InsideTheBoards for the USMLE, COMLEX...

The InsideTheBoards podcast is dedicated to helping you learn to think like a question writer so you can study smarter, not harder. Our goal is to take you "Inside" the boards. With our special series like the Step 1 Study Smarter Series, we aim to dedicate a "season" toward helping you study based on the rhythm of medical education. Throughout the year, look for special "Study Smarter" series. In the Spring it's USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1. Early Summer it's Step 2. In the late fall, we'll help you Match Smarter in your chosen specialty. But we also will pepper in shows dedicated to particular shelf exams, Step 3, and other topics relevant to those involved in medical education.

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Mariah Interviews the Anking
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Sleep Paralysis with Dr. Raj
22 min
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A Conversation with Dr. Fauci | 2021 John Colli...
44 min
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BONUS Episode: Study Smarter Fest for the USMLE...
4 min
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Health Systems Science | Paying for Healthcare
50 min
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Health Systems Science | Leadership and Applica...
59 min
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Health Systems Science | Healthcare Safety and ...
62 min
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Health Systems Science | Population and Social ...
57 min
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BONUS: Critical Care (part 2) with Pranay Bonag...
26 min
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Health Systems Science | Health Care Technology...
42 min
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Health Systems Science | Health Care Delivery, ...
65 min
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Health Systems Science | Health Systems and Pro...
53 min
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Health Systems Science | Series Intro and Overv...
34 min
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New Host Intro: Migraines and Headaches with Ma...
50 min
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Dr. Raj Case of the Month: Oxygen Dissociation ...
38 min
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Dr Raj Case of the Month: Atypical ARDS (From E...
40 min
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Army Medicine with Major Brit Geisler
57 min
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Critical Care (Part 1) with Pranay Bonagiri & D...
55 min
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Introducing: The Health Beat - Medical News fro...
5 min
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Narcissism in Medical Education with Dr. Ramani...
41 min
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Narcissism in Medical Education with Dr. Ramani...
40 min
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Diabetology with Pranay and Dr. Shubrook
32 min
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Pediatric Shelf: Development with a Side of Adv...
44 min
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Pediatric Shelf: Development with a Side of Adv...
30 min
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Nephrolithiasis with Stewart & Sehra
29 min
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Pleural Effusions with Pranay (An Introduction ...
20 min
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Introducing the Step 2 Pediatrics Study Smarter...
33 min
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Sleep Medicine: Discussing Insomnia with Dr. Te...
In this episode, Dr. Ted O'Connell and "Dr. Raj" continue their discussion on insomnia, good sleep hygiene, and more!"Dr. Raj” is a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician and assistant program director for the University of Southern Calif...
38 min
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Sleep Medicine: Discussing Insomnia with Dr. Te...
In this episode, Dr. Ted O'Connell meets with "Dr. Raj" to discuss dealing with insomnia, as well as the importance of good sleep hygiene and changing our approach to sleep. "Dr. Raj” is a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician and assist...
29 min
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Psychiatry and Neurology's Cutting Edge: Mind C...
This episode is a collaboration with the Brain Health podcast.Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-b...
48 min
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CROSSPOST: Education Through Social Media, Limi...
This is a crosspost from ITB's collaboration with our friends at Ars Longa Media. You can check out more episodes on the coronavirus pandemic over at CovidPodcast.com  In this interview, Dr. Ted O’Connell and "Dr." Adam Goodcoff (He's an M4 and will grad...
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INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations...
COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcar...
7 min
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Stay Vigilant, Remain Calm: An Update and Overv...
This is a special episode we're posting across the InsideTheBoards network to educate med students on the clinical issues surrounding COVID-19 like how ventilators work, how patients are assessed and some potential questions students may have about the ...
50 min
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AVAILABLE NOW free on the ITB Mobile App – Crus...
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...
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5 Ways to Get Back Time During Med School (plus...
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 N...
