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Breast Disease…Because A Funny Title Would Probably Not be Appropriate with Dr. Austin Williams, author of Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

Breast Disease…Because A Funny Title Would Probably Not be Appropriate with Dr. Austin Williams, author of Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

November 4, 2019

In this episode, it's an overview of breast diseases with returning guest,Dr. Austin Williams , surgery resident and editor of Elsevier's recent volume, Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls .

Support ITB 

It takes a lot of time and money to keep producing this content. We could really use your help. Please take a moment, head over to bit.ly/supportitb to learn more about our crowdfunding campaign. Show your support for ITB, be a part of our community and help us create the best version of our mobile application (as quickly as possible). You can make a contribution for less than the price of a crappy meal from the hospital cafeteria, and you'll make our day. You can also make a one-time donation through our PayPal. Thanks for your support. 

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.

Forty, Fat, Fertile Holes in the Diaphragm with Dr. Austin Williams, author of Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

Forty, Fat, Fertile Holes in the Diaphragm with Dr. Austin Williams, author of Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Surgery

November 2, 2019

In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Austin Williams , surgery resident and editor of Elsevier's recent volume, Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls . In this episode we cover a couple questions on hiatal hernia and gallbladder disease. 

 06:30 – A 74 year old male with mid-epigastric pain. 

11:00 – Sponsor: From the makers of “pseudo Caesar salad dressing” , comes the most delicious and refreshing drink to hit the physicians lounge since Chronic Lime Margarita Mix, Spinal Tap, CSF inspired micro brews. 

12:30 – A 42 year old female with right upper quadrant pain. 

Support ITB 

It takes a lot of time and money to keep producing this content. We could really use your help. Please take a moment, head over to bit.ly/supportitb to learn more about our crowdfunding campaign. Show your support for ITB, be a part of our community and help us create the best version of our mobile application (as quickly as possible). You can make a contribution for less than the price of a crappy meal from the hospital cafeteria, and you'll make our day. You can also make a one-time donation through our PayPal. Thanks for your support. 

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.

 

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 

Support ITB 

It takes a lot of time and money to keep producing this content. We could really use your help. Please take a moment, head over to bit.ly/supportitb to learn more about our crowdfunding campaign. Show your support for ITB, be a part of our community and help us create the best version of our mobile application (as quickly as possible). You can make a contribution for less than the price of a crappy meal from the hospital cafeteria, and you'll make our day. You can also make a one-time donation through our PayPal. Thanks for your support. 

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.

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.

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

Introducing: USMLE Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo (An ITB Partner Podcast)

Introducing: USMLE Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo (An ITB Partner Podcast)

August 22, 2019

Here's an excerpt from USMLE Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo, a new podcast that gives you a look inside the playbooks of those who reached their goals on their USMLE Step 1 exam. It's got everything a first or second year medical student could want: inspiration, practical tips, advice on long term and short term strategies for USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 prep, plus... it's free   

In this excerpt, Rhett and Michael interview 4th-year medical student, Josh Harmer and his wife Laura about the journey into and through medical school and matching into orthopedic surgery. They share what it's like to have a family and balancing that family life while studying through medical school. 

You can listen to the full interview on the USMLE Step 1 Success Stories channel on Apple PodcastsPodbean, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Muse: Tech Enhanced Meditation and Stress Fighter 

Our sponsor this week is Muse, a tech enhanced headphone device that uses EEG to help you meditate, center yourself, and de-stress. Check them out (and help ITB) by going to bit.ly/itbmuse

 

Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Check out ITB's high-yield physiology podcast for first and second year medical students. It's called Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast) hosted by our own Greg Rodden. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you know when the new episodes drop. You can also listen to Physiology by Physeo on Podbean and Spotify.  Subscribe to it now! 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. We're planning a USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series in the coming months, covering each of the required clerkships and how to study for the shelf exam and the USMLE Step 2 and COMLEX Level 2. 

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 and Physeo are 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.

The Left Lung with Dr. Ted O’Connell, Author of Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review

The Left Lung with Dr. Ted O’Connell, Author of Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review

July 9, 2019

This episode is half of a two part show on lung stuff featuring Dr. Ted O'Connell, ITB's Chief Content Officer, and author of USMLE Step 2 Secrets and Crush Step 1. Check out the other half of this episode (the right lung, get it?) on our Main podcast. 

Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

You can also check out ITB's high-yield physiology podcast for first and second year medical students. It's called Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast) hosted by our own Greg Rodden. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you know when the new episodes drop. You can also listen to Physiology by Physeo on Podbean and Spotify.  Subscribe to it now! 

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. We've recently added 100 additional USMLE Step 1 questions especially for our listeners using the Android platform. 

The #ListenLearnLive Contest ("We'll Pay For Yours Boards" thanks to Physicianloans.com)

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 bit.ly/paymyusmle2 to sign up. 

Join the InsideTheBoards for Community and Conversation on Slack

Go to http://bit.ly/itbslack and sign up with your email to interact with the podcast hosts, ask your questions about studying and taking board exams, get support from other boardsinsiders and leave your feedback and constructive criticism for our team. We'd love to get to know you better. 

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

Don’t Hesitate, Intubate! | Pulmonology Part 2 | 2019 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

Don’t Hesitate, Intubate! | Pulmonology Part 2 | 2019 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1

June 19, 2019

Nearing the end of your dedicated prep time? We've got a super high yield episode for you. This episode is part 2 of our pulmonary review for the 2019 Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1. Featuring ITB's own Stewart Bryant and our guest from MedSchoolTutors, Dr. Eli Freiman, an emergency medicine physician (and returning guest). 

NEW PODCAST: Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

We launched a new podcast focused on high-yield physiology for first and second year medical students, especially those studying for their USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 Exam. It's called Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast) hosted by our own Greg Rodden. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you know when the new episodes drop. You can also listen to Physiology by Physeo on Podbean and Spotify.  Subscribe to it now! 

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

The ITB iOS app includes all 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 especially 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. Step 1 is powered by Exam Circle and Lecturio, and the Step 2 version is powered by OnlineMedEd. 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

Join the InsideTheBoards for Community and Conversation on Slack

Go to http://bit.ly/itbslack and sign up with your email to interact with the podcast hosts, ask your questions about studying and taking board exams, get support from other boardsinsiders and leave your feedback and constructive criticism for our team. We'd love to get to know you better. 

The #listenlearnlive Contest ("We'll Pay For Yours Boards" thanks to Physicianloans.com)

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

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.

The final of our three monthly contests runs 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 bit.ly/paymyusmle2 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: Cover of "Thank You" by Alanis Morisette by Mark Mikina. Listen to the full track on YouTube.  

Special thanks to Ike Potter, producer of ITB's Study Smarter Podcast for making this show possible.