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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 254 – Upcoming Courses (10 hr, 1 day 2CK Course, 5 hr/2 Day/2CK Course, NBME Test Taking Strategies).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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 – CLEAN SP Curriculum Part 3 (Medication/Transition of Care Errors).
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.
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.
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.
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 – CLEAN-SP Curriculum Series 2.
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.
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 May 2020 Quality and Safety Changes, CLEAN-SP Curriculum Series 1.
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 May 2020 Quality and Safety Changes, CLEAN-SP Curriculum Series 1.
Apr 07, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 227 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 36 (OBGYN + Others)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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&A Comprehensive Microbiology Review 3 Audio Download
Mar 05, 2020
Divine Intervention Episode 217 – Family Medicine Shelf Review Series 6 (Pulm).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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 slinks 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
There is a slink 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
Divine Intervention Episode 192 – Updated USMLE Step 1 Endocrine Review Series 2 (Adrenals, complete).
In this episode, I complete our adrenal series as a part of the endocrine review for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 12, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 191 – Updated USMLE Step 1 Endocrine Review Series 1 (Adrenals).
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive endocrine review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam with a discussion of adrenal anatomy, embryology, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. There are no attached slides. Audio Download  
Dec 11, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 190 – Updated USMLE Step 1 GI Review Series 4.
In today’s episode, I continue our review of gastroenterology as tested on the USMLE Step 1 with a discussion of the liver. This podcast focuses extensively on mechanisms that should help significantly with committing most of the liver pathologies I will be discussing in future podcasts to memory. However, I touch on some commonly tested … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 190 – Updated USMLE Step 1 GI Review Series 4.
Dec 07, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 189 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 26.
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of a host of difficult topics across commonly tested subject areas. This podcast focuses especially on comparing and contrasting closely related disorders that people tend to confuse on the exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 05, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 188 – Updated USMLE Step 1 GI Review Series 3.
In this episode, I continue our comprehensive GI Review series for Step 1 with a focus on the PANCREAS and its associated pathologies. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Dec 01, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 187 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 25.
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam. I focus on a host of topics across the different subject areas that are very HY to know and understand for the exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Nov 27, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 186 – Updated USMLE Step 1 GI Review Series 2.
In this episode, I continue our comprehensive GI review series for the USMLE Step 1 exam. I utilize clinical vignettes and also integrate the material with other systems. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Nov 27, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 185 – Updated USMLE Step 1 GI Review Series 1.
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive GI review series for the USMLE Step 1 based on First Aid. I utilize an integrated format along with clinical vignettes to describe a host of pathologies that are pertinent to everything from the stomach all the way to the mouth. I will spend more time on associated … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 185 – Updated USMLE Step 1 GI Review Series 1.
Nov 26, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 184 – The NBME Weird (Complications, Prognostics, More Risk Factors/Common Causes of Death/Screenings). An Episode 37/97 Extension.
In this episode, I discuss a series of odd topics that are pertinent to the current USMLE exams (especially Step 2CK and Step 3). These topics include most common complications of disease, important prognostic factors, most common causes of death, etc. I also discuss a host of risk factors not specifically discussed in Ep 37/97. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 184 – The NBME Weird (Complications, Prognostics, More Risk Factors/Common Causes of Death/Screenings). An Episode 37/97 Extension.
Nov 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 183 – Comprehensive NBME Emergency Medicine Shelf Review Series 3.
In this podcast, I cover (with rare exceptions which will be discussed in upcoming podcasts) essentially everything you could potentially see on an EM shelf with respect to infectious diseases. This podcast is definitely the type you listen to before your shelf. It’s detailed, but it is extremely HY. There are no attached slides. Audio … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 183 – Comprehensive NBME Emergency Medicine Shelf Review Series 3.
Nov 07, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 182 – Comprehensive NBME Emergency Medicine Shelf Review Series 2.
