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Turn Your Head, Cough, and Know These Things About Hernias (with thanks to StatPearls) | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

Turn Your Head, Cough, and Know These Things About Hernias (with thanks to StatPearls) | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

October 29, 2019

In this episode, we cover abdominal wall hernias and a handful of questions related to them from our friends at StatPearls. As well we go over some mnemonics and tricks to help you remember the anatomy of the inguinal canal, femoral canal, and other high yield topics. 

01:20 – Overview of abdominal wall hernias: Inguinal, Femoral, and Umbilical Hernias 

12:45 – A 54 year old male presents for a follow up visit following a herniorrhaphy 

14:00 – A 27 year old male with groin pain

16:08 – A 2 year old girl with an umbilical bulge

17:24 – A 1 month old newborn with a scrotal mass

19:51 – A 30 year old female with pain in the upper thigh

22:31 – A surgeon is performing an open hernia repair

24:17 – A 65year old female with a bulge in the upper thigh  

StatPearls' mission is to provide affordable, high-quality education solutions for healthcare practitioners worldwide, which includes a growing list of free, online peer-reviewed, and PubMed indexed review articles as well as the most comprehensive, peer-reviewed database of multiple choice questions ever developed. To learn more, and to sign up for your free account, go to StatPearls.com 

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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). To learn more about Dr. Ted O'Connell and the Step 2 Secrets Podcast (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 later this year, you can still subscribe to the long form "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.

Content provided by and used with the permission of StatPearls

The Bowel…It Turns, Turns, Turns and Sometimes You Just Can’t Barrett (with thanks to StatPearls) | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

The Bowel…It Turns, Turns, Turns and Sometimes You Just Can’t Barrett (with thanks to StatPearls) | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

October 18, 2019

In this episode, we cover a question on bowel obstruction and another on Barrett's provided generously by our friends at StatPearls

03:50 – A 45 year old female with dysphagia (Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer)

06:58 – A 35 year old female with abdominal pain (small bowel obstruction and related matters)

StatPearls' mission is to provide affordable, high-quality education solutions for healthcare practitioners worldwide, which includes a growing list of free, online peer-reviewed, and PubMed indexed review articles as well as the most comprehensive, peer-reviewed database of multiple choice questions ever developed. To learn more, and to sign up for your free account, go to StatPearls.com 

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). To learn more about Dr. Ted O'Connell and the Step 2 Secrets Podcast (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 later this year, you can still subscribe to the long form "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.

Content provided by and used with the permission of StatPearls

Improving Surgical Education: The Journal of Medical Insight  | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

Improving Surgical Education: The Journal of Medical Insight | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

October 1, 2019

Today's episode for our USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery is with our own Chase DiMarco, host of the Medical Mnemonist Podcast, and ENT doc, Scott Brown from the Journal of Medical Insight, a new platform dedicated to transforming surgical education. The Journal of Medical Insight (https://jomi.com) is a peer-reviewed surgical video journal / virtual operating theatre. The goal of JOMI is to improve healthcare by creating a window into the practice of the best surgeons around the world.

JOMI films and publishes surgical procedures offering extensive, high-quality, surgeon-narrated didactic experiences. JOMI is used by residents, attendings, medical students, surgical technologists, clinical staff, patients, and others around the world to help them prepare for cases, learn about novel advancements, and otherwise to have a deep and rich learning experience.

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.