Pharmacology is an essential part of USMLE Step 1. Furthermore, the knowledge of drugs necessary to treat different diseases is a basic requirement in order to manage your daily life as a physician. Ultimately, successful treatment with medication is, next to prevention and diagnosis, one of the main tasks of a doctor.
Your instructor Dr. Pravin Shukle will gradually introduce the different topics. As an experienced internist and one of the most popular speakers in Canada, he is the perfect instructor to prepare you for your exams.
After introducing you to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, Dr. Pravin Shukle will address the pharmacological treatment of diseases of the central nervous system, drug dependency, and toxicology. Further topics will be:
Use the quiz questions to assess your learning progress, then download material and lecture notes to deepen your knowledge of the lecture’s topic.
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I found this lecture illuminating. I think adding an image might help to clarify the solubility issue: AH can diffuse through lipid bilayer, but is less soluble in water, so would become "trapped" in urine, and the inverse for bases: B form being soluble in lipids, but not in water. Thank you for the great lecture!
Dr. Shukle, I really struggled in applying the information from this lecture to the quiz. You have been great otherwise!
I like his lectures and his pleasant voice. The content is presented very cleanly and structured. Little jokes, e.g., about hospital administrators, make it even more likeable. Even with only traces of math, he gives the feeling of understanding, which is a fantastic characteristic of excellent educators. For me, an engineer for biomedical systems, the course is beneficial.
great, it was well explained, high yield info and quick review of main things that comes to real practicing . there was a part that was not explained well in one of lectures ( a solution to a problem ) which annoyed me. i recommend watching these lectures at least 2 times, before and then after going through your main text book as an early year med student.