In this episode, I continue our review series for the NBME EM Shelf with a detailed discussion of endocrine related emergencies that are commonly seen in the ER and encountered on the exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Nov 05, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 181 – Comprehensive NBME Emergency Medicine Shelf Review Series 1.
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive series specifically targeted towards the EM NBME Shelf taken by 3rd and 4th year medical students. In this first series, I attempt to cover most conceivable cardio related concepts (arrhythmias, PE, CHF, valvular problems, endocarditis, management steps, EKG goodness, etc) that may show up on the exam. This … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 181 – Comprehensive NBME Emergency Medicine Shelf Review Series 1.
Nov 03, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 180 – Hematology For The Surgery Shelf Exam.
In this episode, I cover the hematology that is classically tested on the surgery shelf exam. For those taking the shelf exam, don’t sleep on this. About 5-10% of the surgery shelf exam questions center around blood disorders. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Nov 02, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 179 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 8 (Pathology).
In this episode, I continue our cardiology review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam with a focus on a host of pathological concepts. I have discussed some of these before but I approach them from a different perspective this time and highlight some unique histologic findings that you will likely find to be useful … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 179 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 8 (Pathology).
Nov 01, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 178 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 7 (Vascular Pathology).
In this episode, I continue our cardiology review for the USMLE Step 1 exam. In this podcast, I take the unusual approach of using clinical vignettes to go over close to 80-100 different HY cardiac pathologies. You certainly want to listen to this before taking the USMLE Step 1 exam. There are no attached slides. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 178 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 7 (Vascular Pathology).
Oct 30, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 177 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 24 (OGBYN).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of extremely HY OBGYN concepts with almost 10 mins spent discussing all you need to know about cervical cancer (screening, treatment, managing test results). There ate no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 28, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 176 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 6 (Cardiac Embryology).
In this episode, I continue our comprehensive review series of cardiology as relevant to the USMLE Step 1 exam. This podcast is especially HY because it covers embryology which is routinely tested on the USMLE Step 1. I am also attaching a slide deck that highlights the pathophysiology behind Tetralogy of Fallot. Tetralogy of Fallot … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 176 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 6 (Cardiac Embryology).
Oct 28, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 175 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 23 (Psych).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of about 20 HY psych vignettes and the common avenues explored by the NBME in testing these concepts. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 174 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 22 (IM).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of HY concepts relevant to internal medicine. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 22, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 173 – The Clutch Immunodeficiency Diseases Podcast (HY for all USMLE exams, especially 2CK)!
In this floridly HY episode, I go over essentially all you can possibly be tested on with regards to the immunodeficiency diseases on the USMLE exams. This stuff shows up all the time on 2CK and Step 3 so this podcast should definitely be listened to prior to taking said exams. There are no attached … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 173 – The Clutch Immunodeficiency Diseases Podcast (HY for all USMLE exams, especially 2CK)!
Oct 21, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 172 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 5 (Congenital Diseases).
In this podcast, I continue our review of cardiology as relevant to the USMLE Step 1 with a discussion of congenital heart defects. This is a very HY podcast and I also draw correlations to some other HY anatomical/hematological concepts. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 21, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 171 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 4 (and Podcast App Update!)
In this episode, I cover a very HY series of topics relating to cardiology as tested on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I explain pathophysiology and specifically discuss the classic presentation of these disorders. Topics discussed here are very high value and show up on the vast majority of NBME exams (including 2CK and 3). … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 171 – USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Series 4 (and Podcast App Update!)
Oct 16, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 170 – The IMG Guide (ERAS, USMLEs, General Recommendations).
In this episode, I discuss a host of considerations pertinent to being an international medical graduate with a focus on applying to residency in the US. I discuss some subtle things that IMGs may not necessarily pay attention to that ends up putting them in tough situations on the USMLEs and with residency apps. There … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 170 – The IMG Guide (ERAS, USMLEs, General Recommendations).
Oct 16, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 169 – The Clutch Nephrotic/Nephritic Syndrome Podcast.
