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The InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast: Question Dissections for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School is a free, high-yield, on-the-go resource for medical students preparing for their board exams. With support from the likes of Osmosis, OnlineMedEd, Lecturio, MedSchoolCoach, Kaplan Medical and more, we're covering all the high-yield topics you're likely to see on a board exam. The Step 1 Study Smarter Series includes content covering biochemistry, behavioral sciences, cardiology, pharmacology, microbiology, renal and more. The Step 2 Study Smarter Series covers the core clerkships: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Ob/Gyn.

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The InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast: Question Dissections for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School is a free, high-yield, on-the-go resource for medical students preparing for their board exams. With support from the likes of Osmosis, OnlineMedEd, Lecturio, MedSchoolCoach, Kaplan Medical and more, we're covering all the high-yield topics you're likely to see on a board exam. The Step 1 Study Smarter Series includes content covering biochemistry, behavioral sciences, cardiology, pharmacology, microbiology, renal and more. The Step 2 Study Smarter Series covers the core clerkships: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Ob/Gyn.

    Learn Why ITB Exists (and also 5 Ways to Redeem Time During Med School)

    Learn Why ITB Exists (and also 5 Ways to Redeem Time During Med School)

    This episode covers the "why" of ITB with Patrick's personal look back on his medical education and how ITB was born from it. We also get into some actionable strategies to "redeem" more of your time during your medical education.
    00:00 Quick Update on New Features of the ITB Mobile App
    01:30 – Patrick’s journey through med school and residency, and how ITB’s mission developed
    13:30 – 5 Ways to get more time (and stay healthy-ish) during medical education 
    14:00 – 1) Invest in yourself through daily reflection and recollection practices
    15:30 – 2) Invest in your physical health through exercise 
    17:20 – 3) Consolidate efforts 
    18:50 – 4) Delegate and be willing to ask for help. 
    20:30 – 5) Set it and forget it, ask yourself what you can put on “autopilot” 
    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 
    All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
    Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
    A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 
    Early Access and exclusive content like a preview of the soon to be released "Crush Step 1" podcast and the "Inside ITB" podcast where we "get real" about the challenges of building ITB and the day to day behind the scenes stuff. 
    Premium Features
    Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 
    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. 
    High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
    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

    • 25 min
    Important Update for ITB Listeners: The Audio Qbank Mobile App

    Important Update for ITB Listeners: The Audio Qbank Mobile 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 
    All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
    Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
    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 
    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. 
    High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
    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
    InsideTheBoards is dedicated to helping med students live better lives. Our aim is to demystify USMLE prep and save you time studying for the boards. This is just a small part of our desire to help you stay healthy and mentally strong during your medical education.

    • 4 min
    Depression Crash Course: Get PsychEd for This One | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Psychiatry

    Depression Crash Course: Get PsychEd for This One | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Psychiatry

    On today’s episode, ITB’s Nick Nissen and Dr. Alex Raben from the PsychEd Podcast deep dive into major depressive disorder. Topics covered in the interview include diagnosing major depression, the differential diagnosis, the mental status exam, and various treatment options. 
    References for the information covered in this episode can be found at the end of the show notes. 
     The BRAND NEW Crush Step 1 podcast
    With a focus on teaching you to “think like a question writer”, InsideTheBoards is the leading producer of medical education podcasts. Each year during the dedicated prep time we run a “Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1” on our Study Smarter Podcast with a focus exclusively on breaking down USMLE style questions. The Crush Step 1 podcast, the second collaboration between InsideTheBoards and Elsevier, features a totally free, audio optimized, complete narration of Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review by Ted O'Connell, Ryan Pedigo, and Thomas Blair. Crush Step 1 features up-to-date, easy-to-read (or listen to), high yield info on all the material tested on the exam with topics selected by a review board of current medical students and residents who scored in the 99th percentile on the USMLE Step 1. The Crush Step 1 podcast is the perfect companion for your dedicated prep time! 
    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 
    All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
    Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
    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 
    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. 
    High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
    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
    References/resources:
    Shea, S. C. (1998). Psychiatric Interviewing E-Book: The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Mental Health Professionals
    Carlat, D. J. (2016). The psychiatric interview: A practical guide. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    Kennedy, S. H., Lam, R. W., McIntyre, R. S., Tourjman, S. V., Bhat, V., Blier, P., ... & McInerney, S. J. (2016). Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 clinical guidelines for the management of adults with major depressive disorder: section 3. Pharmacological treatments. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 61(9), 540-560.
    Kennedy, S. H., Milev, R., Giacobbe, P., Ramasubbu, R., Lam, R. W., Parikh, S. V., ... & Ravindran, A. V. (2009). Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) Clinical guidelines for the management of major depressive disorder in adults.: IV. Neurostimulation therapies. Journal of affective disorders, 117, S44-S53.
    Parikh, S. V., Quilty, L. C., Ravitz, P., Rosenbluth, M., Pavlova, B., Grigoriadis, S., ... & Milev, R. V. (2016). Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 clinical guidelines for the management of adults with major

    • 48 min
    Preparing for the Psychiatry Clerkship with Dr. David Puder: The Six Boxes of Psychiatric Interviews Part 2 | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Psychiatry

    Preparing for the Psychiatry Clerkship with Dr. David Puder: The Six Boxes of Psychiatric Interviews Part 2 | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Psychiatry

    Today's episode is a continuation from last week of Nick Nissen's interview with  Dr.David Puder from the Psychiatry & Psychotherapy podcast.  
    The USMLE Step 2 Secrets 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 ;) 
    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 
    All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
    Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
    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 
    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. 
    High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
    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
    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.

    • 22 min
    Preparing for the Psychiatry Clerkship with Dr. David Puder: The Six Boxes of Psychiatric Interviews Part 1 | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Psychiatry

    Preparing for the Psychiatry Clerkship with Dr. David Puder: The Six Boxes of Psychiatric Interviews Part 1 | USMLE Step 2 Study Smarter Series for Psychiatry

    On today's episode, ITB's Nick Nissen is joined by David Puder from the Psychiatry & Psychotherapy podcast  to discuss the "Six Boxes" of psychiatric interviews as well as some tips to prepare for the psychiatry clerkship. 
    The USMLE Step 2 Secrets 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 ;) 
    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 
    All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
    Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
    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 
    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. 
    High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
    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
    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.

    • 30 min
    Declassified: The Top USMLE Step 2 Secrets Questions for Psychiatry | Step 2 Study Smarter Series

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

    This episode includes questions and topics from USMLE Step 2 Secrets including: 
    - Positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia 
    - Differentiating among the classes of antipsychotic drugs
    - Side effects of lithium, valproic acid, and carbamazepine
    - Major risk factors for suicide 
    - How do you recognize autism spectrum disorder? 
     The USMLE Step 2 Secrets 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 ;) 
    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
    Get a discount on best selling study resources from Elsevier
    ITB listeners can get 30% off of books like USMLE Step 2 Secrets, Crush Step 1, Netter's Anatomy Coloring Book, and many more. Head over to us.elsevierhealth.com/insidetheboards and use the discount code ITB30 at checkout! 
    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 
    All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
    Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
    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 
    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. 
    High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
    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
    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.

    • 28 min

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