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Podcasts: Podcasts in Medical Education

Podcasts for Curriculum Review and Board Prep

Education-Focused Podcasts for Faculty

Podcasts for Medicine and Allied Health

You know you may not absorb everything when you listen to a podcast while riding the metro or going for a run. But you also think that listening to podcasts can help you reinforce materials you learn in your classes, stay up-to-date in your field, explore new topics, and give you something to talk about [insert citation for journal article]. 

We’ve curated a list of podcasts for various interests and provided links to Himmelfarb resources to assist you in that follow-up search after you’ve finished that run. 

Why listen to podcasts?

  • Reinforce curriculum materials
  • Gain awareness, exposure
  • Stay up-to-date in your field
  • Explore new topics and spark new ideas
  • Learn to speak the language of the specialty
  • Multi-task
  • Find something to talk about with colleagues
  • Continuous learning
  • Specialization 
  • Personalized learning and exploration

Manage expectations

You may not absorb everything you hear in a podcast if you are multi-tasking. You will have to conduct follow-up searches or read chapters - podcasts will not entirely replace these. Himmelfarb Library offers a variety of resources to complement the podcasts listed on this guide.

Evaluate podcasts

Consider the quality of the podcast and the intended audience. You might use the Quality Checklist for Podcasts to assess credibility and design. Remember: This checklist "does not replace common sense – still consider your clinical gestalt!"

Colmers IN, Paterson QS, Lin M, Thoma B, Chan T. The Quality Checklists for Health Professions Blogs and Podcasts. The Winnower 2:e144720.08769 (2015). DOI:10.15200/winn.144720.08769

Podcasts in Health Professions Education

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