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Medical Podcasts

The number and quality of medical podcasts is increasing. Unfortunately podcasts often fall by the wayside due to lack of time and interest, but a growing number of professional sites stay regularly updated. Here are a selection of some of the best lying around the web.


Instant Anatomy

Podcasts to help the learning of human anatomy for doctors, medical students, nurses and anyone else who has an interest in human anatomy by Dr Robert Whitaker, Cambridge, UK

Robert Whitaker is a Cambridge lecturer and former surgeon. Publisher of the "Instant Anatomy" textbook he is a keen teacher, with a voice like you would expect to hear from an old surgeon.

Surgery ICU Rounds Podcast

A podcast dedicated to the teaching of critical care. The focus audience includeds, physicians, resident, medical students, nurses, therapist, and paramedics. These are topics that arise while on teaching rounds in the Burn ICU at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A broad scope of critical care and prehospital topics are presented as well as recent journal articles and medical news.

Interesting topics, regularly updated, applicable to general medicine and not just intensive care.

Basic Sciences with Dr C

Lectures are presented to you by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo of the College of St. Scholastica. The information provided will be of interest to students and those planning careers in science and medicine, as well as current practitioners in the field.

A collection of lecturers given to medical students covering endocrinology, pathophsyiology, physiology and anatomy by a lecturer fascinated by his field.


Informative and sometimes cheesy (in a good way) American podcast on a comprehensive selection of dermatology topics.


From the same people, medpod101 covers various medical topics at a level suitable for medical students.


Deliberately and unashamedly simple, these audio tutorials are aimed specifically at an undergraduate audience and should be useful to anyone - from early clinical students to final years.

Created by a group of Imperial, UCL and Cambridge students, this is an collection of teachings on a variety of subjects.

Medschool Finals Podcast

This is a series of lectures given by Dr Tim Coughlin and Dr Karan Wadhwa at King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield. They are aimed at students studying Medicine in the UK and abroad. In the series we cover important aspects of investigation and examination, of common pathologies encountered in exams for early clinical and finals students

No longer updated but the former lectures can still be downloaded.

Revision for Medical Finals

Video podcasts for medical finals revision. These podcasts are video powerpoint mini-lectures aimed at students preparing for finals.

Again this is no longer updated, but the old material is still present on the website.


This Week In Science

On the walls of Justin's office hang several PHD diplomas from top U.S. universities, including (Yale, Harvard, Stanford and UC Davis). None of them bare his name, a fact that, when confronted with, is defended by him countering 'Want a drink?.' Or the possibly more sinister, 'They're just trophies.' (followed by a maniacal laugh).

A hugely entertaining podcast about current developments in science hosted by Kirsten Sanford (a doctorate researcher in neuroscience) and Justin Jackson (a used car salesman).

Discover Magazines "Vital Signs"

A series for the general public about intteresting medical mysteries. Like a podcasted version of House but without Hugh Laurie.

Medical Matters

The latest medical information and advice from Radio 4's health programmes. In Case Notes Dr Mark Porter takes an in-depth look at a different topic each week, speaking to doctors, patients and researchers about the latest treatments.

Listen to the Lancet

The Lancet is a weekly medical journal, renowned for the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research from around the world. In the weekly podcasts our editors discuss highlights of the current issue, including interviews with authors of key articles to provide context and insight to advancements in medicine and health worldwide.
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