Board Preparation: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Share ITB Podcast Study Smarter Series on Social Media   Newer companies like Osmosis and Firecracker offer excellent multiple choice practice questions (MCQs) which can be integrated easily with your coursework throughout the preclinical years. Purchase a subscription to USMLE-Rx or UWorld. Or buy a question book like First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 1 or Kaplan’s Step 1 …

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 …

Adeleke Adesina from SmashUSMLE

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media In this two-part episode, Dr. Adeleke Adesina, author of “How to Prepare for the Medical Boards” and founder of the learning platforms, FTP Lectures and SmashUSMLE, offers some personal advice and study strategies he used to achieve success on both the COMLEX and USMLE as well clerkship shelf exams. Our question of the …

Josh Landy from Figure1: “Instagram” for Medicine

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media Figure1 has been called “Instagram” for medicine. It provides a visually engaging, crowdsourced bank of privacy-compliant images and cases for medical education. In this series, Figure1 , co-founder, Josh Landy discusses medical education in Canada and offers a preview of why he founded the social photo sharing platform for medicine, Figure1. In part …

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Matching Smarter in Ob/Gyn

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media As part of our Match Smarter series sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator Dr. Michael Galloway, program director for the Wright State University-Wright Patterson Air Force Base combined program in obstetrics and gynecology, discusses his specialty. We also dissect some Open Osmosis Ob/Gyn practice questions (covering three super-high yield topics likely to show up …

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Matching Smarter in Neurosurgery

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media As part of our Match Smarter series sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator, Jonathan Rasouli, a neurosurgery resident at Mount Sinai, discusses his specialty. We also dissect some Open Osmosis neuro practice questions. Our questions for today come from the Osmosis question bank and focus on a super high yield neurosurgery-related topic epidural vs. …

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Match Smarter in Neurology

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media As part of our Match Smarter series sponsored by Doximity’s Residency Navigator, Steven Gangloff, a neurology resident at the University of Pittsburgh discusses his specialty. We also dissect some Open Osmosis neurology practice questions related to headache. Our questions for today come from the Osmosis question bank and focus on a super high …

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Match Smarter: Psychiatry (ft. Osmosis Psych Questions)

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media Our first question of the day from the Open Osmosis platform concerns the differential diagnosis for an amnesiac patient found wandering the streets confused.  We also review questions relating to psychiatric responses to traumatic events, substance intoxication (wait until you hear our mnemonic for PCP intoxication), and personality disorders. Learn about how approaching psych questions …

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Yermie Cohen from Memorang on Gamifying Med School

Share The ITB Podcast on Social Media Go inside the boards with Memorang founder, Yermie Cohen. Learn how to approach internal medicine questions, study more efficiently, & how to gamify your USMLE/COMLEX preparation. Our question of the day concerns how to approach common causes of chest pain. Yermie Cohen is the founder of Memorang. He completed his undergraduate at MIT and medical school …