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

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Announcement: August NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (8/5), 20 Hour Step 2/3 Review Course (8/8-13), and NBME Biostatistics Bootcamp (8/18)
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming 20 hr Step 2/3 course that takes place from 8/8-13 (except 8/10) from 5-9 pm PST each day, the NBME test taking strategies course taking place from 5-7.30 pm PST on 8/5, and the 4 hr biostatistics bootcamp taking place from 5-9 pm PST on 8/18, all … Continue reading Announcement: August NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (8/5), 20 Hour Step 2/3 Review Course (8/8-13), and NBME Biostatistics Bootcamp (8/18)
Aug 04, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 407 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 6
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In this podcast, I continue our pulmonary pathophysiology series with a discussion of a host of physiological relationships between pulmonary pressures. Audio Download
Aug 04, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 406 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 5
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In this podcast, I continue our pulmonary pathophysiology series for Step 1-3 with a discussion of a host of challenging physiological concepts. I will keep examining these concepts in Episode 407. Audio Download
Aug 02, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 405 – USMLE Step 2/3 Rapid Review Series 80
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams with a discussion of a host of renal/neuro presentations that show up frequently on these tests. Audio Download
Jul 28, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 404 – The Floridly HY CXR Podcast
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If you struggle with CXR related Qs on USMLE exams, this podcast is what you need. I discuss a somewhat different approach to almost knowing what is being tested with a CXR question before you even look at the CXR. If you want to get your thinking right on this subject, this is exactly what … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 404 – The Floridly HY CXR Podcast
Jul 25, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 403 – USMLE Step 2/3 Rapid Review Series 79
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In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. I spend time discussing a lot of “derivative based” concepts that are all classic pathologies with unusual NBME presentations. I also conclude with a short life lesson. Audio Download
Jul 16, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 402 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 4
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In this podcast, I continue our series on pulmonary pathophysiology. I discuss a lot of physiology and make integrations with other disciplines. I also conclude with a lesson on living a HY life. Audio Download
Jul 11, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 401 – USMLE Step 2/3 Rapid Review Series 78
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In this HY episode, I continue our review series for Step 2 and 3 by highlighting the pathophysiology and management behind a host of cardiac and GI disorders. I conclude with a short life lesson. Audio Download
Jul 07, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 400 – Get Your Head In The Game: The Psychological Aspects of Doing Well on Test Day
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Almost as important as your prep for the USMLEs is what you do on exam day. This podcast discusses salient principles and ideas that should help you get the most from yourself and perform well in the big game situation of the USMLE exams. Audio Podcast
Jul 05, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 399 – The 3 Confusing Poisonings (HY for Step 1-3)
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In this HY podcast, I discuss salient means for differentiating poisonings from carbon monoxide, cyanide, and methemoglobin. I spend time discussing physiology that should help you navigate these questions with ease on exams. I conclude with a life lesson relevant to most medical students/trainees. Audio Download
Jul 01, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 398 – Some Pharmacology Scenarios For Step 2/3
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In this short podcast, I address some classic pharmacology scenarios that people routinely struggle with on USMLE exams. I take the time to carefully explain the underlying pathophysiology where appropriate so you’re not stuck memorizing mindless details. Audio Download
Jun 27, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 397 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 3
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In this episode, I continue our pulmonary pathophysiology series and take a deeper dive with asthma and COPD. Audio Download
Jun 23, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 396 – USMLE Step 2/3 Rapid Review Series 77
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In this short but HY podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2/3 exams. I also discuss the NBME test taking bent of what I call “co-localizing” diseases that examinees should pay strong attention to as they prepare for these tests. Audio Download
Jun 20, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 395 – The Clutch Diabetes Management Podcast
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In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about DM management for the USMLE Step 2 and 3 exams. Audio Download
Jun 08, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 394 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 76
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In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams with a discussion of a host of vignettes that classically confuse medical students. Audio Download
