Tag Archives: med school

How To Write NBME Style Questions

Saw this from a friend and felt like it was a great post in honor of studying for Step 1!

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Crohn’s Disease Infographic

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New Podcast Episode – Gram Staining: Gram-Negative vs Gram-Positive Bacteria

Check out the latestMedical Minded Podcast episode, Gram Staining: Gram-Negative vs Gram-Positive Bacteria which covers what gram staining is, how it works and how it is used to differentiate gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. This is a must know for anything who is a med student, premed or even just taking a biology course. I know this episode may be basic for some people, but it’s essential information and it’s always good to work on the fundamentals!

New Podcast Episode – BUN, Creatinine & Renal Disease

Check out the latest Medical Minded Podcast episode that covers BUN, Creatinine & Renal Disease! This episode is focused on understanding BUN and creatinine lab values, as well as how they can be used to diagnose renal disease.

Also, please share any comments, suggestions, etc. for the podcast and reviews in the iTunes store would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Awesome EKG & Arrhythmia Playlist by Khan Academy Medicine!

This is probably one of my favorite video series on cardiac arrhythmias. I haven’t watched all the videos yet, but the ones I’ve completed have been great! The EKG video is also a nice introduction to the physiology behind EKG tracings if you need some help understanding that as well. This is definitely a great resource for anyone studying electrophysiology of the heart, so be sure to check it out!

In addition, I’ve added one of my favorite action potential images that can be found through Google. It’s an excellent visual representation of how each area of the heart contributes to the overall EKG tracing. Enjoy!

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New Podcast Episode – Heart Murmurs

Hey everyone!

Please go check out the latest Medical Minded podcast episode Heart Murmurs – MS, MR, MVP, AS and AR. This podcast is an expansion on the concepts presented in the Introduction to Heart Sounds episode, so make sure if checked it out if you haven’t already. In this latest episodes I discuss mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation. If you plan on only learning the basics of heart murmurs, these are the 5 you need to know!

Also, if there is one thing that I can’t reiterate enough about learning this stuff it’s to develop an understanding of the underlying concepts. If you learn the basic principles, the heart sounds will make sense. You should be able to work out why each sound happens if you truly understand the material. Remember, you need a solid foundation to build a house!

Patient History Cheat Sheet!

Here’s a “cheat sheet” that I came up with during 1st year for taking a full patient history. I figure it may be helpful for any premeds or 1st years out there. There are some fun rhymes and mnemonics for remembering everything. It’s not something I expect everyone to find useful, but hopefully it helps some of you out!

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New Podcast Episode – Hypertension

A new episode of Medical Minded podcast covering hypertension is now available! It seems like it takes a couple days for it to become available on iTunes, but if you’d like to view it now, check out the link below. You can left-click to listen through your browser or right-click to save the file to your computer. Remember, feedback is always appreciated! Thanks!

Download this episode (right click and save)

Ten weird and terrifying medical instruments from the past

Check out the article Ten weird and terrifying medical instruments from the past to see some interesting items from medical history. I love stuff like this!

New Podcast Episode – Staphylococcus aureus

Hey everyone! Please go check out the latest podcast episode covering Staphylococcus aureus. This is definitely a big one to know! It’s also one of the more complex organisms in terms of learning the different virulence factors, so it may take a few listens to get down the material. Don’t get discouraged! And remember that these podcasts serve as a supplement to your own materials. Hope this helps out with your studies!

Also, if you could give a rating in the iTunes store that’d be great! Thanks!

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