25 min
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PLEASE LISTEN: Update from ITB about the Audio ...
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 on...
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The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 4: A Practical A...
This is the fourth episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. This one is focused on a practical application of radiation therapy in gynecologic oncology.  00:40 - 18 year old female with a pelvic mass. 12:25 - W...
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The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 3: Chemotherapy,...
This is the third episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. Continuing our discussion with Dr. Greg Thompson, a private practice radiation oncologist, we go over patient related misconceptions about radiation and ...
21 min
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The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 2: Radiation Eff...
This is the second episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. Continuing our discussion with Dr. Greg Thompson, a private practice radiation oncologist, we go over the consequences of exposure to ionizing radiation...
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The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 1: What Happened...
Inspired by the HBO series Chernobyl, we’re running a series on the biological effects of radiation and its therapeutic uses within radiation oncology. We interview Dr. Greg Thompson, a radiation oncologist (and one of ITB’s earliest supporters) while pr...
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USMLE Step 1 Post Mortem: Advice for Beginning ...
On today's episode Greg Rodden, host of the Physiology by Physeo podcast, interviews Zach Griffin about his experience of taking the USMLE Step 1 Examination. Get a discount on any Kaplan Course Remember, ITB listeners can take up to 40% off any Kaplan...
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Inside The USMLE Test Writing Process with Chri...
Today’s episode is the third and final episode in our series with Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kaplan Medical, who discusses the USMLE/COMLEX exam writing process and science behind it. This final in the trilogy with Ch...
32 min
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Inside The USMLE Test Writing Process with Chri...
This is part 2 in our series with Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kaplan Medical, who discusses the USMLE/COMLEX exam writing process and science behind it. USMLE and COMLEX board questions are frequently being altered, a...
25 min
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Inside The USMLE Test Writing Process with Chri...
Today's episode is part 1 in our series with Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kaplan Medical, who discusses the USMLE/COMLEX exam writing process and science behind it. Students often wonder about those behind the curtain ...
22 min
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Introducing: USMLE Step 2 Secrets (An InsideThe...
We've teamed up with Elsevier and Dr. Ted O'Connell, ITB's Chief Content Officer, and author of USMLE Step 2 Secrets and Crush Step 1.  to bring you a brand new version of the USMLE Step 2 Secrets Podcast with enhanced production and additional high yiel...
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USMLE Qs: Answer 'Em like You Wrote 'Em plus Me...
In today's episode, the main feature is a detailed breakdown of how to "think like a question writer" based on Patrick's blog post for Student Doctor Network, Board Preparation: Training for a Marathon, not a Sprint. In addition, we excerpt a section fro...
36 min
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The Physiology of Medical Education and USMLE P...
Today's episode features part 2 of our interview with Rhett and Michael, the founders of the Physeo platform (interviewed by host of ITB's Physiology by Physeo Podcast, Dr. Greg Rodden). They discuss their plans for the future of Physeo, their creative p...
22 min
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The Physiology of Medical Education and USMLE P...
Today's episode features returning guests and friends of ITB, Rhett and Michael, the founders of the Physeo platform interviewed by host of ITB's Physiology by Physeo Podcast, Dr. Greg Rodden. They discuss how Physeo got started, balancing creative endea...
37 min
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The Right Lung with Dr. Ted O'Connell, Author o...
This episode is half of a two part show on lung stuff featuring Dr. Ted O'Connell, ITB's Chief Content Officer, and author of USMLE Step 2 Secrets and Crush Step 1. Check out the other half of this episode (the left lung, get it?) on our Study Smarter po...
31 min
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How's your blood meal? : Bits of Medical Histor...
In today's episode Chase Dimarco, host of ITB's Medical Mnemonist Podcast, continues his discussion with Dr. Adam Rodman, host of the Bedside Rounds Podcast, to cover some of the history of medical thought, medical devices, and the development of ethical...
24 min
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Weird Flexner, but Okay: Bits of Medical Histor...
