Listen up! 10 Medical Podcasts to Listen to this Year

Listen up! 10 Medical Podcasts to Listen to this Year

Staying up to date on the latest trends in healthcare is a requirement of the profession. Medical podcasts offer an easy, time-efficient way to listen in on what’s happening in your field. However, like so many other entertainment and educational vehicles in the digital space, you have many avenues to choose from.

Here are 10 of the best medical podcasts to subscribe to in 2022.

#1 The Board Rounds Podcast is geared for medical students and hosted by four physicians at BoardVitals. These podcasts focus on USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 exams.

#2 The Clinical Problem Solvers Podcast is a great teaching tool for going over the process of diagnostic reasoning. This is an absolutely critical skill for the new healthcare professional. Each episode covers a new case.

#3 Surviving Medicine is one of our favorite podcasts, particularly over the past two years. This podcast has a little something for everyone, from the new med student to the seasoned clinician.

#4 TEDTalks: Science and Medicine feature insight from leading clinicians, researchers, and scientists on the breakthroughs and vision that is shaping the healthcare industry. Just like “regular” TEDTalks, this science subset of these popular talks are both entertaining and informative.

#5 Docs Outside the Box—Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things is probably the daily dose of inspiration you need to keep going. Consumer reviews of this podcast give it an almost perfect five-stars and for good reason.

#6 2 Docs Talk covers a lot of ground, from ear wax to opioid addiction. We like the podcast because it’s short and to the point; just 15-minutes and you’ll get this week’s primer on a host of topics.

#7 Everyday Emergency will entertain and inspire you. This podcast covers some of the work of Doctors without Borders to combat humanitarian crises around the world. This is a podcast that grips you from the beginning of each episode—highly recommended.

#8 The Second Opinion podcast explores issues related to medical ethics. It goes beyond our daily clinical concerns and addresses the root philosophies behind the practice of medicine. This is one podcast that isn’t afraid to tackle issues head-on.

#9 DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast has five-stars on Apple. It addresses what healthcare professionals often ignore—their health and wellbeing. If you, like so many others in the profession decided this was your year to take care of your mental and physical health, this podcast is excellent for addressing everything from letting go of worry to increasing your productivity.

#10 Doctors Unbound addresses what clinicians do with their lives after they leave the frontlines. It’s an important reminder that even healthcare workers lead productive lives outside the hospital. You’ll hear great information on how to manage finances or handle stress through real-life examples of doctors who do it well. But you’ll also learn about lucrative side businesses such as handling rental properties or even ideas from entrepreneurs on new software that the industry needs.


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Keeping Medical Professionals Healthy all Winter Long

Keeping Medical Professionals Healthy all Winter Long

With the COVID variants making the rounds as we enter cold and flu season, there’s possibly never been a better time to work harder on staying healthy. Medical professionals have been burning the candle at both ends for nearly two years now, so finding the time to take care of their own health can be difficult. Yet even though COVID-19 has created some additional stressors and threats to our health, there are some ways healthcare professionals can take better care of themselves this winter.


Tip 1: Don’t Let Up on Hygiene Protocols

Healthcare professionals must maintain rigor this winter around hygiene. This is perhaps stating the obvious, but it’s worth repeating because COVID cleanliness protocols have normalized. When a task becomes routine, drawing upon muscle memory, it’s easy to forget important details. So, let’s double down on these steps this winter and stay mindful of their importance:

  • Wash your hands and use sanitizer after touching doors and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
  • Cover sneezes and coughs.
  • Wear a mask, of course.
  • Follow healthcare protocols by staying home if you feel sick.
  • Continuously clean surfaces—including those at home.


#2 Get Vaccinated

As healthcare professionals, most of us fall under vaccine mandates. However, the CDC recommends both the flu and COVID shots this year, as well as the booster. The latest influenza shots are quadrivalent, or four component shots protecting against four flu variants. The latest COVID data shows these inoculations are highly effective in protecting you against the worst health outcomes caused by the disease. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests vulnerability to breakthrough infections occurs over time as the COVID shot wanes, however, “vaccines maintained protection from hospitalization and death nine months after getting the first shot.”


#3 Use Your Preventative Benefits

We tease nurses and physicians because “they make the worst patients,” but it’s true. Healthcare professionals are the world’s caretakers, but many times they forget themselves in the process. If you are a healthcare professional and haven’t used your annual preventative checkups, now is the time. Most insurance carriers cover annual exams, mammograms, vision exams, dental checkups, and other types of wellness checkups. Use these benefits.


#4 New Year, New You

Working in healthcare is hard. For family caretakers, the rigorous demands of the job, family commitments, perhaps even school, can take a toll. The new year naturally brings us the idea of change and that often exhibits itself in goals related to personal hygiene and health. Eating right and exercising boosts mental and physical health. Building good habits right now can help keep healthcare professionals just a little safer during cold and flu season. Now is the time to make big changes in your health and in your life.


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