoid some common pitfalls. There are no attached slides. Audio Download  
Jul 18, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 247 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 40 (and upcoming 2CK, 10 hr class 7/25).
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of novel, unusual scenarios that highlight some commonly tested pathologies. There are no attached slides. The next high yield 2CK class takes place on 7/25 via zoom. Audio Download
Jul 13, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 246 – USMLE Derm Review (Part 2 of 3).
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive review of dermatology as tested on all the USMLE exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 10, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 245 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 39.
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In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I review a host of concepts that cut across cardiology, OBGYN, and renal. There are no attached slides.  As a reminder, the next 2CK HY Course takes place on 7/11. Audio Download
Jul 03, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 244 – The NBME and Cardiac Valvular Disorders (+ Upcoming 2CK Course 7/11/20).
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In this podcast, I review a floridly HY topic that is classically tested by our friends at the NBME: the cardiac valvular disorders. I focus very specifically on HY bits of information they love to test and leave out fluff. In addition, I spend quite a bit of time focusing on pathophysiology so you don’t … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 244 – The NBME and Cardiac Valvular Disorders (+ Upcoming 2CK Course 7/11/20).
Jun 30, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 243 – Water Soluble Vitamins and The USMLEs.
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In this episode, I review the HY commonly tested information on the USMLEs in reference to the B vitamins and Vitamin C. This stuff is routinely tested and shows up on most exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 18, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 242 – USMLE Dermatology (Part 1 of 3) + 2CK, 10 hr Course (6/27/20).
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In this episode, I begin a 3 part comprehensive series that should thoroughly walk you through dermatology as tested on the USMLE exams. I encourage you to look up representative pictures of said pathologies. I discuss classic presentations and some micro integrations. There are no attached slides. Also the next 2CK, 10 hr 1 day … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 242 – USMLE Dermatology (Part 1 of 3) + 2CK, 10 hr Course (6/27/20).
Jun 14, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 241 – USMLE Step 2CK 1 Day, 20 Person Review Course (June 13th 2020).
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In response to the excellent feedback I got from our initial session last month, I am holding the second iteration of the high yield Step 2CK course. It will run for 10 hrs and cover HY concepts classically tested with Peds, Surgery, Psych, Neuro, IM, and OBGYN. It will also be a good chance to … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 241 – USMLE Step 2CK 1 Day, 20 Person Review Course (June 13th 2020).
Jun 05, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 240 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 38 (Ortho and OBGYN).
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In this HY podcast, I review a host of key concepts pertinent to OBGYN and ortho as tested frequently on the USMLE Step 2CK exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 05, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 239 – The NBME and OBGYN Risk Factors (+ Upcoming Step 2CK Course).
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In this episode, I essentially review all the HY OBGYN risk factors that show up on the NBME shelf and on 2CK/Step 3. There are no attached slides. I got super good feedback from the 1 day, 10 hr 2CK course on 5/30, so I’ll for sure be holding another one on 6/27 (this month). … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 239 – The NBME and OBGYN Risk Factors (+ Upcoming Step 2CK Course).
Jun 01, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 238 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 37.
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In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I visit a host of unusual but highly tested pathologies. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 28, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 237 – HIV and The USMLE.
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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 … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 237 – HIV and The USMLE.
May 20, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 236 – USMLE Step 2CK 1 Day, 20 Person Class (May 30th, 2020).
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In this short informational episode, I discuss a 1 day course I’ll be conducting at the end of the month that many have requested regarding Step 2CK. It should easily be one of the highest yield things you’d do prior to your exam. Audio Download
May 17, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 235 – How To Admit New Patients Efficiently (For med students and interns/residents).
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In this HY episode, I detail how to admit new patients to most ward rotations very efficiently. I did most of what I recommend here during my med school years/intern year and was able to do most new admissions in about 30 mins-1 hr. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 11, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 234 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 3: Medication/Transition of Care Errors.
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In this HY podcast, I continue the CLEAN-SP curriculum that focuses solely on the new changes coming to the USMLE this month and next month. I spend time discussing medication and transition of care errors. I closely follow the USMLE content outline put out by the NBME. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 09, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 233 – Shock.