In today's episode Chase Dimarco, host of ITB's Medical Mnemonist Podcast, is joined by Dr. Adam Rodman, host of the Bedside Rounds Podcast, to cover some of the history of medical thought, medical devices, and the development of ethical clinical trial g...
34 min
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Introducing USMLE Step 1 Success Stories by Phy...
Here's an excerpt from USMLE Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo, a new podcast that gives you a look inside the playbooks of those who reached their goals on their USMLE Step 1 exam. It's got everything a first or second year medical student could want: in...
20 min
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What to do Two Weeks Before the USMLE Step 1 an...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
17 min
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6 Tips for Finishing Strong During Dedicated US...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
22 min
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USMLE Step 1 Tips from Dr. Jason Ryan (Boards a...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
25 min
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Introducing: "Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTh...
Physiology by Physeo (an InsideTheBoards podcast) brings together some of the best boards-relevant content for physiology and pathophysiology from three innovative platforms: Physeo, InsideTheBoards, and Med School Phys. Having gone through the grind of ...
1 min
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From Medical School to Medical Practice (and Ev...
Today's episode is with Andre Paul, founder of Board Vitals. We break down a practice question related to pulmonary disease and discuss what Board Vitals does to help learners throughout all stages of medical education. ITB listeners can get a 15% discou...
43 min
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The Sceptics Guide to the Skeptics Guide to Eme...
Today’s episode features Dr. Ken Milne, aka BatDoc!. Dr Milne runs the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine, which also has its own podcast of the same. Chase and Dr. Milne discuss the origins of FOAM (free open access meded) and how to evaluate evidenc...
35 min
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Don't Lose Hope: The Philosophy of Med School R...
 In today's episode we talk with Alyssa Ehrlich, from USMLE Pro. We also discuss a high yield renal question (with thanks to our friends from OnlineMedEd). Alyssa the founder of this rapidly growing company that helps medical students and graduates study...
38 min
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Happy News from ITB | Go download the new Insid...
We're so excited to announce that the ITB iOS app is (finally!) here. It includes all our podcasts (with exclusive and expanded content), early access to podcasts we'll be releasing in the future, some meditations designed specifically for medical studen...
2 min
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Is McDonald's Hiring or Will I Really Have a Jo...
 Today's episode features a question from Kaplan's Step 2 CK Integrated Plan. Click the link below to sign up for a free trial. We then present an interview (recorded live at the 2019 AMSA convention) with Dr. Chris Cimino, Vice President and Chief Medic...
34 min
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Balancing Third Year with Shelf Exam Study and ...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
17 min
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Evaluating Medical Studies and Research: Dr. Ja...
Today's episode is part 2 of our interview with Dr. James McCormack host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast which provides educational (and fun) weekly content on evidence based research. Well worth the listen. You can find Dr. McCormack's article "How...
36 min
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Medical Research without the BS: Dr. James McCo...
Today's episode features an interview with Dr. James McCormack host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast which provides educational (and fun) weekly content on evidence based research. Well worth the listen. ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta AppThe Audio Qb...
45 min
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USMLE Step 1 Postmortem: What I Wish I Had Know...
Today's episode focuses on ITB's own Stewart Bryant's experience during his dedicated prep time for the USMLE Step 1 Examination. Learn about the resources he used, the daily schedule, and the method to his madness. The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheB...
36 min
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USMLE Step 1 Postmortem: What to Do and What to...
Today's episode focuses on ITB's own Stewart Bryant's experience during his dedicated prep time for the USMLE Step 1 Examination.  The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform,...
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USMLE Step 1 Pre and Post Mortem Overview | Par...
Today's episode focuses on ITB's own Stewart Bryant and his experience leading up to and on the day of his USMLE Step 1 Examination. The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform...
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Resources for Struggling Med Students and High ...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
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Truths and Myths of USMLE Prep and High Yield M...
 InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on article...
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Becoming a Medical Memory Master | Chase DiMarc...
