Each year ITB holds a Study Smarter Series during "dedicated prep" season, to help students study for the USMLE Step 1 on-the-go. This year we're following a music festival theme so get ready to rock 🤘
For a more normal (totally lame) experience just read the FAQ below
AUDIO ¿BANK - P0DCAST$ - DARTHBEEMAN - MEDSTVDNTS
DJ RAJ - xXxTEDXOxXx - CLUBHAU5 - usmle WRLD
FLSHCRDS - FY$EO - KWIKSTEPS - COGNITIONIS - ƎLSEVIER
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The Study Smarter podcast is your go-to place to keep up with everything going on during Study Smarter Fest
Question Dissections | New Episodes | Announcements | Bonus Content | Meet-Up Times | Other Stuff
Even more places for Step 1 content
We often work on ITB after-hours or when sleep-deprived. The result is that a half-serious suggestion by Chris becomes Patrick’s fever dream from which he can’t be swayed. Also, everybody loves music.
Okay. We’ll be straight. Every year we’ve done this. Our plans have been way too ambitious. That being said. We plan to put out basically 3 pieces of new content per week on the Study Smarter Podcast Channel of questions dissections from ITB, Micro/Pharm mini-episodes from Physeo, or audio versions of episodes from our partners. But besides new stuff, we’ve got perennial, evergreen content including:
To quote Chris Carraba from Dashboard Confessional, “Hands Down” (yep, that’s the whole quote) the best place to get all the Step 1 Study Smarter Fest material is on the ITB Audio Qbank App. All the Study Smarter Fest content is free. You can also stream the podcasts on all the major platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and now Audible.
While all of the things mentioned above are free. Chris insists on being paid for sitting here and designing all of this stuff and then re-designing, and then re-designing it again. The VIP Experience is just a premium subscription to InsideTheBoards. In addition to what’s been mentioned, you also help pay for Chris’s utility bills and rent, get access to Lecturio’s High Yield Pharmacology, ITB’s All-Audio Qbank, Audio Flashcards (early April), and our eternal gratitude. Oh, and we’re tryna add a “question dissections” audio resource, which will basically be Patrick, Ted, Cognitionis, and other hella cool medical educators dissecting boards-style practice question
Well. Not yet. But there is this sick metal track “Step 2 Metal” (ft. xXxTEDXOxXx and darthbeeman) by Chris (our creative director) which you can listen to on Spotify and other major streaming platforms. Also, ITB does have a “Music in Medicine” playlist. Also, we’ve reached out to legit bands and artists to review this webpage. If they respond, their reviews of Study Smarter Fest will be featured below.
No. But you already knew that.
One is a great audio experience, and the other is a boring but totally essential question bank, unlike ITB which is both a great audio experience and a question bank.
Just like some of our friends who make their livings as artists in the music scene, we sleep on friends’ couches and rely on the generosity of others to pay our bills. Especially Chris and Madison. Their bills are...just...so many.
"Worse than Fyre Festival"
Damien Wong, Set to Stun