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The Sceptics Guide to the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (sic) with Dr. Ken Milne

The Sceptics Guide to the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (sic) with Dr. Ken Milne

April 15, 2019

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 evidenced based research. Plus, an example from our All-Audio Qbank

Resources Mentioned on Today's Show

SGEM additional resources http://thesgem.com/additional-resources/

SketchyEBM.com

SGU book https://www.theskepticsguide.org/the-skeptics-guide-to-the-universe-how-to-know-whats-really-real-in-a-world-increasingly-full-of-fake

SGU Interview http://thesgem.com/2018/12/sgem-xtra-message-in-a-book-by-the-sgu/

SGEM Critical Appraisals forms. http://thesgem.com/2014/03/make-it-so-beem-appraisal-tools/

Students for Evidence Based Medicine https://www.students4bestevidence.ne

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 commonbond.co/ITB  

Today we go in depth with CommonBond's Pete Wylie, Vice President of Student Loan, who tells us a little more about what CommonBond can do for students while offering a little bit of education on med school financing. 

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 bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and iOS Beta App

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

The #listenlearnlive Contest ("We'll Pay For Yours Boards" thanks to Physicianloans.com)

We're giving away all kinds of prizes in exchange for your help promoting InsideTheBoards.  

You earn entries by completing certain actions like sharing or reviewing our podcasts. But you probably know that ITB is all about promoting the wellbeing of medical students. So we also want to push the hashtag #listenlearnlive. The "live" part of this represents our interest in not just your scores, but also your lives outside of medicine. Hence, you can also earn entries just for doing healthy things like exercising, walking your dog, spending time with your fam, or listening to music and then snapping a photo, tagging us, and using the hashtag #listenlearnlive in a social media post.

It's actually three separate, month-long contests running now through July. The Top Three winners at the end of each month's contest will be placed into a drawing for the Grand Prize: your USMLE Step 1/Step 2 or COMLEX Level 1/Level 2 Registration Fee (thanks to the generosity of Physicianloans.com )That's a prize worth over $600. We're also giving away things like subscriptions to our All-Audio Qbank. Just go to bit.ly/paymyusmle to sign up. 

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

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

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

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 commonbond.co/ITB  

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 bit.ly/ITBpodcasts 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

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

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

Happy News from ITB | Go download the new InsideTheBoards iOS (beta) App featuring ITB’s All-Audio Qbank for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exams

Happy News from ITB | Go download the new InsideTheBoards iOS (beta) App featuring ITB’s All-Audio Qbank for the USMLE, COMLEX, and Shelf Exams

April 7, 2019

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

Update For Previous Audio Qbank Subscribers
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Is McDonald’s Hiring or Will I Really Have a Job After Medical School? Plus, Is It Lithium Toxicity or a Medical Student Taking a Board Exam? |  Dr. Chris Cimino from Kaplan Medical

Is McDonald’s Hiring or Will I Really Have a Job After Medical School? Plus, Is It Lithium Toxicity or a Medical Student Taking a Board Exam? | Dr. Chris Cimino from Kaplan Medical

April 2, 2019

 

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 Medical Officer for Kaplan Medical, who discusses the future "job market" for medical students while touching on other important topics for medical students like the residency match process.

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. 

AMSA 2019 

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA's programs and partner-discounted services are provided to help students through the medical education journey. They partner with a wide range of companies to give members useful discounts on everything from test prep to international volunteer opportunities. Become an AMSA member today by going to amsa.org/members/join

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 commonbond.co/ITB  

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 bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

Sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription to the beta version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank using this link (or going to http://www.insidetheboards.podbean.com and click the "Premium Plans" tab) and we'll double the length of your subscription for free. Our iOS Beta app launches any day, providing a much better user experience than the current set up. To be the first to know about the release, go to insidetheboards.com to sign up for our email list.

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

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

Balancing Third Year with Shelf Exam Study and USMLE Step 1 Question Breakdown: A 34 Year Old with Hypertension | ITB Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors)

Balancing Third Year with Shelf Exam Study and USMLE Step 1 Question Breakdown: A 34 Year Old with Hypertension | ITB Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors)

March 25, 2019

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 that cover question breakdowns, examination and study advice, and those related to mental wellbeing and wellness during medical school. 

Today's episode features two articles:  

USMLE Step 1 Question Breakdown: A 34 Year Old Woman with Elevated Blood Pressure 

Don't Fall Off the Shelf: Balancing Third Year Rotations with Exam Study

The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform, on Podbean. 

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 bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

Sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription to the beta version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank using this link (or going to http://www.insidetheboards.podbean.com and click the "Premium Plans" tab) and we'll double the length of your subscription for free. The preclinical version of our All-Audio Qbank is powered by content from Lecturio and Osmosis. The clinical version is powered by OnlineMedEd. It's the perfect supplement to UWorld, Pathoma, First Aid, and Sketchy. 

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

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

Thanks to MedSchoolTutors for providing the content for this show. 

