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USMLE Step 1 Success Stories

Physeo in partnership with InsideTheBoards

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USMLE Step 1 Success Stories

USMLE Step 1 Success Stories

Physeo in partnership with InsideTheBoards

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You're listening to Step 1 Success Stories by Physeo: The playbook of those who dominated the USMLE. If you want to learn how to excel on Step 1 and get into the residency of your choice, then you're in the right place!

Latest Episodes

INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 he...

7 minMAR 21
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INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students from InsideTheBoards Featuring "Dr. Raj" Dasgupta

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 (@DoctorRa...

50 minMAR 17
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An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students from InsideTheBoards Featuring "Dr. Raj" Dasgupta

Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be Using Premade Anki Decks with Forrest Hamrick

In this episode Michael and Rhett talk with Forrest Hamrick, one of the stellar members of the 4-person Anking team. Operated by four 2nd year medical students from the University of Utah, Anking demystified the flash card program for med students all around the world and became a Youtube sensation. In the interview, Forrest explains his commitment to Anki starting in the first few weeks of medical school and how its helped him ever since. He also emphasized the importance of using stellar premade Anki decks such as Zanki and Physeo.

30 minJAN 14
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Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be Using Premade Anki Decks with Forrest Hamrick

Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with Nick Curran

In this interview Nick Curran, an MS3 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, discusses how he was able to identify what strategies he needed to employ in order to succeed. Nick makes the argument that one should stick with a strategy that works, even though it may defy conventional wisdom.

34 min2019 DEC 13
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Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with Nick Curran

Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas with Neil Mehta

In this episode we talk with Neil Mehta, an MS3 at St. George’s University. He did exceptionally well on Step 1 (and humble about it) and shares his pearls of wisdom for anyone else trying to achieve that type of score. Not all of us love every part of medical school and Neil shared his personal experience coming to the conclusion you don’t have to love everything to be a solid doctor. He also shared insight into how he navigated topics that didn’t come easily to him and ultimately succeeded!

50 min2019 NOV 26
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Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas with Neil Mehta

Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan with Danny

In this episode, Danny talks about how he managed to figure out a super-simple study schedule right out of the gate. He shares some time-saving insights that helped his time management and retention.

34 min2019 NOV 5
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Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan with Danny

Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with Rajshree

In this episode, resourceful Rajshree speaks from Nepal about studying for Step 1 as an international medical graduate. She discusses how she balances her school and social life, work and studying for step 1 while dealing with unexpected setbacks. She shares some innovative study strategies, including audio lectures and a color-coded post-it note system and her personal 6 phase plan for tackling such a daunting test.Phase 1a.Materials: Kaplan books, Pathoma, 1st round First Aid (FA),b.Color code on FA: Bluesticky notes or blue pena.Time duration: 3.5 months during internshipPhase 2a.Materials: 1st round Uworld system wise (73 %), 2nd round FA, BRS physiology, 100 clinical cases of medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer, Goljan Audio lectures from Spotify (1 week when I had Keratitis)a.Color code on FA: Yellow sticky notes and black pena.Time duration: 2.5 monthsPhase 3a.Materials: 2nd round Uworld Random (89%), ANKI cards (24K cards), 3rd round FA (removed low yield sticky notes)a.Color c...

36 min2019 OCT 22
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Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with Rajshree

Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder with Michael Christensen

In this unusual episode, Michael, one of the content creators and co-founders of Physeo, talks about how he would study for Step 1 if he had the chance to do it all over again. Michael talks about specific strategies from your first semester all the way to your dedicated study time, distilling information from the numerous interviews he's conducted, the hundreds of Step 1 videos he’s created, as well as his own personal experience preparing for Step 1.

37 min2019 SEP 27
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Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder with Michael Christensen

Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David Ortiz (an MS2)

David Ortiz is a second year medical student at the University of Utah from Kansas City. He shares his experience navigating figuring out how to study for medical school after taking a year off after undergrad. He shares some great metrics for how to determine if a study strategy is working for you, and Rhett and Michael share their own advice on memorizing vs. understanding the material.

33 min2019 SEP 14
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Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David Ortiz (an MS2)

Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Clerkships at the Same Time with Andrew Goates

In this episode Andrew Goates, a second year ENT resident at Mayo Clinic, shares the strategies he used to dominate his preclinical years as well as the USMLE Step 1. Interestingly, his was the first medical school class at the University of Iowa to move to a new curriculum. He had to navigate an 18 month didactic curriculum followed immediately by 3rd year clerkships prior to taking Step 1. The strategies he implemented to conquer these challenges can be applied to any circumstance, regardless of the curriculum at your school. Plus, Dr. Goates loves to mentor anyone and answer questions on virtual anything.Feel free to connect with him in the following ways:Twitter: @goatesworldInstagram: @goatolaryngologistDoximity/Linked In: Andrew Goates, MD

55 min2019 SEP 4
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Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Clerkships at the Same Time with Andrew Goates

Latest Episodes

INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 he...

