About The Podcast and Blog

“I did not want to write what the unlearned could not understand or what the learned would not care to read”

The PAINE Podcast and Medical Blog is designed to help physician assistants master the information from the NCCPA blueprint so they can pass the PANCE/PANRE.  It is meant to be a FREE resource (in true FOAMed spirit) so busy students and professionals can listen to the podcast and then come to the blog for the show notes and references.

I will use the most up to date articles, blogs, and online resources to breakdown a topic from the NCCPA blueprint each month to cover everything you need to know to be successful on your boards.

Each month will be devoted to a particular subsystem and all of my Twitter/Facebook posts and podcasts will follow this schedule:





MayNeurology and Psychiatry


JulyPulmonary and Infectious Disease


SeptemberGenitourinary and Endocrine


NovemberEmergency Medicine and Critical Care

DecemberHEENT and Dermatology

On top of the regular scheduled content above, I also provide 2 unique aspects for the blog only:

  1. PAINE PANCE Pearls
    1. Every other Saturday, I will post a clinical question pertaining to the monthly topic that will provide a quick review of a blueprint topic.  These will likely be clinical vignette questions with labs, images, radiography, etc..  They will end with open-ended questions to reflect on.
    2. The next Saturday, the answer will be posted with explanations and resources.
  2. Weekly Eponyms
    1. Every Wednesday, I will post a quick synopsis of a historical medical eponym.  I will provide the clinical significance of the eponym, the history behind it, who it is named after, and other interesting tidbits for your pimping pleasure.

2 thoughts on “About The Podcast and Blog

  1. So this Past Friday I listened to your podcast on Appendicitis. And as I was playing with my kids on Saturday morning (the day after) I thought, man my lower right abdomen hurts, and it sure feels a lot like he described in the podcast. So fast forward two hours, and I went to the ER, sure enough, it was appendicitis and I was in for emergency surgery an hour later. Glad for the helpful podcast…just kind of afraid to listen to any other more serious conditions for fear that I will get those the next day too. Thanks for the work!!

    Craig Brumagin

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