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Declassified: The Top USMLE Step 2 Secrets Questions for Surgery | Step 2 Study Smarter Series

Declassified: The Top USMLE Step 2 Secrets Questions for Surgery | Step 2 Study Smarter Series

September 28, 2019

USMLE Step 2 Secrets is now an InsideTheBoards Podcast 

As a book, USMLE Step 2 Secrets, by Theodore X. O’Connell, MD, ITB's Chief Content Officer and (among many other things) author of Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review, is recognized as an effective, high-yield study tool for the USMLE Step 2 and COMLEX Level 2. Plus....BONUS...it fits easily into a "short white coat" pocket. Just saying ;) 

As a podcast, it has now been optimized for audio learning and InsideTheBoards is re-launching the S2S podcast in conjunction with Elsevier (thanks Elsevier, what a cool publisher. ITB is improving the production quality and together with Dr. O'Connell, adding high-yield questions breakdowns (which is, after all, kind of our schtick) from Elsevier's Clinical Key Student (see? Elsevier rocks). 

During our Step 2 Study Smarter Series, we'll be releasing an episode of curated questions targeting each clerkship. This one is a selection of some of the highest yield questions from the various chapters in the book that cover surgery topics. Do you want more content to study on the go for the USMLE Step 2? Then go listen to the entire Step 2 Secrets Podcast. The whole book is already out now in audio form. And we're replacing some of the older episodes over the coming weeks and months with the new "enhanced versions". 

To learn more about Dr. Ted O'Connell (or for a 1 min distraction that will have you asking WTF?) listen to our promo for the Step 2 Secrets Podcast

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app has both free and premium features and is available on both Android and iOS

To get started, first, create a Boardsinsider Account on our website insidetheboards.com

Free Features 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Legal Stuff and Credits

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Introducing: USMLE Step 2 Secrets (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Introducing: USMLE Step 2 Secrets (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

September 26, 2019

We've teamed up with Elsevier and Dr. Ted O'Connell, ITB's Chief Content Officer, and author of USMLE Step 2 Secrets and Crush Step 1.  to bring you a brand new version of the USMLE Step 2 Secrets Podcast with enhanced production and additional high yield content in the form of USMLE style question dissections (thanks to Elsevier, Inc.). Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, listen on InsideTheBoards website. or anywhere you listen to podcasts. 

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app has both free and premium features and is available on both Android and iOS

To get started, first, create a Boardsinsider Account on our website insidetheboards.com

Free Features 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Legal Stuff and Credits

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

 

Best of Surgery Question Dissections plus a Surgery “Mentorship Moment” with DocOssareh | 2019 USMLE Step 2 and Core Clerkship Study Smarter Series

Best of Surgery Question Dissections plus a Surgery “Mentorship Moment” with DocOssareh | 2019 USMLE Step 2 and Core Clerkship Study Smarter Series

September 16, 2019
 This episode collates our "best of" question dissections covering topics relevant to the NBME surgery shelf exam and surgery portion of the USMLE Step 2. Plus, a "Mentorship Moment with DocOssareh". This is the ITB  2019 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 2 and Core Clerkships. Topics in this episode include plastic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, 

0:30 – Mentorship Moment with DocOssareh. "Surgery Clerkship Resourcesa and Tips" (used with permission). Check out the video at  this link. Go to Amazon to get Mo's book, A to Z of Medical School: Complete Guide. 

06:00 – 1st Question Dissection from our "Matching Smarter in Neurosurgery" from our "Match Smarter Series" sponsored by Doximity. Check out the full episode here

12:45 - 2nd Question Dissection from our "Matching Smarter in Neurosurgery" episode. 

15:34 - 3rd Question Dissection from our introduction to the Doximity and plastic surgery episode in our "Match Smarter Series" . The full episode is available here.

20:00 - 4th Question Dissection: "18 year old male with a stab wound to the chest" from our episode "Instagram for Medicine with Josh Landy from Figure 1". Check out the full episode here.

The remainder of our question dissections come from our Step 1 Study Smarter Series episodes featuring Emily Tan from White Coat Coaching (but they're relevant to USMLE Step 2 and the Surgery Clerkship Shelf). Check out the full episode "Anatomy with Emily Tan from White Coat Coaching" here and "Musculoskeletal with Emily Tan from White Coat Coaching" here

30:10 - 5th Question Dissection: a 45 year old male with painful medial rotation of the upper extremity.

32:19: - 6th Question Dissection: 25 year old male with right knee pain. 

47:00: - 7th Question Dissection: 65 year old female with right thumb weakness

51:25: - 8th Question Dissection: 59 year old male with neuropathy.

53:50: - 9th Question Dissection: 55 year old woman with right wrist pain.   

InsideTheBoards Main Podcast 

 Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app has both free and premium features and is available on both Android and iOS

To get started, first, create a Boardsinsider Account on our website insidetheboards.com

Free Features 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Legal Stuff and Credits

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards fully adheres to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Music: "King Jeff and His Apprentice Bart". DJ Beezo, aka Augustine Beeman (used with permission). Follow the artist at https://soundcloud.com/dj-beezo

ITB’s USMLE Step 2 & Core Clerkship Study Smarter Series – The Best, Free Audio Resource for Shelf and Board Prep (plus a Mentorship Moment with DocOssareh)

ITB’s USMLE Step 2 & Core Clerkship Study Smarter Series – The Best, Free Audio Resource for Shelf and Board Prep (plus a Mentorship Moment with DocOssareh)

September 8, 2019

This episode introduces our 2019 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 2 and Core Clerkships. Patrick goes over the plan for the series and breaks down a high yield question on acute abdominal pain. 

0:20 – Overview and content plan for the USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series 

5:40 – Mentorship Moment with DocOssareh. This is an excerpt from "4 Core Study Techniques Every Student Should Know" (used with permission). Check out all four of Mo's techniques at this link. Go to Amazon to get Mo's book, A to Z of Medical School: Complete Guide. 

10:38 – Today's question dissection on acute abdominal pain. This is the sort of detailed breakdown of USMLE and COMLEX practice questions you can expect to hear during our Study Smarter series. 

InsideTheBoards Main Podcast 

 Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app has both free and premium features and is available on both Android and iOS

To get started, first, create a Boardsinsider Account on our website insidetheboards.com

Free Features 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Legal Stuff and Credits

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards fully adheres to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of this show, for providing the practice question used in this episode. 

Music: "King Jeff and His Apprentice Bart". DJ Beezo, aka Augustine Beeman (used with permission). Follow the artist at https://soundcloud.com/dj-beezo