Jun 05, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 393 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 2
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In this episode, we continue the series from Ep 392 that has the goal of really helping you understand and nail down the pathophysiology behind pulmonology and its associated pathologies. Audio Download
Jun 01, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 392 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 1
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Pulm and it’s associated pathophysiology represents some of the most difficult material students have to learn in medical school. This podcast uses clinical vignettes and clear explanations to help you understand difficult concepts that people typically have issues with as they prepare for the USMLE exams. I plan to make more in the near future. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 392 – Pulmonary Pathophysiology Series 1
May 23, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 391 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 75
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams with a discussion of a host of classically tested vignettes. Audio Download
May 19, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 390 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 74
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the Step 2CK/3 exam with a discussion of a host of HY clinical vignettes. Audio Download
May 17, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 389 – My Thoughts On The ERAS 2022/2023 Match Cycle
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In this short podcast, I offer some key words of advice for individuals participating in the ERAS cycle starting within the next few months. Audio Download
May 13, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 388 – The Clutch Hypocalcemia Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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In this short, but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the vast majority of what you need to know in relation to hypocalcemia for your USMLE exams. I spend a lot of time discussing mechanisms, pathophysiology, treatments, diagnostic approaches, and other key exam details. Audio Download
May 07, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 387 – Adverse Drug Reactions for Step 2CK/3
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In this super HY podcast, I address a large number of the adverse drug reactions you would likely encounter on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. Listen to these before you take any of these tests! Audio Download
Apr 27, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 386 – Rules for Newly Matched Residents
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The residency transition is a unique one that often sparks anxiety in many individuals. This podcast addresses rules/principles to make starting residency a lot more palatable. Audio Download
Apr 22, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 385 – Anesthetic Complications and The USMLEs (Ultra HY for Step 2CK and Step 3)
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One area of emphasis on more recent USMLE exams are anesthesia/perioperative related complications. This short podcast goes over a lot of the HY ones you need to know and understand as you prepare for the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 3 exams. Do not ignore this stuff. Audio Download
Apr 19, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 384 – IBDs and The USMLEs (Step 1-3)
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In this short, but ultra HY podcast, I discuss pretty much everything you need to know about IBD (UC and Crohns) for all the USMLE exams. Audio Download
Apr 13, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 383 – The Clutch Smoking Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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In this ultra HY podcast, we discuss smoking and the many different ways it could be tested on all the USMLE exams. Listen to this before you take your test! Audio Download
Apr 08, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 382 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 73
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In this short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 with a discussion of some key enzymes that are routinely tested on the exam. Audio Download
Apr 05, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 381 – Some HY Pharmacology Vignettes for Step 2CK/3
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In this rapid review like podcast, I review a host of HY vignettes and integrations relating to pharmacology that are routinely tested on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 and COMLEX Level 2/3 exams. Audio Download
Mar 28, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 380 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 72
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In this short podcast, I continue our rapid review series with a discussion of a host of microbiology/pharmacology concepts that are classically tested on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. Email me via the website if you want to sign up for my upcoming review courses. Audio Download
Mar 18, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 379 – A Series of HY “Elderly Vignettes” for Step 1-3
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This is an ultra HY podcast for all the USMLE exams. In this podcast, I discuss the vast majority of the “elderly specific” pathologies that tend to pop up on the test. I initially started this as a rapid review but decided to just ultimately laser in on these specific topics. Audio Download
Mar 14, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 378 – 20 Common Dedicated Period Pitfalls