7 minMAR 21
Comments
INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students from InsideTheBoards Featuring "Dr. Raj" Dasgupta

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 (@DoctorRa...

50 minMAR 17
Comments
An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students from InsideTheBoards Featuring "Dr. Raj" Dasgupta

Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be Using Premade Anki Decks with Forrest Hamrick

In this episode Michael and Rhett talk with Forrest Hamrick, one of the stellar members of the 4-person Anking team. Operated by four 2nd year medical students from the University of Utah, Anking demystified the flash card program for med students all around the world and became a Youtube sensation. In the interview, Forrest explains his commitment to Anki starting in the first few weeks of medical school and how its helped him ever since. He also emphasized the importance of using stellar premade Anki decks such as Zanki and Physeo.

30 minJAN 14
Comments
Episode 24: The AnKing Team - Why you Should be Using Premade Anki Decks with Forrest Hamrick

Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with Nick Curran

In this interview Nick Curran, an MS3 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, discusses how he was able to identify what strategies he needed to employ in order to succeed. Nick makes the argument that one should stick with a strategy that works, even though it may defy conventional wisdom.

34 min2019 DEC 13
Comments
Episode 23: A 258 and Not Finishing UWorld with Nick Curran

Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas with Neil Mehta

In this episode we talk with Neil Mehta, an MS3 at St. George’s University. He did exceptionally well on Step 1 (and humble about it) and shares his pearls of wisdom for anyone else trying to achieve that type of score. Not all of us love every part of medical school and Neil shared his personal experience coming to the conclusion you don’t have to love everything to be a solid doctor. He also shared insight into how he navigated topics that didn’t come easily to him and ultimately succeeded!

50 min2019 NOV 26
Comments
Episode 22: A 262 and Overcoming Weak Areas with Neil Mehta

Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan with Danny

In this episode, Danny talks about how he managed to figure out a super-simple study schedule right out of the gate. He shares some time-saving insights that helped his time management and retention.

34 min2019 NOV 5
Comments
Episode 21: 263 - A Straightforward Study Plan with Danny

Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with Rajshree

In this episode, resourceful Rajshree speaks from Nepal about studying for Step 1 as an international medical graduate. She discusses how she balances her school and social life, work and studying for step 1 while dealing with unexpected setbacks. She shares some innovative study strategies, including audio lectures and a color-coded post-it note system and her personal 6 phase plan for tackling such a daunting test.Phase 1a.Materials: Kaplan books, Pathoma, 1st round First Aid (FA),b.Color code on FA: Bluesticky notes or blue pena.Time duration: 3.5 months during internshipPhase 2a.Materials: 1st round Uworld system wise (73 %), 2nd round FA, BRS physiology, 100 clinical cases of medical Ethics by Conrad Fischer, Goljan Audio lectures from Spotify (1 week when I had Keratitis)a.Color code on FA: Yellow sticky notes and black pena.Time duration: 2.5 monthsPhase 3a.Materials: 2nd round Uworld Random (89%), ANKI cards (24K cards), 3rd round FA (removed low yield sticky notes)a.Color c...

36 min2019 OCT 22
Comments
Episode 20: A 262 - Six Phases of Studying with Rajshree

Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder with Michael Christensen

In this unusual episode, Michael, one of the content creators and co-founders of Physeo, talks about how he would study for Step 1 if he had the chance to do it all over again. Michael talks about specific strategies from your first semester all the way to your dedicated study time, distilling information from the numerous interviews he's conducted, the hundreds of Step 1 videos he’s created, as well as his own personal experience preparing for Step 1.

37 min2019 SEP 27
Comments
Episode 19: Step 1 Advice from a Physeo Founder with Michael Christensen

Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David Ortiz (an MS2)

David Ortiz is a second year medical student at the University of Utah from Kansas City. He shares his experience navigating figuring out how to study for medical school after taking a year off after undergrad. He shares some great metrics for how to determine if a study strategy is working for you, and Rhett and Michael share their own advice on memorizing vs. understanding the material.

33 min2019 SEP 14
Comments
Episode 18: Figuring Out What Works with David Ortiz (an MS2)

Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Clerkships at the Same Time with Andrew Goates

In this episode Andrew Goates, a second year ENT resident at Mayo Clinic, shares the strategies he used to dominate his preclinical years as well as the USMLE Step 1. Interestingly, his was the first medical school class at the University of Iowa to move to a new curriculum. He had to navigate an 18 month didactic curriculum followed immediately by 3rd year clerkships prior to taking Step 1. The strategies he implemented to conquer these challenges can be applied to any circumstance, regardless of the curriculum at your school. Plus, Dr. Goates loves to mentor anyone and answer questions on virtual anything.Feel free to connect with him in the following ways:Twitter: @goatesworldInstagram: @goatolaryngologistDoximity/Linked In: Andrew Goates, MD

55 min2019 SEP 4
Comments
Episode 17: A 254 - Studying for Step 1 and Clerkships at the Same Time with Andrew Goates
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