Evaluating Medical Studies and Research: Dr. James McCormack from the Best Science Medicine Podcast  | Part 2

Evaluating Medical Studies and Research: Dr. James McCormack from the Best Science Medicine Podcast | Part 2

March 18, 2019

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 to Critically Appraise an RCT in 10 Minutes" by going to this link or searching google for the title. Also mentioned on the show, are the Bohemian Polypharmacy Video and the Calling Bullshit course, and Dr. McCormack's YouTube channel

AMSA 2019 In Review

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA's programs and partner-discounted services are provided to help students through the medical education journey. They partner with a wide range of companies to give members useful discounts on everything from test prep to international volunteer opportunities. Listen to Baylor College of Medicine 2nd year student, Fahim Bilal's take on AMSA 2019. Not an AMSA member? Sign up today at amsa.org/members/join

The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform, on Podbean. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

Sign up for a subscription to the pilot version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank using this link (or going to http://www.insidetheboards.podbean.com and click the "Premium Plans" tab) and we'll double the length of your subscription for free. The preclinical version of our All-Audio Qbank is powered by content from Lecturio and Exam Circle. The clinical version is powered by OnlineMedEd. It's the perfect supplement to UWorld, Pathoma, First Aid, and Sketchy. 

Recommended Resources by James McCormack

 

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

Music: "So Into You" by Niights. Courtesy of Sun Pedal Recordings. Listen to the full track on Spotify

Medical Research without the BS: Dr. James McCormack from the Best Science Medicine Podcast (plus AMSA 2019: An MD-PhDs Student’s Take) | Part 1

Medical Research without the BS: Dr. James McCormack from the Best Science Medicine Podcast (plus AMSA 2019: An MD-PhDs Student’s Take) | Part 1

March 12, 2019

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. 

AMSA 2019 In Review

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA's programs and partner-discounted services are provided to help students through the medical education journey. They partner with a wide range of companies to give members useful discounts on everything from test prep to international volunteer opportunities. Listen to Joshua Willms, an MD-PhD candidate at Texas Tech, describe his own medical education journey and experience at AMSA 2019. Not a member? Sign up today at amsa.org/members/join

The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform, on Podbean. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

Sign up for a subscription to the pilot version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank using this link (or going to http://www.insidetheboards.podbean.com and click the "Premium Plans" tab) and we'll double the length of your subscription for free. The preclinical version of our All-Audio Qbank is powered by content from Lecturio and Osmosis. The clinical version is powered by OnlineMedEd. It's the perfect supplement to UWorld, Pathoma, First Aid, and Sketchy. 

 

Recommended Resources by James McCormack

 

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

Music: "So Into You" by Niights. Courtesy of Sun Pedal Recordings. Listen to the full track on Spotify

USMLE Step 1 Postmortem: What I Wish I Had Known | Part 4

USMLE Step 1 Postmortem: What I Wish I Had Known | Part 4

February 28, 2019

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.

ITB Promo Contest 

Go to http://bit.ly/shareITBcontest to enter our ITB Promotional Contest. Get points for sharing our show, subscribing to our podcasts, and other actions. You could win a free, 6-month subscription to ITB's All Audio Qbank. 

The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform, on Podbean. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

Sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription to the beta version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank using this link (or going to http://www.insidetheboards.podbean.com and click the "Premium Plans" tab) and we'll double the length of your subscription for free. The preclinical version of our All-Audio Qbank is powered by content from Lecturio and Osmosis. The clinical version is powered by OnlineMedEd. It's the perfect supplement to UWorld, Pathoma, First Aid, and Sketchy. 

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

Music: "Second Hand Smoke" from the album "The Way We Rust" by The Bunny The Bear used with permission. Listen to the full track on Spotify

USMLE Step 1 Postmortem: What to do differently | Part 3

USMLE Step 1 Postmortem: What to do differently | Part 3

February 18, 2019
 

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.

ITB Promo Contest 

Go to http://bit.ly/shareITBcontest to enter our ITB Promotional Contest. Get points for sharing our show, subscribing to our podcasts, and other actions. You could win a free, 6-month subscription to ITB's All Audio Qbank. 

The Medical Mnemonist (an InsideTheBoards Podcast)

Check out our newest podcast on Apple Podcasts or, for cross platform, on Podbean. 

InsideTheBoards Study Smarter Podcast 

Check out the ITB Study Smarter Series Podcast channel. Go to bit.ly/ITBpodcasts or just click here to check it out on iTunes. 

ITB Audio Qbank and Premium Subscription

Sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription to the beta version of ITB's All-Audio Qbank using this link (or going to http://www.insidetheboards.podbean.com and click the "Premium Plans" tab) and we'll double the length of your subscription for free. The preclinical version of our All-Audio Qbank is powered by content from Lecturio and Osmosis. The clinical version is powered by OnlineMedEd. It's the perfect supplement to UWorld, Pathoma, First Aid, and Sketchy. 

Legal Stuff

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. 

Music

Music: "Second Hand Smoke" from the album "The Way We Rust" by The Bunny The Bear used with permission. Listen to the full track on Spotify