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There are a host of mistakes made by medical students that prevent them from getting exactly what they need from a dedicated period. This podcast addresses these pitfalls and highlights strategies for combating them. Audio Download
Mar 11, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 377 – The Clutch GI Bleed Podcast
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GI Bleeds show up on essentially all the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. In this short podcast, I discuss an accurate approach to correctly answering these questions on the exam. Audio Download
Mar 08, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 376 – The Clutch Thyroid Cancer Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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Thyroid cancer is a topic that shows up commonly on the USMLE exams. This short podcast addresses essentially all you need to know while integrating a few other HY disciplines. Audio Download
Mar 03, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 375 – Hardy-Weinberg Made Easy (for Step 1-3)
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Hardy Weinberg/Genetic Probability questions are a common staple on all the USMLE exams. This short podcast uses a practice question to illustrate a logical approach to resolving these specific problems on exams. Audio Download
Mar 01, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 374 – Spinal Cord Lesions (for Step 1-3)
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This podcast is essentially a continuation of Episode 371. In this episode, I review the HY spinal cord lesions that are classically tested on all the USMLE exams. Audio Download
Feb 25, 2022
Motivation Monday – How To Use The Divine Intervention Podcasts in 2022 (Shelf Exams, Step 2CK/3)
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In this detailed podcast, I describe exactly how to use these podcasts to excel on shelf exams and the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. A lot of this advice also holds for COMLEX Level 2 and 3. Audio Download
Feb 21, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 373 – Progestin and Estrogen Challenge Tests
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In this short “localize the lesion” podcast, I discuss an OBGYN topic that presents lots of challenges for individuals on the USMLE exams. Audio Download
Feb 18, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 372 – The Clutch Headache Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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Headaches are very routinely tested on the USMLE exams. This short podcast addresses pretty much everything you need to know about them. For those taking Step 2CK/3 or COMLEX Level 2/3 within the next 3-4 weeks, email me via the website if you’re interested in the course taking place next week. Audio Download
Feb 17, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 371 – The Spinal Cord (for Step 1-3)
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In this short but floridly HY podcast, I introduce the spinal cord and make some integrations along the way. Neurology is not a memorization science. It’s a rule-based science. This podcast addresses many of these rules so understanding a future podcast I will make (on spinal cord lesions) will be a lot easier. Neurology comes … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 371 – The Spinal Cord (for Step 1-3)
Feb 14, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 370 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 71
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams by discussing a host of HY vignettes, pathologies, and associated integrations across disciplines. Audio Download
Feb 11, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 369 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 70
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In this short podcast, I continue our discussion of key vignettes that highlight concepts routinely tested on the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. I also conclude with a short tip on “you’re my #1 communication” to programs on your rank list. Audio Download
Feb 10, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 368 – Top Things To Consider When Making Your NRMP Rank List
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Making an NRMP rank list is a tough decision for many people. This podcast tries to comprehensively address some of the major things you should consider in making these big choices. Audio Download
Feb 07, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 367 – The Clutch Amyloidosis Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss the vast majority of what you need to know in relation to amyloidosis for all the USMLE exams. Please listen to this podcast before you take any USMLE exam! Audio Download
Feb 04, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 366 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 69
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In this short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams. Audio Download
Feb 02, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 365 – The Eye Part 2 (for Step 1-3)
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In this episode, I continue our in-depth series on the eye that was started in Ep 361. Audio Download
Jan 31, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 364 – Effect Modification (+ Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder)
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In this podcast, I discuss effect modification. I also discuss key differences between effect modification and confounding. The Step 2CK/3/NBME Test Taking Strategies course coming up this week are also discussed. Audio Download
Jan 23, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 363 – Taking the confusion out of confounding.
