Medical podcasts & videocasts

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Podcasting is a term combining "broadcasting" and "iPod" and refers to syndicating audio or video files onto MP3 players, handheld devices and PCs via RSS and Atom. Synonyms for podcasting include audiocasting and audioblogging. Vodcasting - a portmanteau of video and broadcasting - is popular due to mobile devices such as iPhones and video-sharing sites such as BlipTV, Google Video, iCYou and

An iPhone or iPod are not required to listen to podcasts; they are played on most MP3 players, portable devices, desktop computers or laptops. Some health librarians find that podcasting is useful in promoting library services: 1) for outreach, training and marketing purposes; 2) direct personal and professional development by subscribing to podcasts; and 3) current awareness and learning opportunities for users. The rise of audiovisual content continues to grow as society moves into web 3.0 and as physicians aim to stay current in evidence-based health care.

Some futurists believe we are entering a post-textual era and that demand for video is increasing; others are not so sure that we are leaving text behind at all - especially with the rise of eBooks and eReaders.

Video - free medical vids

See Medical video-sharing sites

A to Z medical podcasts

An iGoogle page of RSS feeds

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Creating podcasts

There is a wide range and variety of open source software on the Web to enable you to record your own podcasts, such as:

  1. Audacity
  2. Apple iTunes 4.9
  3. Audioblogger
  4. Dream Avatar Creator
  5. Garage Band 2
  6. iPodder
  7. Podcasting Resources for Educators and Students
  8. Podcast Bunker
  9. NetLingo
  10. SplashCast

Directories, search tools and other lists

There is a wide range and variety of health podcasts and videocasts, which can be located by browsing directories and specific search tools:

  1. Apple iTunes
  2. Consumer health podcasts - Duke
  3. Journal Junkie Free audio journals physicians
  4. MedWorm Search
  6. Podscope
  7. Podzinger
  8. PubMed - Try: "Videos in clinical medicine"

General consumer health and medical

Though medical journal websites may offer direct downloading or streaming of content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital audio and video formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats such as Atom, RSS or XML.

  1. ABC’s Health Report - Radio National
  2. AccessMedicine Weekly Podcasts
  3. AHRQ Healthcare Audio Series
  4. Annals of Internal Medicine - Annals Podcasts
  5. Audio Medica
  6. Centers for Disease Control - United States new2.gif
  7. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and Cleveland Clinic Health Edge
  8. CME Podcasting
  9. The Cochrane Collaboration
  10. Clinical Podcast
  11. Doctors on health - Medicine.Net
  12. Dr. Rubin - author of Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, Thyroid For Dummies
  13. Dynamed Podcasts
  14. Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs
  15. Johns Hopkins Medical Podcasts and Johns Hopkins Radiology Teaching Conferences
  16. Journal Junkie for Physicians - very handy listing of major journal podcasts
  17. Journal of the American Medical Association - JAMA Audio Commentary
  18. Listen to The Lancet
  19. Mayo Clinic Health Podcasts
  20. McGraw-Hill Access Medicine
  21. Medical Center Hour
  22. MediPodcast
  23. MedKast
  24. MUSC - Medical University of South Carolina Health Podcast Library and Video Library
  25. Naked Scientists - Latest Naked Scientists Science Radio Show and Science Podcast
  26. National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Research Radio Podcast
  27. MEDLINEplus Surgical videos
  28. National Public Radio (NPR) - Health & Science Monday Podcasts
  29. New England Journal of Medicine and (videos)
  30. OU Medical Center - Health Matters
  31. Podmedics - UK medical students & physicians podcasts
  32. Sound Medicine
  33. UCTV Health and Medicine
  34. University of Chicago - Pritzker Medical School podcasts
  35. University of Michigan Health & Medicine Podcasts
  36. University of Utah MED Audio Lectures
  37. University of Virginia Health & Medicine Podcasts

General science journal podcasts

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