Knowledge, Suffering, and Medical Education with Conrad Fischer

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media In part one, Conrad Fischer, Kaplan faculty, author of the immensely popular Master the Boards series, and lecturer extraordinaire discusses the redemptive suffering involved in medical education, gets roasted by Reddit, and provides some wisdom and perspective on USMLE and COMLEX preparation. In part 2, Dr. Fischer provides a whirlwind tour through recent …

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Don’t Study it. Osmose It!

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media In this episode, I interview Rishi Desai and Ryan Haynes about the Osmosis platform and how it can help make your medical education personal, efficient, and exciting. Can Angelina Jolie help you score in the 99th percentile on your boards? You’ll have to listen to find out… Our question of the day concerns …

Top Youtube Channels for Med School

Share This Post Khan Academy’s YouTube channel is a must see for meded contnet. Started by Sal Khan, the channel boasts high-quality, masterfully taught lessons on subjects that are relevant throughout medical school. Their cardiology videos are some of the best you’ll find online. Videos are generally short, sweet, and to the point, usually no more than 5-12 minutes but well-illustrated to drive home …

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Dustyn Williams from OnlineMedEd on Learning Medicine

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media Dustyn Williams, MD, cat fancier & lead educator at OnlineMedEd, dissects some questions for your internal medicine learning pleasure & discusses how OnlineMedEd is revolutionizing medical education. Learn how to break down questions for your IM shelf or USMLE/COMLEX exam, find out why OnlineMedEd gives away their best content for free. Plus, find …

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How to use a Pea Plant to Increase your USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exam Scores with ITB and Picmonic

Let me be clear, I’m not saying you should only study 20 percent of your First Aid for the USMLE or complete only 20 percent of the USMLE World or ExamGuru Qbank you purchased. But I am saying there are two lessons you can learn from the Pareto paradigm: 1) Learn to know when you should cut your losses when …

ITB Principles For The USMLE, COMLEX, And Shelf Exams: Follow The Pathophysiology Part 2

  ITB Principles For The USMLE, COMLEX, And Shelf Exams: Follow The Pathophysiology Part 2 Here’s part 2 of the question dissection promised in my article “How to Use a Pea Plant to Increase your USMLE, COMLEX and Shelf Exam Scores” over at SDN. See part 1 here. To return to the question in its entirety. A newborn infant is examined …

ITB Principles for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exams: Follow the Pathophysiology Part 1

ITB Principles for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exams: Follow the Pathophysiology Part 1     In my article “How to Use a Pea Plant to Increase your USMLE, COMLEX and Shelf Exam Scores” over at SDN, I promised to post a companion piece dissecting the question mentioned in the body of that article. So here is part one (look for …

USMLE/COMLEX Life Savers 2: The Law of Diminishing Returns

Via Ryan McGilchrist @ flickr Patrick C. Beeman, MD   Last time I discussed the importance of practice questions for your USMLE, COMLEX (really any type of “board” exam). That makes sense, right? But I also discovered a boards success paradox as well: the “law of diminishing returns.” In the economy of medical school, this says (and to be fair, I …

The Hunch Reflex: the not so “Secret” to success on the USMLE, COMLEX, and shelf exams

Share this Post I promised you last time that I’d clue you in to the not-so-top-secret discovery I made about boards success. Two things (we’ll cover one this time around) stood out to me about my own success. Despite all the review books I had purchased, agonized over, and annotated, the one category of prep material that made the difference …