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Psychiatry and Neurology’s Cutting Edge: Mind Control Using Optogenetics from Brain Health with Dr. Nissen

Psychiatry and Neurology’s Cutting Edge: Mind Control Using Optogenetics from Brain Health with Dr. Nissen

May 15, 2020

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-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join the community at www.DrNissen.com

Dr. Lief Fenno, MD, PhD received his Bachelor's degree in neurobiology from Harvard, where he worked at the intersection of human embryonic stem cells and Parkinson's disease. Afterward, he continued this endeavor at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston before joining the Stanford Neuroscience program as an MD/PhD student. He's currently working with the effort to engineer opsin function and delivery and investigating social behavior in the Deisseroth Lab at Stanford. He is a fourth-year psychiatry resident in the Research Track at Stanford.

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  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
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  4. Early Access and exclusive content like a preview of the soon to be released "Crush Step 1" podcast and the "Inside ITB" podcast where we "get real" about the challenges of building ITB and the day to day behind the scenes stuff. 

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  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website 

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards fully adheres to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Psychiatry and Neurology’s Cutting Edge: Mind Control Using Optogenetics from Brain Health with Dr. Nissen

Psychiatry and Neurology’s Cutting Edge: Mind Control Using Optogenetics from Brain Health with Dr. Nissen

May 15, 2020

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-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join the community at www.DrNissen.com

Dr. Lief Fenno, MD, PhD received his Bachelor's degree in neurobiology from Harvard, where he worked at the intersection of human embryonic stem cells and Parkinson's disease. Afterward, he continued this endeavor at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston before joining the Stanford Neuroscience program as an MD/PhD student. He's currently working with the effort to engineer opsin function and delivery and investigating social behavior in the Deisseroth Lab at Stanford. He is a fourth-year psychiatry resident in the Research Track at Stanford.

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  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website 

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards fully adheres to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

CROSSPOST: Education Through Social Media, Limited Supplies in the ER, and Caution with NSAIDs | Adam Goodcoff, M4 and Co-founder of The MedLife

CROSSPOST: Education Through Social Media, Limited Supplies in the ER, and Caution with NSAIDs | Adam Goodcoff, M4 and Co-founder of The MedLife

March 25, 2020

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 graduate very soon" discuss topics that have been frequently showing up in media such as: 

  • Advice on staying safe during the pandemic.
  • What “flattening the curve” means and how you can make a difference.
  • What measures emergency departments are taking to ensure safety of their medical staff during the crisis. 
  • The influence of medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs/NSAIDS and ACE inhibitors have on the effects of COVID-19.
  • The effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy. 
  • Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.

Adam Goodcoff is a fourth year medical student who recently matched into Emergency Medicine residency. He is the co-founder and lead content creator at The MedLife, a platform created to connect health care professionals, students, and aspiring students from around the world. You can learn more about The MedLife on their Youtube channel. Adam is also a medical social influencer - Check him out on Instagram (@seethemedlife) and TikTok!

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Check Ted out on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 

 

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Premium Features

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  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Submit Your Questions to the Podcast or Get Involved

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.

CDC updates: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Producers: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 20, 2020

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 Healthcare podcast, and author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and Why We're Usually Wrong, Robert Pearl; critical care physician and frequent guest on The Doctors, “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta; Patrick C. Beeman, Ob/Gyn and founder of the medical education platform, InsideTheBoards; microbiology professor, Ken Rosenthal; and more.   

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health.

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

Stay Vigilant, Remain Calm: An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students with “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta

Stay Vigilant, Remain Calm: An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students with “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta

March 16, 2020

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 coronavirus pandemic. 

Dr. Ted O’Connell, ITB’s chief content officer, and author of Crush Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 Secrets interviews Dr. Raj Dasgupta.

“Dr. Raj” is a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician and assistant program director for the University of Southern California’s Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Raj is actively involved in media and has appeared on The Doctors, Bill Nye Saves the World and many others. He is one of the hosts for TNT’s Chasing the Cure and author of author of Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls, which you can learn more about at beyondthepearls.net

Dr. Raj is well worth following on social media. Check him out on Instagram (@dr_raj_), Facebook (@doctorRajD) or Twitter (@DoctorRajD)   

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  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 
  4. Early Access and exclusive content like a preview of the soon to be released "Crush Step 1" podcast and the "Inside ITB" podcast where we "get real" about the challenges of building ITB and the day to day behind the scenes stuff. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

AVAILABLE NOW free on the ITB Mobile App – Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review Podcast

AVAILABLE NOW free on the ITB Mobile App – Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review Podcast

March 6, 2020

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 Study Smarter Podcast with a focus exclusively on breaking down USMLE style questions. The Crush Step 1 podcast, the second collaboration between InsideTheBoards and Elsevier, features a totally free, audio optimized, complete narration of Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review by Ted O'Connell, Ryan Pedigo, and Thomas Blair. Crush Step 1 features up-to-date, easy-to-read (or listen to), high yield info on all the material tested on the exam with topics selected by a review board of current medical students and residents who scored in the 99th percentile on the USMLE Step 1. The Crush Step 1 podcast is the perfect companion for your dedicated prep time. It'll be released weekly on its own podcast channel on all the major podcatchers like Spotify and Apple Podcasts. But for now, you can get access to the show with the InsideTheBoards mobile application (details below). 

