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October 3, 2016 6:34 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend accurate, technical, and entertaining (audio) sources of medical/ physiology/ pathophysiology/ pathology knowledge?

The realization that you can never know enough physiology and pathology is hitting home (once again) as my last year of nursing school clinical placements revs up. I’m okay at making clinical links, but my cellular-level physiology is touch-and-go, and expanding my knowledge base at all levels of pathophys would definitely be helpful. I’m also interested in understanding differential diagnosis, resuscitation algorithms, and other more physician-y stuff.

Basically looking to improve my understanding of what’s going on in patients’ bodies, and in experienced doctors’ and nurses’ heads. My best-fit strategy for learning things is listening to engaging, accurate media, and I've got a handy commute to pop my headphones in for. What do you recommend?

What I'm looking for:
  • Strong preference for things that are clinically oriented. For example, The Philadelphia Chromosome didn't do anything for me--too much bench science politics, not enough clinical application.
  • All patient populations, disease processes, and types of care are interesting. My current internship is in the ER, so emergency medicine stuff is extra relevant right now.
  • Narrative is great, as are case reports. Podcasts/other venues that are more interview or professional discussion type of situations are also good.
  • Audio is best (available on Audible? Podcast? yay!) but good stuff in print or on film is also of interest.
Things I already know about and like:
  • EmCrit (A little bit over my head sometimes, but I still learn stuff.)
  • Figure1
posted by snorkmaiden to Education (3 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
EMBasic (free, occasionally boring) and EMRap (paid, or free with student ACEP membership) are two fantastic podcasts for this kind of thing. If you haven't checked out the #FOAMed movement on twitter, this kind of education is their jam.

Also, if your hospital has UpToDate it's pretty much every young doctors go to source on a particular disease, drug, etc. I keep a list of things to look up after work.
posted by ghostpony at 5:39 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

There's a podcast called ICU rounds that is great.
posted by brevator at 7:15 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

Mark "Puswhisperer" Crislip has a few great podcasts, details at his website. He is chief of infectious diseases at Legacy Health hospital system in Portland, OR.
posted by Sophont at 5:29 AM on October 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

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