Staying on top of the latest news and trends in the industry is a crucial task for those in the medical profession. However, with long hours and little downtime, it can be difficult to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world of medicine. Podcasts are a great way to stay informed about the latest developments in your field, hear the advice and experiences of other physicians, and sometimes just get some relatable entertainment. Just pop in your ear buds during your lunch break or turn up the volume on your phone during your commute. It’s never been easier to keep current on all of the most recent news and developments.
Here are just a few of the scores of podcasts that you may find useful or entertaining as a medical professional:
New England Journal of Medicine Podcasts – The NEJM podcasts cover the latest news of the week from the New England Journal of Medicine. Listeners can also tune in to interviews with experts on medical issues, current events, and much more from one of the most trusted journals in the business.
American Family Physicians Podcasts – These podcasts cover the articles and information shared in issues of American Family Physician. Episodes also feature discussions on questions from Family Physicians Inquiries Network, interviews, discussion of social media, and other topics relevant to the field.
ER Cast – On ER Cast, Rob Orman interviews guests who share practical tips and advice for other medical professionals, particularly those who work in the field of emergency medicine. Features include “curbside consults”, product reviews and discussions, and an unadulterated look at life in emergency medicine.
Reach MD – Reach MD is a collection of podcasts on a number of health care topics and specialties. Categories include Medical News, Clinical Practice, Medical Interest, Industry Features, and CME/CE. The site also features links to popular articles and videos on a plethora of topics relevant to practicing physicians.
Johns Hopkins Podcasts – These frequently updated podcasts cover a wide range of information for medical professionals, including information on current events, health care topics, patient relations, ethics information, interviews with top professionals, and much more. Weekly PodMed features round up various hot topics for a quick listen packed with information.
White Coat, Black Art – Hosted by a Canadian physician, White Coat, Black Art is a popular podcast which discusses unique cases, features interviews with leaders in their field, and offers news and insights from “behind the curtain, where the gurney lies”.
Healthcare Tech Talk – Healthcare Tech Talk features interviews and discussions with guests about a wide range of the latest technological innovations and how they are relevant in today’s healthcare market are covered.
Docs Outside the Box – A newer podcast, Docs Outside the Box offers interviews with doctors who are practicing in interesting and innovative ways, shares practical information to help improve your practice, offers career and entrepreneurship advice, and more.
Do you have can’t-miss medical podcasts that you follow? Share them in the comments! We’d all love to take a listen.