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 social media posts and podcasts will follow this schedule:

JanuaryCardiovascular

FebruaryOB/GYN

MarchHematology/Oncology

AprilPediatrics

MayNeurology (1-15) and Psychiatry (16-31)

JuneSurgery

JulyPulmonary (1-15) and Infectious Disease (16-31)

AugustMusculoskeletal

SeptemberGenitourinary (1-15) and Endocrine (16-30)

OctoberGastrointestinal

NovemberEmergency Medicine and Critical Care

DecemberHEENT (1-15) and Dermatology (16-31)


On top of the regular scheduled content above, I also have weekly scheduled content following the below schedule:

  1. Monday – #MaxOutMonday
    1. I am metal/meat head and love me some good motivation music for lifting and getting pumped.  I will give you a glimpse into my iTunes playlist on what I am listening to and what gets me going in the gym.
  2. Wednesday – #WednesdayWisdom
    1. For those of you who know me, you know I like a good historical quote about life, learning, medicine, or just something cool to ponder.  It is my opportunity to get all philosophical and really get to thinking about a break from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.
  3. Thursday – #ThrowbackThursday
    1. This is where I will just re-post something I previously posted….maybe a extra #WednesdayWisdom, or a previous podcast episode.
  4. Friday – Medical Eponyms
    1. I 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.
  5. Saturday – PAINE PANCE Pearls
    1. I 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.

3 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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  2. Excellent podcast! Thanks for desseminating knowledge. I plan to apply for UAB PA school this year. The interview tips and student spotlights have been tremendously helpful.

    Hope this is appropriate here. I’d like to see a podcast exploring vaccinations, the growing movement of concerned parents, what research is reliable for parents, what is true about the ingredients (preservatives, aborted fetal tissue), religious/personal exemption impacts on public health, and options we have to adapt to parental objection.

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