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Rapid response to:


How Web 2.0 is changing medicine

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1283

Rapid Response:

Web 2.0 and Medical Podcasting

Web 2.0 has brought medical podcasting to the fore - it is easy to
syndicate from a wide range of podcasts and produce and dissmeminate
summaries of the latest medical journal abstracts for rapid release
because of the increased bandwidth available, and the ease of subscription
and playback courtesy of iTunes and portable MP3 players. It remains to
be seen whether the podcasts will evolve to focus on more in depth
education or snippets of 'awareness raising' ('s focus)
or a mixture. Many universities are delivering their course material via
podcast for students to catch up or consolidate.

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15 February 2007
Craig B Dalton
Public Health Physician
Newcastle 2300