In this podcast, I cover everything you can ever wish to know/understand about the HY nephrotic and nephritic syndromes that show up on Step 1, 2CK, 3, and the IM exams. I very rapidly cover the material in different layers and discuss classic findings, clinical presentation, diagnostic testing, treatment, and pathophysiology to help with really … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 169 – The Clutch Nephrotic/Nephritic Syndrome Podcast.
Oct 15, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 168 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 11 (Integrated).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam with what I call an “integrated” podcast. In this podcast, I probably go over close to 60 scenarios that are testable on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. Across all 45 mins, I end up ultimately discussing micro, pharm, biochem, heme-onc, … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 168 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 11 (Integrated).
Oct 12, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 167 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 21 (Cardio).
In this episode, I discuss a large number of HY cardiology vignettes commonly tested on the 2CK exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 11, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 166 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 20 (Psych).
In this episode, I continue our HY rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of HY psych clinical vignettes and associated pharmacology. There’s more to come within the next few days. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Oct 10, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 165 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review 3.
In this episode I continue our comprehensive cardiology review series for the USMLE Step 1 exam with a discussion of HY cardiac pathologies. I would strongly recommend listening to the early part of Episode 5 on this website as I discuss the pathophysiology behind some of the physical exam maneuvers and how they affect murmur … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 165 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review 3.
Oct 09, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 164 – The Clutch Toxicology Podcast (Drugs of abuse, overdose, withdrawal, toxidromes).
In this episode, I review a wide range of material pertinent to toxicology as tested on the USMLE Step 1, 2CK, and 3 exams. I discuss toxicities of many drugs, toxidromes, drugs of abuse, reversal agents, etc. This stuff is very HY and represents material you absolutely want to know on any USMLE based exam. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 164 – The Clutch Toxicology Podcast (Drugs of abuse, overdose, withdrawal, toxidromes).
Oct 08, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 163 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 19 (Surgery, Abdomen).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series although this podcast is on the more lengthy end of the spectrum (50 mins). It is a decently comprehensive drive-bye of the vast majority of the GI complaints you’ll see tested on an NBME surgery exam. I essentially discuss the major pathologies of every key organ … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 163 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 19 (Surgery, Abdomen).
Sep 28, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 161 – The Clutch Auto-antibody Podcast.
In this episode, I review essentially all the HY auto-antibodies that may be tested on all the USMLE exams. Short but HY as you’ll almost see a few of these pop up on Step 1, 2CK, and 3. I discuss them using clinical vignettes. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 25, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 160 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 10.
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I essentially cover topics from multiple disciplines. By utilizing an integrated format and clinical vignettes, I discuss close to 100 different concepts in this HY podcast. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 25, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 159 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 18 (IM).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of HY internal medicine concepts via NBME Style MCQs. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 24, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 158 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 17 (Surgery).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on HY surgery concepts/vignettes (especially from a vascular perspective). There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 157 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Repro Review (Part 2 of 2).
In this episode, I complete our HY review of repro as tested on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I cover most of the HY content represented in the First Aid Book. Part 1 is from Episode 142. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 22, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 156 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 16 (OBGYN).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on OBGYN concepts/vignettes especially in the context of breast cancer. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 22, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 155 – Common USMLE Problems (Drug Ads, Timing, New 2CK Exam, Studying) + New USMLE Booster Course.
In this short podcast, I talk about my strategy for dealing with drug ads, timing, and spaced repetition for the USMLE exams. I also talk about how to approach the “new” USMLE Step 2CK exam. At the end, I spend time discussing a new 10 hr “HY Booster” Step 2CK/3 course that I have offered … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 155 – Common USMLE Problems (Drug Ads, Timing, New 2CK Exam, Studying) + New USMLE Booster Course.