Today's episode features an excerpt from ITB's newest podcast, the Medical Mnemonist (click the link below to subscribe and listen to the complete interview). Dr. Chase DiMarco from FreeMedEd.org (and ITB's newest team member and podcast host-at-large) i...
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USMLE Step 2 (and other) Secrets with Dr. Ted O...
Today we have a very special episode as we're announcing a new host for the ITB Podcast. Dr. Ted X. O'Connell (website here) is the author of Crush Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Secrets, USMLE Step 3 Secrets and a bunch of other books in the medical education spa...
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USMLE Question Breakdown: Structural Changes to...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
0 min
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Building Resilience plus USMLE Question Breakdo...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
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Reasoning through USMLE & Shelf Exam Questions ...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
0 min
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USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK Question Breakdown: 2-...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) Another feature in our Audio Blog series where we take posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and record them for on-the-go learning. We're focusing on articles...
0 min
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The Med School Survival Kit: Breezing through M...
Today's interview features Dr. Wendell Cole. He's an ortho resident and author of the new book, The Med School Survival Kit: Breezing through Medical School While Crushing Your Exams. Today, we're discussing his book, covering a high-yield practice quest...
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Practical Question Strategy— A 67-Year-Old Man ...
Intro In this episode we dissect the following practice question with Dr. Brian Radvansky from MedSchoolTutors.  Question Stem A 67-year old man presents to the Emergency Department with a 2-day history of progressively worsening cough. He has a history ...
29 min
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Practical Question Strategy—Fever and Oliguria ...
Intro In this episode we dissect the following practice question with Dr. Brian Radvansky from MedSchoolTutors.  Question Stem A 24-year old female with no past medical history presents to her primary care doctor complaining of a fever. The fever started...
26 min
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7 Proven Techniques to Manage USMLE Test Anxiet...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors)  This is the first feature in our Audio Blog Series. We're taking posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and recording them for on-the-go listening. We're focusi...
23 min
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Think Before Posting — Medical Education, Build...
This is a "best of" episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of one of the first ITB Podcasts episodes with Dr. Kevin Pho from KevinMD.com.  InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Check out the ITB Study Smarter Ser...
34 min
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USMLE Strategy: Shrinking Questions Down to Man...
InsideTheBoards Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors) This is the first feature in our Audio Blog Serie. We're taking posts from The MedSchoolTutors Blog (the very best blog for medical school) and recording them for on-the-go listening. We're focusin...
14 min
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"Ask for Help (online)" with Sahil Mehta from M...
This is a "best of" episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of our with MedSchoolCoach founder, Sahil Mehta. We dissect a practice question related to urinary retention and cover what MSC does to help students prepare for their boards exams and medical...
42 min
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Creativity, Meet Medical Education with Bryan &...
This is a "best of" episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of our two part interview with SketchyMedical's co-founding brothers Bryan and Aaron Lemieux. We talk about the USMLE Step 1, dissect a pediatrics/microbiology question, discuss how Sketchy wo...
44 min
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“Instagram” for Medicine with Figure 1's Josh L...
This is a "best of" episode of the ITB podcast, a rebroadcast of the combined parts of our interview with Josh Landy from Figure 1. Also, check out the DDx podcast, produced by Figure 1. It's a podcast about how doctors think and well worth the listen. I...
55 min
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Test Taking Strategy for the Boards—Knowing a L...
In this episode, Ryan Orwig from STATMed learning tells us more about the STATMed platform, how his boards workship helps students improve their scores by focusing on and improving the strategy they employ in studying and in approaching multiple choice q...
37 min
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Renal with OnlineMedEd's Dustyn Williams (Part ...
InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Series for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 This is a rebroadcast from our 2017 Study Smarter Series. In this episode Patrick deconstructs some practice USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 Renal questions (provided by the fin...
30 min
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Inside the Mind of a Question Writer | Chris Ci...
