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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 ITB iOS app includes all of our podcasts (with exclusive and expanded content), early access to podcasts we'll be releasing in the future, some meditations designed specifically for medical students and intended for use during your dedicated USMLE prep time (gotta keep those stress levels down, right?), plus the beta version of our all audio qbank. There's a sample of high yield audio questions for each version, and of course you can purchase a subscription to help us finish the full scale, Android and iOS app, which will have tons more features. It's not perfect. But it is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Search the App Store for "InsideTheBoards" or click here to download it now. 

Android user? Until we release the cross-platform version of the app this summer, you can still subscribe to the podcast version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank by clicking 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 ITB iOS app includes all of our podcasts (with exclusive and expanded content), early access to podcasts we'll be releasing in the future, some meditations designed specifically for medical students and intended for use during your dedicated USMLE prep time (gotta keep those stress levels down, right?), plus the beta version of our all audio qbank. There's a sample of high yield audio questions for each version, and of course you can purchase a subscription to help us finish the full scale, Android and iOS app, which will have tons more features. It's not perfect. But it is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Search the App Store for "InsideTheBoards" or click here to download it now. 

Android user? Until we release the cross-platform version of the app this summer, you can still subscribe to the podcast version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank by clicking here

The #ListenLearnLive Contest ("We'll Pay For Yours Boards" thanks to Physicianloans.com) Final Contest (deadline September 30, 2019)

We're giving away all kinds of prizes in exchange for your help promoting all of InsideTheBoards' podcasts.  

You earn entries by completing certain actions like sharing or reviewing our podcasts. But you probably know that ITB is all about promoting the wellbeing of medical students. So we also want to push the hashtag #listenlearnlive. The "live" part of this represents our interest in not just your scores, but also your lives outside of medicine. Hence, you can also earn entries just for doing healthy things like exercising, walking your dog, spending time with your fam, or listening to music and then snapping a photo, tagging us, and using the hashtag #listenlearnlive in a social media post.

It's actually three separate, month-long contests running now through July. The Top Three winners at the end of each month's contest will be placed into a drawing for the Grand Prize: your USMLE Step 1/Step 2 or COMLEX Level 1/Level 2 Registration Fee (thanks to the generosity of Physicianloans.com )That's a prize worth over $600. We're also giving away things like subscriptions to our All-Audio Qbank. Just go to http://bit.ly/paymyusmle3 to sign up. 

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 ITB iOS app includes all of our podcasts (with exclusive and expanded content), early access to podcasts we'll be releasing in the future, some meditations designed specifically for medical students and intended for use during your dedicated USMLE prep time (gotta keep those stress levels down, right?), plus the beta version of our all audio qbank. There's a sample of high yield audio questions for each version, and of course you can purchase a subscription to help us finish the full scale, Android and iOS app, which will have tons more features. It's not perfect. But it is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Search the App Store for "InsideTheBoards" or click here to download it now. 

Android user? Until we release the cross-platform version of the app this summer, you can still subscribe to the podcast version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank by clicking here

The #ListenLearnLive Contest ("We'll Pay For Yours Boards" thanks to Physicianloans.com) Final Contest (deadline September 30, 2019)

We're giving away all kinds of prizes in exchange for your help promoting all of InsideTheBoards' podcasts.  

You earn entries by completing certain actions like sharing or reviewing our podcasts. But you probably know that ITB is all about promoting the wellbeing of medical students. So we also want to push the hashtag #listenlearnlive. The "live" part of this represents our interest in not just your scores, but also your lives outside of medicine. Hence, you can also earn entries just for doing healthy things like exercising, walking your dog, spending time with your fam, or listening to music and then snapping a photo, tagging us, and using the hashtag #listenlearnlive in a social media post.

It's actually three separate, month-long contests running now through July. The Top Three winners at the end of each month's contest will be placed into a drawing for the Grand Prize: your USMLE Step 1/Step 2 or COMLEX Level 1/Level 2 Registration Fee (thanks to the generosity of Physicianloans.com )That's a prize worth over $600. We're also giving away things like subscriptions to our All-Audio Qbank. Just go to http://bit.ly/paymyusmle3 to sign up. 

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 ITB iOS app includes all of our podcasts (with exclusive and expanded content), early access to podcasts we'll be releasing in the future, some meditations designed specifically for medical students and intended for use during your dedicated USMLE prep time (gotta keep those stress levels down, right?), plus the beta version of our all audio qbank. There's a sample of high yield audio questions for each version, and of course you can purchase a subscription to help us finish the full scale, Android and iOS app, which will have tons more features. It's not perfect. But it is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Search the App Store for "InsideTheBoards" or click here to download it now. 

Android user? Until we release the cross-platform version of the app this summer, you can still subscribe to the podcast version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank by clicking here

The #ListenLearnLive Contest ("We'll Pay For Yours Boards" thanks to Physicianloans.com) Final Contest (deadline September 30, 2019)

We're giving away all kinds of prizes in exchange for your help promoting all of InsideTheBoards' podcasts.  

You earn entries by completing certain actions like sharing or reviewing our podcasts. But you probably know that ITB is all about promoting the wellbeing of medical students. So we also want to push the hashtag #listenlearnlive. The "live" part of this represents our interest in not just your scores, but also your lives outside of medicine. Hence, you can also earn entries just for doing healthy things like exercising, walking your dog, spending time with your fam, or listening to music and then snapping a photo, tagging us, and using the hashtag #listenlearnlive in a social media post.

It's actually three separate, month-long contests running now through July. The Top Three winners at the end of each month's contest will be placed into a drawing for the Grand Prize: your USMLE Step 1/Step 2 or COMLEX Level 1/Level 2 Registration Fee (thanks to the generosity of Physicianloans.com )That's a prize worth over $600. We're also giving away things like subscriptions to our All-Audio Qbank. Just go to http://bit.ly/paymyusmle3 to sign up. 

 

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