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You grab the next chart, and notice a chief complaint of abdominal pain. You notice the patient is a 35 year old female. You immediately formulate a differential diagnosis in your head before entering the room. The more you speak with this patient - the more her symptoms don't make sense. So now what? Here's a clinical pearl for you.

Find the show notes here.

Direct download: PA_Boards_80__Clinical_Pearl_-_When_Things_Dont_Make_Sense.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT - Today we will be discussing Barrett's esophagus: what is it, who's at risk, who needs to be screened, and how do you diagnose? You can check out the show notes at

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Direct download: PA_Boards_79__Barretts_Esophagus_New_Website.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT - Today I want to discuss the emotional burden of caring too much for your patients. You can't let your mistakes get to you - we all make them! You have to find the balance where you aren't completely emotionally invested while making sure your patients aren't just another number. 

I also want to talk about caring for patients who don't seem to care about themselves. Going into medicine is tough - but if you really want to do it, you will. If you don't, you wont. It's all about your state of mind.

Direct download: PA_Boards_78__We_All_Make_Mistakes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT - today we're going to be discussing motivation, procrastination, and the feeling of being inadequate. Everyone has doubt - everyone is scared.

Scared of failure. Scared of looking stupid. Scared of the unknown, really. I want to address all of these topics today - which are so critical to your success. I'm going to share some insight that I think will help you look at things a little differently. Just know that you're capable of MORE. 

Direct download: PA_Boards_77__Dont_fear_failure._Fear_being_average..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT - today we're going to be discussing school/work/life balance and the mental struggles that occur while studying medicine and how to overcome them. This talk addresses comments from a recent Instagram post I recently published ( Have a listen, reflect, and realize you can.

Direct download: PA_Boards_76__Does_school_work_life_balance_exist_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT - Today we're going to discuss the workup needed when presented with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria. Let's discuss the history, physical exam, and labs that need to be ordered. Don't worry - most cases are benign :)

Direct download: PA_Boards_75__Microscopic_Hematuria_Workup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT - First off I want to let everyone know the app is FINALLY ready! It's available for both apple and android. Go and download the app for free! Find it at

Todays episode is about the first dabigatran reversal agent. Officially FDA approved in October 2015. This is definitely a practice changing update!

Direct download: PA_Boards_74__First_Dabigatran_Reversal_Agent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT - Today were going to be answering a couple questions from Kristi - a listener of the podcast.

She actually has two questions - one regarding thyroid treatment in the geriatric population and another regarding oral contraception in the perimenopausal state.


Great information for clinical practice. Also, this is the last week to be entered into the drawing to win a free download of the PA Boards Review app! All you have to do is click here and enter your email - that's it!


Direct download: PA_Boards_73__TSH_Therapy__Contraception_During_Pre-Menopause.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT - should you avoid the two? is there a risk of rhabdomyolysis? I would argue not - take a listen as to why it really doesn't matter.

Direct download: PA_Boards_72__Is_it_safe_to_combine_macrolides_and_statins_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT - Announcement: I uploaded the GI portion of the new audio review course to the website for FREE download. Simply go to and hit the free download. You'll have instant access to 53 minutes of focused gastroenterology review for FREE :)

On todays episode we answer a listeners question regarding vertigo. He wants to know when an MRI is indicated in the evaluation of vertigo. So, we decipher peripherl vs central causes and we discuss when an MRI is indicated.

Direct download: 71_PA_Boards_71__Figuring_Out_Vertigo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT