InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast: Question Reviews for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School
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 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. 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.