January 12, 2009

Top Medical Podcasts: Medicine and Health Audio and Videos

A podcast is free collection of audio clips (and video sometimes) that you can listen from your browser, download manually or subscribe via iTunes to get updates automatically.

The downloaded files can be then uploaded on a portable mp3 player (such as an iPod) and listened "on the go", which makes this kind of media really handy and time efficient for many listeners.

Here is a list of interesting and valuable medical podcast I know about. I have considered only those who are regularly updated and subscribable via iTunes.

I encourage you to leave a comment if you know other ones that I've missed.

Please don't copy and paste this list on your website but put a direct link to this post. Thanks.

Basic Sciences
Baladodiffusion d'Anatomie - iAnatomie / web
Instant Anatomy / web

The Bioethics Podcast / web

ACC Conversations / web
Cardiosource Video Network / web
Heart Podcast / web

Fitness & Health
Fitnessrocks / web
The House Call Doctor's Quick and Dirty Tips for Taking Charge of Your Health / web NEW!

Hemathology and Oncology
Arizona Cancer Center Cancer and Health Update / web
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Podcasts / web
Lymphoma Research Foundation / web
Yale Cancer Center Answers / web

Medical News
Annals of Internal Medicine Podcast / web
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Podcasts / web - see subscribe section
Jama: This Weeks's Audio Commentary / web
Johns Hopkins Podmed / web
Listen to The Lancet / web
MedlinePlus: NLM Director's Comments / web
NEJM This Week / web
Nature Pocasts / web
Physician Focus Massachusetts Medical Society / web
Sound Medicine from the Indiana Univ. School of Medicine / web

Medical Lectures and Reviews
NEJM Interviews with PDF / web
Stanford School of Medicine Medcast / web
PeerView Podcasts / web
Therapeutics Initiative Podcast (Univ. of British Columbia) ( web ) is now the:
Therapeutics Education Collaboration - Evidence Based Drug Therapy / web

Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases / web
Microbe World Radio and Video / web
Persiflagers Infectious Disease Puscast / web

Neurology / Neurosciences
Nature Neuropod / web
Brain Science Podcast / web

PediaCast: a pediatric podcast for parents / web

Podcasts for Medical Students
Medpod 101 / web
Podmedics / web

Podcasts for Patients
Ask the podcast doctor / web

Learning Radiology Video Podcast / web

Surgery & Intensive Care
SCCM Podcast - iCritical Care / web
Society for Vascular Surgery Educational Topics Podcast/ web
Surgery Gran Rounds Univ. of Arizona / web
Surgery ICU Rounds Podcast / web

QuackCast (Alternative Medicine etc.) / web

Last update: Jul 15, 2009


  1. Now, I need to buy an itouch or iphone:)

  2. I thought I was going to be able to add something, but you clearly nailed it. The only ones I think you missed are

    The Persiflagers Infectious Disease Podcast -

    Mark Crislip also puts out The Quack Cast - a review of homeopthy and alternative medicine

    Hope those help,
    Rob Fraser

  3. "Therapeutics Initiative" also puts out really good ones here, from Canada: http://www.ti.ubc.ca/podcast

  4. Thanks for the comments. I have updated the list!

  5. How about "Health in a Heartbeat"? Airs on public radio affiliates in 18 states and Washington, D.C., and is available via iTunes...

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  7. You helped me!! thank you... my ipod will be a day !!!

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