Sep 20, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 154 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review 2
In this episode, I continue our discussion of cardiology as relevant to the USMLE Step 1 exam (continuation from Episode 116 and Episode 5). My ultimate goal is to cover everything in the FA for Step 1 book. I explain mechanisms and discuss classic presentations. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 18, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 153 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 15 (Surgery).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series with an integrated discussion of HY surgery concepts classically tested on the USMLE Step 2CK exam/the surgery shelf. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 14, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 152 – Comprehensive USMLE Renal Pharmacology 4 (Final Part).
In this short podcast, I conclude our renal pharmacology review for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 13, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 151 – The Why’s of Anatomy For The USMLE Step 1 (Upper Limbs 3, Lower Limbs 1).
In this episode, I continue our why’s of anatomy review series for the USMLE Step 1 with a conclusion of our discussion on the UEs (vascular, joint stuff) and an introduction of the LEs (vascular, joints, ligaments), etc. This podcast is particularly HY for the USMLE Step 1 Exam as a lot of this pops … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 151 – The Why’s of Anatomy For The USMLE Step 1 (Upper Limbs 3, Lower Limbs 1).
Sep 13, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 150 – Comprehensive USMLE Renal Pharmacology 3.
In this podcast, I continue our review of renal pharmacology. I discuss mechanisms and HY integrations with many of the diuretics. There’ll be one more short podcast to complete the series. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 12, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 149 – Comprehensive USMLE Renal Pharmacology 2.
In this episode, I continue our review relating to renal pharm. In this podcast, I pursue a lot of integration with other disciplines. There’s a good # of USMLE questions you’d get right from this one podcast. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 10, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 148 – The Why’s of Anatomy For The USMLE Step 1 (Upper Limbs 2, Brachial Plexus)
In this episode, I continue our why’s of anatomy series with further discussion of the brachial plexus. I strongly encourage listening to Ep 147 before this. It will make your life considerably easier. The brachial plexus is not hard, it just requires understanding. These 2 podcasts make that possible. There are no attached slides. Remember … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 148 – The Why’s of Anatomy For The USMLE Step 1 (Upper Limbs 2, Brachial Plexus)
Sep 10, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 147 – The Why’s of Anatomy For The USMLE Step 1 (Upper Limbs 1, Brachial Plexus)
In this episode, I begin a series I am describing as the why’s of anatomy. I am especially going to hone in on Step 1 relevant anatomy but from the perspective of trying to show you that anatomy actually has mechanisms as against being solely memorization. This podcast focuses on the brachial plexus. There are … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 147 – The Why’s of Anatomy For The USMLE Step 1 (Upper Limbs 1, Brachial Plexus)
Sep 08, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 146 – Comprehensive USMLE Renal Pharmacology Part 1.
In this episode, I begin a discussion of renal pharmacology as pertinent to the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I integrate my discussion with multiple disciplines. Note that there is also a detailed, comprehensive renal review series for Step 1 (Episodes 52-54). For this podcast, there are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 08, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 145 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 14 (Surgery).
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on HY surgery concepts that are tested on the exam by using clinical cases. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 07, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 144 – The ERAS Guide.
In this episode, I go over key tips that should help with putting your best foot forward in an ERAS app. I discuss personal statements, the experiences section, and other key thoughts with regards to putting a good app together. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Sep 06, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 143 – The Clutch Biostats Review (Comprehensive for all the USMLE exams).
In this episode, I use a large # of questions (hopefully thoughtful ones) to discuss the vast majority of biostats concepts tested on all the USMLE exams (and also the ABIM/Medicine ITE). I emphasize understanding the concepts as against mindlessly memorizing formulas. If you want to become very good at biostats with little or no … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 143 – The Clutch Biostats Review (Comprehensive for all the USMLE exams).
Aug 31, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 142 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Repro Review (Part 1 of 2)
In this episode, I use a host of clinical cases (close to 200 or more) to review HY material related to repro for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. There’ll be a 2nd part that completes the circle coming up shortly. The goal of this podcast is to help people develop a solid understanding of repro … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 142 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Repro Review (Part 1 of 2)
Aug 25, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 141 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 13 (IM)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of Internal Medicine. I cover a broad range of topics (ID, heme, pulm, overdose, etc). There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 140 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 Review Series 10 (Nephro 2)
In this episode, I continue our review for the above named exams with a HY discussion relating to nephrology. I spend the bulk of this podcast discussing the diseases of the glomerulus. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 139 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Pulm Review (Part 1)
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive pulm review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. I focus on laying a solid foundation by using multiple means to explain basic concepts (primarily physiology) that should make understanding pulmonary pathologies a lot easier. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 22, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 138 – The Clutch Genetic Diseases Podcast (especially for Step 2CK and Step 1) + Some Thoughts on The New 2CK Exam
In this episode, I perform a very high level review of the vast majority of the genetic diseases tested on the USMLE exams. For those taking 2CK, I would strongly recommend not neglecting this podcast. The same recommendation goes to the folks taking Step 1. At the 32 minute mark, I take a small “podcast … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 138 – The Clutch Genetic Diseases Podcast (especially for Step 2CK and Step 1) + Some Thoughts on The New 2CK Exam
Aug 21, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 137 – Next Best Step In Management Series 1
In this episode, I begin a series that focuses solely on discussing the next best step in management across the gamut of Step 2CK disciplines. This podcast series should help with answering those pesky questions on NBME exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 20, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 136 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Immunology Review 1
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive Immunology review series for topics commonly tested on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 19, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 135 – The “Clutch” Electrolyte Podcast
In this episode, I thoroughly examine essentially all major electrolytes tested on the USMLE exams. If electrolytes (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, and other minors) are a problem, this is the podcast you need. This will make those elyte problems go away. I can of course offer no guarantees but this is one of those … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 135 – The “Clutch” Electrolyte Podcast
Aug 18, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 134 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 12 (IM-Cardiology)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of HY NBME case scenarios relating to MIs. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 10, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 133 – USMLE Step 1 Neuro Review 3 (Cranial Nerves)
In this episode, I continue our comprehensive review Neurology series for the USMLE Step 1 with a focus on the cranial nerves which traditionally are a sore area for medical students. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 09, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 132 – The Floridly High Yield USMLE Social Sciences Review (For Step 2CK, Step 3, and maybe Step 1)
In this episode, I discuss a lot of weird but HY commonly tested social science concepts from the USMLE exams written by the NBME. This podcast is specifically designed to help with those bizarro questions that test non-classical concepts not commonly discussed/covered in most study materials. In this podcast I discuss issues related to palliative/end … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 132 – The Floridly High Yield USMLE Social Sciences Review (For Step 2CK, Step 3, and maybe Step 1)
Aug 04, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 131 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 11 (OB, Psych, IM, Neuro)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on a bunch of super HY content that people often fail to pay attention to and hence get wrong on tests. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 03, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 130 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 10 (Peds)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on Peds. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Aug 01, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 129 – Targeted Pulm Review 1 For The USMLE Step 2CK (also useful for Step 1 and 3)
Pulm is classically a hard subject for people to master. In general, there is little variation between what the NBME tests across the USMLEs on pulm topics. In this episode, I try really hard to help you understand and have a solid basis in pulm with a physiological bent on things. I discuss pulmonary physiology … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 129 – Targeted Pulm Review 1 For The USMLE Step 2CK (also useful for Step 1 and 3)
Jul 30, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 128 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 9 (IM) and a small update on the newer Step 2CK Questions.
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on a large number of HY GI, Heme, and Onc concepts tested on Step 2. I also spend the first few mins giving my thoughts on the new Step 2CK questions that seem to be quite bothersome … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 128 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 9 (IM) and a small update on the newer Step 2CK Questions.
Jul 28, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 127 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 8 (OBGYN)
In this episode, I discuss a host of HY pathologies that tend to be quite confusing on NBMEs for people (stuff like AIS, mullerian agenesis, etc). There’s lot of integration with IM, psych, and pharm here. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 25, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 126 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 7 (IM)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a discussion of some especially HY concepts that present commonly on the test. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 125 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 6 (IM)
In this episode, I continue our HY, rapid review for the USMLE Step 2CK exam with a focus on IM (aka about 50% of Step 2CK). A lot of what I discuss here shows up commonly on exams, so pay attention here. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 21, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 124 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 Review Series 9 (Nephrology)
In this episode, I begin a series where I discuss nephrology as classically tested on these exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 20, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 123 – USMLE Ethics Series 1
In this episode, I discuss HY principles relating to the ethics questions that classically show up on the USMLE Step 1, 2CK, and Step 3 exams. This is probably one of those podcasts you’d want to get through in the few days leading up to your test. Free points if you know the concepts discussed. … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 123 – USMLE Ethics Series 1
Jul 19, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 122 – What Should I Listen To For Step 2CK?
I have gotten a fair number of emails/seen reddit posts about knowing what to listen to from my website so here’s a podcast that answers that exact question (for 2CK at least). I break the recommended episodes into 2 groups; Group A-Podcasts everyone should listen to regardless of knowledge level. Group B-Podcasts you should listen … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 122 – What Should I Listen To For Step 2CK?
Jul 18, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 121 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 5 (IM/Peds)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the Step 2CK exam with a focus on IM/Peds. There’s also a tinge of neuro and surgery discussed. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 17, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 120 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 4 (IM/Peds)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 2CK with a discussion of HY material relating to IM/Peds. I spend quite a bit of time talking about cardiac pathologies. There are no slides attached. Audio Download
Jul 12, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 119 – USMLE Step 2CK Rapid Review Series 3 (IM)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review for the Step 2CK exam with an integrated review of some commonly tested but confusing IM case scenarios. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jul 04, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 118 – Some Confusing Breast Pathologies
This is a super short podcast. In this podcast, I tell you how to differentiate between mastitis, abscess, breast engorgement, galactocele, and inflammatory breast cancer on NBME exams. Too many people get this wrong so I am clearing this up in this podcast. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 30, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 117 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 9 (Repro)
In this episode, I review a ton of vignettes relating to male and female repro as tested on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 30, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 116 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Cardiology Review Part 1
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive review of cardiology as tested on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. Everything in this podcast is HY and is integrated with multiple disciplines. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 26, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 115 – How To Study For The USMLE Step 3 Exam
In this episode, I discuss fine points of preparing for and dominating the USMLE Step 3 Exam. I talk about a variety of resources needed to excel on the test and answer many common questions that people have with regards to scheduling and the types of content classically represented. The short version is that you … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 115 – How To Study For The USMLE Step 3 Exam
Jun 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 114 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 GI Review (Part 2)
In this episode, I continue our review of Gastroenterology as related to the USMLE Step 1 Exam. As in the prior podcast, there is a lot of integration with multiple pathologies in other disciplines. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 17, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 113 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 GI Review (Part 1).
In this episode, I begin a comprehensive review for Gastroenterology as tested on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. Remember that GI constitutes about 5% of the FA book. In this first podcast, I lay a solid foundation for GI physiology and at the same time make tons of integrations with pharmacology and pathology. There are … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 113 – Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 GI Review (Part 1).
Jun 13, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 112 – The “Clutch” Pharmacology Podcast Round 2
In this episode, I continue the clutch series related to pharmacology. Unfortunately, I will need a round 3 to complete the circle as pharmacology is quite vast. Again, this is easily one of those podcasts that will lead to getting 10-20 questions correctly on ANY USMLE exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download  
Jun 11, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 111 – The “Clutch” Pharmacology Podcast Round 1
In this episode, I essentially walk through tons of drugs and the classic means by which they are tested on NBME exams. There will very likely be another iteration of this in the near future. Easily one of those podcasts that nets you 10-15 questions correct on any USMLE exam (Step 1-3). There are no … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 111 – The “Clutch” Pharmacology Podcast Round 1
Jun 09, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 110 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 Review Series 8 (Rheumatology 2)
In this episode, I continue our discussion of rheumatology as relevant to the aforementioned exams. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 09, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 109 – USMLE Step 1 Rheumatology Review Part 2 (Final Part)
In this episode, I conclude our discussion of rheumatology as relevant to the USMLE Step 1 Exam (minus vasculitis which would be discussed in the dedicated cardio reviews). Between this episode and episode 99, you should be good to go with regards to rheum content for Step 1. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
Jun 07, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 108 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 Review Series 7 (Rheumatology 1)
In this episode, I begin a thorough discussion of rheumatology as tested on the ABIM exam. As always, this material should be heavily applicable to the medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 31, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 107 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 8 (GI)
In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam with a focus on HY vignettes related to gastroenterology. I integrate the material with many other subjects. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 30, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 106 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 Review Series 6 (Cardio 2).