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  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 
  4. Early Access and exclusive content like a preview of the soon to be released "Crush Step 1" podcast and the "Inside ITB" podcast where we "get real" about the challenges of building ITB and the day to day behind the scenes stuff. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 4: A Practical Application of Radiation Therapy and What should a Med Student Know?

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 4: A Practical Application of Radiation Therapy and What should a Med Student Know?

December 31, 2019

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 - What should a medical student know about radiation and its side effects? 

14:35 - Dr. Thompson's advice on prepping for the USMLE 

15:30 - The most important question to ask about radiation.  

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app has both free and premium features and is available on both Android and iOS

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Free Features 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Music: Radiate by Enter Shikari (used with permission). 

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 3: Chemotherapy, Radiation and Teratogenicity

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 3: Chemotherapy, Radiation and Teratogenicity

December 23, 2019

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 teratogenic effects of radiation.

01:10 - Patients' Misconceptions about radiation

04:05 - A 20 year old female presents for genetic counseling (tumor suppressor genes) 

09:50 - How radiation oncologists approach the treatment of cancers. 

13:10 - A 25 year old female with acute radiation illness finds out she's pregnant 

 

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

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 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Music: Radiate by Enter Shikari (used with permission). 

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 2: Radiation Effects, Misconceptions and the Acute Radiation Syndrome

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 2: Radiation Effects, Misconceptions and the Acute Radiation Syndrome

December 16, 2019

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, radiation misconceptions, and acute radiation illness. 

01:10 - What do people misunderstand about radiation therapy? 

02:45 - If I receive radiation, am I then radioactive? Should I be around others? 

05:00 - The range of health effects that occur when exposed to radiation: an excerpt from the CDC's Radiation Basics (Made Simple) 

07:20 - What cancers in particular are sensitive to radiation? Are there features of malignancy that indicate they might be more or less sensitive to radiation therapy? 

12:42 - Biology and Physics of Radiation

13:40 - A firefighter presents with a burn to his hand after responding to a radiation emergency. 

17:00 - Acute Radiation Illness, side effects of radiation therapy, and what causes them.

22:20 - The components of acute radiation syndrome. 

24:45 - A 54 year-old male engineer complains of vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain after an exposure to radiation. 

26:30 - The prodromal phase of acute radiation illness and the determining effects of radiation exposure

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

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 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

USMLE Step 1 Post Mortem: Advice for Beginning Preparation and How to Debrief After a Board Exam

USMLE Step 1 Post Mortem: Advice for Beginning Preparation and How to Debrief After a Board Exam

November 19, 2019

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 Medical product (when combined with an American Medical Association membership discount) by going to kaptest.com and using the offer code "ITB15" to take advantage of this offer. Even if you're not an AMA member, you can still get 15% off any Kaplan Medical product.  

New Book from ITB's Chase DiMarco

Read This Before Med School  Will medical school make or break you? Whether you’ve just gotten your acceptance or are already in the cadaver lab, you can get through (relatively) unscathed by learning from those who’ve already survived and thrived. Herein, we provide you with the hard-won tips, tools, and insights that helped us to excel during those four grueling years. Beyond providing study tips, we draw on inspiration from fields like psychology, neuroscience, education, business, and even self-help to assemble a complete guide to accelerate your development as a medical student and future physician. Check it out now on Amazon (affiliate link)    

New Podcast: The 1-Minute Preceptor Podcast 

Brought to you by the host of the Medical Mnemonist Podcast, co-host to the InsideTheBoards Podcast, and co-author of Read This Before Medical School: How to Study Smarter and Live Better While Excelling in Class and on your USMLE or COMLEX Board Exams, this show will bring you interviews from medical educators in the clinical sciences.

Wondering how to ask for Letters of Recommendation or how to best prepare for an upcoming clinical experience? This show will prepare you for your upcoming clinical rotations and make sure your externship experiences are fulfilling. Following the 1-Minute Preceptor Model, we explore how different preceptors in different clinical scenarios approach students and their education.

Stay tuned for the many great physicians we have interviewed and be sure to share this with your friends and Subscribe anywhere you listen to podcasts. 

Check out all of ITB's Podcasts on our BRAND NEW Website

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

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 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time.  

Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.