Episode 20 – Head and Neck Anatomy with Dr. Sophie Richards

Orbits, neck triangles and more foramina than you can handle…Dr. Sophie Richards is in the podcast studio to discuss all things head and neck anatomy.  Another HUGE topic and one that I found particularly challenging. Listen to the end to find out which of these questions literally brought me to tears, then learn how to …

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Episode 18 – Nervous System Physiology with Dr. Aruna Shivam

Action potentials, neurotransmitters and nystagmus! Dr. Aruna Shivam is back for Episode 18 to chat about her favourite subject. We cover all of the ‘must know’ bits as well as a few of the more obscure but still possible questions from this area. I also give an update on how you can help support the …

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Episode 17 – Infectious Diseases Pathology with Dr. Josh Monester

Staph, Strep and maybe even COVID…? Josh is BACK to cover the infectious diseases section of pathology. Most of these questions are about pathogenesis, clinical features and outcomes. There are quite a few ‘regulars’ in this topic – that is, many of these questions have come up across multiple years. We also reckon that the …

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Episode 16 – Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacology with Dr. Shireen Gujral

Ibuprofen, paracetamol and fentanyl! Dr. Shireen Gujral joins me today to discuss some pharmacology. This is Shireen’s second visit to the podcast after joining me back in episode 8. It’s a bit of a shorter one this time around because it’s the week before the exam and I’m sure everyone’s attention span is waning. You …

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Episode 15 – Lower Limb Anatomy (Part 2) with Dr. Anna Morgan

Menisci, cruciate ligaments and the muscles of the leg! Dr. Anna Morgan is back for the long awaited (at least by me) second instalment of Lower Limb Anatomy. Despite my persisting inability to say ‘fibula trochlear’ as part of an answer, we managed to get this one done just in time for those sitting their …

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Episode 14 – Gastrointestinal Pathology with Dr. Kristian Heise

Hepatitis, cholecystitis and ischaemic gut! Episode 14 is jam-packed full of high yield path that is not only super relevant for the exam but is also kind of handy for your clinical life, too. I was joined by the effervescent & charming Dr. Kristian Heise, who divides his time between being an emergency registrar, an …

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Episode 13 – Cardiac and Circulatory Physiology with Dr. Nicola Pearson

Blood pressure, ECGs and the cardiac cycle! For episode 13 I am joined by Dr. Nicola Pearson, an ACEM trainee who has passed her primaries and is currently rotating to ICU. So many of these questions come up ALL the time, I had to explain the cardiac cycle in my viva in 2020. There are …

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Episode 12 – Thoracic Anatomy with Dr. Aruna Shivam

Great vessels, lungs and the thoracic inlet! For episode 12 I am joined by Dr. Aruna Shivam, a generally fantastic person with the most wonderful voice. Aruna is a senior emergency reg with an interest in global health. She sits on the ACEM Global Emergency Care Committee as the trainee rep. She is also heavily …

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