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Shock is an ultra HY topic for all the USMLE exams. This podcast gives you everything you need to know to answer those questions. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 02, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 232 – Vasculitis and The USMLE.
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In this HY podcast, I review all you need to know about the vasculitides as tested on the USMLE exams. You’ll definitely see some of these on the test you write (Step 1, 2CK, 3). I go into tons of pathophysiology so you’re not just blindly memorizing associations. I however discuss the classic presentations (NBME … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 232 – Vasculitis and The USMLE.
Apr 30, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 231 – USMLE Military Podcast Part 2.
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In this episode, I continue the military series for the USMLE exams (Step 1, 2CK, and Step 3). In this podcast, I focus specifically on infectious disease and vaccine consideration for deploying/returning servicemen and women. I strongly encourage listening to both parts of the series prior to taking any of the USMLE exams. This is … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 231 – USMLE Military Podcast Part 2.
Apr 18, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 230 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 2: Quality and Safety.
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In this episode, I continue the series that focuses on the changes coming to the USMLEs starting next month (May) from the quality and safety side of things. I cover the super HY quality and safety buzzwords and give copious examples. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Apr 16, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 229 – USMLE Step 1 Psychiatry Review Series 1.
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In this podcast, I begin a new series on psychiatry that should be very comprehensive to the USMLE Step 1 exam. In this specific episode, I discuss some childhood pathologies and the “psychosis” related syndromes along with floridly HY pharmacology. I really spend time breaking down the associated pathophysiology so you’re not stuck with just … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 229 – USMLE Step 1 Psychiatry Review Series 1.
Apr 09, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 228 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 1: Palliative Care 1.
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In this episode, I begin a series that should be relevant to the USMLE Step 1 and 2CK exams starting next month (May 2020). The USMLE will now begin to have questions on Communication, Legal/Ethical skills, And, Systems Based Practice/Professionalism/Patient Safety (CLEAN-SP). This intro podcast focuses on palliative care with some HY information on communication … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 228 – USMLE Nov 2020 Changes Series 1: Palliative Care 1.
Apr 07, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 227 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 36 (OBGYN + Others)
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In this episode, I review a ton of HY information and case presentations relevant to the “pregnancy period” on NBMEs. I discuss some other HY neuro pathologies and a commonly tested physiology scenario. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Apr 03, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 226 – The USMLE and Iron Labs.
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In this short but HY podcast, I describe the mechanisms and classic pathologies tested on the USMLE exams in the context of iron labs. If you digest the material from this podcast, you’ll essentially never have to memorize how labs change in many of the anemias. They’ll just intuitively make perfect sense. I also clear … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 226 – The USMLE and Iron Labs.
Mar 31, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 225 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 35.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of some HY neuro, peds, and IM topics. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Mar 28, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 224 – Genetic Diseases 2: Chromosomes (For Step 1 and 2CK).
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In this podcast, I spend some time reviewing the HY chromosomes (from 1-22) and the classically tested factoids relating to their genetic diseases. I discuss the clinical/NBME presentations of these diseases. I also give some advice to M3s at the tail end of the podcast and a list of the chromosomes (quick drive by) that … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 224 – Genetic Diseases 2: Chromosomes (For Step 1 and 2CK).
Mar 23, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 223 – NBME Peds Shelf Add-On: The HY Newborn.
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In this short and sweet podcast, I review about 50 clinical vignettes that detail common NBME exam pathologies and findings that are tested in newborns. Every single thing in this podcast is HY and has attracted NBME attention in recent times. Pls commit this to memory prior to your peds shelf and 2CK. There ARE … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 223 – NBME Peds Shelf Add-On: The HY Newborn.
Mar 19, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 222 – Advice for Med Students (Prometric Closures, SOAP Process, and some minor things).
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In this short podcast, I go over some general tips and pointers on how to best handle everything that we currently have going on in the world of medicine with an especial focus on medical students. I talk about how to wisely use this “mandatory off time” and also give tips on the SOAP process. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 222 – Advice for Med Students (Prometric Closures, SOAP Process, and some minor things).
Mar 17, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 221 – The Floridly HY Trauma Podcast (for Step 2CK, Step 3, Surgery, EMED Shelf Exams).
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In this super HY podcast, I discuss extremely important, super commonly tested scenarios that show up on the NBMEs. For the shelf exams mentioned above, expect 5-10 questions from this single podcast and a slightly higher number on 2CK/Step 3. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Mar 14, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 220 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 34.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. Fair warning: this one is a little lengthy but it is extremely HY. Should net you a good # of 2CK NBME questions on the exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Mar 13, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 219 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 33.
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In this short and sweet podcast, I spend time discussing some annoying but very HY basic science concepts that the NBME liberally tests on the 2CK exam. There are no attached slides. Make sure you can reason through the scenarios discussed. Audio Download
Mar 06, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 218 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Micro Review Part 3 (Viruses).
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive micro review series for Step 1 with a focus on viruses. There ARE slides. Divine Intervention Episode 218 Q&amp;A Comprehensive Microbiology Review 3 Audio Download
Mar 05, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 217 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 6 (Pulm).
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive review series for the NBME FM Shelf with a discussion of pulm as relevant to the exam. I spend a lot of time on pulmonary testing, COPD, and asthma which are ultra HY topics for the shelf. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Mar 04, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 216 – Pass-Fail and The USMLE Step 1 in 2022 (Thoughts and Recommendations).
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In this episode, I give my thoughts on the implications of the changes coming to the USMLE Step 1 exam in 2022. I also discuss recommendations that should set you up nicely to thrive in the new medical education environment that would be created with this change. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Mar 02, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 215 – Acetylcholine and The NBME.
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In this super HY podcast, I discuss the physiology of acetylcholine and then discuss a large number of HY integrations pertinent to the USMLE Step 1, 2CK, and Step 3 exams. You’ll get a few questions right on each of these exams from this singular podcast. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Feb 29, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 214 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 5 (GI Final).
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In this episode, I wrap up our thorough discussion of GI as relevant to the NBME FM shelf. This podcast is short but has tons of HY content and screening/risk factors integrations. There are no attached slides. Audio Download  
Feb 28, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 213 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 4 (GI).
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive review series for the NBME Family Medicine Shelf Exam with a focus on GI. This podcast represents a HY discussion of topics pertinent to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and pancreas. The liver and biliary tree were discussed in Series 3. More episodes to come in the very near … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 213 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 4 (GI).
Feb 26, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 212 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 3 (GI).
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive NBME FM shelf review series with a focus on GI. I discuss essentially all the HY liver/biliary pathologies. There are no attached slides. This specific podcast covers a ton of what you’ll see on the test. Audio Download
Feb 13, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 211 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 32.
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In this super HY podcast, I discuss some abstruse but key neuroanatomical associations with neurological deficits (of the brain and brain stem) that are routinely tested on all the USMLEs (especially 1 and 2CK). This short podcast should net you about 5 or so free exam points. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Feb 12, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 210 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 31.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I especially spend time reviewing some physiological concepts that the newer exams routinely test that people have issues with. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Feb 11, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 209 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 2.
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In this episode, I continue our comprehensive review series for the NBME FM Shelf Exam. I specifically discuss psychiatry in the context of the shelf and how most pathologies will be tested (including a behavioral science component). This is actually a very HY podcast to listen to right before the shelf for super easy points. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 209 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 2.
Feb 10, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 208 – Transfusion Reactions.
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In this episode, I discuss all the HY testable material related to transfusion reactions for the USMLE Step 1, 2CK, and 3 exams. This is a short podcast but extremely HY for all these aforementioned exams. Pls listen to these ahead of these exams (they are very well represented). I go into pathophysiology, classic presentations, … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 208 – Transfusion Reactions.
Feb 06, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 207 – The USMLE And Geriatrics Part 1.
