A podcast to help the medicine go down
The medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease can be complicated and hard to remember. In this episode, our newest team member MS3 Rachel Garza reviews the pharmacologic options for Parkinson’s treatment, including their mechanisms and side effects. We always try to explain concepts in a way that makes sense so that reviewing is fun and easy to remember!
Autoimmune Diseases Part 2
Part 2 of 2 in our series on autoimmune diseases with MS3 Alicia Podwojniak. In this episode, we review Sjogren’s syndrome, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis. These are commonly tested conditions which can be easy to confuse! Hopefully this review helps to clarify and lock in some key rheumatology concepts.
Autoimmune Diseases Part 1
In this 2-part series, MS3 Alicia Podwojniak is back to review the complex and commonly tested topic of rheumatologic autoimmune diseases. In part 1, we’ll review rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma. Stay tuned for part 2!
Do you have a hard time keeping track of all the diseases of the thyroid? So many last names – Graves, Hashimoto, Reidel, De Quervain. It’s okay if you’re a little overwhelmed! In this episode, MS3 Kate Spencer is back to sort out the different thyroid disorders. Get ready for a fun but packed review.
Disorders of the esophagus are fairly straightforward, but there are quite a few and they can be difficult to keep straight. Packed with lots of quiz questions for a relaxing yet engaging review, this episode is just the ticket to organize these various conditions in your brain. Our newest team member MS3 Kate Spencer will drill these disorders into your memory!
How does an X-ray work? How about a CT scan, or an MRI, or an ultrasound? How do you know which one to order? In this episode, our newest team member MS4 Mohit Bhide will review the fundamentals of different imaging modalities and explain how they work. Then, he’ll walk through some rapid-fire cases as tested on USMLE board exams to build on your knowledge. Let’s shed some light on diagnostic imaging!
Step1 Rapid Review
Lovedddd using these episodes the day before I sat for Step1. It helped sooo much, especially the heart sounds pneumonics! Now I have day 2 of Step (accommodations) coming up next week and can’t wait to listen to more review episodes. Please do an episode on meningitis common bugs. Great work, keep this podcast going!
REMARKABLE High Yield Study Tool
I am OBSESSED with Spoonful of Sugar!! This podcast is my favorite in-house exam prep resource to date. It is so engaging to listen to the episodes and challenge myself to respond to Ria’s questions, and I have selected numerous correct answers based on remembering Spoonful of Sugar keywords. Ria (and each other guest podcaster) takes you Step by Step (pun absolutely intended) through the biochem, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of all the most high yield conditions helping listeners learn information AND synthesize it AND remember it long term. Though I have yet to take Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1, I know this podcast will have been a monumental resource, purely based on my reliance upon it during in-house exams. INCREDIBLE podcast!!
The best podcast for preclinical
Immensely helpful for in-house exam prep not just step 1