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Confounding as a biostatistical concept literally confounds people on every USMLE exam. If you have a problem with this topic, this podcast is exactly what you’re looking for. I use lots of examples and then explain the ways this material can be tested on NBME exams. Audio Download
Jan 21, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 362 – 10 Tips For Successfully Making The Residency Transition
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The residency transition is one that generates lots of anxiety in medical students. This podcast discusses how to make this transition as seamless as possible. Audio Download
Jan 15, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 361 – The Eye Part 1 (for Step 1-3) + Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder
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The eye is a nebulous topic for many people to understand. My goal with this podcast is to help you thoroughly understand and answer NBME questions related to this complex organ. Audio Download
Jan 07, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 360 – The Clutch Secondary Hypertension Podcast (Step 1-3)
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Secondary hypertension is tested on essentially every USMLE exam in some way, shape, or form. The NBMEs love to integrate the topic with many other disciplines. If you struggle with this specific topic, this podcast is exactly what you need. I present numerous vignettes, integrations, and physiology/pathology tie-ins to help you make sense and simplicity … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 360 – The Clutch Secondary Hypertension Podcast (Step 1-3)
Jan 03, 2022
Divine Intervention Episode 359 – The Clutch Hypersensitivity Reactions Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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Many people struggle mightily with understanding and properly answering questions with hypersensitivity reactions. This podcast discusses the mechanism behind each type, provides examples, and makes integrations by introducing key tidbits the NBME loves to emphasize. Should easily net you a few points on all the USMLEs. Audio Download
Dec 29, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 358 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 68
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In this short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exam by discussing a host of microbiological vignettes pertinent to these exams while integrating other disciplines in a dynamic way. Audio Download
Dec 21, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 357 – The Clutch Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Review (for Step 1-3)
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The DSDs are a nebulous topic for many. The key to navigating this topic is having the right understanding. If DSDs are a problem for you, this podcast is exactly what you need. I discuss mechanisms, pathophysiology, and classic exam presentations of these disorders. Audio Download
Dec 16, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 356 – The Clutch UTI Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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UTIs show up on essentially every USMLE exam. This podcast addresses pretty much everything you need to know about them for these tests. As a pro-tip, also consider listening to the urinalysis podcast (Ep 287). Audio Download
Dec 12, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 355 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 67
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams with a discussion of a host of pharmacological/endocrine vignettes that are popular on the exam. Audio Download
Dec 03, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 354 – Residency Skills: How to Pre-round Efficiently.
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This podcast presents an organized, efficient, and effective approach to pre-rounding quickly but accurately. If pre-rounding frustrates you or takes too much time, this is exactly what you need! Audio Download
Dec 01, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 353 – The Clutch Pulmonary HTN Podcast (for Step 1-3)
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Pulmonary HTN is a topic that is tested in so many different unique ways on the USMLE exams. This podcast addresses the topic from an “exam like” perspective, explains mechanisms, and integrates with other disciplines. Audio Download
Nov 24, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 352 – The Clutch Fungi Podcast for Step 2CK/3.
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Believe it or not, fungi are heavily tested on Step 2CK and 3. This short podcast will gift you many easy points on your test. I discuss essentially all the fungi you need to know for your exams and then proceed to make the necessary integrations with other disciplines (like genetics). Audio Download
Nov 23, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 351 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 66.
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In this short, but HY podcast, I continue our rapid review series for these exams by addressing a host of common presentations and making integrations with other disciplines. Audio Download
Nov 22, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 350 – The Clutch Teratogen Podcast (+ Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder)
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Teratogens are very HY for all the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). There’s a lot to remember here but learning it in context and seeing it integrated with other bits of information makes learning the content a lot more palatable. This podcast should net you some easy points on your test. Audio Download
Nov 21, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 349 – The Clutch Psych Pharm Review (for the psych shelf, Step 2CK, and Step 3).
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In this ultra HY podcast, I review the vast majority of the psych pharm you need to know for the psychiatry shelf, Step 2CK, and Step 3. I make tons of integrations and bring in lots of HY tidbits that should help you snag many points on these tests. Audio Download
Nov 12, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 348 – The Clutch Hypercalcemia Podcast (Step 1-3)
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This podcast addresses the vast majority of what you need to know for the USMLE exams with hypercalcemia in an integrated format. Audio Download
Nov 06, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 347 – Cardiovascular Pharmacology for The USMLE Step 2CK/3 Exams Part 2.
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In this ultra HY podcast, I continue our series on cardiovascular pharmacology as relevant to the 2 exams described above. I encourage you to master the material from this podcast and the previous one. It will come in big on your test. For more details on the Step 2CK/3/COMLEX 2/3 course taking place next week, … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 347 – Cardiovascular Pharmacology for The USMLE Step 2CK/3 Exams Part 2.
