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21 best medical podcasts for medical students in 2021

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Medicine-themed podcasts are becoming an increasingly popular resource for busy medical students. They provide a convenient and accessible channel to broaden your medical knowledge and exposure, consolidate your study and help put all the clinical theory into practical context.

Learning from the personal experiences and issues faced by current doctors is a great way to prepare yourself for your future medical career and the challenging transition from medical school to doctor-in-training. To give yourself a head start in 2021, here are 21 podcasts that you need to subscribe to.

Medical school podcasts that will help you get through study and first years of training

Behind the uniform

Behind the Uniform is hosted by Captain Hugo Toovey and Doctor Izzy Smith who are joined weekly by a special guest as they talk openly and honestly about their experiences with mental health. Nothing is off limits, so prepare yourself for tears, laughter and goosebumps! Check out their Instagram @behindtheuniformpodcast.
Doctor Izzy Smith also has an Instagram page @doctorizzyksmith dedicated to educating and guiding the doctors of tomorrow.

Junior Doctor’s Corner

The Junior Doctor’s Corner is a podcast for medical students and junior doctors, the host of the podcast interviews inspiring individuals of the medical community so they can share their stories whilst supporting others in the community. The Junior Doctor’s Corner discusses doctors’ mental health and wellbeing, career and life outside of medicine. Check out their Instagram @juniordoctorscorner.

Aussie Med Ed

Dr Gavin Nimon hosts the ‘Aussie Med Ed – Australian Medical Education’ podcast. By interviewing medical specialists, this podcast series is designed for medical students and practitioners to discuss and review medical conditions, diagnosis and treatment options.

MedicGuild

MedicGuild is a community for medical students and young doctors. The content of this podcast is by, and for medical students and doctors and aims to help them achieve their goals whilst connecting with peers and sharing resources. Check out their Instagram @medicguild.

Creative Careers in Medicine

Andrew Bracey sits down with medical professionals in a series of interviews to discuss their unique journeys as they seek inspiration to enrich their lives and expand their horizons by taking control in their professional development. Check out their Instagram @creativecareersinmed

MedTalk

MedTalk recognises the importance of podcasts as a time-saving resource for medical students as they themselves benefited from podcasts when they stepped into the hospital for the first time. MedTalk is a series of interviews with clinicians that have a strong desire to share their passion for medicine and teaching clinical reasoning.

On the Wards

On the Wards is an online medical resource and podcast which is tailored to provide junior doctors and medical students with hands-on knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to provide patients with the best care. Check out their Instagram @onthewards.

Medical podcasts for qualified doctors to help inspire your career ahead

PodMD

PodMD understands that doctors are increasingly time poor, so to aid learning in a quick, accessible format, PodMD recorded a podcast series that was created to provide medical professionals with informative and up-to-date knowledge on a wide range of medical topics.

The Medical Republic

The Medical Republic, a national medical publication for GPs, created a free podcast to support the improvement of community health by creating better connected doctors and patients. The podcast will push your thinking, inform and educate about how you might take maximum advantage of the digital age – the way it should be.

The GP Show

GP and medical educator, Dr Sam Manger, hosts ‘The GP Show’ podcast that covers a variety of topics including, health, wellness, science and medicine. The podcast caters for GPs, family physicians, specialists, allied health professionals, nurses, registrars, residents and medical students. Check out their Instagram @drsammanger.

Talking Urology

‘Talking Urology’ is a podcast created from a series of interviews with leading international and local physicians. The series is hosted by Melbourne based Urologists Dr Joseph Ischia and A Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk.

The Fanny Mechanic

The Fanny Mechanic Podcast hosted by Dr Tash dives into the depths of women’s health, fertilitlty, sex, hormones and lifestyle issues – nothing is off limits. Dr Tash interviews industry experts to answer your questions. Visit Dr.Tash’s Instagram @dr_tash_fanny_mechanic

Destination Medicine

The ‘Destination Medicine’ podcast is an initiative developed collaboratively by The University of Sydney and The University of Notre Dame to support individuals who have an interest in having a career as a rural doctor. The podcast assists individuals in making a well-informed career decision in a creative format.

Medical education podcasts to help keep you up-to-date with healthcare in Australia

The Med Ed Source Podcast

The University of Melbourne hosts ‘The Med Ed Source’ podcast, this podcast aims to build a community whilst enhancing health professional knowledge and education. The Med Ed Source podcast provides Australian medical students with a fresh perspective on education in medicine and health professions.

The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA)

The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is an official peer reviewed journal of the AMA. The MJA hosts various medical professionals on their popular podcast to discuss important topics associated with healthcare in Australia.

Taking Care

Taking Care hosted by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) interviews community members with the aim to protect and support the health care of Australians.The podcast dives into common misconceptions, topical issues and industry questions.

Health Report

The ABC host Dr Norman Swan, a multi-award winning producer and broadcaster,talks about creating clarity amongst specialists and the general public on medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

Media Doctors

Media Doctors is a dynamic group of medical professionals with the vision to create a stronger link between the medical community and the general public. Media Doctors discusses engaging topics in relation to health issues affecting the wider Australian community. Check out their Instagram @media_doctors_au.

Broomedocs Podcast

The BroomeDocs podcast is a medical education podcast hosted by Dr Casey Parker. The BroomeDocs podcast invites a variety of rural generalist doctors to tell their stories and have evidence based discussions.

The Recommended Dose

‘The Recommended Dose’ podcast is hosted by multi-award winning journalist and health researcher, Dr Ray Moynihan. The Recommended Dose uses a global perspective to discuss and analyse important topics within health, with the ‘aim to promote a more questioning approach to health care’.

BridgeBuilders

Hosted by Dr Edwin Kruys, Dr Ashlea Broomfield and Dr Jaspreet Saini, the ‘BridgeBuilders’ podcast invites a variety of healthcare and thought leaders to share their opinion on what needs to happen to better Australian healthcare.

We hope you enjoy the recommended medicine podcasts for medical students and find them helpful in your university and training years. If you would like more lifestyle tips to help you get through medical school, check out these articles below or reach out to DPM’s Medical Student Team.

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