Five podcasts every medical student should listen toBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5811 (Published 23 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5811
- Anna-Lucia Koerling, sixth year medical student
- University of Cambridge, UK
Podcasts are fast gaining popularity, particularly among young people. There's a dizzying array to choose from—with over 700 000 shows and 29 million episodes available online as of August 2019.1 Not only can you find a podcast on nearly every imaginable topic, but (with a few exceptions) they're free to download.
BMJ Student makes a podcast for medical students and newly qualified doctors, Sharp Scratch (bmj.com/sharpscratch), and there are hundreds of other medical podcasts on Apple podcasts. A lot are very specialised—ideal for consultants and registrars making difficult management decisions, but not always relevant for medical students. To make life easier for you, I sampled about 30 medical podcasts and picked out five great podcasts to make that long commute to placement a bit easier.
This Podcast will Kill You2
About: infectious diseases in depth (plus medical cocktail recipes)
Aimed at: everyone
Episodes: 35, released weekly
Typical duration: 1 …