How to think like a question writer | Chris Cimino, Vice President of Kaplan Medical (Part 2) In the second part of our episode with Dr. Chris Cimino, vice president and chief medical officer for Kaplan Medical, a former member of multiple item-writing c...
22 min
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Inside the Mind of a Question Writer | Chris Ci...
How to think like a question writer | Chris Cimino, Vice President of Kaplan Medical (Part 1) In this episode, Dr. Chris Cimino, vice president and chief medical officer for Kaplan Medical, a former member of multiple item-writing committees and task for...
22 min
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What makes a “bad” test taker? How to fix it Pa...
Part 2 of our discussion with Ryan Orwig from STATMed Learning and his former student, Maureen, now a resident on what makes a "bad" test taker and what things you can do to improve your test-taking skills and studying to increase your USMLE or COMLEX sc...
33 min
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What makes a "bad" test taker? How to fix it Pa...
A discussion with Ryan Orwig from STATMed Learning and his former student, Maureen, now a resident on what makes a "bad" test taker and what things you can do to improve your test-taking skills and studying to increase your USMLE or COMLEX scores (not to...
37 min
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Osteopathy for MDs plus COMLEX vs. USMLE (or Bo...
This episode In this episode, Stewart interviews Med School Phys host and 3rd year osteopathic medical student, Greg Rodden. They discuss strategy for the COMLEX vs. strategy for the USMLE and also provide an overview and introduction to osteopathic mani...
34 min
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Why go "Inside" the Boards w/ Med School Phys P...
Check out the Med School Phys Podcast  This episode is a special collaboration with fellow podcaster, Greg Rodden, who runs the Med School Phys podcast. The full interview is available on the Med School Phys channel. Listen (starting around 10:00) for a ...
40 min
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Pre-Prep for the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1...
In this episode, Stewart and Patrick discuss how to approach a respiratory microbiology question and they discuss pre-dedicated study period preparations for Step 1. Want to get even more deeply inside the boards? Consider joining the ITB team if you'd l...
37 min
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The Difference Questions Make and Nephrology (w...
In this episode, Patrick and Stewart discuss how changing study habits can help you get a better handle on your coursework and clerkship material. This episode is sponsored by Firecracker, who provided some renal questions to serve as a basis for discuss...
39 min
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Anatomy – The ITB All-Audio Qbank (powered by O...
We've been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, hear a sample from ITB's Pre-Clinical (1st and 2nd Year) All Audio Clinical Qbank (powered by Osmosis). For a limited time, podcast listeners can get an even sweeter deal on launch-pricing ...
15 min
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Surgery – The ITB All-Audio Qbank (powered by O...
We've been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, hear a sample from ITB's 3rd Year/Clinical All Audio Clinical Qbank (powered by OnlineMedEd). For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even sweeter deal on launch-pricing of the audi...
11 min
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Psych – The ITB All-Audio Qbank: (powered by Os...
We've been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, Elizabeth provides a sample from ITB's 1st and 2nd Year Version of the All Audio Clinical Qbank (powered by Osmosis). For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even sweeter deal on la...
19 min
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The ITB All-Audio Qbank: OnlineMedEd Sample Set
We've been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, Patrick provides a sample ITB's All Audio Clinical Qbank for Third Year Medical Students (Powered by OnlineMedEd). For a limited time podcast listeners can get an even even sweeter deal on ...
16 min
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The ITB All-Audio Qbank w/ Biochemistry sample
We're back from our hiatus. We've been working hard on our All-Audio Qbank. In this episode, Patrick breaks down each version of the audio Qbank, Elizabeth offers a sample from ITB's All Audio Preclinical Qbank for First and Second Year Medical Students ...
25 min
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2017 Update: A Q-bank, A Podcast, A Lysosomal S...
A quick update on the state of the podcast. We want everyone to know that more episodes are coming in the future. Right now we are creating content for our all audio question bank. Look forward to new episodes of material soon. We hope to release the fir...
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