The Rx Bricks Podcast

The Rx Bricks Podcast
The Rx Bricks podcast from USMLE-Rx is designed to help you master medical school. Each episode is an audio version of one of our revolutionary Rx Bricks, which are short, high-yield, interactive learning modules. Each week, we present a new audiobrick based on an important basic science topic (e.g., pressure-volume loops) or clinical concept (e.g., ischemic heart disease). Learn more at

Heart Failure
Sep 18 • 18 min
In this episode of the Rx Bricks Podcast, we explore one of the cornerstones of the cardiovascular collection: Heart Failure. Here are the learning objectives we’ll be covering: 1. Define heart failure. 2. Describe the four functional classes of heart…
Alcohol Use Disorder
Sep 16 • 21 min
In this episode, we dip into the Psychiatry collection of Rx Bricks to learn about Alcohol Use Disorder. Learning Objectives Describe the etiology and epidemiology for alcohol use disorder. List the most commonly used alcohol agents in the United States…
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Sep 5 • 31 min
In this episode, we look at the disease which has defined 2020: Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. Learning Objectives Define coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and describe its epidemiology Describe the viral characteristics of COVID-19 Discuss the…
Structure and Function of the Pituitary Gland
Sep 5 • 22 min
In this episode, we dig into the Endocrine collection of Rx Bricks to explore the structure and function of the pituitary gland. Learning Objectives: Describe the location and gross appearance of the pituitary gland. Describe the histologic appearance of…
Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Sep 5 • 24 min
In this episode, we tackle the Rx Brick on Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Learning Objectives: Define gastrointestinal bleeding and characterize the clinical presentations as “upper” and “lower” GI bleeding Identify the most common causes of and…
Welcome to the Rx Bricks Podcast
Sep 4 • 1 min
In this episode, we introduce you to the new podcast from USMLE-Rx, based on our groundbreaking Rx Bricks. Led by Dr. Arjun Iyer (of Express Videos fame), each of our Rx Bricks podcast episodes is built around one of our 800 bricks. Learn more about Rx…