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Podcasts are fantastic – they can keep you fascinated and informed for hours on end. The amazing thing is, there are podcasts about pretty much anything you can think of, including medicine and natural sciences. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, training to become one, or have an interest in science and human anatomy, there’s a whole range of highly entertaining and educational podcasts. Here, we list our top 16 podcasts.
By Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
This podcast is perfect for those who have just started medical school and want to know everything about being a student. Thanks to the medical students at the University of Iowa Medical School and their co-host Dave Etler, you can get a better picture of what really happens at the margins of medicine.
By Ian Drummond
Ian Drummond, a 4th-year medical student, hosts the Undifferentiated Medical Student. It is about helping medical students to choose a medical specialty and plan a career in medicine. Because the list of career options available to medical students is long but the time to explore them is short, it’s good to have a bit of help when choosing your specialisation.
By Nii Darko
This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors – featuring stories you won’t find in any medical textbook. You’ll listen to live insight from doctors who are doing extraordinary things in medicine, but don’t follow the “traditional route”.
By Doctors Without Borders
The famous nonprofit organisation Doctors Without Borders runs the Everyday Emergency podcast, where they speak to medical and logistical experts working in areas around the world where essential medical care is needed the most.
By Adam Rodman
Hosted by Dr. Adam Rodman, Bedside Rounds podcast tells interesting, insightful and quick segments of narrative information and stories in clinical medicine. Rodman is an academic global health hospitalist, who started this podcast back when he was an Internal Medicine Resident.
By Scott D. Weingart, MD
This is a very engaging and motivational podcast – focused, clear, and up to date which discusses all things the Emergency Department. EMCrit is not about the fluff, rather only about information that matters.
By Kevin Kniery, Jason Bingham, John McClellan, Scott Steele
Behind the Knife is aimed for everyone interested in gaining not only an in-depth look at the broad range of surgical topics, but also the “behind the scenes” situations of the interesting, controversial and intrinsically human side of surgery from some of the big names in the field.
By Tyler Rouse
Want to know who and how the first cochlear implant was created? Or the history of microsurgery? This podcast takes an entertaining and informative approach to telling the stories of the pioneers and events that shaped the history of modern surgery in short podcasts of around 20 minutes. Perfect for commuting!
This podcast breaks down essential information about critical topics. The FOAMcast is serious yet entertaining and educational at the same time. Perfect for medical students.
By WNYC Studios
Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centred around one big idea – where information, science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for science lovers of all disciplines.
Australia’s premier general medical journal podcast features interviews with researchers and other industry members about medical breakthroughs, potential avenues of future research, and issues affecting the industry.
By Dr Casey Parker
We all know Australia’s territory is huge, but this becomes more evident with Broomedocs podcast – intended to provide educational material for country doctors. It also gives a glimpse of the life of a remote-area doctor, and how they have to deal with whatever comes at the door.
By ABC Radio National
The Health Report applies a broad definition of health, discussing it within social, scientific and political contexts. The podcast gives insight into misunderstood illnesses, information on better treatments and current research from industry experts on a variety of health topics. It’s perfect for both specialist and mainstream audiences.
By Erin Welsh & Erin Allmann Updyke
No – this podcast won’t actually kill you, but it talks humorously about infectious diseases that could. Each episode covers a different disease from its history and biology to how scared you should be. It’s independently produced and edited by co-hosts Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke, graduate students in disease ecology.
By Brain Matters Neuroscience
Brain Matters is an exciting way to learn about the fascinating world of neuroscience directly from the researchers who have dedicated their lives to the mysterious brain – giving an intimate look into both neuroscience research and the lives of the neuroscientists conducting it.
By Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MDf
These doctors examine current medical concerns focused on the doctor patient relationship, discussing health care topics they want consumers to be aware of, so patients can be better equipped to partner with their physicians to make health decisions together.
Medical podcasts can be amusing, fun and informative – and the best part is, they are really accessible and easy for you to listen to. We hope we can make your commutes much more knowledgeable with these list of 16 useful medical podcasts for healthcare professionals.
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