InsideTheBoards for the USMLE, COMLEX & Medical School

Don’t Lose Hope: The Philosophy of Med School Reborn | Alyssa Ehrlich from USMLE Pro

April 9, 2019


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 smarter and score higher. They provide one-on-one, customized online lessons to help students excel in medical school, on high-stakes exams, and in the match. To schedule a free consultation to provide personalized advice on your study plan and help determine if tutoring is right for you. As well as get some advice on the most appropriate tutoring package for your goals, test-taking history, timeline, and learning style, click here.

Featured Sponsor: CommonBond

This Spring, we’ve partnered with CommonBond. They just launched a new loan designed to save medical students thousands of dollars versus the Federal Grad PLUS loan. A student that takes a 10-year fully deferred loan with CommonBond could save thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. But with CommonBond it’s not just about the savings. CommonBond knows med students have unique needs, so they offer flexible repayment to help you focus on your residency program. Plus, you aren’t even required to have a cosigner. To learn more about CommonBond’s new med school loan, visit  

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast USMLE Step 2 and Shelf Exam Study Starter (mini) Series: Internal Medicine Edition 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. We're covering some high yield IM content until early April, then we launch into our annual USMLE Step 1 Study Smarter Series. Go to or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

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 students and especially intended for use during your dedicated USMLE prep time (gotta keep those stress levels down, right?), plus the beta version of our all audio qbank. Step 1 is powered by Exam Circle and Lecturio, and the Step 2 version is powered by OnlineMedEd. There's a sample of high yield audio questions for each version, and of course you can purchase a subscription to help us finish the full scale, Android and iOS app, which will have tons more features. It's not perfect. But it is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Search the App Store for "InsideTheBoards" or click here to download it now. 

Android user? Until we release the cross-platform version of the app this summer, you can still subscribe to the podcast version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank by clicking here

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Music: "1-800-273-8255" by Logic off "Everybody" (used with permission). Listen to the full track on Spotify