Oct 25, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 346 – Cardiovascular Pharmacology for The USMLE Step 2CK/3 Exams Part 1 (+ 11/1-5 Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder)
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Cardiovascular pharmacology is an area that the NBMEs have a strong focus on across all USMLE exams. Most people find this topic too nebulous to study (wrt Step 2CK/3) as it integrates with so many disciplines. If this is your problem, you have come to the right place. The goal of this podcast series is … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 346 – Cardiovascular Pharmacology for The USMLE Step 2CK/3 Exams Part 1 (+ 11/1-5 Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder)
Oct 18, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 345 – Some HY Cardiovascular Anatomy Scenarios
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In this episode I review a host of HY cardiovascular anatomy scenarios that are especially relevant to the USMLE Step 1 exam. Audio Download
Oct 11, 2021
Announcement: November Step 2CK/3 (and COMLEX) Review Course + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course
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In this short podcast, I discuss my next Step 2CK/3 review course taking place from 11/2-5 (10 am-4pm PST each day) and the NBME test taking strategies course taking place from 2-4.30 pm PST on 11/1. The courses are held over zoom. Email me via the website for more details. Audio Podcast
Oct 05, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 344 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 65 (+10/4-8 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exams with a discourse on some renal and MSK pathologies. The NBME test taking course holds tomorrow (10/4)  from 2-4.30 pm PST while the 24 hr course holds from 10/5-8 (10a-4p PST each day). Email me via the website for more … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 344 – USMLE Step 2CK/3 Rapid Review Series 65 (+10/4-8 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
Oct 03, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 343 – Paraneoplastic Syndromes and The USMLEs (Step 1-3)
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In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the classic presentations (read: how they will be tested) of the vast majority of the paraneoplastic syndromes tested on the USMLE exams. It’s not a matter of if it will be tested, just a matter of which one. Listen to this before taking your exam. Audio … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 343 – Paraneoplastic Syndromes and The USMLEs (Step 1-3)
Sep 29, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 342 – Common ERAS Application Mistakes (for IMGs and US Medical Students).
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This podcast details the many common mistakes made by a large number of residency applicants in the US. I encourage you to consider the advice given here and adjust your application accordingly. Audio Download
Sep 24, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 341 – Lupus and The USMLEs.
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In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss essentially all you need to know about SLE for the USMLE Step 1-3 exams. Audio Download
Sep 22, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 340 – Genetic Syndromes and Cancers for the USMLEs (+ 10/4-8 Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
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In this short but ultra HY podcast, I discuss the classically tested genetic syndromes that lead to malignancy on the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). For those taking Step 2CK/3 anytime soon, I have a comprehensive review course and a test taking strategies course from 10/4-8. Shoot me an email via the website for more details. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 340 – Genetic Syndromes and Cancers for the USMLEs (+ 10/4-8 Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
Sep 21, 2021
Motivation Monday: How To Deal With Medical Student/Resident Anxiety
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Anxiety is a powerful paralytic and is an epidemic amongst healthcare practitioners (including myself). This podcast addresses principles and strategies that have helped tremendously in dealing with this issue both personally and from my experiences working with/helping others. Audio Download
Sep 13, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 339 – The HY Pulmonary Embolism Podcast
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Pulmonary emboli are a very commonly tested topic on the USMLE exams. The NBME especially loves to test this topic in the context of “scenarios”. In this podcast, I utilize a scenario heavy approach to address these concepts and explain pathophysiology. Audio Download
Sep 08, 2021
Announcement: October NBME Test Taking Course and Step 2CK/3/COMLEX Review Course
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In this announcement podcast, I detail the upcoming NBME test taking strategies course (10/4 from 2-4.30 pm PST) and the 24 hour Step 2CK/3/COMLEX review course from 10/5-8 (10am-4pm PST each day). Email me via the website to sign up. Audio Download
Sep 07, 2021
Motivation Monday: How To Write an Excellent Personal Statement
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The personal statement is one of the most important parts of the ERAS application. Many go about this stressful process the wrong way. This short podcast highlights specific principles and gives detailed examples of what to do to make your personal statement agreeable to an application reviewer. Audio Download