In this episode, I continue our in depth review of cardiology primarily with recourse to ABIM tested concepts. For those preparing for the Medicine ITE/Step 3, many of these concepts are also tested very frequently. This podcast spends time on many this vs that scenarios that tend to cause problems for people on these exams … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 106 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/USMLE Step 3 Review Series 6 (Cardio 2).
May 28, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 105 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 7 (Neuro)
In this episode, I continue our rapid review series for the USMLE Step 1 Exam with a discussion of classic neuro presentations of some HY diseases. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 24, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 104 – ACLS, Arrhythmias, and HY Cardiac Pharm
In this episode, I focus on 3 things; ACLS and detailed management of the different ACLS rhythms, HY arrhythmias and their acute management (VTach, Afib, Aflutter, WPW, SVT, etc etc), and the HY cardiac agents that are tested on exams. The material in this podcast is applicable to all the USMLE exams and the ABIM/Medicine … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 104 – ACLS, Arrhythmias, and HY Cardiac Pharm
May 23, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 103 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/Step 3 Review Series 5 (Cardiology 1)
In this episode, I continue our review of concepts classically tested on the ABIM and the Medicine ITE. These topics also tend to show up on the USMLE Step 3 exam. The primary focus of this podcast is on cardiology (which makes up about 15% of the ABIM exam)! This will ultimately form part of … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 103 – ABIM/Medicine ITE/Step 3 Review Series 5 (Cardiology 1)
May 22, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 102 – The “Clutch” Cancer Podcast.
In this episode, I basically spend time discussing the classic presentations and HY pieces of information tested by the NBME on all USMLE exams for the HY malignancies from head to toe. Just like the clutch micro podcast, this will likely net you 10+ correct questions on any of the USMLE exams (Step 1-3). There … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 102 – The “Clutch” Cancer Podcast.
May 19, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 101 – USMLE Step 1 Rapid Review Series 6 (Neuro)
In this podcast, I continue our rapid review series for Step 1 with a focus on Neuro. I devote almost all of the podcast to lesion localization (especially cranial nerves AND pathways). There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 16, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 100 – The “Clutch” Micro Podcast.
In this episode of the Divine Intervention Podcasts (our 100th, God is good!), I review Micro (viruses, fungi, bacteria) with a unique focus solely on clinical cases/presentations. This podcast basically helps you think in terms of the way the NBME would frame bugs in clinical presentations. I call this the clutch podcast because you will … Continue reading Divine Intervention Episode 100 – The “Clutch” Micro Podcast.
May 12, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 99 – USMLE Step 1 Rheumatology Review (Part 1)
In this episode, I began a 2-3 part series that in detail reviews all the testable rheumatology that is classically seen on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 11, 2019
Divine Intervention Episode 98 – USMLE Step 3/Medicine ITE/ABIM Review Series 4 (Diabetic Emergencies)
In this episode, I discuss diabetic emergencies (DKA/HHNC) as tested on the USMLE Step 3/MITE/ABIM exam. This is definitely a topic you’d want to understand in-depth for all 3 exams (and also for clinical practice). I focus on management and HY testable concepts. There are no attached slides. Audio Download
May 04, 2019