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In this episode, I discuss a large variety of HY geriatric topics that the USMLE expects you to know (falls, ADLs, depression, pressure ulcers, incontinence, cognition, and others). I strongly recommend getting this and the military podcast (Ep 204) down. Super HY for the more recent exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jan 30, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 206 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 1.
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In this episode, I begin a review series for the NBME Family Medicine Shelf Exam. I’ll be using cases predominantly to review most of the concepts. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jan 25, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 205 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Microbiology Review Part 2.
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In this episode, I continue the comprehensive micro review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. This specific podcast contains a ton of HY information (especially with the pneumonias and STDs). Micro is best learnt in groups and classic presentations so that’s my focus here. There are in fact attached slides. Note that the video … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 205 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Microbiology Review Part 2.
Jan 20, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 204 – The USMLE And The Military (Ultra HY for all the USMLE exams!).
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In this episode, I discuss a host of topics relevant to military servicemen and women that the NBME emphasizes on the respective USMLE exams. I strongly encourage you to listen to the podcast (or watch the video on the youtube channel, pls subscribe!). There are attached slides detailing the topics I discuss. Divine Intervention Episode … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 204 – The USMLE And The Military (Ultra HY for all the USMLE exams!).
Jan 16, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 203 – Leukemia’s and Lymphoma’s for the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 3 Exams.
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In this short but HY podcast, I specifically review how to objectively differentiate between leukemia’s and lymphoma’s on these 2 exams. I also discuss the HY exam presentations that should help you net those points (along with some exam worthy basic science that throws back to Step 1). There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jan 15, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 202 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 30.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series with a discussion of some odd HY topics that people tend to ignore but end up being very commonly tested. Topics discussed include some congenital infections, genetic disorders (especially the trinucleotide repeat ones), transfusion reactions, and a host of other topics. There are no attached slides. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 202 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 30.
Jan 11, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 201 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Microbiology Review Part 1.
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In this episode, I begin a comprehensive Micro review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. This is in addition to the rapid reviews I have which are also HY and useful right before an exam. There are attached slides and also a video recording (if you prefer that). All relevant links are below. HY … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 201 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Microbiology Review Part 1.
Jan 10, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 200 – How To Make Anki Flashcards and Use UWorld Correctly/Study Recommendations and Course Offerings.
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In this episode, I answer a host of important questions I have gotten from tons of medical students. I dig deep and use practical examples to answer many of these questions. I spend most of the time discussing how to make Anki flashcards/notes from UWorld and NBME questions (especially strategies that should make review more … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 200 – How To Make Anki Flashcards and Use UWorld Correctly/Study Recommendations and Course Offerings.
Jan 08, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 199 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 29.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of HY vignettes that commonly express themselves on the test. There are no attached slides. Pay especial attention to the key disease findings and “classic presentations” I highlight. Audio Download
Jan 07, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 198 – Clutch Hypertensive Integrations.
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In this episode, I discuss a barrage of HY hypertensive pharmacology integrations that are very useful to know for all the USMLE exams. I integrate the pharm with a large number of clinical scenarios/body systems. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jan 04, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 197 – Bias in Biostatistics.
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In this episode, I review the HY biases that tend to show up on all the USMLE exams (Step 1, 2CK, and 3). This is definitely something that lends itself to a few questions so definitely make sure you get this down cold. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 31, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 196 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 28.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of HY topics from the different subject areas tested on the exam (including biostatistics). There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 28, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 195 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 27.
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a HY discussion of a host of IM, OBGYN, and Biostats related concepts. I describe pathophysiology and classic USMLE presentations. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 25, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 194 – Updated USMLE Step 1 Endocrine Review Series 3.
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In this episode, I continue our endocrine review series for the USMLE Step 1 exam with a focus on a host of pituitary pathologies and the MEN syndromes. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 193 – Suggested Podcasts by USMLE/Board Exam Subject (Spreadsheet).
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There is a link below to a google spreadsheet that lists all the different subjects by USMLE exam and then lists the specific podcasts I have available for those subjects. Should make finding podcasts (and exam prep) a whole lot easier. I’ll update the lists with each new podcast added. Audio Download Google Link
Dec 13, 2019