Sep 06, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 338 – Fetal Heart Rate Tracings Made Easy (+ Step 2CK/3/COMLEX 9/6-9 course reminder)
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People hate FHR tracings. But they are very easy if you have the right mechanistic understanding and identification pattern. This short podcast addresses FHR tracings in ways that will help you not get these questions wrong anymore (including management). There’s an attached PDF here that has some drawings. To register for the 2CK/3/COMLEX course, email … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 338 – Fetal Heart Rate Tracings Made Easy (+ Step 2CK/3/COMLEX 9/6-9 course reminder)
Sep 01, 2021
Motivation Monday: How To Review UWorld and NBME Questions Efficiently
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Many take an inordinately large amount of time to review questions from Qbank/NBME resources with limited benefit. This podcast addresses practical tips for dealing with this problem. At the end, I discuss my upcoming Step 2CK/3 courses and then wrap up with a life lesson on organization. Audio Download
Aug 30, 2021
Announcement: September USMLE Step 2CK/3 Course + NBME Test Taking Strategies Course (9/6-9/9)
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In this short podcast, I discuss the upcoming Step 2CK/3 course (9/7-9 from 8-noon and 1-5 pm PST each day) and the NBME test taking strategies course (9/6 from 2-4.30 pm PST). Email me via the website to sign up. Audio Podcast
Aug 26, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 337 – How To Successfully Answer Drug Ad Questions On The USMLEs
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In this short but HY podcast, I discuss specific tips and tricks for answering drug ad questions correctly. Audio Download
Aug 25, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 336 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 64 (+8/25-28 Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
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In this HY but short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion on a host of HY neurological vignettes that classically show up on the test. For more details on the Step 2CK/3 course, email me via the website. Audio Podcast
Aug 24, 2021
Motivation Monday: How To Make The Most of Your 4 Week Dedicated Period for Step 2
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The dedicated period for Step 2CK often represents a stressful time for many medical students. This podcast walks you through exactly what to do over a 29 day period as a means of increasing your chance of exam success. I discuss details like spacing your exams, doing questions, content review, taking breaks, and many more. … Continue reading Motivation Monday: How To Make The Most of Your 4 Week Dedicated Period for Step 2
Aug 23, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 335 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 63 (+ Upcoming Step 2CK/3 Course Reminder).
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In this short podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of infectious disease vignettes that routinely show up on the test. Audio Download
Aug 18, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 334 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 62
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In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK/3 exam by discussing a host of genetic/infectious diseases that show up in many NBME questions. I then conclude with a short, but impactful life lesson on making the right investments as a means of achieving your goals. Audio Podcast
Aug 17, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 333 – The Clutch Pressor and Inotrope Podcast for Step 2CK/3.
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In this short but extremely HY podcast, I discuss pressors/inotropes from perspectives commonly emphasized on the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 3 exams. Audio Download
Aug 16, 2021
Announcement Podcast: Upcoming NBME Test Taking Strategies (8/25) and Step 2CK/3 Review Course (8/26-28).
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In this podcast, I discuss the upcoming NBME test taking strategies course on 8/25 from 2-4.30 pm PST + the question based USMLE Step 2CK/3 review course from 8/26-28 (8-12 and 1-5 pm PST each day) where we review close to 2000 USMLE concepts. Email me via the website for more details and sign up … Continue reading Announcement Podcast: Upcoming NBME Test Taking Strategies (8/25) and Step 2CK/3 Review Course (8/26-28).
Aug 13, 2021
Divine Intervention Episode 332 – The Clutch Pleural Abnormalities/Effusions Podcast.
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Pleural abnormalities are a topic that show up in some way on the USMLE Step 1-3 exams almost 100% of the time, typically with multiple questions per exam. This podcast discusses essentially all you need to know in an easy to understand format. I spend time on mechanisms, integrations, and classic presentations to help you … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 332 – The Clutch Pleural Abnormalities/Effusions Podcast.
Aug 05, 2021
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. Quick correction: Reticulocyte counts are increased in thalassemia’s. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 299 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 53.
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